Theses and Dissertations


  1. S. I. Pien, “Higher Oxygenate Synthesis from Syngas over Rhodium, Nickel and Ruthenium Catalysts”, 1992.
  2. G. Srinivas, “Promoted Rh/SiO2 Catalysts for NO/CO and CO Insertion Reactions: A Transient In Situ Infrared Study”, 1994.
  3. M. Balakos, “Transient Kinetics of Adsorbed Species on Rh Catalysts during CO Related Reactions”, 1994.
  4. R. Krishnamurthy, “Dynamic Infrared Study of Reactivity of Adsorbates in CO-NO and CO-H2 Reactions”, 1995.
  5. M. A. Brundage, “Dynamic Isotopic Modeling of Ethylene Hydrogenation and Hydroformylation over Metal Catalysts”, 1997.
  6. C. D. Tan, “Mechanistic-Assisted Design of Catalysts for Nitric Oxide Emission Control”, 1997.
  7. K. Almusaiteer, “Characterization of Active and Spectator Adsorbates by In Situ Infrared Coupling with Selective Enhancement and Poisoning Technique”, 1999.
  8. M. V. Konduru, “Application of Site Modification Techniques in Tandem with In Situ Infrared to Elucidate NO Decomposition over Cu-ZSM-5”, 2000.
  9. Y. Chi, “ Environmentally Benign Catalysis – Nitric Oxide Reduction and Carbamate Synthesis Reaction Pathways”, 2000.
  10. S. A. Hedrick, “Infrared Spectroscopic Study of CO, CO2, and NO conversion on Pd- and Rh-based Catalysts”, 2002.
  11. X. Kang, “Reactivity of Adsorbed NO and N2O on Cu- and Fe-based Catalysts”, 2002.
  12. B. Chen,  “Template-directed Material Synthesis and Applications”, 2003.
  13. P. Toochinda, “Palladium and Copper: Environmentally Benign Catalysts for Oxidative Carbonylation and Photocatalysis”, 2003.
  14. R. W. Stevens, Jr., “Transient and Isotopic Infrared Study of Adsorbed Species on Heterogeneous Catalysts”, 2003.
  15. R. Khatri”, In Situ Infrared Study of Adsorbed Species during Catalytic Oxidation and CO2 Adsorption”, 2005.
  16. Z. Yu, “Transient Studies of Ni-, Cu-Based Electrocatalysts in CH4 Solid Oxide Fuel Cell”, 2007.
  17. R. Singh, “Electrochemical and Partial Oxidation of CH4”, 2008.
  18. J. G. Fisher, II, “Enhanced Carbon Capture and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Performance through Surface Functionalization”, 2009.
  19. D. D. Miller, “In Situ Infrared Study of G-S and L-S Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes”, 2009.
  20. F. Guzman, “Electrochemical and Photocatalytic Oxidation of Carbon and Hydrocarbons”, 2010.
  21. A. Chien, “Methane and Solid Carbon Based Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, 2011.
  22. J. Tanthana, “In Situ Infrared and Mass Spectroscopic Study on Amine-Immobilized Silica for CO2 Capture: Investigation of Mechanisms and Degradation”, 2011.
  23. A. Rismanchian, “Electrochemical and Photocatalytic Oxidation of Hydrocarbons”, 2014.
  24. W. C. Wilfong, “In Situ FTIR and Tubular Reactor Studies for CO2 Capture of immobilized Amine Sorbent and Liquid Amine Films”, 2014.
  25. A. Modjtahedi, “Direct Utilization of Solid Carbon and CH4-feeded Fuels on SOFCs Anode Catalyst Modification in SOFCs”, 2014.
  26. E. Silva M., “Polymer-silica Hybrids for Separation of CO2 and Catalysis of Organic Reactions”, 2014.
  27. U. Tumuluri, “In situ Spectroscopic Investigation of CO2 and SO2 Adsorption Mechanisms on Amine Sorbents”, 2014.
  28. J. Mirzababaei, “Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Methane and Fe/Ti Oxide Fuels”, 2014.

