Ronald Carrasquillo

Phone: (608) 265-3784

Status: 5th year graduate student

Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico

Research Area Catalytic Biomass Conversion, Gold Catalysis

Research Summary:
Catalysis by Gold: My work focuses on identifying and characterizing the reactivity produced by defect and interfacial sites on supported gold catalysts.


Singh, S.; Li, S.; Carrasquillo-Flores, R; Alba-Rubio, A.C.; Dumesic, J.A.; Mavrikakis, M. “Formic acid decomposition on Au catalysts: DFT, microkinetic modeling, and reaction kinetics experiments” AIChE Journal, 2014.

Carrasquillo-Flores, R; Gallo, J.M.R.; Hahn, K.; Dumesic, J.A.; Mavrikakis, M. “Density Functional Theory and Reaction Kinetics Studies of the Water–Gas Shift Reaction on Pt–Re Catalysts” ChemCatChem, 2013.

Carrasquillo-Flores, R; Käldström, M.; Schüth, F.; Dumesic, J.A.; Rinaldi, R. “MechanocatalyticDepolymerization of Dry (Ligno)cellulose As an Entry Process for High-Yield Production of Furfurals” ACS Catalysis, 2013.

Azadi, P.; Carrasquillo-Flores, R.; Pagán-Torres, Y.J.; Gürbüz, E.I.; Farnood, R; Dumesic, J.A. “Catalytic conversion of biomass using solvents derived from lignin” Green Chemistry, 2012.