CREST Graduates and Thesis/Dissertations 2014- 2017

Year of 2017

Michael Taft (2017)

MS - Chemical Engineering

DFT Studies of Adsorption of Cu7-atom Nanoclusters on TiO2 Surfaces and
Applications to Methanol Steam Reforming Reactions

Year of 2016

Nana Abayie Boakye-Boaten (2016)

Ph.D. - Energy & Environmental Systems

Sustainable Production of Bioproducts from giant Miscanthus: A Biorefinery Approach

Eboni Hobley (2016)

MS Chemical Engineering

Molecular Dynamic Simulations for Equilibrium Properties of Iα and Iβ Cellulose

Talal Ahmed (2016)

Ph.D. - Nanoengineering

An Experimental Study of Newly Developed Nickel Supported Catalysts for
Reduction of Biomass-Based Tar to Produce Hydrogen-Rich Synthesis Gas from
Biomass Gasification

John Eshun (2016)

Ph.D. - Energy & Environmental Systems

Investigation of the Physicochemical Evolution and Reaction Kinetics
during Biomass Pyrolysis and Gasification

Vicki Smith Foust (2016)

Ph.D. – Energy and Environmental Systems

An Analysis of Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Commitment, Diffusion and
Success in the Higher Education Sector

Rui Li (2016)

Ph.D. - NanoEngineering

Utilization of carbon derived from thermal conversion of renewable
resources for development of nano catalyst

Dereje Worku (2016)

MS - Chemical Engineering

A Novel Method for Synthesis of OMC and M-OMC catalysts (Pt) support for
PEM Fuel Cell application

Richard Abrokwah (2016)

Ph.D. - Energy & Environmental Systems

Development of Mesoporous Nanocatalysts for Production of Hydrogen and Synthetic Biofuels               

Mohammad Rafati (2016)

Ph.D. – Energy and Environmental Systems

Fisher-Tropsch Synthesis of Liquid Fuels from Biomass-Derived Syngas

Year of 2015

Tanisha D. Billups (2015)

MS – Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering

Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles in Aqueous Phase

Using a Mix of Surfactants for Fabrication of H2-selective Membrane by Electroless Plating

Mensavi K. Dangbui (2015)

MS – Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering

Development of Low Humidity High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane for Fuel Cells

Okoli Hyacinth (2015)

MS- Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering

Parametric Design and Testing of a Fluidized-Bed Auto-thermal Biomass gasifier

Md. Mahbubur Rahman (2015)

MS- Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering

Fischer-Tropsch Studies in Si-Microreactor coated with TiO2 Sol-Gel Encapsulated

Emeka Paul Muonagolu (2015)

MS – Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering

Synthesis and Development of Modified OMC Supported Platinum Electrocatalyst for PEMFC

Hla Tun (2015)

MS - Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering

Thermal Stability of Pd-Ag Composite Membranes Fabricated by Surfactant Induced

Electroless Plating (SIEP) Method for Hydrogen Separation

William Dade (2015)

MS - Chemistry

Catalytic Activity and Stability Enhancement by incorporating CeO2 and TiO2 in Ni/Co-MCM-41 Catalyst 

Samuel Agyemang (2015)

Ph.D. – Computational Science & Engineering

Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Biomass Gasification in a Fluidized Bed Reactor

 Sara Al-Salihi (2015)

 MS - Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering

 Glycerol Steam Reforming using Bimetallic Nanocatalysts in Mesoporous SBA-15 Silica

 Emmanuel Ogbole (2015)

 Ph.D. - Energy & Environmental Systems

 Development of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mixed Matrix Membrane.

Year of 2014

Ahmed Fadel (2014)

MS - Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering

Synthesis and characterization of Ni modified order mesoporous carbon for Polymer Electrolyte membrane fuel cell applications 

Mohammed Moniruddin (2014)

MS - Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering

Study of Pd-Ag Membranes with an Intermediate Oxide Layer Fabricated by Surfactant Induced Electroless Plating (SIEP)

Sri Lanka Owen (2014)

Ph.D. - Computational Science & Engineering

Mesoporous TiO2 encapsulated monometallic (Cu, Co, Ni, Pd, Sn, Zn) Nanocatalysts for steam reforming of methanol

Purnima Kharidehal (2014)

Ph.D. - Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering (LA Tech)

Multiscale Modeling Study of Methanol Oxidation by ION Modified MDH Enzymes

Sheena Shearin (2014)

Ph.D. - Energy & Environmental Systems

Computational investigation of Pd-based bi-metallic catalysts in methanol steam reforming reactions