gounder research group
Heterogeneous Catalysis · Kinetics and Mechanisms · Zeolite Synthesis
Fuels and Chemicals Production · Automotive Pollution Abatement
Dec. 2018: Congratulations to John Di Iorio for graduating with a PhD! We wish him the best in his next position as a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the group of Yuriy Román!
Nov. 2018: Congratulations to Phil Kester for receiving the top poster prize in the the CRE Division Poster Session at the 2018 AIChE meeting!
Nov. 2018: Welcome to Brandon Bolton, Sopuru Ezenwa, and Andrew Mikes as the newest graduate students in the group!
Oct. 2018: Congratulations to Ravi Joshi for his paper on ethene dimerization mechanisms on Ni-zeolites being accepted!
Sep. 2018: Congratulations to Michael Cordon for his paper on entropy effects on sugar isomerization catalysis in hydrophobic zeolites being accepted!
Sep. 2018: Congratulations to Rohan Dighe for receiving a 2018 AIChE Donald Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence Award!
 Evidence for the Coordination-Insertion Mechanism of Ethene Dimerization at Nickel Cations Exchanged onto Beta Molecular Sieves, Joshi et al., ACS Catal., 8 (2018) 11407-11422
 Dominant Role of Entropy in Stabilizing Sugar Isomerization Transition States within Hydrophobic Zeolite Pores, Cordon et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140 (2018) 14244-14266
 Influence of Confining Environment Polarity on Ethanol Dehydration Catalysis by Lewis Acid Zeolites, Bates et al., J. Catal., 365 (2018) 213-226
 Ammonia Titration Methods to Quantify Brønsted Acid Sites in Zeolites Substituted with Aluminum and Boron Heteroatoms, Kester et al., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 57 (2018) 6673-6683
 Consideration of the Aluminum Distribution in Zeolites in Theoretical and Experimental Catalysis Research, Knott and Nimlos et al., ACS Catal., 8 (2018) 770-784