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Paul J. Dauenhauer

John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professional Development Professor
DuPont Young Professor
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Co-Director, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation
Associate Editor, Chemical Engineering Science

Biographical Sketch: 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.

Education

  • B.S. - Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004.
  • Ph.D. - Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2008.
Appointments and Preparation
  • 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

  • 2014 - Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar
  • 2014 - Armstrong Career Development Professor
  • 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
 

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