Principal Investigator

Omar Abdelrahman

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

B.S. Chemical Engineering, American University of Sharjah, 2011

PhD Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, 2016

Post-Doc University of Minnesota, 2016-2018

abdel@umass.edu

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Graduate Students

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Ajibola Lawal

Thermodynamic Control of Solid Acid Catalysts

B.Eng Chemical Engineering Federal University of Technology, Minna 2016

PhD Started 2018 (ajibolalawal@umass.edu)

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Han Chen

Dynamic Structure of Solid Acid Catalysts

B.S. Sun Yat-sen University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2016

M.S. Chemical Engineering Columbia University, 2017

PhD Started 2018 (hanchen@umass.edu)

 

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Faviola Villariny-Rosado

Potentiodynamic Hydrocarbon Oxidation

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez , 2021

PhD Started 2021 (fvillariny@umass.edu)

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Benjamin Page

Charge Condensation in Metal Catalysis 

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Vermont, 2021

PhD Started 2021 (bjpage@umass.edu)

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Atharva Burte

Transition Metal Nitrides for Ammonia Synthesis 

Bachelors in Technology, Oils, Oleochemicals and Surfactants Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, 2020

co-advised with Ashwin Ramasubramaniam (MIE)

PhD Started 2020 (aburte@umass.edu)

Undergraduate Students

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Nicholas Capra

Dynamic Chromatographic Analysis of Metal Catalysts

Class of 2022

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Kristen Sparhawk

Amine Assisted CO2 Upgrading

Class of 2023

Alumni 

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Joshua Gopeesingh

Sandia National Labs

Electrocatalysis, Dynamic Catalysis.

 

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering Hampton University, 2014

PhD Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, 2019

 

Started 2019 (jgopeesingh@engin.umass.edu)

 

Sean Burke

Matt Naughton

Biotech Production Specialist at Regeneron 

Potentio-dynamic Formic Acid Electro-oxidation

Class of 2021

Graduate Student at University of Delaware

Amine Assisted CO2 Upgrading

Class of 2021

Sydney Foster

Shreya Thakkar

Graduate Student at University of Alabama

Renewable Ethylene Copolymer Production

MS 2021

Dynamic Chromatographic Analysis of Metal Catalysts

MS 2022