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Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Alan Cooper has been with PNNL since 2005 working on a variety of projects related to catalysis and the conversion of renewable feedstock to fuels and chemicals. He has worked extensively on combinatorial catalysis and has experience with batch reactors as well as lab-scale continuous flow reactors.

PNNL Patents

Research Interests

  • Catalysis and reaction engineering
  • Fuels from biomass and renewable feedstock
  • Reduction of environmental emissions and waste streams
  • Chemical processes that produce higher-value chemical intermediates from synthesis gases, sugars, and oils.

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. Chemistry, Washington State University

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Albrecht K.O., R.A. Dagle, D.T. Howe, J.A. Lopez-Ruiz, S.D. Davidson, B. Maddi, and A.R. Cooper, et al. 2018. Final Report for the Project Characterization and Valorization of Aqueous Phases Derived from Liquefaction and Upgrading of Bio-Oils. PNNL-27848. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Cai Q., J.A. Lopez-Ruiz, A.R. Cooper, J. Wang, K.O. Albrecht, and D. Mei. 2018. "Aqueous-Phase Acetic Acid Ketonization over Monoclinic Zirconia." ACS Catalysis 8, no. 1:488-502. PNNL-SA-112607. doi:10.1021/acscatal.7b03298

2017

  • Lopez-Ruiz J.A., A.R. Cooper, G. Li, and K.O. Albrecht. 2017. "Enhanced Hydrothermal Stability and Catalytic Activity of LaxZryOz Mixed Oxides for the Ketonization of Acetic Acid in the Aqueous Condensed Phase." ACS Catalysis 7, no. 10:6400-6412. PNNL-SA-123248. doi:10.1021/acscatal.7b01071

2014

  • Liu W., F. Zheng, J. Li, and A.R. Cooper. 2014. "An Ionic Liquid Reaction and Separation Process for Production of Hydroxymethylfurfural from Sugars." AIChE Journal 60, no. 1:300-314. PNNL-SA-88017. doi:10.1002/aic.14289

2002

  • Sundaram S.K., B.D. Macisaac, A.R. Cooper, C.H. Tschauner, and J.J. Holbrook. 2002. Evaluation and Testing of Noble Metals Surrogates. PNNL-13681. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Chemical and Biological Process Development

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