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 Expert  719240

Expert in Catalysis/Reaction Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
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CATALYTIC COMBUSTION. Expert (Expert) has extensive experience in oxidation catalysis for chemical synthesis and pollution abatement. His expertise includes most applications of heterogeneous catalysis, including petrochemical, automotive, pollution, coal, syngas, and catalytic combustion.

SYNFUELS. Expert is involved in an active research program that explores carbon monoxide and hydrogen production by direct catalytic oxidation of methane and other fuels.

HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS; CATALYST STRUCTURE AND REACTIVITY. Expert conducts extensive research in heterogenous catalysis and reaction engineering. His specific areas of investigation include absorption and reaction on well-defined metal surfaces, reaction kinetics, catalyst morphology, crystallographic anistropies, and reactor design. Expert is well-versed in catalyst characterization and reactivity, especially in supported noble metals.

REACTOR ENGINEERING. Expert has conducted experiments and performed modeling of reactors for chemical synthesis and of combustion processes.

ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES. Expert routinely uses a multitude of advanced experimental techniques in his laboratory. These advanced techniques include temperature programmed desorption, auger electron spectroscopy, electron diffraction, and scanning and transmission electron microscopy. He is also knowledgeable in vacuum technology.


carbon monoxide


catalyst structure


catalytic combustion


catalytic oxidation


catalytic reactor


chemical reactor engineering


coal-and-syngas catalysis


heterogeneous catalysis


hydrogen manufacturing



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Chemical Reactor Design & Control
Chemical Reactors
Chemical Kinetics and Reactors
Chemical Reaction Engineering

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   PhD   Physical Chemistry   University of Chicago  
1960   BS   Chemistry   Wheaton College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1965 to


(Undisclosed University)


Professor of Chemical Engineering


1960 to 1965



Research Scientist in Industry


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Physical Society and the American Vacuum Society.

Professional Appointments

In 1978, he served as chairman of the Surface Science Division of the American Vacuum Society.


He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1994.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has also published over 110 technical papers on many aspects of physical chemistry.

Consulting Services:
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