Paul Dauenhauer received a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and chemistry from the University
of Wisconsin - Madison in 2004, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he was awarded a University Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. His thesis on the reactive flash volatilization
of carbohydrates for millisecond reforming of biomass was supervised by Professor Lanny D. Schmidt. From 2008 to 2009, Paul worked as a senior research engineer for the Dow Chemical Company within Core R&D Reaction Engineering
in Midland, MI and the Hydrocarbons & Energy Department in Freeport, TX. In 2009, he joined the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Chemical Engineering where he is now an assistant professor.
Appointments and Preparation
- B.S. - Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin -
- Ph.D. - Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities,
- Cargill, Grain & Oilseeds, Gainesville, GA, 2002.
- Cargill, Sweeteners, Wahpeton, ND, 2003.
- Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, 2008-2009.
- Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, MI, 2009.
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2009.
Awards and Honors
- 2013 - National Science Foundation, NSF- CAREER Award
- 2013 - DuPont Young Professor Award
- 2013 - AIChE Boston Mackerel Award
- 2013 - UMass College of Eng. - Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
- 2012 - Discovery of Cellulose Surrogate Highlighted in Nature Chemistry
- 2011 - Department of Energy, DOE - Early CAREER
- 2011 - 3M Young Faculty Award
- 2011 - Discovery of Cellulose Aerosols Highlighted in Science
- 2010 - National Science Foundation - EAGER Award
- 2008 - Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
- 2004 - Dahlke Engineering Scholarship
- 2003 - National Starch Scholarship
- 1999-2003 - Academic Excellence Scholarship - State of Wisconsin
- 1999 - John Philip Sousa Award