Master Thesis

  1. R. Narayanan, “The Effect of Silver on Oxygenates Synthesis using Rhodium Catalyst”, 1989.
  2. C. Sze, “The Effect of Sulfur on the Oxygenate Synthesis over Silica Supported Rhodium, Ruthenium, and Nickel”, 1989.
  3. K. Ghosal, “C2+ Oxygenate Synthesis from Syngas and Syngas Related Reactions over Rhodium and Nickel-Based Catalysts”, 1990.
  4. G. Dastidar, “The Effects of Sulfur on the CO Insertion over Group VIII Metal Catalysts”, 1990.
  5. Mukherjee, “An Infrared Spectroscopic Study of the Ethylene Hydroformylation Reaction over Rhodium and Nickel-Based Catalysts”, 1991.
  6. G. Srinivas, “Reaction of CO/H2 with C2H4, C3H6 and CH2Cl2 on Silica Supported Group VIII Catalysts”, 1991.
  7. M. W. Balakos, “Temperature Programmed Characterization of Ni-Based Catalysts for Higher Oxygenate Synthesis”, 1991.
  8. Pant, “Higher Oxygenate Synthesis from Syngas over Alkali-Mn-Ni and Mo Based Catalysts”, 1992.
  9. R. Krishnamurthy, “In Situ Infrared Studies of Reactions of H2 and C2H4 with Adsorbed CO on Rh and Co Catalysts”, 1992.
  10. S. Debnath, “Catalytic Reaction of CO with NO over Rh Based Catalysts”, 1993.
  11. M. A. Brundage, “Transient Study of Hydrogenation and CO Insertion with Deuterium Tracer over Metal Catalyst”, 1994.
  12. Cher-Dip Tan, “Investigation of Reactivity of Adsorbates in NO-CO-O2 Reaction over Rh/Al2O3 Catalysts by Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry”, 1995.
  13. B. Lanterman, “Infrared Spectroscopic Study of Adsorptive and Reactive Properties of Aerogel Titania-supported Rhodium Catalysts”, 2000.
  14. Lopez, “Catalytic NO Decomposition and Reduction on Cu-ZSM-5 Catalyst”, 1995.
  15. K. A. Al-Musaiteer, “Dynamic Studies of Catalytic NO-CO Reaction over Pd/Al2O3 Catalyst”, 1996.
  16. M. V. Konduru, “Elucidation and Identification of the Role of Adsorbates Species in the Direct NO Decompostion over Cu-ZSM-5”, 1997.
  17. B. Sujan, “The Effect of Terbium and Cerium Promotion on the Direct NO Decomposition over Rh- and Pt- Based Catalysts”, 1998.
  18. R. Krishnamurthy, “In Situ Infrared Study of Direct NO Decomposition on Carbon-supported Metal Catalysts”, 1998.
  19. S. A. Hedrick, “Mechanistic Characterization of Heterogeneous Hydroformylation and the Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis”, 1998.
  20. B. Chen, “Oxidative Carbonylation of Aniline over Palladium and Copper Catalytic Systems: Effect of Promoters, Support and Reaction Condition”, 1999.
  21. P. Toochinda, “Carbamate Synthesis from the Oxidative Carbonylation Reaction over Palladium/Carbon”, 1999.
  22. R. W. Stevens, Jr., “In Situ Infrared Studies of Redox and Acid-Base Reactions”, 2000.
  23. R. A. Khatri, “Carbon Dioxide Emission Control and Recycle”, 2002.
  24. R. Singh, “Partial Oxidation of Hydrocarbons and Coal Gas Solid Oxide Fuel Cell”, 2004.
  25. F. Guzman Montanez, “Smarium-based Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, 2005.
  26. D. D. Miller, vIn Situ Infrared Spectroscopy Study of Gold Oxidation Catalysis”, Augurst, 2006.
  27. J. C. Fisher II, “A Novel Fuel Cell Anode Catalyst, Perovskite LSCF: Compared in a Fuel Cell Anode and Tubular Reactor”, August 2006.
  28. J. Tanthana, “Study of Amine Impregnated on Silica Support for CO2 Capture, 2008.
  29. D. Wu, “A Novel Method to Prepare Silica-based Carbon Dioxide Capture Sorbent”, 2008.
  30. M. Isenberg, “Development of Solid Amine Immobilized Silica Sorbent and Gram Scale Process for CO2 Capture”, 2010.
  31. W. C. Wilfong, “Study of Preventing Oxidative Degradation of Monoethanolamine and Benzene Adsorption onto Tetraethylenepentamine-Impregnated Silica Surface”, 2010.
  32. P. Pattanapanishsawat, “Surface Modification and Effect of Temperature on Charge Carrier Generation and Combination”, 2010.
  33. J. Mirzababaei, “LSCF Synthesis and Syngas Reactivity over LSCF-modified Ni/YSZ Anode”, 2011.
  34. A. Rismanchian, “Copper Nickel Anode for Methane SOFC”, 2011.
  35. A. Vafadari, “Study of Thermal Degradation for Solid Amines During CO2 Capture Cycling and Mechanism of Porous Polymer Formation”, 2011.
  36. E. Silva Mojica, “CO2 and SO2 Capture by Aromatic and Aliphatic Amine Sorbents”, 2011.

Master Project (Special Problems)

  1. Steven L. McMahon, “Kinetic Analysis of Temperature-Programmed Desorption: Ammonia Desorption from Catalyst Support Surfaces, “1989.
  2. Joseph Schur, “Computer Process Control”, 1990. 

Undergraduate Research Projects

  1. Gary M. Woodard, “Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Reactor Effluent”, 1988.
  2. Christopher Brizes, “Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer”, 1988.
  3. Brian Almond, “Membranes in Separation”, 1990.
  4. Christopher M. Carter, “An In Situ Infrared Temperature Programmed Study of NO Decomposition over a Cu-ZSM-5 Catalyst”, 1995.
  5. Jamie P. Bowers, “An IR and MS Study of the Desorption and Reaction Characteristics of NO over Cu-XSM-5”, 1995.
  6. Scott A. Hedrick, “Mechanism of Proplyene Decomposition”, 1996.
  7. James C. Fisher, “Methanol Fuel Cells”, 2004.
  8. Duane D. Miller”,Solid Oxide Fuel Cell”, 2004.

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