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Expert in Fossil Fuel Hydroprocessing

Expert ID: 714105 California, USA

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Expert has devoted his research career to catalysis, especially in the areas of fossil fuel hydroprocessing and solid acid catalysis. He has done research on polymer supported catalysts, supported metal catalysts, especially novel catalysts made from metal clusters and other organometallic precursors. He has also done extensive research on acid-base catalysis, specifically, catalysis by ion-exchange resins (sulfonated polymers ) and zeolites. His work with zeolites includes catalysis by metals supported in zeolites.

Expert has been interested in reactions including hydroprocessing of fossil fuels (hydrogenation, hydrodesulfurization, hydrodenitrogenation, and hydrocracking), hydrocarbon conversions (such as those occurring in gas oil cracking an in naphtha reforming), and synthesis gas conversion. He has wide experience in the characterization of surfaces and catalysts. The methods include infrared and extended x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy, temperature programmed desorption and reduction, and reactor experiments, including those requiring high pressures.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California - Sunnyvale, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Washington
Year: 1961 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1987 to 1992 Employer: University of Delaware, Department of Chemical Engineering Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1988 Employer: University of Delaware, Center for Catalytic Science & Technology Title: Director Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1969 to 1981 Employer: University of Delaware, Department of Chemical Engineering Title: Department: Responsibilities:

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Professional Appointments
He has received fellowships from the University of Delaware Center for Advanced Study, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Fulbright Commission. He was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Munich in 1975-76 and 1983-84 and did postdoctoral research under a Fulbright grant at the University of Munich in 1966-67.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has received a number of awards including the AIChE Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research and the AIChE William H. Walker Award for contribution to the chemical engineering literature. He received the American Chemical Society Award in Petroleum Chemistry in 1993.
Publications and Patents Summary
He holds three U.S. patents and is the author or co-author or editor of four books and 270 articles and book chapters.

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