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Rebecca Fushimi, Ph.D.https://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=188Rebecca Fushimi, Ph.D.Dr. Fushimi recently joined INL as a research scientist working in the area of catalysis and materials characterization. Her research is focused on using transient kinetics and the study of dynamics in chemical systems to understand gas/solid interactions at a fundamental level. She is an expert in the TAP (Temporal Analysis of Products) technique, of which there are less than 20 systems globally. Using TAP and other dynamic techniques her research group investigates selective oxidation, dehydrogenation, reforming reactions and ammonia synthesis on supported metals and mixed metal oxide catalysts. This espouses a top-down approach to complexity of chemical systems by characterizing ultra-sparse perturbations in composition with intrinsic kinetic descriptors. This provides fundamental information of how new materials can be used more efficiently control the individual steps of a chemical reaction. <div class="ExternalClassE3370D4535CF45E18E0C99B7E3711F66"><div>​D.Sc., Chemical Engineering - Washington University</div><div>M.S., Chemical Engineering - Washington University </div><div>B.S., Chemical Engineering - Washington University<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>  </div><div>B.S., Chemistry - Saint Louis University   <span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span> </div><div>B.A., French - Saint Louis University</div></div><div class="ExternalClassD6E020CF1B4049CE8094E8A0AE46E6FE"><div>Heterogeneous catalysis</div><div>Interfacial chemistry</div><div>Transient kinetic techniques</div><div>Temporal Analysis of Products (TAP Reactor)</div><div>Novel nanostructured materials</div><div>Transport in hierarchically structured materials</div></div><div class="ExternalClass6DD8202FECD54C05A537A46193B6D8BA"><div>American Chemical Society</div><div>North American Catalysis Society</div><div>American Institute of Chemical Engineers</div><div>Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis – DOE Energy Frontier Research Center, Harvard University</div><div><br> </div></div><div class="ExternalClassBD26C15313C9446EB06502A13339575F"><div><strong style="font-size:16px;">Peer-Reviewed Publications</strong></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><p>K. Morgan, M. Maguire, R. Fushimi, J. Gleaves, A. Goguet, M. Harold, E. Kondratenko, U. Menon, Y. Schuurman, G. Yablonsky., Forty Years of Temporal Analysis of Products. Catalysis Science & Technology, 7 2416-2439 (2017) DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00678K.</p><p> </p><p>S. Tan, L. Wang, S. Saha, R. R. Fushimi, D. Li, Active Site and Electronic Structure Elucidation of Pt Nanoparticles Supported on Phase-Pure Molybdenum Carbide Nanotubes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9, 9815-9822 (2017) DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b01217.</p><p> </p><p>D. Constales, G. Yablonsky, L. Wang, W. Diao, V. Galvita, R. Fushimi, Precise non-steady-state characterization of solid active materials with no preliminary mechanistic assumptions. Catalysis Today, (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.04.036.</p><p> </p><p>S. Lwin, W. Diao, C. Baroi, A. M. Gaffney, R. R. Fushimi, Characterization of MoVTeNbOx Catalysts during Oxidation Reactions Using In Situ/Operando Techniques: A Review. Catalysts 7, 109 (2017) DOI: 10.3390/catal7040109.</p><p> </p><p>C. Baroi, A.M. Gaffney, R. Fushimi, Process economics and safety considerations for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane using the M1 catalyst, Catalysis Today, Accepted for publication, in press., (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.05.041.</p><p> </p><p>R. Madix, L. Wang, M. Personick, S. Karakalos, R. Fushimi, C. Friend, Active sites for methanol partial oxidation on nanoporous gold catalysts, Journal of Catalysis, 344 778-783 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2016.08.012.</p><p> </p><p>L. Wang, C. Friend, R. Fushimi, R. Madix, Active site densities, oxygen activation and adsorbed reactive oxygen in alcohol activation on npAu catalysts, Faraday Discussion 188 57-67 (2016) DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00161G.</p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size:16px;">R. Fushimi, J. Gleaves, G. Yablonsky, Experimental Methods for the Determination of Parameters, in: Z.I. Onsan, A.K. Avci (Eds.) Multiphase Catalytic Reactors: Theory, Design, Manufacturing, and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, 2015.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;"></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;">R. Fushimi, A. Gaffney, The New ChemPren Process for the Conversion of Waste Plastic to Chemicals and Fuel, Top Catal, 57 (2014) 1412-1418; 10.1007/s11244-014-0312-6.