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Carrie Farberow

Group Research Manager II-Chemical Engineering


Research Interests

Designing improved heterogeneous catalysts for chemical reactions important in addressing energy and environmental challenges

Elucidating reaction mechanisms using combined computational and experimental techniques

Microkinetic and kinetic modeling to predict catalyst activity and selectivity under reaction conditions

Developing improved models to bridge the pressure gap and materials gap in catalysis research


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma

Professional Experience

Research Engineer, NREL, National Bioenergy Center (2016–present)

Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL, National Bioenergy Center (2014–2016)

Process Engineer, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (2007–2008)

Featured Work

Exploring Low-Temperature Dehydrogenation at Ionic Cu Sites in Beta Zeolite To Enable Alkane Recycle in Dimethyl Ether Homologation, ACS Catalysis (2017)

Experimental and Computational Investigation of Acetic Acid Deoxygenation over Oxophilic Molybdenum Carbide: Surface Chemistry and Active Site Identity, ACS Catalysis (2016)

Density Functional Theory Calculations and Analysis of Reaction Pathways for Reduction of Nitric Oxide by Hydrogen on Pt(111), ACS Catalysis (2014)

Water Clustering on Nanostructurded Iron Oxide Films, Nature Communications (2014)

Stabilization of Copper Catalysts for Liquid-Phase Reactions by Atomic Layer Disposition, Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2013)

Mechanistic Studies of Oxygen Reduction by Hydrogen on PdAg(110), ACS Catalysis (2013)

Water-Mediated Proton Hopping on an Iron Oxide SurfaceScience (2012)