Faculty


Feng Jiao

Director of the Center for Catalytic Science & Technology
Associate Professor and Robert Grasselli Development 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; electrocatalysis; carbon utilization; electrosynthesis; nanomaterials.


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 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

Interim Vice Provost, Graduate and Prof. Education & Dean of Graduate College
College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Office: 234 Hullihen Hall
Phone: (302) 831-2054
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.


Michael T. Klein

Unidel Dan Rich Chair in Energy

Office: 325 CLB 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


Raul F. Lobo

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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


Morat Orazov

Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Office: 328 CLB Lab
Phone: (302) 831-0758
Email: orazov@udel.edu

Research Interests:

Catalysis; coupled catalytic systems; selective biomass conversion; renewable fuels and chemicals; microporous materials; shape and size selectivity at electrodes


Joel Rosenthal

Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and Research
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Office: 034 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 & 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 of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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

Allan & Myra Ferguson Chair of Chemical Engineering
Director of Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)
Director of Delaware Energy Institute (DEI)

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

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Office: 209 Lammot DuPont 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

Adjunct Professor

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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Henry B. du Pont Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

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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