Caleb Watson

Caleb Watson
Prior student
Graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering 2021
 

Caleb Watson has been accepted to graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • Refereed Publications

Rajabi, Z., Jones, L., Martinelli, M., Qian, D., Cronauer, D.C., Kropf, A.J., Watson, C.D., Jacobs, G., “Influence of Cs promoter on ethanol steam-reforming selectivity of Pt/m-ZrO2 catalysts at low temperature,” Catalysts, MDPI (Special Issue titled “Transition Metal Catalysis for Biomass Transformation and Green Energy Production”, Guest Ed. S. Campisi, S. Capelli and S. Cattaneo), 11(9) (2021) 1104 (22 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11091104

Martinelli, M., Garcia, R., Watson, C.D., Cronauer, D.C., Kropf, A.J., Jacobs, G., “Promoting the selectivity of Pt/m-ZrO2 ethanol steam reforming catalysts with K and Rb dopants,” Nanomaterials, MDPI  (Special Issue titled ” Tuning the Physicochemical Properties of Nanostructured Materials through Advanced Preparation Methods, Guest Ed.: J. Vakros, Ed. S. Freakley) 11(9) (2021) 2233 (24 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11092233

Mehrbod, M., Martinelli, M., Watson, C.D., Cronauer, D.C., Kropf, A.J., Jacobs, G., “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: characterization and testing of Pt-Co/SiO2 catalysts prepared with alternative cobalt precursors,” Reactions, MDPI (Special Issue titled “Catalytic Conversion of Carbonaceous Materials to Fuels and Chemicals”) 2 (2021) 129-160. (available online)

Rajabi, Z., Martinelli, M., Watson, C.D., Cronauer, D.C., Kropf, A.J., Jacobs, G., “Influence of Cs loading on Pt/m-ZrO2 water-gas shift catalysts,” Catalysts, MDPI (special issue titled “CO and CO2 Conversion over Heterogeneous Catalysts”) 11(2021) 570, 25 pp. (available online)

Alvez, L.M.N.C., Almeida, M.P., Ayala, M., Watson, C.D., Jacobs, G., Rabelo-Neto, R.C., Noronha, F.B., Mattos, L.V., “CO2 methanation over metal catalysts supported on ZrO2: Effect of the nature of the metallic phase on catalytic performance,” Chemical Engineering Science 239 (2021) 116604. (available online

Watson, C.D., Martinelli, M, Cronauer, D.C., Kropf, A.J., and Gary Jacobs “Low temperature water-gas shift: enhancing stability through optimizing Rb loading on Pt/ZrO2,” Catalysts, MDPI (Special Issue on Water-gas Shift Catalysts) 11 (2021) 210, 30 pp. (available online)

Watson, C.D., Martinelli, M., Cronauer, D.C., Kropf, A.J., Marshall, C.L., Jacobs, G., “Low temperature water-gas shift: Optimization of K loading on Pt/m-ZrO2 for enhancing CO conversion,” Applied Catalysis A: General 598 (2020) 17 pp. (available online)

Martinelli, M., Karuturi, S.C., Garcia, R., Watson, C.D., Shafer, W.D., Cronauer, D.C., Kropf, A.J., Marshall, C.L., Jacobs, G., “Substitution of Co with Ni in Co/Al2O3 catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis,” Catalysts, MDPI publisher, 10 (2020) 334, 28 pp. (available online

Martinelli, M., Watson, C.D., Jacobs, G., “Sodium doping of Pt/m-ZrO2 promotes C-C scission and decarboxylation during ethanol steam reforming,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45 (2020) 18490-18501. (available online)

  • Undergraduate Research – Spring 2020

“Low temperature water-gas shift: Optimization of K loading on Pt/m-ZrO2 for enhancing CO conversion” (Click to view poster)

This research was supported by the National Science Foundation through Grant Award 1832388.

  • Presentation – 2019

Martinelli, M., Watson, C.D., Jacobs, G., ” Sodium addition promotes C-C scission during ethanol steam reforming,” ACS National Meeting & Expo, Aug. 21 – 25, San Diego, CA.

  • Internship – Summer 2019

Caleb participated in a summer internship at the University of Chicago entitled Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Institute of Molecular Engineering.