Evan Wegener

Graduate Research Assistant

Advised by Professor Jeffrey T. Miller

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Michigan State University, B.S. Chemical Engineering (2014)
Purdue University Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2014 - present)


Miller Research Group, Undergrad Research Assistant (2013 - 2014)

Project Description

As a result of the shale gas boom there is a burgeoning interest in the use of light alkanes as building blocks for fuels and chemicals. Dehydrogenation is a key step in the process of converting light alkanes to desirable products. The focus of my work is the synthesis and characterization of supported palladium-alloy nanoparticle catalysts for the selective dehydrogenation of propane to propene. The goal of the project is to identify the bimetallic phases and understand their role in the dehydrogenation reaction.