Laura Wilcox

Graduate Research Assistant

Advised by Professor Rajamani Gounder

Professional Networks



University of Connecticut, B.S. Chemical Engineering (2012 - 2016)
Purdue University, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2016 - present)


About Me

I began my studies in chemical engineering at the University of Connecticut. I was first introduced to research in catalysis as an undergraduate while working with Prof. Ioulia Valla. In Prof. Valla’s group, I worked on tailoring hierarchical Y and ZSM-5 zeolites for biomass catalytic fast pyrolysis. In the fall of 2016, I joined the Gounder group to further my research studies in catalysis.

Project Description

My current research project is focused on methane activation on metal-exchanged zeolites.