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John Klaehn, Ph.D.https://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=175John Klaehn, Ph.D.Dr. John Klaehn is a staff scientist/engineer in INL’s Biological and Chemical Process Sciences Department. He specializes in the synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds and polymers. At the INL, he has established new pathways for processing and post-polymerization modification of high-performance polymers. His research into HP polymeric membranes has assisted in developing high temperature gas separations needed for flue gas and the water-gas shift process. Recent successes with high temperature gas separations (200°C) have shown excellent hydrogen separations, even in the presence of water vapor. INL has been leading new research and development into high temperature gas separations using HP polymers and investigating their thermal and chemical stabilities in these aggressive gas streams. Other research endeavors include, the development of polyphosphazenes for gas separations and battery applications, and HP fiber technologies. Klaehn holds his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Texas Christian University and was awarded a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the Naval Research Laboratory. He received the INL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 for five patents he holds.<div class="ExternalClassB0D879768B5D488885D78F5752659079"><p>​Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry - Texas Christian University</p><p>M.S., Organic Chemistry - University of Oklahoma</p><p>B.S., Chemistry - Texas Lutheran College</p></div><div class="ExternalClassDABA3560340D4D44A6C39CBEBDB03A21"><p>​Polymer Chemistry</p><p>Organic Synthesis</p><p>Inorganic Synthesis</p><p>Membrane Technologies</p><p>Actinide/Lanthanide Separations</p></div><div class="ExternalClassA6E5854198774687B715535EF2F33248"><p>​American Chemical Society</p><p>North American Membrane Society​<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassBCDBE7B6355046DDA760CB6C98C039C2"><p>​Klaehn, J.R.; Orme, C. J.; Stewart, F. F.; Peterson, E. S. "Humidified Gas Stream Separations at High Temperatures using Matrimid 5218," Separation Science and Technology, 2012, 47(14-15), 2186. </p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Marc, P.; Custelcean, R.; Groenewold, G.; Klaehn, J.; Peterman, D.; Delmau, L. "Degradation of CYANEX® 301 in contact with nitric acid media,"</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2012, 51, 13238. </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Daly, S.R.; Klaehn, J.R.; Boland, K.S.; Kozimor, S.A.; MacInnes, M.M.; Peterman, D.R.; Scott B.L."NMR Spectroscopy and Structural Characterization of Dithiophosphinate Ligands Relevant to Minor Actinide Extraction Processes," Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 2163. </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Wang, Y.; Rashkeev, S. N.; Klaehn, J. R.; Orme, C. J.; Peterson, E. S. "Interaction of gas molecules with crystalline polymer separation membranes: Atomic-scale modeling and first-principles calculations" Journal of Membrane Science,</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  2011, 384, 176.</span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Klaehn, J. R.; Peterson, E. S.;</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Orme, C. J.; Stewart, F. F.; Urban-Klaehn, J. M., Title: "High Temperature Gas Separations Using High Performance Polymers," In Inorganic, Polymeric and Composite Membranes: Structure-Function and Other Correlations – Series: Membrane Science and Technology, Eds: Oyama S.T.; Stagg-Williams, S.M. Publisher: Elsevier B.V., 2011. (Chapter article) </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Klaehn, J. R.; Peterman, D. R.; Tilloston, R. D.; Luther, T. A.; Harrup, M. K.; Law, J. D.; Daniels, L. M., "Synthesis of Symmetric Dithiophosphinic Acids for 'Minor Actinide' Extraction," Inorg. Chim. ACTA, 2008, 361, 2522.</span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Klaehn, J. R.; Orme, C. J. Luther, T. A.; Jones, M. G.; Wertsching, A. K.; Peterson, E. S., "Soluble N-Substituted Organosilane Polybenzimidazoles," Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 7487. </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Klaehn, J. R.; Neilson, R. H., "Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed-Substituent N-Silylphosphoranimines," Inorganic Chemistry, 2002, 41, 5859.