All models are wrong, some models are useful - George Box
Lawrence Crosby

Lawrence Crosby


2220 Campus Dr.
Cook Hall 2036
Evanston, IL 60208-3108
crosbyla at u dot northwestern dot edu
ORCID 0000-0001-7644-3762

Research Interests

I am interested in studying nanoparticles and oxide surface interactions for applications in catalysis and energy-related applications.


Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
PhD Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering
September 2012 - present

Stanford University - Stanford, CA
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering
September 2008 - June 2012


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Funded 2013-2016


  1. All Roads Lead to TiO2: TiO2-Rich Surfaces of Barium and Strontium Titanate Prepared by Hydrothermal Synthesis L. A. Crosby, B.-R. Chen, R. M. Kennedy, J. G. Wen, K. R. Poeppelmeier, M. Bedzyk and L. D. Marks
    Chemistry of Materials (2018)

  2. Complex surface structure of (110) terminated strontium titanate nanododecahedra.
    L. A. Crosby, R. M. Kennedy, B.-R. Chen, J. G. Wen, K. R. Poeppelmeier, M. Bedzyk and L. D. Marks
    Nanoscale 8 (2016) 16606-16611

  3. Morphology and oxidation state of ALD-grown Pd nanoparticles on TiO2- and SrO-terminated SrTiO3 nanocuboids
    B.-R. Chen, C. George, Y. Lin, L. Hu, L. A. Crosby, X. Hu, P. C. Stair, L. D. Marks, K. R. Poeppelmeier, R. P. Van Duyne, and M. J. Bedzyk
    Surface Science 648 (2016) 291-298

  4. Wulff shape of strontium titanate nanocuboids
    L. A. Crosby, J. Enterkin, F. Rabuffetti, K. Poeppelmeier, and L. Marks
    Surface Science, 2015. 632, L22-L25