Eduardo Wolf

Anthony Earley Professor of Energy and Environment Emeritus
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

ewolf@nd.edu

305 Cushing Hall of Engineering
574-631-5897

Current Position

Anthony Earley Professor of Energy and the Environment Emeritus, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis
B.S., Civil and Chemical Engineering, University of Chile

Research Interests

Prof. Wolf's research work focuses on understanding the mechanism of heterogeneous catalysis as related to processes for energy conversion and environmental control of gas emissions. The Wolf group uses specialized spectroscopic tools to study catalytic reactions under reaction conditions, some developed in their laboratory. The group interprets the experimental results using engineering computational tools to model the reaction mechanisms on catalytic surfaces and obtains kinetic expressions to predict process performance. In Prof. Wolf's long career at ND in this field, he has studied the catalytic conversion of coal to synthesis gas, gas to liquids conversion, methane and alkane conversion, and lately hydrogen production from bio-alcohols and photocatalytic processes. His educational focus is on teaching graduate level fundamental aspects of engineering processes in which chemical reactions occur (Chemical Reaction Engineering), fundamental of catalysis, and he has also taught an undergraduate course on Global Sustainability in the Notre Dame Engineering abroad programs in London-England and Alcoy (Spain).

Key Words

Catalysis, Combustion Synthesis, Hydrogen, Hydrogen Production, Methane Conversion, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Photocatalysis During Water Dissociation, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar to Fuels/Chemicals

Relevant Energy Publications
  1. Salinas, D.; Guerrero, S.; Cross, A.; et al.; “Potassium titanate for the production of biodiesel,” Fuel, Vol: 166, Pages: 237-244, Published: FEB 15, 2016.
  2. Manukyan, Khachatur V.; Cross, Allison J.; Yeghishyan, Armenuhi V.; et al.; “Highly stable Ni-Al2O3 catalyst prepared from a Ni-Al layered double hydroxide for ethanol decomposition toward hydrogen,” Applied Catalysis A-General, Vol: 508, Pages: 37-44, Published: NOV 2015.
  3. Chatrchyan, S.; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; et al.; “Search for pair production of excited top quarks in the lepton plus jets final state,” Group Author(s): CMS Collaboration, Journal of High Energy Physics, Issue: 6, Article Number: 125, Published: JUN 19, 2014.
  4. Deshlahra, P.; Wolf, E. E.; “Polarized IR MEIRAS Study of Surface Orientations of CO Molecules Adsorbed on Pt Nanowires Catalysts,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol: 118, Issue: 16, Pages: 8369-8378, Published: APR 24, 2014.
  5. Manukyan, Khachatur V.; Cross, Allison; Rouvimov, Sergei; et al.; “Low temperature decomposition of hydrous hydrazine over FeNi/Cu nanoparticles,” Applied Catalysis A-General, Vol: 476, Pages: 47-53, Published: APR 22, 2014.