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Matt Flake

Matt Flake

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Matt came to PNNL in 2001 with 20+ years of experience in materials evaluation, transducer design and electronics, joining the Applied Physics/Material Characterization Group. Research interests were focused on, and still include, the development of ultrasonic transducers for novel sensing applications, as well as the use of high-power ultrasound for chemical processes, such as sonochemistry, photo-acoustics, as well as creating ordered structure in fluids and near-supercritical fluids. Now in the Chemical and Biological Process Development Group, he presently enjoys research challenges in improved catalysis for tar cracking and related thermo conversion processes.

Education and Credentials

  • Associate of Arts and Science, Columbia Basin College
  • Level I ASNT Certification, Ultrasound

PNNL Publications

2016

  • Lebarbier VM, CD Smith, MD Flake, KO Albrecht, MJ Gray, KK Ramasamy, and RA Dagle. 2016. "Integrated Process for the Catalytic Conversion of Biomass-Derived Syngas into Transportation Fuels." Green Chemistry 18(7):1880-1891.  doi:10.1039/c5gc02298c
  • Lebarbier VM, RA Dagle, L Kovarik, A Genc, Y Wang, ME Bowden, H Wan, MD Flake, VA Glezakou, DL King, and RJ Rousseau. 2016. "Steam Reforming of Hydrocarbons from Biomass-Derived Syngas over MgAl2O4-Supported Transition Metals and Bimetallic IrNi Catalysts." Applied Catalysis. B, Environmental 184:142-152.  doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.11.022
  • Smith CD, VM Lebarbier, MD Flake, KK Ramasamy, L Kovarik, ME Bowden, T Onfroy, and RA Dagle. 2016. "Conversion of Syngas-Derived C2+ Mixed Oxygenates to C3-C5 Olefins over ZnxZryOz Mixed Oxides Catalysts." Catalysis Today 6(7):2325-2316.  doi:10.1039/C5CY01261A
  • Xing R, VM Lebarbier, MD Flake, L Kovarik, KO Albrecht, CA Deshmane, and RA Dagle. 2016. "Steam Reforming of Fast Pyrolysis-Derived Aqueous Phase Oxygenates over Co, Ni, and Rh Metals Supported on MgAl2O4." Catalysis Today 269:166-174.  doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2015.11.046

2014

  • Ramasamy KK, MA Gerber, MD Flake, H Zhang, and Y Wang. 2014. "Conversion of Biomass-Derived Small Oxygenates over HZSM-5 and its Deactivation Mechanism." Green Chemistry 16(2):748-760.  doi:10.1039/c3gc41369a

2013

  • Mei D, VMC Lebarbier, RJ Rousseau, VA Glezakou, KO Albrecht, L Kovarik, MD Flake, and RA Dagle. 2013. "Comparative Investigation of Benzene Steam Reforming over Spinel Supported Rh and Ir Catalysts." ACS Catalysis 3(6):1133-1143.  doi:10.1021/cs4000427

2012

  • Ramasamy KK, MA Gerber, MA Lilga, and MD Flake. 2012. "Conversion of Mixed Oxygenates Generated from Synthesis Gas to Fuel Range Hydrocarbon." In 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, August 19-23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , no. Abstract No. 167, American Chemical Society, Washington DC. 

2006

2005

  • Bond LJ, JI Collar, JH Ely, M Flake, JM Hall, DV Jordan, D Nakazawa, A Raskin, A Sonnenschein, and K O'Sullivan. 2005. "Development of Bubble Chambers with Sensitivity to WIMPs." Nuclear Physics. B, Proceedings Supplement 138:68-71. 
  • Bond LJ, JI Collar, JH Ely, M Flake, JM Hall, DV Jordan, D Nakazawa, A Raskin, A Sonnenschein, and KO Sullivan. 2005. "Development of Bubble Chambers with Sensitivity to WIMPs." New Astronomy Reviews 49(2-6):271-275. 
  • Jordan DV, JH Ely, AJ Peurrung, LJ Bond, JI Collar, M Flake, MA Knopf, WK Pitts, MW Shaver, A Sonnenschein, JE Smart, and LC Todd. 2005. "Neutron Detection via Bubble Chambers." In 8th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques. IN: Applied Radiation Isotopes, vol. 63, no. 5-6, pp. 645-653.  Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.  doi:doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2005.05.014

2004

2003

  • Bond LJ, M Flake, BJ Tucker, KM Judd, and M Boukhny. 2003. "Physics of Phacoemulsification." In World Conference on Ultrasound 2003.  World Congress on Ultrasound, Paris, France. 

2002

  • Stenkamp VS, LJ Bond, WE TeGrotenhuis, JW Grate, and M Flake. 2002. "Standing Ultrasonic Wave Separator." In IEEE-NANO 2002. Proceedings of the 2002 2nd IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, 2002. August 26-28, 2002 , pp. 453-455.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NANO.2002.1032287
  • Stenkamp VS, LJ Bond, WE TeGrotenhuis, JW Grate, and M Flake. 2002. "Standing Ultrasonic Wave Separator." In Proceedings of the 2002 2nd IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology , pp. 453-455.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ. 

Chemical and Biological Process Development

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