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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

2019

  • Davidson S.D., J.A. Lopez-Ruiz, M.D. Flake, A.R. Cooper, Y. Elkasabi, M. Tomasi Morgano, and V. Dagle, et al. 2019. "Cleanup and Conversion of Biomass Liquefaction Aqueous Phase to C3-C5 Olefins over ZnxZryOz Catalyst." Catalysts 9, no. 11:923. PNNL-SA-148421. doi:10.3390/catal9110923

2018

  • Dagle V., M.D. Flake, T.L. Lemmon, J. Saavedra Lopez, L. Kovarik, and R.A. Dagle. 2018. "Effect of the SiO2 Support on the Catalytic Performance of Ag/ZrO2/SiO2 Catalysts for the Single-Bed Production of Butadiene from Ethanol." Applied Catalysis. B, Environmental 236. PNNL-SA-128543. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.05.055

2016

  • Lebarbier V.M., C.D. Smith, M.D. Flake, K.O. Albrecht, M.J. Gray, K.K. Ramasamy, and R.A. Dagle. 2016. "Integrated Process for the Catalytic Conversion of Biomass-Derived Syngas into Transportation Fuels." Green Chemistry 18, no. 7:1880-1891. PNNL-SA-113248. doi:10.1039/c5gc02298c
  • Lebarbier V.M., R.A. Dagle, L. Kovarik, A. Genc, Y. Wang, M.E. Bowden, and H. Wan, et al. 2016. "Steam Reforming of Hydrocarbons from Biomass-Derived Syngas over MgAl2O4-Supported Transition Metals and Bimetallic IrNi Catalysts." Applied Catalysis. B, Environmental 184. PNNL-24262. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.11.022
  • Smith C.D., V.M. Lebarbier, M.D. Flake, K.K. Ramasamy, L. Kovarik, M.E. Bowden, and T. Onfroy, et al. 2016. "Conversion of Syngas-Derived C2+ Mixed Oxygenates to C3-C5 Olefins over ZnxZryOz Mixed Oxides Catalysts." Catalysis Today 6, no. 7:2325-2316. PNNL-SA-111860. doi:10.1039/C5CY01261A
  • Xing R., V.M. Lebarbier, M.D. Flake, L. Kovarik, K.O. Albrecht, C.A. Deshmane, and R.A. Dagle. 2016. "Steam Reforming of Fast Pyrolysis-Derived Aqueous Phase Oxygenates over Co, Ni, and Rh Metals Supported on MgAl2O4." Catalysis Today 269. PNNL-SA-111967. doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2015.11.046

2014

  • Ramasamy K.K., M.A. Gerber, M.D. Flake, H. Zhang, and Y. Wang. 2014. "Conversion of Biomass-Derived Small Oxygenates over HZSM-5 and its Deactivation Mechanism." Green Chemistry 16, no. 2:748-760. PNNL-SA-97838. doi:10.1039/c3gc41369a

2013

  • Mei D., V.M. Lebarbier, R.J. Rousseau, V.A. Glezakou, K.O. Albrecht, L. Kovarik, and M.D. Flake, et al. 2013. "Comparative Investigation of Benzene Steam Reforming over Spinel Supported Rh and Ir Catalysts." ACS Catalysis 3, no. 6:1133-1143. PNNL-SA-93222. doi:10.1021/cs4000427

2012

  • Ramasamy K.K., M.A. Gerber, M.A. Lilga, and M.D. 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. Washington Dc:American Chemical Society. PNNL-SA-87111.

2006

2005

  • Bond L.J., J.I. Collar, J.H. Ely, M. Flake, J.M. Hall, D.V. Jordan, and D. Nakazawa, et al. 2005. "Development of Bubble Chambers with Sensitivity to WIMPs." New Astronomy Reviews 49, no. 2-6:271-275. PNNL-SA-46037.
  • Bond L.J., J.I. Collar, J.H. Ely, M. Flake, J.M. Hall, D.V. Jordan, and D. Nakazawa, et al. 2005. "Development of Bubble Chambers with Sensitivity to WIMPs." Nuclear Physics. B, Proceedings Supplement 138. PNNL-SA-44576.
  • Jordan D.V., J.H. Ely, A.J. Peurrung, L.J. Bond, J.I. Collar, M. Flake, and M.A. Knopf, et al. 2005. "Neutron Detection via Bubble Chambers." In 8th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques. IN: Applied Radiation Isotopes, 63, 645-653. Amsterdam:Elsevier. PNNL-SA-41893. doi:doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2005.05.014

2004

2003

  • Bond L.J., M. Flake, B.J. Tucker, K.M. Judd, and M. Boukhny. 2003. "Physics of Phacoemulsification." In World Conference on Ultrasound 2003. Paris, France:World Congress on Ultrasound. PNWD-SA-6171. Physics of Phacoemulsification

2002

  • Stenkamp V.S., L.J. Bond, W.E. TeGrotenhuis, J.W. 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, 453-455. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-36815. doi:10.1109/NANO.2002.1032287
  • Stenkamp V.S., L.J. Bond, W.E. TeGrotenhuis, J.W. Grate, and M. Flake. 2002. "Standing Ultrasonic Wave Separator." In Proceedings of the 2002 2nd IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, 453-455. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-36729.

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