Areas of Research
- Heterogeneous Catalysis
- In situ/Operando Spectroscopy
- Kinetics and Mechanisms
- Structure-Property Relationships
Ben works in the group of Professor Israel Wachs. Ben’s research currently focuses on the conversion of ethanol to 1,3-butadiene for the manufacture of green tires.
In 2011, Ben received his A.B. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from the Thayer School at Dartmouth College. Ben worked as a Process Engineering Associate at Primus Green Energy from 2012 – 2015, where he applied for two patents.
Ben is a 2017 Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) awardee and worked on his doctoral thesis research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory with Dr. Zili Wu. Also in 2017, Ben was honored as a Rossin Doctoral Fellow by the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University. Ben was co-author on a poster honored at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting.