Kerry Dooley is the recipient of the 2016 SWCS Award for Excellence in Applied Catalysis

Kerry_DooleyIt is with great plea­sure to announce that Dr. Kerry Doo­ley, the BASF Pro­fes­sor of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing at LSU, has been selected as the recip­i­ent of the 2016 SWCS Award for Excel­lence in Applied Catalysis.

As an edu­ca­tor, instruc­tor, research and the­sis men­tor / admin­is­tra­tor, Kerry has been a part of the devel­op­ment and pro­gres­sion of the LSU depart­ment of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing since 1983. Kerry is well known in the field of syn­the­sis & char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of selec­tive zeolite/metal dehy­dro­gena­tion cat­a­lysts & cat­alytic appli­ca­tions of these mate­ri­als, includ­ing car­bony­la­tions, alkane & amine dehy­dro­gena­tions & homolo­ga­tions. He has over 100 pub­li­ca­tions, patents and pre­sen­ta­tions. Kerry has an inter­est­ing body of work in cat­alytic oxi­da­tion, that includes direct oxi­da­tion of methane to methanol, and most notably his research on com­bined super­crit­i­cal fluid extrac­tion (SCFE) of pri­or­ity pol­lu­tants from con­t­a­m­i­nated soils, with cat­alytic oxi­da­tion of the extract. He has related con­tri­bu­tions in the field of high-pressure pro­cess­ing & extrac­tion. Kerry’s ser­vice to the SWCS and the catal­y­sis com­mu­nity has been excep­tional; he has held every office in the SWCS and was also Pres­i­dent of the 2007 NAM”.

Kerry will receive the award, which includes a plaque and a $1500 check, at the upcom­ing SWCS sym­po­sium on Fri­day, April 22. Please join me in con­grat­u­lat­ing Prof. Kerry Doo­ley for this award!
Best Regards,
Teng Xu
2016 Chair
South­west Catal­y­sis Soci­ety (SWCS)