Faculty

Raul F. Lobo

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Director of the Center for Catalytic Science & Technology
Claire D. LeClaire Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office: 332 Colburn Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-1261
Email: lobo@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Synthesis and characterization of zeolites and other microporous materials, structure-property relationships in porous adsorbents and catalysts


Douglas J. Buttrey

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Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Office: 326 Colburn Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-2034
Email: dbuttrey@udel.edu

Research Interests:

Synthesis and characterization of complex metal oxides for applications in heterogenous catalysis; determination of composition-structure relationships using advanced transmission electron microscopy and diffraction


Wilfred Chen

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Gore Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Office: 224 Colburn Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-6327
Email: wilfred@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Cellular and metabolic engineering, synthetic biology for biofuel production, protein therapeutics, viral detection, drug discovery, protein purification.


Douglas J. Doren

Professor and Senior Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences, Physical Chemistry

Office: 4 Kent Way
Phone: (302) 831-2793
Email: doren@udel.edu

Research Interests:

Theoretical and computational methods with applications to materials science, surface science, and catalysis


Shimshon Gottesfeld

Adjunct Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Office: 369 ISE Laboratory
Email: shimshon@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Electrocatalysis, electrochemistry, fuel cells.


Feng Jiao

Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Office: 331 Colburn Lab
Phone: (302) 831-3679
Email: jiao@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Energy storage and conversion; lithium-ion batteries; photocatalysis; synthesis and characterization of nanostructure materials.


Michael T. Klein

Director of UD Energy Institute
Dan Rich Chair of Energy

Office: 250G ISE Lab
Phone: (302) 831-2656
Email: mtk@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Upgrading and conversion of renewable and fossil fuels, chemical reaction engineering, detailed kinetic modeling of complex reaction systems


Joel Rosenthal

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: 032 Brown Lab
Phone: (302) 831-0716
Email: joelr@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Homogeneous catalysis and small molecule activation, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, chemistry of consequence to renewable energy and molecular energy conversion


Andrew V. Teplyakov

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: 112 Lammot DuPont Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-1969
Email: andrewt@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Experimental and computational surface and thin film chemistry, diffusion barriers, nucleation, growth, self-assembly, surface modification


Klaus H. Theopold

Professor, Inorganic Chemistry

Office: 214 Lammot DuPont Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-1546
Email: theopold@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Homogeneous catalysis, coordination polymerization of olefins, activation of dioxygen by novel oxidation catalysis


Dionisios G. Vlachos

Director of University of Delaware Energy Institute
Director of Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation
Allan & Myra Ferguson Professor

Office: 250M ISE Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-2830
Email: vlachos@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Catalysis, rational design of catalysts, sustainable energy, portable microchemical devices for power and chemicals generation, fuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass, reactor design, nanomaterials, multiscale modeling, self-assembly and self-organization


Donald A. Watson

Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

Office: 205 Lammont du Pont Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-8728
Email: dawatson@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Exploration of new transition metal catalysts for organic synthesis and energy storage


Mary P. Watson

Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

Office: 237 Brown Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-1529
Email: mpwatson@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Discovery of new transition metal-catalyzed reactions of nontraditional electrophiles for organic synthesis


Bingjun Xu

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Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Office: 329 Colburn Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-6725
Email: bxu@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis, mechanistic studies of surface mediated reactions, in-situ spectroscopies, biomass conversion, light alkane activation and fuel cells


Yushan Yan

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Distinguished Engineering Professor

Office: 377 ISE Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-2552
Email: yanys@udel.edu

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Research Interests:

Electrochemical energy devices; membranes and catalysts for fuel cells, electrolyzers, redox flow batteries, and solar hydrogen; and zeolite thin films for semiconductor and aerospace applications

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