Daniel E. Resasco

Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering, University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK, USA

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Daniel Resasco (PhD ChE Yale 1984), Professor and Gallogly Chair at OU, specializes in heterogeneous catalysis and nanostructured materials for applications in energy, fuels, chemicals. Has been editor of the Journal of Catalysis and member of several editorial boards in heterogeneous catalysis. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Distinguished Overseas Professor in Shanghai China, the Inaugural Gallogly Chair of Engineering, George Lynn Cross Research Professor (Highest research honor bestowed by the University of Oklahoma, the Douglas and Hilda Bourne Chair of Chemical.  He has received the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Award, the Yale Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science, the Oklahoma Chemist of the Year award (American Chemical Society), the Regents Award for Superior Research), the Houssay Award for scientific achievement (National Research Council of Argentina). Has received the Sam A. Wilson Professorship, the Janet and Ken Smalley Presidential Professorship. Has been D. B. Robinson Distinguished Speaker (U. Alberta, Edmonton, Canada).  He is President of the Great Plains Catalysis Society, and past Chair of the Catalysis Division of the ACS, industrial consultant in areas related to catalysis, reaction engineering, oil refining, nanotechnology, and carbon nanotubes. He has been author of 300 publications and 40+ industrial patents.  Has received ~ 27,000 citations, h-index 84.   Has advised 110+ graduate students/postdocs.  His research has concentrated in three major areas related to heterogeneous catalysis:  (a) synthesis, modification, and characterization of catalytic materials with control at the nanoscale.  These materials include the controlled synthesis of carbon nanotubes with specific chirality and diameter, functionalized zeolites and mesoporous oxides for specific reactions, particularly for the upgrading of biomass. (b) development of structure-properties relationships with specific focus on the effect of nanostructures and compositions on reaction mechanisms. (c) application of these materials and reactions to processes of industrial and commercial relevance.