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Litz, Kyle E.

Kyle Litz

Education

BS 1994

University of Texas -Dallas

PhD 1998

University of Michigan

    About This Team Member

    Dr Litz is an experienced R&D professional leading new product introduction for a fast-growing, Tech Valley startup. He brings over 9 years of commercial R&D experience to Applied NanoWorks - Now Auterra, Inc. Dr. Litz served as a sergeant in the US Army's elite 82nd Airborne Division before going to college. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas-Dallas and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at BF Goodrich before joining GE Global Research as Sr Staff Scientist and Project Leader, where he worked for 8 years. Dr. Litz is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the Electrochemical Society. He holds 4 issued patents, has many pending applications, and over 35 publications in high profile, refereed journals and corporate technical reports. He has chaired regional and national conference symposia in chemistry and nanotechnology.  He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016.

    Dr Litz's Specialties:

    Dr. Litz's industrial research has covered such topics as Energy-efficient Materials, Atom-efficient Catalysis, High Energy and CVD materials, and Electro-Optical Material for efficient lighting.

     

    Dr. Litz's company was recognized as one of the 50 most promising green-tech companies in New York.

     

    Publications

    Synthesis and Reactivity of a Novel Palladium Germylene System.

    Z. T. Cygan, J. E. Bender, K.E. Litz, J. W. Kampf, M. M. Banaszak Holl.
    Organometallics
    2002,
    21,
    5373-5381.

    Photochemistry of Organometallic Germylenes and Metallacycles.

    K. E. Litz, J. E. Bender, R. D. Sweeder, M. M. Banaszak Holl, J. W. Kampf.
    Organometallics
    2000,
    19,
    1186-1189.

    Nucleation of chemical vapor deposited silicon nitride on silicon dioxide.

    M. Copel, P. R. Varekamp, D. W. Kisker, F. R. McFeely, K. E. Litz, M. M. Banaszak Holl.
    Appl. Phys. Lett.
    1999,
    74,
    1830-1832.

    X-ray Crystallographic and Theoretical Comparison of Ge[2,4,6-(CF 3)3C6H2]22 and Ge[N(SiMe 3)2]2 as Ligands in (Ph3P)2 NiGeX 2Complexes.

    J. E. Bender, A. J. Shusterman, K. E. Litz, M. M. Banaszak Holl, J. W. Kampf.
    Organometallics
    1999,
    18,
    1547-1552.

    Activation of Arylnitroso Substrates on a Platinum Germylene Complex Facilitating the Formation of New N-C and N-S bonds.

    K. E. Litz, J. W. Kampf, M. M. Banaszak Holl.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc.
    1998,
    120,
    7484.

    The Active Role of a Germylene Ligand in Promoting Reactions of Pt Complexes with Oxygen and Sulfur Dioxide.

    K. E. Litz, M. M. Banaszak Holl, J. W. Kampf.
    Inorg. Chem.
    1998,
    37,
    6461.

    The Role of Second-Neighbor Effects in Photoemission: Are Silicon Surfaces and Interfaces Special?

    Z. Zhang, K. E. Litz, M. M. Banaszak Holl, F. R. McFeely.
    Appl. Phys. Lett.
    1998,
    72,
    46.

    Intermediates in the Catalytic Dehydrogenative Coupling of Aryl Germanes.

    J. E. Bender, K. E. Litz, D. Giarikos, N. J. Wells, M. M. Banaszak Holl, J. W. Kampf.
    Chem. Eur. J.
    1997,
    3,
    1793.

    Transition Metal Germylene Complexes as Hydrogenation Catalysts: the Synthesis of a Rare Bisamidegermane.

    K. E. Litz, J. E. Bender, M. M. Banaszak Holl.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
    1997,
    36,
    496..

    Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Platinum Germylene Complex.

    K. E. Litz, K. Henderson, R. K. Gourley, M. M. Banaszak Holl.
    Organometallics
    1995,
    14,
    5008.