Nicolas Alfonso

 
Mentor: Dr. Helena Hagelin-Weaver
College of Chemical Engineering
 
"I wanted to gain research experience because I am interested in graduate school."

Major

Chemical Engineering

Minor

N/A

Research Interests

  • Catalysis
  • Organic chemistry
  • Nanotechnology

Academic Awards

  • Bright Futures
  • University Scholars Program 2016

Organizations

  • Alpha Chi Sigma
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Volunteer

  • FIRST Lego Leaugue mentor

Hobbies and Interests

  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Longboarding
  • Boating

Research Description

Oxidative Coupling of Methane
The project is to find the best rare-earth oxide catalyst and dopant to oxidize methane into ethane and ethylene while minimizing carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emmissions.