CISTAR Publications

Since 2017, CISTAR has published over 130 papers across more than 30 peer-reviewed journals and with over 6,000 citations.

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Dunn, J.B., Salas, S.D., Chen, Q. et al. Prioritize rapidly scalable methane reductions in efforts to mitigate climate change. Clean Techn Environ Policy (2023).


Abstract: Methane emission reductions are crucial for addressing climate change. It offers short-term benefits as it holds high short-term reductions in radiative forcing. Efforts towards the reduction of methane emissions are already underway. In this study, we compared and analyzed the mitigation benefits of cutting large amounts of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector on short-time scales with reducing an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide using carbon capture and storage (CCS). Characteristics of CCS are that it would require substantial infrastructure development and that it incorporates deployment delays. Results illustrate that prioritizing quickly deployable methane emission reduction alternatives that necessitate minimal construction is an efficient approach to achieve near-term climate change relief.


Ailawar, S., Hunoor, A., Basu, D., Rudzinski, B., Burel, L., Millet, J.-M. M., . . . Ozkan, U. S. (2022). Aqueous phase hydrodechlorination of trichloroethylene using Pd supported on swellable organically modified silica (SOMS): Effect of support derivatization. Journal of Catalysis, 411, 15-30.

Arroyo, R. D., Ezenwa, S., & Gounder, R. (2022). Synthetic Methods to Influence the Spatial Distribution of Framework Al Sites in in MFI Zeolite Crystallites. The 27th North American Catalysis Society Meeting,


Bickel, E. E., & Gounder, R. (2022). Hydrocarbon Products Occluded within Zeolite Micropores Impose Transport Barriers that Regulate Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Propene Oligomerization. JACS Au, 2(11), 2585-2595.

Bickel, E. E., Hoffman, A. J., Lee, S., Snider, H. E., Nimlos, C. T., Zamiechowski, N. K., . . . Gounder, R. (2022). Altering the Arrangement of Framework Al Atoms in MEL Zeolites Using Mixtures of Tetrabutylammonium and Sodium Structure-Directing Agents. Chemistry of Materials, 34(15), 6835-6852.

Box, W. J., Huang, Z., Guo, R., & Galizia, M. (2022). The mechanism of light gas transport through configurational free volume in glassy polymers. Journal of Membrane Science, 656, 120608.

Bridge, A. T., Pedretti, B. J., Brennecke, J. F., & Freeman, B. D. (2022). Preparation of defect-free asymmetric gas separation membranes with dihydrolevoglucosenone (CyreneTM) as a greener polar aprotic solvent. Journal of Membrane Science, 644, 120173.

Bridge, A. T., Santoso, M. S., Maisano, J. A., Hillsley, A. V., Brennecke, J. F., & Freeman, B. D. (2022). Rapid macrovoid characterization in membranes prepared via nonsolvent-induced phase separation: A comparison between 2D and 3D techniques. Journal of Membrane Science, 661, 120923.

Caulkins, R., Joshi, R., Gounder, R., & Ribeiro, F. H. (2022). Effects of Ethene Pressure on the Deactivation of Ni‐Zeolites During Ethene Oligomerization at Sub‐ambient Temperatures. ChemCatChem, 14(1), e202101478.

Chen, Q., Dunn, J. B., & Allen, D. T. (2022). Mapping Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the US Chemical Manufacturing Industry: The Effect of Feedstock Sourcing and Upstream Emissions Allocation. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 10(18), 5932-5938.

Chen, Z. (2022). Process Intensification of Chemical Systems Towards a Sustainable Future Purdue University Graduate School].

Chen, Z., Rodriguez, E., & Agrawal, R. (2022). Toward Carbon Neutrality for Natural Gas Liquids Valorization from Shale Gas. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 61(12), 4469-4474.

Conrad, M. A., Shaw, A., Marsden, G., Broadbelt, L. J., & Miller, J. T. (2022). Insights into the Chemistry of the Homogeneous Thermal Oligomerization of Ethylene to Liquid-Fuel-Range Hydrocarbons. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

Crum, J. (2022). Interrogation and Catalytic Influence of Al Site Proximity and Topology in Brønsted Acid Zeolites University of Notre Dame].

