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Gregory Neumann

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Gregory Neumann is a Rose-Hulman graduate who specializes in heterogeneous catalysts. He has a patent on Cerium-containing Zeolites and Coke reduction, and designed and assembled catalyst and reduction flow and microscale pyrolysis reactors as a research assistant at the University of Notre Dame. He is working to create undergraduate projects in chemical reaction engineering and also is the faculty advisor for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Dr. Neumann has industry experience working for Steel Dynamics. 

Teaching Interests

  • Kinetics
  • Reactor design
  • Advanced reactor design
  • Petrochemical processes
  • Heat and mass transfer

Research Experiences

  • Synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts for theproduction of bio fuels and chemicals
  • Independent undergraduate research using catalytic reactors to study mass transfer properties

Publications & Presentations

  • Neumann, G., Pimentel, B., Rensel, D., and Hicks, J., “Correlating Lignin Structure in Aromatic Products in the Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Lignin Model Compounds Containing B-O-4 Linkages,” Catalytic Science Technology, 2014
  • Kim, J., Neumann, G., McNamara, N., and Hicks, J., “Exceptional Control of Carbon-Supported Transition Metal Nanoparticles Using Metal-Organic Frameworks,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2014
  • McNamara, N. D., Neumann, G., Masko, E., Urban, J., and Hicks, J., “Catalytic Performance and Stability of (V)MIL-47 and (Ti)MIL-125 in the Oxidative Desulfurization of Heterocyclic Aromatic Sulfur Compounds,” Journal of Catalysis, 305, 217-226, 2013
  • Neumann, G. and Hicks, J., “Dual Roles of Steam in the Dry Gel Synthesis of Mesoporous ZSM-5” Crystal Growth and Design, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • Bayer Predoctoral Research Fellowship, 2013-14
  • Richard J. Kokes Travel Award, North American Catalysis Society Meeting, 2013
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher, University of Notre Dame, 2012

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2015
  • MS, University of Notre Dame, 2013
  • BS, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2010