Catalyst Expert and Catalyst Scientist Specializing in Mixed Metal Oxides

Technical Consultant #1966


  • Catalysis science of mixed metal oxides.
  • Catalyst configurations as supported for bulk, molecular sieves and layered hydroxides.
  • Molecular chemical reaction engineering.
  • Establishing catalytic molecular and electronic structure as related to reactivity, selectivity and kinetic relationships for reactions by mixed oxide catalysts.
  • In place molecular spectroscopy of working catalysts to observe catalysts in motion.
  • Bioinorganic catalysis by enzymes and enzyme mimics.
  • Silver and metal oxide systems for the production of formaldehyde.
  • Catalytic system for the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of nitric oxides (NOX) produced from coal combustion.


Undisclosed University, 1987 - Present

  • Chair in Chemical Engineering, 2003 - Present
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, 1992 - 2003
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, 1987 - 1992

Undisclosed Company, 1977 - 1986

  • Research Engineer.
  • Oil and petroleum refinery catalysts.
  • Catalyst research and development.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

Professional Societies

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • North American Catalysis Society
  • Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York

Editorial Boards

  • ACS Catalysis
  • Chemistry Central Journal
  • Topics in Catalysis
  • Catalysis Letters
  • Chemical Reaction Intermediates
  • Catalysis Today

Professional Activities

  • ACS Catalysis Award Selection Committee
  • Organizing Committee, 4th International Operando Spectroscopy Symposium
  • ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology
  • Reviewer for European Program on Structure-Performance Relationships, Malaga, Spain
  • NSF Nanotechnology Workshop, Arlington,VA
  • Organizing Committee, 4th International Operando Spectroscopy Symposium
  • DOE Energy Frontiers Research Centers review panel
  • NSF International Research Experience for Engineers Workshop

Chaired Conferences - Subjects

  • Novel Catalytic Materials
  • Materials for Energy Conversion
  • In Situ Spectroscopy
  • Fundamental of Oxide Catalysis
  • Fundamentals of Metal Oxide Catalysts


  • Alexander von Humboldt Award, AvH Foundation-Germany
  • Fellow, American Chemical Society
  • Visiting Professor, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Visiting Professor, Catalysis Research Center, Xiamen University, China
  • Top Cited Researcher in Chemical Engineering Literature
  • Top Cited Researcher in Catalysis Literature
  • Consultant, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • Visiting Professor, Technical University of Lille and University of Caen, France
  • G. Olah Award in Petroleum or Hydrocarbon Chemistry, American Chemical Society

Publications and Patents

  • Editor of several books and author of many book chapters
  • 36 issued patents

Lectures - Keynote Speaker

Delivering National and International Lectures in numerous countries (Japan, China and Algeria, Germany, France, Turkey), with the following topics:

  • Monitoring Materials in Action
  • Pervasiveness of Surface Metal Oxide Phases in Mixed Oxide Catalysts
  • Catalyst by Design: A Molecular Approach
  • Anatomy of Semiconductor Photocatalysts for Splitting of Water
  • Revisiting Classical Volcano Curves: Formic Acid Decomposition by Metal Catalysts
  • Structure-Activity Relationships for Propylene Metathesis by SiO2 supported WOx NPs
  • New Insights into the Water-Gas Shift Reactions Cr2O3*Fe2O3 Mixed Oxide Catalysts: A Combined Operando Raman-IR-XAS-MS Investigation


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, CA
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, CA
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, City College of the City University of New York, NY
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