Davenport, M. N., Bentley, C. L., Brennecke, J. F., & Freeman, B. D. (2022). Ethylene and ethane transport properties of hydrogen-stable Ag+-based facilitated transport membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 647, 120300.

Denoyer, L. H., Benavidez, A., Garzon, F. H., & Ramaiyan, K. P. (2022). Highly Stable Doped Barium Niobate Based Electrocatalysts for Effective Electrochemical Coupling of Methane to Ethylene. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 9(27), 2200796.

Ezenwa, S., Talpade, A. D., Ghanekar, P., Joshi, R., Devaraj, J., Ribeiro, F. H., & Mentzer, R. (2022). Toward Improved Safety Culture in Academic and Industrial Chemical Laboratories: An Assessment and Recommendation of Best Practices. ACS Chemical Health & Safety, 29(2), 202-213.

Ghosh, K., Vernuccio, S., & Dowling, A. W. (2022). Nonlinear reactor design optimization with embedded microkinetic model information. Frontiers in Chemical Engineering, 4, 898685.

Giannikopoulos, I., Skouteris, A., Allen, D. T., Baldea, M., & Stadtherr, M. A. (2022a). Multi-Objective Optimization of Production Cost and Carbon Loss in the US Petrochemicals Industry. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 49, pp. 547-552). Elsevier.

Giannikopoulos, I., Skouteris, A., Allen, D. T., Baldea, M., & Stadtherr, M. A. (2022b). Network-Based Analysis of Electrified Chemical Processing with Renewable Energy Sources. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 51, pp. 937-942). Elsevier.

Giannikopoulos, I., Skouteris, A., Edgar, T. F., Baldea, M., Allen, D. T., & Stadtherr, M. A. (2022). Probing the Impact of an Energy and Transportation Paradigm Shift on the Petrochemicals Industry. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 61(33), 12169-12179.

Huang, Z., Yin, C., Corrado, T., Li, S., Zhang, Q., & Guo, R. (2022). Microporous pentiptycene-based polymers with heterocyclic rings for high-performance gas separation membranes. Chemistry of Materials, 34(6), 2730-2742.

Ko, J., Ma, H., & Schneider, W. F. (2022). Kinetic Origins of High Selectivity of Metal Phosphides for Ethane Dehydrogenation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 61(33), 12083-12091.

Ko, J., & Schneider, W. F. (2022). Computational screen of M 2 P metal phosphides for catalytic ethane dehydrogenation. Catalysis Science & Technology, 12(18), 5629-5639.

Koninckx, E., Kostetskyy, P., & Broadbelt, L. J. (2022). Probing Heterodimer and Multiadsorbate Hydrocarbon Adsorption Trends in the MFI Framework. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 126(32), 13894-13904.

Lardinois, T. M., Mandal, K., Yadav, V., Wijerathne, A., Bolton, B. K., Lippie, H., . . . Gounder, R. (2022). Kinetic and Thermodynamic Factors Influencing Palladium Nanoparticle Redispersion into Mononuclear Pd (II) Cations in Zeolite Supports. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 126(19), 8337-8353.

Li, S., Dai, Z., Wang, T., Huang, Z., & Guo, R. (2022). Pentiptycene-Containing Polybenzoxazole Membranes with a Crosslinked Unimodal Network Structure for High-Temperature Hydrogen Separations. Chemistry of Materials, 34(21), 9577-9588.

Ma, R., Gao, J., Kou, J., Dean, D. P., Breckner, C. J., Liang, K., . . . Zou, G. (2022). Insights into the nature of selective nickel sites on Ni/Al2O3 catalysts for propane dehydrogenation. ACS Catalysis, 12(20), 12607-12616.

Magazova, G., Cho, Y., Muhlenkamp, J. A., & Hicks, J. C. (2022a). Remarkable stability of Ni-modified polyoxometalates to H2, CO, and CH4 during propylene oligomerization. Applied Catalysis A: General, 647, 118914.

