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Jeff Kenvin, Ph. D.

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Dr. Kenvin received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia , Pa. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. His areas of expertise are in the characterization of porous materials and catalysts using physical and chemical adsorption and in mercury porosimetry.

While employed by the Mobil Research and Development Company as a member of the Mobil Lubes - Process and Products Research Division, Dr. Kenvin managed research and development projects involving the commercialization of new hydrotreated base oils. He was the innovator of the use of chemometrics to define base oil quality standards. These chemometric models subsequently led to the development and implementation of novel techniques for characterizing composition and optimizing refinery lube operations, and the technology was successfully implemented in all Mobil lube refineries.In1994, Dr. Kenvin received the Products Division - Technology Award for his contribution to the Mobil Corporation.

Later, as a member of the Hoechst A.G. North America Next Generation Process-Polymer Group, Dr. Kenvin directed leveraged-research at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research involved the identification of new technologies for the process and development of low-cost terephthalic acid and novel monomers for improving the properties of PET (polyester terephthalate), including the application of super-acid catalysis for the carbonylation of toluene.

Dr. Kenvin has been invited to present scientific lectures at more than 100 seminars and regularly participates in short courses on particle technology. He also serves on international advisory boards and is an officer of the ASTM D-32 committee on catalysis.

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Other Publications:

Hierarchical Structures: Quantifying the Complex Pore Architecture of Hierarchical Faujasite Zeolites and the Impact on Diffusion - Advanced Functional Materials, Jeffrey Kenvin, Sharon Mitchell, Michael Sterling, Robbie Warringham, Tobias C. Keller, Paolo Crivelli, Jacek Jagiello, Javier Pérez-Ramírez (2016), (Adv. Funct. Mater. 31/2016). Adv. Funct. Mater., 26: 5768. doi:10.1002/adfm.201670203

Structural analysis of hierarchically organized zeolites - OPEN SOURCE
Sharon Mitchell, Ana B. Pinar, Jeffrey Kenvin, Paolo Crivelli,Jörg Kärger & Javier Pérez-Ramírez 
Nature Communications  6, Article number: 8633 doi:10.1038/ncomms9633

Unified Method to the Total Pore Volume and Pore Size Distribution of Hierarchical Zeolites from Argon Adsorption and Mercury Intrusion
Jeffrey Kenvin, Jacek Jagiello, Sharon Mitchell, and Javier Perez-Ramirez, 20 January 2015

" High oxygen nanocomposite barrier films based on xylan and nanocrystalline cellulose", Nano-Micro Lett. 2, 235-241 (2010) with Amit Saxena, Thomas J. Elter, and Arthur J. Ragauskas.

" The Oxidative Coupling of Methyl Benzoate " , Journal of Catalysis, Volume 193, 2000, Pages 49-57, with A. V. Iretski, S.C. Sherman, D. A. Schiraldi, and Mark G. White.

" The Formylation of Toluene in Trifluoromethanesulfonic Acid " , Journal of Catalysis, Volume 199, 2001, Pages 149-153, with Dhiraj S. Sood, Sheldon C. Sherman, Alexei V. Iretskii, David A. Schiraldi and Mark G. White.

" Supported Catalysts Prepared from Mononuclear Copper Complexes: Catalytic Properties " , Journal of Catalysis, Volume 135, 1992, Pages 447 458, with Mark G. White.

" Selective Chemisorption and Oxidation/Reduction Kinetics of Supported Copper Oxide Catalysts Prepared from Copper (II) Acetylacetonate " , Journal of Catalysis, Volume 130, 1991, Pages 447 458, with Mark G. White.

" Preparation and Characterization of Supported Mononuclear Metal Complexes as Model Catalysts " , Langmuir, Volume 7, 1991, Pages 1198 1205, with Mark G. White and Mark B. Mitchell.

" Discrete-event Simulation of Large-Scale Poliomyelitis Vaccine Production" , Process Biochemistry, Volume 22, Number 3, 1987, Pages 74 - 77, with Jude T. Sommerfeld.