Mohammad Mehrbod

Mohammad Mehrbod
Prior student
Graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 2021
 

Mohammad Mehrbod successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Friday, April 23, 2021.

The title of his dissertation is “Improved Cobalt Catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in the Gas-to-Liquids Process”.

Refereed Publications

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. (click to view)

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.  (click to view)

Mehrbod, M., Martinelli, M., Martino, A.G., Cronauer, D.C. Cronauer, Kropf, A.J., Marshall, C.L., Jacobs, G., “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis:  direct cobalt nitrate reduction of promoted Co/TiO2 catalysts,” Fuel 245 (2019) 488-504.  (click to view)

Martinelli, M.; Mehrbod, M.; Graham, U.M.; Hu, Y.; Gnanamani, M.K.; Jacobs, G., “Soft x-ray characterization of sulfur poisoned cation-exchanged Pt/KL catalysts for aromatization of hexane,” in Chemistry Solutions to Challenges in the Petroleum Industry, ACS Books, Rahimi, P. and Koenig, A., eds., Copyright 2019, Washington, D.C. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2019-1320.ch009

Martinelli, M., Mehrbod, M., Dawson, C., Davis, B.H., Lietti, L, Cronauer, D.C., Kropf, A.J., Marshall, C.L., Jacobs, G., “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Foregoing calcination and utilizing reduction promoters leads to improved conversion and selectivity with Co/silica,” Applied Catalysis A: General 559 (2018) 153-166. (click to view)

Presentations

Martinelli, M.; Mehrbod, M.; Martino, A.G.; Cronauer, D.C.; Kropf, A.J.; Marshall, C.L., Jacobs, G., “Direct Reduction of Cobalt in Catalysts for the Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Effect of Metal-Support Interaction,”  26th North American Catalysis Society Meeting, Chicago, Il, June 23 – 28, 2019.

Merhbod, M.; Martinelli, M.; Martino, A.G.; Davis, B.H.; Cronauer, D.C.; Kropf, A.J.; Marshall, C.L.; Jacobs, G., “Improved Co/Ti catalysts by direct reduction of cobalt nitrate and the incorporation of promoters,” 12th Natural Gas Conversion Symposium, San Antonio, TX, June 2 – 6, 2019.

Mehrbod, M.; Martinelli, M.; Davis, B.H.; Cronauer, D.C.; Kropf, A.J.; Marshall, C.L., Jacobs, G., “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Direct cobalt nitrate reduction and use of promoters leads to improved performance with silica and titania,” 3rd International Conference on Catalysis and Chemical Engineering, Houston, Texas, USA February 25 – 27, 2019.

Mohammad presented at the ACS National Meeting & Expo in San Diego, California, in August 2019.

Mohammad Mehrbod

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.

Mohammad presented at the 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, in March 2018. (Click to view presentation)

Mohammad Mehrbod

Mehrbod, M.; Jacobs, G.; Martinelli, M.; Davis, B.H.; Cronauer, D.C.; Kropf, A.J.; Marshall, C.L., “Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Improved conversion and selectivity with Co/silica foregoing calcination and utilizing reduction promoters,” 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA March 18 – 22, 2018.

Mohammad at the Canadian Synchrotron Light Source, June 2018.