Claire Nimlos

Graduate Research Assistant

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As a chemistry undergraduate at the University of Colorado at Boulder, I worked for Prof. Barney G. Ellison studying pyrolysis reactions of model biomass molecules. After I graduated, I worked for a year at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under the direction of Dr. Gregg Beckham and Dr. Eric Karp, where I worked on analytical characterization of pretreated biomass and the downstream crystallization of fermentation products originating from a biomass feedstock. In my free time, I love playing soccer, hiking, and skiing.



  • Purdue Chemical Engineering GSO Symposium Oral Presentation Award (2019)
  • Purdue Chemical Engineering Excellence in Safety Award (2019)
  • Marilyn Forney Trailblazer Award (2019)
  • Purdue University College of Engineering Outstanding Service Scholarship (2018)
  • NSF GRFP Honorable Mention (2016)
  • Ross Fellowship - Purdue University (2015)
  • Graduated with Distinction (2014)
  • American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry (2014)

Project Description

I joined the Gounder group in fall 2015 to explore synthesis methods to control heteroatom siting in zeolites and their consequences for catalysis.

Patents and Publications