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"></span></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;">R. Fushimi, J. Gleaves, G.S. Yablonsky, Interrogative Kinetics: A new methodology for kinetic mapping of emergent catalytic properties, in Modern Application of High-Throughput R&D in Heterogeneous Catalysis, A. Hagemeyer, A. Vople, eds., (2014) 227-256; 10.2174/9781608058723114010010.</span></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"></span></span></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;">E.A. Redekop, G.S. Yablonsky, V.V. Galvita, D. Constales, R. Fushimi, J.T. Gleaves, G.B. Marin, Momentary Equilibrium (ME) in transient kinetics and its application for estimating the concentration of catalytic sites, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (2013) 15417-15427; 10.1021/ie400677b.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"></span></span></span></span> </p></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">J.T. Gleaves, G. Yablonsky, X. Zheng, R. Fushimi, P.L. Mills, Temporal analysis of products (TAP)—recent advances in technology for kinetic analysis of multi-component catalysts, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 315 (2010) 108-134; 10.1016/j.molcata.2009.06.017.</span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"></span> </div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;">R. Fushimi, X. Zheng, J.T. Gleaves, G.S. Yablonsky, A. Gaffney, M. Clark, S. Han, Techniques for Fabricating Nanoscale Catalytic Circuits, Top. Catal., 49 (2008) 167-177; 10.1007/s11244-008-9090-3.</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><br> </span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">R. Fushimi, J.T. Gleaves, G. Yablonsky, A. Gaffney, M. Clark, S. Han, Combining TAP-2 experiments with atomic beam deposition of Pd on quartz particles, Catal. Today, 121 (2007) 170-186; 10.1016/j.cattod.2006.07.061.</span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><br> </span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">R. Fushimi, S.O. Shekhtman, A. Gaffney, S. Han, G.S. Yablonsky, J.T. Gleaves, TAP Vacuum Pulse-Response and Normal-Pressure Studies of Propane Oxidation over MoVTeNbO Oxide Catalysts, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44 (2005) 6310-6319; 10.1021/ie049162k.</span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><br> </span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">S.O. Shekhtman, G.S. Yablonsky, J.T. Gleaves, R.R. Fushimi, Thin-zone TAP reactor as a basis of "state-by-state transient screening", Chem. Eng. Sci., 59 (2004) 5493-5500; 10.1016/j.ces.2004.09.015.</span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><br> </span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">S.O. Shekhtman, G.S. Yablonsky, J.T. Gleaves, R. Fushimi, “State defining” experiment in chemical kinetics—primary characterization of catalyst activity in a TAP experiment, Chemical engineering science, 58 (2003) 4843-4859; 10.1016/j.ces.2003.08.005.</span></div></div><div class="ExternalClassBD26C15313C9446EB06502A13339575F"> </div><div class="ExternalClassBD26C15313C9446EB06502A13339575F"><div><p><strong>Refereed Conference Proceedings</strong></p><p>G. Yablonsky, D. Constales, S. Lwin, R. Kunz, L. Wang, R. Fushimi, Advanced Nonsteady-State Method for Reaction Rate/Concentration Analysis: Ammonia Decomposition Example, 25th International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, Florence, Italy, May 20-23, 2018.</p><p> </p><p>S. Lwin, L. Wang, R. Kunz, W. Diao, D. Constales, G. Yablonsky, R. Fushimi, Microkinetic Detail of Ammonia Decomposition through Y-Procedure Analysis of Transient Experiments, Keynote Lecture, Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Lawrence, KS, October 18-20, 2017.</p><p> </p><p>C. Baroi, J. Gleaves, G. Yablonsky, R. Fushimi, Understanding the role of oxygen transport and surface coverage in oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane using transient experiments,  25th Meeting of the North American Catalysis Society, Denver, CO, June 4-9, 2017.</p><p> </p><p>C. Baroi, R. Fushimi, A. Gaffney, Techno-Economic and Process Safety Analysis of Ethane to Ethylene Production Process through Oxidative Dehydrogenation (ODH) Route,  Annual Meeting of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)San Francisco, CA, November 13-18, 2016.</p><p> </p><p>S. Tan, S. Saha, L. Wang, G. Yablonsky, J. Gleaves, R. Fushimi, D. Li, Experimentally Probing Ligand-Strain Effect Via a Novel Catalyst Platform,  Annual Meeting of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)San Francisco, CA, November 13-18, 2016.