Jason S. Adams
jsadams2 at Illinois dot edu
Project Description: Palladium is a promising catalyst for the direct synthesis of H2O2 from H2 and O2. By modifying the surface and structure of Pd catalysts, electronic and geometric effects can be exploited to improve Pd’s selectivity towards forming H2O2 over H2O. Partial oxidation of the Pd surface is one such method used to improve H2O2 selectivity. To probe the effects of Pd oxidation on direct synthesis, kinetic measurements are taken on PdO and Pd catalysts. These kinetic measurements are then matched with in situ Raman spectroscopy to probe the Pd oxidation state during the direct synthesis reaction.
Honors and Awards:
- [2017 – 2020] National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
-  First Place – GA Tech Capstone Senior Design Project
-  First place CHBE 2100 – Carbon Dioxide Capture Case Study
1. Adams, J., Bighane N., Koros, W. “Pore morphology and temperature dependence of gas transport properties of silica membranes derived from oxidative thermolysis of polydimethylsiloxane,” J. Mem. Sci. 2017, 524, 585-595.
2. Runga M., Wenz. G., Xu, L., Qiu, W., Adams, J., Koros, W. “Carbon molecular sieve structure development and membrane performance relationships” Carbon. 2017, 115, 237-248.
3. Adams, J., Itta, A., Zhang. C., Wenz, G., Rungta M., Koros, W. “Chemical relationships of carbon molecular sieves derived from 6FDA:BPDA-DAM at varying pyrolysis temperatures” Carbon., In Preparation