Welcome to the Dumesic Research Group

Our group uses heterogeneous catalysis to investigate solutions to some of the important problems facing society. We focus on applying the fundamentals of catalysis to sustainable chemical processing, including research in biofuels and biorenwable chemicals. Below are some of our recent, high-visiblity publications in this area.

Nonenzymatic Sugar Production from Biomass using Biomass-Derived γ-Valerolactone

Jeremy S. Luterbacher, Jacqueline M. Rand, David Martin Alonso, Jeehoon Han, J. Tyler Youngquist, Christos T. Maravelias, Brian F. Pfleger, James A. Dumesic

Science Vol. 343 No. 6168 pp. 277-280

A Tailored Microenvironment for Catalytic Biomass Conversion in Inorganic-Organic Nanoreactors

Ricardo Alamillo, Anthony J. Crisci, Jean Marcel R. Gallo, Susannah L. Scott, James A. Dumesic

Angewandte Chemie, International Ed. Vol. 52 No. 39 pp. 10349-10351 (Featured on the journal cover)

Stabilization of Copper Catalysts for Liquid-Phase Reactions by Atomic Layer Deposition

Brandon J. O'Neill, David H. K. Jackson, Anthony J. Crisci, Carrie A. Farberow, Fengyuan Shi, Ana C. Alba-Rubio, Junling Lu, Paul J. Dietrich, Xiangkui Gu, Christopher L. Marshall, Peter C. Stair, Jeffrey W. Elam, Jeffrey T. Miller, Fabio H. Ribeiro, Paul M. Voyles, Jeffrey Greeley, Manos Mavrikakis, Susannah L. Scott, Thomas F. Kuech, James A. Dumesic

Angewandte Chemie, International Ed. Vol. 52 No. 51 pp. 13808-13812 (Featured on the journal cover)

Solvent Effects in Acid-Catalyzed Biomass Conversion Reactions

Max A. Mellmer, Canan Sener, Jean Marcel R. Gallo, Jeremy S. Luterbacher, David Martin Alonso, James A. Dumesic

Angewandte Chemie, International Ed. Vol 53 No. 44 pp. 11872-11875

Engineering Catalyst Microenvironments for Metal-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Biologically Derived Platform Chemicals

Thomas J. Schwartz, Robert L. Johnson, Javier Cardenas, Adam Okerlund, Nancy A. Da Silva, Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, James A. Dumesic

Angewandte Chemie, International Ed. Vol 53 No. 47 pp. 12718-12722 (Featured on the communications section frontispiece)

Operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Studies of Sintering for Supported Copper Catalysts during Liquid-phase Reaction

Brandon J. O'Neill, Jeffrey T. Miller, Paul J. Dietrich, Fred G. Sollberger, Fabio H. Ribeiro, James A. Dumesic

ChemCatChem Vol. 6 No. 9 pp. 2493-2496 (Featured on the journal cover)

Effects of γ-valerolactone in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass to monosaccharides

Max A. Mellmer, David Martin Alonso, Jeremy S. Luterbacher, Jean Marcel R. Gallo, James A. Dumesic

Green Chemistry Vol. 16 pp. 4659-4662

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