</span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Markowitz, M. A.; Kust, P. R.; Klaehn, J., Gang, D.; Gaber, B. P., "Surface-Imprinted Silica Particles: The Effects of Added Organosilanes on Catalytic Activity," Anal. Chim. ACTA, 2001, 435, 177. </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Markowitz, M. A.; Kla</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">ehn,</span><span style="line-height:1.6;"> J.; Hendel, R. A.; Qadriq, S. B.; Golledge, S. L.; Castner, D. G.; Gaber, B. P., "Direct Synthesis of Metal Chelating Mesoporous Silica,"</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">J. Phys. Chem. B., 2000, 104, 10820.</span></p></div>Critical Materials;Chemical Separationshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/John%20Klaehn.jpg<div class="ExternalClassC18EF1DCEFE647E4B9616EA70E32B351"><p><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-klaehn/50/836/69b">​LinkedIn</a></p><p><a href="http://researchgate.net/profile/John_Klaehn">ResearchGate</a></p></div><div class="ExternalClassCF4FF8F18304420CA2703EDC8D3D156C"><div>​Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Peterson, E.S., 2015, “Polymer Compositions, Polymer Films and Methods and Precursors for Forming Same,” Patent 9,080,052, July 14, 2015. </div><div> </div><div>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Peterson, E.S., 2013, “Polymer Compositions, Polymer Films and Methods and Precursors for Forming Same,” Patent 8,541,517, September 24, 2013.  </div><div><br> </div><div>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., Jones, M.G., Wertsching, A.K., Trowbridge, T.L., Peterson, E.S., 2012, “Polymeric Medium,” Patent 8,129,498, March 6, 2012. </div><div> </div><div>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., Jones, M.G., Wertsching, A.K., Trowbridge, T.L., Peterson, E.S., 2011, “Polybenzimidazole Compounds,” Patent 8,063,174, November 22, 2011. </div><div>   </div><div>Dufek, E.J., Lister, T.E., Klaehn, J.R., Peterson, E.S., “High Performance Membrane for Electrolysis” elected by BEST committee, 2011.  </div><div><br> </div><div>Peterman, D.R., Tillostson, R., Klaehn, J.R., Harrup, M.K., Law, J.D., 2010, “Separation of Trivalent Actinides From Lanthanides in Acidic Media,” Patent 7,799,293, September 21, 2010. </div><div><br> </div><div>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., Jones, M.G., Wertsching, A.K., Peterson, E.S. , 2010, “Polybenzimidazole Compounds,” Patent 7,772,361, August 10, 2010.</div><div>  </div><div>Klaehn, J.R., Peterman, D.R., Harrup, M.K., Law, J.D., 2010, “Method for Forming an Extraction Agent for the Separation of Actinides from Lanthanides,” Patent 7,704,468, April 27, 2010. </div><div> </div><div>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., Jones, M.G., Wertsching, A.K., Peterson, E.S. , 2009, “Polymeric Media Comprising Polybenzimidazoles N-substituted with Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Moiety,” Patent 7,632,898, December 15, 2009. </div><div> </div><div>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., Jones, M.G., Wertsching, A.K., Trowbridge, T.L., Peterson, E.S. (INL: B-481), 2007, “Polybenzimidazole Compounds, Polymeric Medium, and Methods of Post-Polymerization Modifications,” Patent 7,309,758, December 18, 2007.</div><div> </div><div>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., Jones, M.G., Wertsching, A.K., Peterson, E.S., 2007, “Polybenzimidazole Compounds, Polymeric Medium, and Methods of Post-Polymerization Modifications,” Patent 7,259,230, August 21, 2007.</div><div><br> </div></div>Staff Researcher<div class="ExternalClassD9C902E702684F45A13047AC76900413"><p>Klaehn, J. R.; Orme, C. J.; Wilson A.D. "Olefin Gas Separations Using Silver(I) chelates in Polymeric Membranes."  This research was funded by LDRD, Project ID: 13-059. 18th Symposium on Separation Science and Technology for Energy; Gas Separations, Oct. 2014. (Presentation) </p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Klaehn, J. R.; Orme, C. J.; Peterson, E. S.; Quarles, C.A. "Blended Polybenzimidazole Thermosets" North American Membrane Society, NAMS 2013 Meeting; Gas Separations; 2013. (Presentation)</span><span style="line-height:1.6;"> </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Klaehn, J. R.; Orme, C. J.; Peterson, E. S.; Stewart F.F. "Water Containing Gas Stream Separations at High Temperature" 17th Symposium on Separation Science and Technology for Energy; 2011. (Presentation)</span></p></div><div class="ExternalClass082B6A11635D4425837DA743B73B60A1"><p>​<span style="line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">INL Lifetime Achievement Award for Inventorship</span>​, 5 patents, 2014</p></div>john.klaehn@inl.gov

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