Jonathan Castro

Jonathan Castro
Prior student
Undergraduate Student Chemical Engineering
 
  • Was a Senior in the Science and Engineering Program at John Jay High School, San Antonio
  • Was in the UTSA Pre-Freshman Engineering Program
  • Was a participant in the American Chemical Society Project SEED
  • Now an Undergraduate in UTSA’s Chemical Engineering Program
  • Refereed Publications

Martinelli, M., Castro, J.D., Alhraki, N., Matamoros, M.E., Kropf, A.J., Cronauer, D.C., Jacobs, G., “Effect of sodium loading on Pt/ZrO2 during ethanol steam reforming,” Applied Catalysis A: General 610 (2021) 117947. (available online)

Mehrbod, M., Martinelli, M., Castro, J.D., Alhraki, N., Cronauer, D.C., Kropf, A.J., Marshall, C.L., Jacobs, G., “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis:  direct cobalt nitrate reduction of promoted Co/Al2O3 catalysts,” Catalysis Today 369 (2021) 129 – 143. (available online)

Martinelli, M., Alhraki, N., Castro, J.D., Matamoros, M.E., Jacobs, G., “Effect of Na loading on Pt/ZrO2 catalysts for low temperature water-gas shift for the production and purification of hydrogen,” Elsevier book chapter (Eds. S. Nanda, D.-V. Vo, P. N. Tri), New Dimensions in Production and Utilization of Hydrogen, 2020. ISBN: 9780128195536. (available online)

  • Presentation – 2019

Mehrbod, M., Martinelli, M., Martino, A., Castro, J., Cronauer, D.C., Kropf, A.J., Marshall, C.L., Jacobs, G., “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Direct cobalt nitrate reduction and use of promoters using supports with different interactions,” ACS National Meeting & Expo, Aug. 21 – 25, San Diego, CA.

  • Summer 2018 and Summer 2019 Research:

2019 – Worked on Na-doped Pt/zirconia catalysts for low temperature water-gas shift and methanol/ethanol steam reforming to produce hydrogen for fuel cell applications.

2018 – Worked on catalytic ethanol steam reforming using doped metal ceria catalysts and in situ FTIR spectroscopy. Collaboration with INT-Brazil.