headshot of Dominick Filonowich

Dominick Filonowich

Researcher Graduate Student
LinkedIn My Publicaitons Chem/Petroleum Engineering


Fourth year PhD student in the Wilmer Lab developing new tools for molecular materials discovery and structure generation. Applying these tools by investigating the interfacial surface chemistry of novel ionic liquids on a silica substrate to explore the effects of surface roughness on the behavior of said ionic liquids.

Previously in the Keith Lab utilizing quantum chemical methods to explore and quantify the inermolecular interactions that allow polymer crystalline hydrates (PCHs) to form in order to develop design principles for designing new PCHs for various applications.


Master of Science, Chemical Engineering, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, 2020 - 2022

Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2016 - 2020

Filonowich, D., Luna, M., Quinn, T., & Choudhury, P. (2020). Electronic Descriptor of Single Metal-Oxo Species on Phthalocyanine- and Porphyrin-Functionalized Graphene toward Methane Activation Process. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124(8), 4502-4510.American Chemical Society (ACS). doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08697.