Research Interests

Catalytic conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals

Integrated biological and chemo-catalytic processes

Analytical tools for complex sample analysis

Affiliated Research Programs

Biochemical Catalysis Working Group

The Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio)

Areas of Expertise

Catalyst synthesis

Catalyst characterization

Catalyst testing and reaction screening

Analysis of complex organics products and fuel derivatives


B.S., Biosystems Engineering, Clemson University

Professional Experience

Research Technician, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2013–present)

Featured Work

Ru-Sn/AC for the Aqueous-Phase Reduction of Succinic Acid to 1,4-Butanediol under Continuous Process Conditions, ACS Catalysis (2017)

Lignin Depolymerization by Fungal Secretomes and a Microbial Sink, Green Chemistry (2016)

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