Research Interests

  • Renewable fuels and chemicals

  • Waste valorization

  • Catalyst poisoning and regeneration


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Indiana University at Bloomington, 2005–2010

  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 2002–2005

Professional Experience

  • Scientist III, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Bioenergy Center, 2013–present

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL, Thermal Systems Group, 2010–2013

Featured Publications

  1. "Effects of Torrefaction Temperature on Pyrolysis Vapor Products of Woody and Herbaceous Feedstocks," Energy and Fuels (online 2016)

  2. "Biomass Catalytic Pyrolysis on Ni/ZSM-5: Effects of Nickel Pretreatment and Loading," Energy and Fuels (online 2016)

  3. "Effect of ZSM-5 acidity on aromatic product selectivity during upgrading of pine pyrolysis vapors," Catalysis Today (online 2015)

  4. "Reactions of mixture of oxygenates found in pyrolysis vapors: deoxygenation of hydroxyacetaldehyde and guaiacol catalyzed by HZSM-5 ," Topics in Catalysis (2015)

  5. "Field-to-Fuel Performance Testing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks: An Integrated Study of the Fast Pyrolysis-Hydrotreating Pathway," Energy and Fuels (2015)

  6. "One-Pot Shear Synthesis of Gallium, Indium and Indium-Bismuth Nanofluids: an Experimental and Computational Study," Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine (2014)

  7. "Can particle-stabilized inorganic dispersions be high-temperature heat-transfer and thermal energy storage fluids?" Journal of Materials Science (2013)

  8. "Nanofluid Heat Capacities," Journal of Applied Physics (2011)

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