Director, University of Michigan Energy Institute, University of Michigan

At the University of Michigan Energy Institute: The mission of UMEI is to chart the path to a clean, affordable and sustainable energy future by applying our strengths in science, technology, economics and policy to produce solutions to meet our energy challenges.

As a chemical engineer: I study catalysis- the heart of fuel and chemical production. Current efforts in my lab focus on design of novel materials for selective formation of oxygen-containing products from biomass-derived feedstocks as well as from hydrocarbons, and new approaches to the utilization of nano-catalysts in unconventional reaction environments, including energy storage devices.

Experience

  • –present
    Director, University of Michigan Energy Institute, University of Michigan

Education

  • 1981 
    Stanford University, Ph.D, Chemical Engineering