Raymond J. Gorte

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


Honors and Awards:  R. H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering - 2009, Heilmeier Award for Excellence in Faculty Research - 2002, Penn Engineering Distinguished Research Award - 2001, Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis - 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 electrodes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and on oxidation catalysis using mixed-oxides. With SOFC, his lab has developed a method to synthesize electrodes with unprecedented control over composition and nanostructure, fabricating high-performance cells that are able to operate on hydrocarbon fuels. In oxidation catalysis, his group has developed methods to measure the thermodynamic, redox properties of mixed oxides and then determine the effect changes in redox properties have on catalytic properties.

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Affiliations:  Graduate Group Chair, CBE

PhD Chemical Engineering 1981 - University of Minnesota
BS Chemical Engineering 1976 - University of Wisconsin

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