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Luke Williams, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Areas:
Feedstock Particle Mechanics; Bioenergy Technologies

Biography:
Dr. Luke Williams joined the Idaho National Laboratory in September 2014 as a research scientist in the Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology Department. His research at the INL includes the study of both the fundamental properties of lignocellulosic biomass as well as larger scale pre-processing steps necessary for thermochemical and biochemical conversions. Additionally, he is helping develop methods for the rapid screening of blended biomass feedstocks for hydrothermal liquefaction and pyrolytic conversion processes. Williams has also aided in the development of equipment capable of performing rapid on-site analysis of baled biomass destined for conversion to fuels and chemicals using robust near-infrared spectroscopic technology.   Prior to joining the INL he received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where his research focused on catalytic reaction engineering for the production of renewable aromatic chemicals from biomass derived sugars. His undergraduate work was done at Montana State University, where he received his bachelor’s of science in chemical engineering.

Education:

​Ph.D., Chemical Engineering - University of Massachusetts

B.S., Chemical Engineering - Montana State University

Publications:

Jin Yang, C. Luke Williams et al, Aqueous –phase Hydrogenation of Highly Oxygenated Aromatics on Platinum, Green Chemistry, DOI 10.1039/c3gc41138a

 

Green Sara K. and Chang Chun-Chih, C. Luke Williams et al, Ultra-Selective Cycloaddition of Dimethylfuran for Renewable p-Xylene with H-BEA, Green Chemistry DOI 10.1039/c3gc40740c

 

C. Luke Williams et al, Cycloaddition of Biomass-Derived Furans for Catalytic Production of Renewable p-Xylene, ACS Catalysis, 2012, 2, 935-939

 

Andrew R. Teixeira, Kyle G. Mooney, Jacob S. Kruger, C. Luke Williams et al, Aerosol Generation by reactive Boiling Ejection of Molten Cellulose, Energy and Environmental Science, 2011, 4, 4306-4321

Presentations:

C. Luke Williams, Chun-Chih Chang, Matthew R. Wiatrowski, Wei Fan and Paul J. Dauenhauer, Inhibition of Xylene Isomerization in teh Cycloaddition of 2,5-Dimethylfuran and Ethylene for the Produciotn of Renewable p-Xylene, American Institute for Chemical Engineers, San Francisco CA, 2013

 

C. Luke Williams, Chun-Chih Chang, Matthew R. Wiatrowski, Wei Fan and Paul J. Dauenhauer, Isomerization Inhibition During the Production of Renewable p-Xylene from the Cycloadditon of 2,5-Dimethylfuran and Ethylene, American Institute for Chemical Engineers, San Francisco CA, 2013

 

Williams C. Luke, Dauenhauer Paul J., Catalytic Cycloaddition of Ethylene to Dimethylfuran for the Production of p-Xylene, New England Catalysis Society, Worcester, MA, 2012

 

Williams C. Luke, Dauenhauer Paul J., Cycloaddition of Biomass-Derived Furans for Catalytic Production osf Renewable p-Xylene, Catalysis Center for Energy Spring Symposium, Newark, DE, 2012

 

Williams C. Luke, Dauenhauer Paul J., Cycloaddition of Biomass-Derived Furans for Catalytic Production of Renewable p-Xylene, Gordon Research Conference, New London, NH, 2012

 

Williams C. Luke, Dauenhauer Paul J., Cycloaddition of Biomass-Derived Furans for Catalytic Production of Renewable p-Xylene, American Institute for Chemical Engineers, Pittsburg, PA, 2012

 

Williams C. Luke, Dauenhauer Paul J., Catalytic Cycloaddition of Ethylene to Dimethylfuran for the Production of p-Xylene, American Institute for Chemical Engineers, Pittsburg, PA, 2012

Awards:

​John W. Eldrgidge Fellowship in Chemical Engineering, 2012

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