</p><p> </p><p>E.A. Redekop, R.R. Fushimi, G.S. Yablonsky, J.T. Gleaves, U. Olsbye, Temporal Analysis of Products (TAP) – an advanced tool for time-resolved kinetic characterization of industrially-relevant microporous materials,  11th Natural Gas Conversion Symposium, Tromso, Norway, June 5-9, 2016. </p></div></div>Efficient Manufacturing;Chemical Processing;Advanced Manufacturing Leadershiphttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Rebecca%20Fushimi_2018.jpg<div class="ExternalClass70EDA84FE6B34F8887486F8B608E0BE7"><p>​Fushimi, R., Gaffney, A., Gleaves, J., Han, S., Shekhtman, S., Yablonsky, G., 2008, "Catalytic Oxidation Process," Patent 7,371,883, May 13, 2008.</p></div>Research Scientist<div class="ExternalClassCD1D6F8D0D4B40D0B63F862AD9E9DEED"><div>E.A. Redekop, R.R. Fushimi, G.S. Yablonsky, J.T. Gleaves, U. Olsbye, Temporal Analysis of Products (TAP) – an advanced tool for time-resolved kinetic characterization of industrially-relevant microporous materials,  The 15th Norwegian Catalysis Symposium, Bergen, Norway, December 3-4, 2015.</div><div><br> </div><div>G. Yablonsky, E. Redekop, D. Constales, X. Zheng, R. Fushimi, G. Veith, G. Marin, J. Gleaves, New Results in Non-Steady-State Catalyst Characterization using the Temporal Analysis of Products (TAP) Approach ('Chemical Calculus'),  5th International Symposium 'The Role of Research Universities in Addressing Global Challenges' (McDonnell International Scholars Academy) Saint Louis, MO, October 16-19, 2014.</div><div><br> </div><div>R. Fushimi, Discovery of unique catalytic architectures using Incremental Kinetic Synthesis: A new methodology for catalyst development, 1st International Symposium on Catalytic Science and Technology in Sustainable Energy and Environment, Tianjin, China, October 8-10, 2014.</div><div><br> </div><div>R. Fushimi, J.T. Gleaves, G. Yablonsky, Formation of unique surface properties using a combination of atomic beam deposition and low-pressure reaction,  245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.</div><div><br> </div><div>A. Gaffney, R. Fushimi, C.A. Jones, Further advances in optimization of the ChemPren process for the conversion of waste plastic to basic chemicals and fuel, 245th ACS National MeetingNew Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.</div><div><br> </div><div>E. Redekop, G. Yablonsky, V. Glavita, D. Constales, R. Fushimi, J. Gleaves, G. Marin, Momentary Equilibrium in transient kinetics and its application for estimating the number of catalytic sites,  3rd North American Sumposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (NASCRE-3) Houston, TX, March 17-20, 2013.</div><div><br> </div><div>J. Gleaves, R. Fushimi, G. Yablonsky, E. Redekop, V. Galvita, G. Marin, M. Harold, X. Zheng, Newest evolution of the temporal analysis of products reactor system: TAP-3E combining catalyst synthesis with kinetic characterization,  15th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC-2012), 2012.</div><div><br> </div><div>E. Redekop, G.S. Yablonsky, P.A. Ramanchandran, D. Constales, X. Zheng, G. Veith, R. Fushimi, G. Marin, J.T. Gleaves, Eluciating reaction mechanisms based on transient thin-zone temporal analysis of products (TAP) data: the Y-procedure approach,  22nd International symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE-22), 2012.</div><div><br> </div><div>A.M. Gaffney, C.A. Jones, R. Fushimi, ChemPren, a new technology for the conversion of waste plastic to basic chemicals and fuel,  241st ACS National MeetingAnaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011.</div><div><br> </div><div>R. Fushimi, X. Zheng, P. Mills, G. Yablonsky, J. Gleaves, Internet kinetics: Remote control of temporal analysis of products (TAP) Reactor System,  21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering Philadelphia, PA, June 13 - 16, 2010.</div><div><br> </div><div>R. Fushimi, J. Gleaves, S. Shekhtman, G. Yablonsky, TAP reactor studies of hydrocarbon oxidation over surface modified VPO catalysts,  226th ACS National Meeting, New York, NY, September 7-11, 2003, pp. U396-U396.</div><div><br> </div><div>J. Swisher, R. Fushimi, M. Rude, D. French, J. Gleaves, Laser Deposition Method for the Synthesis and Analysis of Nanostructured Catalysts,  AIChE Annual Meeting Cincinnati, OH, October 30 - November 4, 2005.</div><div><br> </div><div>R. Fushimi, S. Shekhtman, A. Gaffney, S. Han, G. Yablonsky, J. Gleaves, TAP studies of alkane oxidation over multi-component metal oxide catalysts under normal and vacuum conditions, 18th North American Catalysis Society Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, June 1-6, 2003.</div><div><br> </div><div>J.T. Gleaves, S.O. Shekhtman, R.R. Fushimi, G. Yablonski, TAP reactor studies of hydrocarbon oxidation over VPO catalysts, 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 7-11, 2002, pp. CATL-052.</div><div><br> </div></div>rebecca.fushimi@inl.gov

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