Drew Braden

Status: Graduated 2010 (Ph.D.)

Research Area :Catalytic bio-reforming for renewable energy and commodity chemicals

Hometown: Dover, OH

Graduate Studies: B.S. Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry Minor — The Ohio State University

Research Summary:

Catalytic processing of biomass for the production of commodity chemicals and renewable fuels. Kinetic modeling of fundamental catalytic phenomena.


Braden Drew J; Henao Carlos A; Heltzel Jacob; Maravelias Christos T; Dumesic James A Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels by Catalytic Conversion of Biomass-Derived Levulinic Acid. Green Chemistry (2011), 13(7), 1755-1765.

Serrano-Ruiz Juan Carlos; Braden Drew J; West Ryan M; Dumesic James A Conversion of Cellulose to Hydrocarbon Fuels by Progressive Removal of Oxygen. Applied Catalysis B - Environmental (2010), 100(1-2), 184-189.

Gaertner, Christian A; Serrano-Ruiz Juan Carlos; Braden Drew J; Dumesic James A Ketonization Reactions of Carboxylic Acids and Esters over Ceria-Zirconia as Biomass-Upgrading Processes. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2010), 49(13), 6027-6033.

Lennen Rebecca M; Braden Drew J; West Ryan M; Dumesic James A; Pfleger Brian F A Process for Microbial Hydrocarbon Synthesis: Overproduction of Fatty Acids in Escherichia Coli and Catalytic Conversion to Alkanes. Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2010), 106(2), 193-202.

Gaertner, Christian A; Serrano-Ruiz Juan Carlos; Braden Drew J; Dumesic James A Catalytic Coupling of Carboxylic Acids by Ketonization as a Processing Step in Biomass Conversion. Journal of Catalysis (2009), 266(1), 71-78.

West Ryan M; Tucker Mark H; Braden Drew J; Dumesic James A Production of Alkanes from Biomass Derived Carbohydrates on Bi-Functional Catalysts Employing Niobium-Based Supports. Catalysis Communications (2009), 10(13), 1743-1746.

West, Ryan M.; Braden, Drew J.; Dumesic, James A. Dehydration of Butanol to Butene, over Solid Acid Catalysts in High Water Environments. Journal of Catalysis (2009), 262(1), 134-143.

Song, H., Zhang, L., Watson, R.B., Braden, D., Ozkan, U.S., Investigation of bio-ethanol steam reforming over cobalt-based catalysts. Catalysis Today (2007), 129(3-4), 346-354.

Matter, Paul H., Braden, Drew J., Ozkan, Umit S., Steam reforming of methane to H2 over nonreduced Zr-containing CuOZnO catalysts. Journal of Catalysis (2004) 223(2) 340-351.