Raymond J. Gorte

Russell Pearce and Elizabeth Crimian Heuer Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

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Honors and Awards:  National Academy of Engineering - 2018, Fellow of the Electrochemical Society - 2015, R. H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering - 2009, Penn Engineering Distinguished Research Award - 2001, Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis of the North American Catalysis Society - 1999, Philadelphia Catalysis Club Award - 1998, Giuseppe Parravano Memorial Award of the Michigan Catalysis Society - 1997

Research Expertise: Catalysis | Fuel Cells | Energy

Ray’s current research focuses on: 1) Synthesis of catalysts by Atomic Layer Deposition, where the primary goal is to prepare high-surface-area functional oxides on stable supports for catalysts that can operate at high temperatures; 2) Perform selective reactions on biomass via selective hydrogenation to produce useful chemicals; and 3) Fabrication of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrodes with unprecedented control over composition and nanostructure for achieving high fuel cell performance and for electrochemical synthesis of useful products.

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Education:
University of Wisconsin-Madison - BS Chemical Engineering - August 1976
University of Minnesota - Ph.D. Chemical Engineering - March 1981

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