Helen Hagelin

Helen Hagelin

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD, Royal Institute of Technology

Department of Chemical Engineering | Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Our main research focus is on environmentally friendly, energy-related reactions. Our projects include catalyst development for hydrogen production via catalytic steam reforming of methanol (for proton exchange membrane, or PEM, fuel cell applications), C-H activation and C-C coupling of aromatic compounds, oxidative coupling of methane (methane to higher-value chemicals), Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of diesel fuel from biomass-derived synthesis gas (CO + H2), and thermochemical water-splitting using solar energy. We are also working on catalyst characterization for direct methanol fuel cells.