B.S., University of Kansas, Chemical Engineering, 2014Ph.D., Purdue University, Chemical Engineering, 2019Postdoctoral, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Chemistry, 2020–2023
"We study the fundamentals of heterogeneous (electro)catalysis in areas relevant to decarbonization of the energy and chemical industries."
Jason received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Kansas in 2014 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University in 2019. At Purdue, he studied the fundamental kinetic contributions of solvation and active site structure to dehydration reactions relevant to biomass upgrading using structurally well-defined Lewis acid and Brønsted acid zeolite catalysts. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the Department of Chemistry, where he bridged the fields of thermal and electrocatalysis through studies of catalysts consisting of atomically dispersed metals incorporated into nitrogen-doped carbon. He will start his independent career at the University of Virginia in August 2023.
In the Bates research group, we synthesize catalysts with well-defined structures and use quantitative kinetic measurements and characterizations of their active centers to elucidate structure–reactivity relationships. Our studies are enriched by a network of collaborations (e.g., theorists) and advanced characterization tools at national laboratories. We apply our approach to study catalytic technologies relevant for decarbonization of the energy and chemical industries.
Gordon Research Conference on Catalysis Postdoc Poster Award 2022