About Dr. Jacobs

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

B.Sc., with High Honors, Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

GUEST EDITOR

Catalysts‘ Special Issue “Iron and Cobalt Catalysts.” 2018

PLENARY LECTURER

Natural Gas Conversion Symposium 11,  June 5-9, 2016, Tromso, Norway
“Fischer-Tropsch synthesis:  use of hard and soft X-rays in the characterization of catalysts and contaminants”

INVITED PROFESSOR

Ecole Centrale de Lille, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.  July, 2015
host:  Professor Andrei Khodakov

FEATURED

May 2015 Canadian Light Source Research Highlight entitled “From plant matter to jet fuel:  streamlining the production of ultraclean fuel,” by Victoria Martinez

INVITED LECTURE

Department of Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, May 14-16, 2014
“Applications of synchrotron methods in the characterization of catalysts for the production of alternative fuels”

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Syngas 2012 convention, April 1-4, 2012, Cape Town, South Africa
“The application of synchrotron methods in characterizing iron and cobalt Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalysts”

ELSEVIER TOP-50 MOST-CITED AUTHOR AWARD 2004-2008

“Low-temperature water-gas shift: Impact of Pt promoter loading on the partial reduction of ceria and consequences for catalyst design,” Journal of Catalysis 229 (2005) 499-512.

ELSEVIER TOP-50 MOST-CITED AUTHOR AWARD 2004-2008

“Water-gas shift: Comparative screening of metal promoters for metal/ceria systems and role of the metal,” Applied Catalysis A: General 258 (2004) 203-214.

ELSEVIER TOP-50 MOST-CITED AUTHOR AWARD 2003-2007

“Low temperature water-gas shift: In situ DRIFTS-reaction study of ceria surface area on the evolution of formates on Pt/CeO2 fuel processing catalysts for fuel cell applications,” Applied Catalysis A: General 252 (2003) 107-118.

FEATURED

Fall 2007 25th Anniversary issue of Odyssey in an article entitled “Hydrogen Nation” by Alicia Gregory

ELSEVIER Top-50 MOST-CITED AUTHOR AWARD 2001-2005 AND 2002-2006

“Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: support, loading and promoter effects on the reducibility of cobalt catalysts,” Applied Catalysis A: General 233 (2002) 263-281.

FEATURED

June 5, 2006 issue of C & E News in article entitled “Making Fuels Synthetically – Fundamental Advances in Fischer-Tropsch Chemistry May Boost Method’s Efficiency and Popularity.”

FIRST PLACE POSTER AWARD

“Nano-scale catalysts offer unique opportunities for in-situ characterization – metal promoted partially reducible oxides for low temperature water gas shift”
International Materials Nanotechnology Workshop, Sep. 20, 2004, Lexington, KY, 2004.

FIRST PLACE POSTER AWARD

“Low Temperature WGS: Comparative Screening of Metal Promoters for Metal-Ceria Systems and the Role of the Metal”
Tri-State Catalysis Society Spring Symposium, May 12-14, Lexington, KY, 2003.