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 Expert  714105

Expert in Fossil Fuel Hydroprocessing

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California (CA)
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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.




heterogeneous catalysis




petrochemical catalysis


organometallic chemistry


ion-exchange material


zeolite catalyst


coal-and-syngas catalysis


fossil fuel hydroprocessing




petroleum hydrodesulfurization

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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;  and Sunnyvale, California.

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1992 to


(Undisclosed University)




1987 to 1992


University of Delaware, Department of Chemical Engineering




1981 to 1988


University of Delaware, Center for Catalytic Science & Technology




1969 to 1981


University of Delaware, Department of Chemical Engineering



Career Accomplishments:
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.


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.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Catalysis  
 - Chemical Reviews  
 - In Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. Wiley  
 - New York: Wiley  
 - Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  

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