Charles L. Hussey

Charles L. Hussey, Professor and Fellow of The Electrochemical Society

Charles L. Hussey, Professor and Fellow of The Electrochemical Society

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Liberal Arts

Professor of Chemistry

Fellow of The Electrochemical Society

Max Bredig Award in Molten Salt and Ionic Liquid Chemistry

2014 R&D 100 Award

Technical Editor, The Electrochemical Society Journals

280 Coulter Hall | chclh@olemiss.edu
662-915-7178 (Liberal Arts) | 662-915-5333 (Chemistry)

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
B.S., University of Mississippi, 1971
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1974
Research Chemist, Frank J. Seiler Research Lab, United States Air Force Academy, 1974-1978
Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, 1998-2016

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
Fellow of the Electrochemical Society
Electrochemical Society Max Bredig Award in Molten Salt and Ionic liquid Chemistry
R&D Magazine100 Award
Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award
University of Mississippi Faculty Achievement Award
University of Mississippi Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award
University of Mississippi 25-Year Service Award

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Electrochemistry and transport properties of room-temperature ionic liquids, especially chloroaluminates; electrodeposition of metal and alloy films; transition metal electrochemistry; electrochemical processing of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive fuel-processing waste

RESEARCH SUMMARY
Our current research efforts are directed at the electrochemistry and transport properties of a variety of room-temperature ionic liquids. Two classes of these ionic solvents that are of particular interest are the organic chloroaluminates with adjustable Lewis acidity, such as aluminum chloride-1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride, and inert hydrophobic ionic liquids such as tri-1-butylmethylammonium bis((trifluoromethane)sulfonyl)imide. Projects under investigation include electrochemical processing of spent nuclear fuel components, electrodeposition of corrosion-resistant, non-equilibrium aluminum-transition metal alloys, and measurement of the heterogeneous kinetics of outer-sphere redox couples in highly viscous ionic liquid solutions.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

C. Wang, A. Creuziger, G. Stafford, and C. L. Hussey, “Anodic Dissolution of Aluminum in the Aluminum Chloride-1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Chloride Ionic Liquid,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 163, H1186-H1194 (2016). DOI: 10.1149/2.1061614jes.

C. Wang and C. L. Hussey, “Aluminum Anodization in the LiAlBr4-NaAlCl4-KAlCl4 Molten Salt,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 162, H151-H156 (2015). DOI:10.1149/2.0591503jes.

T. Tsuda, Y. Ikeda, A. Imanishi, S. Kusumoto, S. Kuwabata, G. R. Stafford, and C. L. Hussey, “Electrodeposition of Al-W-Mn Ternary Alloys from the Lewis Acidic Aluminum Chloride-1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Chloride Ionic Liquid,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 162, D405-D411 (2015). DOI:10.1149/2.0051509jes.

T. Tsuda, Y. Ikeda, T. Arimura, M. Hirogaki, A. Imanishi, S. Kuwabata, W. E. Cleland, Jr., G. R. Stafford, and C. L. Hussey, “Electrodeposition of Al-W Alloys in the Lewis Acidic Aluminum Chloride−1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Chloride Ionic Liquid,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 161, D405-D412 (2014), DOI:10.1149/2.016409jes.

L. H. Chou and C. L. Hussey, “An Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Study of Nd(III) and Pr(III) Coordination in the 1-Butyl-3-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide Ionic Liquid Containing Chloride Ion,” Inorg. Chem., 53, 5750-5758 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/ic5005616.

Y. Pan and C. L. Hussey, “An Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Investigation of Ln3+ (Ln = Sm, Eu, and Yb) Solvation in Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide-based Ionic Liquids and Coordination by N,N,N’,N’-tetraoctyl-3-oxa-pentane Diamide (TODGA) and Chloride,” Inorg. Chem., 52, 3241-3252 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/ic3027557.

T. Tsuda, S. Kuwabata, G. R. Stafford, and C. L.Hussey, “Electrodeposition of Aluminum-Hafnium Alloys from the Lewis Acidic Aluminum Chloride-1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Chloride Molten Salt,” J. Solid State Electrochem., 17, 409-417 (2013). DOI: 10.1007/s10008-012-1933-y.

L.-H. Chou, W. E. Cleland, Jr., and C. L. Hussey, “An Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Study of Ce(III) Coordination in the 1-Butyl-3-methylpyrrolidinium Bis(trifluoromethyl­sulfonyl)imide Ionic Liquid Containing Chloride Ion,” Inorg. Chem., 51, 11450-11457(2012). DOI: 10.1021/ic301172g

H. Y. Lee, J. B. Issa, S. S. Isied, E. W. Castner, Jr., Y. Pan, C. L. Hussey, K. S. Lee, and J. F. Wishart, “A Comparison of Electron Transfer Dynamics in Ionic Liquids and Neutral Solvents,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 116(8), 5197-5208 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/jp208852r

Y. Pan, W. E. Cleland, Jr., and C. L. Hussey, “Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Kinetics and Diffusion of Ferrocene/Ferrocenium in Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide-Based Ionic Liquids,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 159, F1-F9 (2012). DOI: 10.1149/2.054205jes

Y. Pan, L. E. Boyd, J. F. Kruplak, W. E. Cleland, Jr., J. S. Wilkes, and C. L. Hussey, “Physical and Transport Properties of Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide-Based Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids: Application to the Diffusion of Tris(2,2’-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II),” J. Electrochem. Soc., 158, F1-F9 (2011). DOI: 10.1149/1.3505006

T. Tsuda, K. Kondo, T. Tomioka, Y. Takahashi, H. Matsumoto, S. Kuwabata, and C. L. Hussey, “Design, Synthesis, and Electrochemistry of Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids Functionalized with Propylene Carbonate,” Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed., 50, 1310-1313 (2010). DOI: 10.1002/anie.201005208