Professor Juan J. Bravo-Suarez, PhD

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-1756
Learned Hall
Room 4141C
The University of Kansas
1530 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
785-864-8299
No Address
Room LSRL-C-145F


Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Industrial University of Santander

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Atlantico

Teaching Interests

  • Mass Transfer, Chemical Engineering Laboratory, Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design

Research Interests

  • Catalysis
  • Fuels
  • Chemicals
  • Spectroscopy
  • Kinetics
  • Materials
  • Biomass
  • Natural gas

Education

  • University of Atlantico, Colombia, Chemical Engineering, B.S. 1997
  • Virginia Polytech Institute & State University, Chemical Engineering, Visiting Scholar 2000-2003
  • Ind University of Santander, Colombia, Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. 2004
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan, Postdoc Researcher 2004-2008
  • Lawrence Berkeley National La, Postdoc Fellow 2008-2009
  • The University of Kansas, Research Associate 2009-2013
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company, Research Scientist 2013-2014

Research Interests

Our group focuses on the development of catalytic materials for the conversion of renewable biomass derived feedstocks, abundant natural gas components, and for environmental applications. We combine the preparation of controlled nanomaterials with experimental kinetics studies and in situ characterization of surface species at reaction conditions to gain fundamental knowledge on reaction pathways, mechanism, and catalyst requirements, information required for the development of more active and selective new and improved catalysts.

  • Advanced Catalyst Synthesis
  • In Situ Spectroscopy and Spectrokinetics
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Biomass and Alternative Feedstock Conversion
  • Fuels and Chemicals

 


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Upcoming Events

April 6th​: Cory Berkland Inaugural Lecture Event | 5:30 | Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union (RSVP LINK)

April 11th: Graduate Seminar with Damon Talbott from KU office of Graduate Studies (FLYER)

April 18th: Graduate Seminar with George Hirasaki from Rice University

April 25th: Graduate Seminar with Rick Stroman from the US Naval Research Lab (FLYER)

April 28th: Open tour of the Shiflett Lab | 2-4PM | 2444 LEEP2 (LINK)

April 29th: CPE ANNUAL AWARD BANQUET! (FLYER)

May 2nd​: Graduate Seminar with Michael J. Aziz from Harvard University (FLYER)

May 13th: School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony 8AM in Allen Fieldhouse and

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony | 7:30PM | Lied Center

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