Former Group Members
A few pictures from our most recent group outing at Copper Mountain:
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Research Interest: Synthesis, characterization, and application of catalysts for biomass conversion to liquid fuels via gasification routes. My emphasis is on the oligomerization of bio-derived light olefins towards non-aromatic, drop-in liquid fuels for gasoline, diesel, and jet engines.
Research Interest: My research is focused on constructing novel hierarchical zeolitic structures, modifying zeolites for biomass upgrading and generating functional mesoporous materials.
Research Interest: Metal oxides and synchrotron experiments
BS Chemistry & Germanic Studies, Indiana University
Research Interest: I synthesize supported transition metal carbide and nitride catalysts and study support/catalyst interactions with surface characterization techniques, such as X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
B.S. Chemistry, Colorado Mesa University
Research Interest: Synthesis, characterization, and application of catalysts for biomass conversion; gaining a first-principles understanding of the nature of catalytic active sites and their behavior modifications under reaction conditions.
Chris Cadigan, Ph.D.
BS Chemistry, Santa Clara University
Research Interest: Inorganic synthesis of nanostructured materials (metals, metal oxides, metal nitrides) for use in catalysis, electrocatalysis, batteries, and biofuels.
Visiting Professor at CSM & NREL
Research Interest: Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, Biochemicals & Biomaterials; Carbon materials & Catalysts
School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Shanghei University
Research Interest: Metal oxide catalysts