Magazova, G., Cho, Y., Muhlenkamp, J. A., & Hicks, J. C. (2022b). Single-site, Ni-modified Wells–Dawson-type polyoxometalate for propylene dimerization. Catalysis Science & Technology, 12(19), 5970-5981.

Milligan, C. A., Seemakurthi, R. R., Gao, J., Greeley, J. P., Miller, J. T., Ribeiro, F. H., & Zemlyanov, D. Y. (2022). Structure-Controlled Chemical Properties of PdZn Near-Surface Alloys. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 126(32), 13660-13674.

Muhlenkamp, J. A., & Hicks, J. C. (2022). Consequences of Propane Dehydrogenation and Oxidative Regeneration on Ni-Phosphide Phase Stability. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 61(39), 14472-14481.

Muhlenkamp, J. A., LiBretto, N. J., Miller, J. T., & Hicks, J. C. (2022). Ethane dehydrogenation performance and high temperature stability of silica supported cobalt phosphide nanoparticles. Catalysis Science & Technology, 12(3), 976-985.

Nash, C. P., Dupuis, D. P., Kumar, A., Farberow, C. A., To, A. T., Yang, C., . . . Christensen, E. (2022). Catalyst design to direct high-octane gasoline fuel properties for improved engine efficiency. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 301, 120801.

Park, S., Morales‐Collazo, O., Freeman, B., & Brennecke, J. F. (2022). Ionic liquid stabilizes olefin facilitated transport membranes against reduction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 61(25), e202202895.

Pham, H. N., DeLaRiva, A., Peterson, E. J., Alcala, R., Khivantsev, K., Szanyi, J., . . . Sun, Y. (2022). Designing ceria/alumina for efficient trapping of platinum single atoms. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 10(23), 7603-7612.

Singh, U., Algren, M., Schoeneberger, C., Lavallais, C., O’Connell, M., Oke, D., . . . Dunn, J. B. (2022). Technological avenues and market mechanisms to accelerate methane and nitrous oxide emissions reductions. Iscience, 105661.

Singh, U., & Dunn, J. B. (2022). Shale Gas Decarbonization in the Permian Basin: Is It Possible? ACS Engineering Au, 2(3), 248-256.

Skouteris, A., Giannikopoulos, I., Allen, D. T., Baldea, M., & Stadtherr, M. A. (2022). MINLP framework for systems analysis of the chemical manufacturing industry using network models. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 51, pp. 943-948). Elsevier.

Steinmetz, S. A., DeLaRiva, A. T., Riley, C., Schrader, P., Datye, A., Spoerke, E. D., & Kliewer, C. J. (2022). Gas-Phase Hydrogen-Atom Measurement above Catalytic and Noncatalytic Materials during Ethane Dehydrogenation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 126(6), 3054-3059.

Wasson, M. C., Wang, X., Melix, P., Alayoglu, S., Wolek, A. T., Colliard, I., . . . Islamoglu, T. (2022). Interfacial Unit-Dependent Catalytic Activity for CO Oxidation over Cerium Oxysulfate Cluster Assemblies. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14(29), 33515-33524.

Xu, Y., LiBretto, N. J., Zhang, G., Miller, J. T., & Greeley, J. (2022). First-Principles Analysis of Ethylene Oligomerization on Single-Site Ga3+ Catalysts Supported on Amorphous Silica. ACS Catalysis, 12(9), 5416-5424.


Yadav, V., Jeong, S., Ye, X., & Li, C. W. (2022). Surface-limited galvanic replacement reactions of Pd, Pt, and Au onto Ag core nanoparticles through redox potential tuning. Chemistry of Materials, 34(4), 1897-1904.

Zhang, W., Zhang, X., Wang, J., Ghosh, A., Zhu, J., LiBretto, N. J., . . . Miller, J. T. (2022). Bismuth-Modulated Surface Structural Evolution of Pd3Bi Intermetallic Alloy Catalysts for Selective Propane Dehydrogenation and Acetylene Semihydrogenation. ACS Catalysis, 12(17), 10531-10545.

Zhao, Q., Xu, Y., Greeley, J., & Savoie, B. M. (2022). Deep reaction network exploration at a heterogeneous catalytic interface. Nature Communications, 13(1), 4860.

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