Tony and Sarah Earley Professor of Energy and the Environment
Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, College of Engineering
240B McCourtney Hall of Molecular Sciences and Engineering
Areas of Interest
Our research group is primarily focused on heterogeneous catalysis. We apply concepts from materials science, inorganic chemistry, and chemical reaction engineering to design new catalytic materials for energy applications.
We synthesize and optimize new types of bimetallic catalysts, zeolites, tethered organic/inorganic catalysts, and metal-organic frameworks and classes of catalysts that are industrially relevant or have high potential to enabling new technologies with societal benefit.
We strive to create materials that lead to sustainable energy processes and pathways to produce fuels and chemicals more cleanly than current methods. We also focus on using renewable resources as reactants to produce liquid chemicals or fuels.
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
B.E., Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2003
B.S., Chemistry, Kentucky Wesleyan College, 2003