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Insoo Ro (노인수)

Insoo Ro is an assistant professor of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in Seoul National University of Science and Technology. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from Rice University in 2012. He received his doctoral degree from University of Wisconsin at Madison under the supervision of Professors James Dumesic and George Huber. Following his degree he worked for two years as a postdoctoral scholar at University of California at Santa Barbara under the supervision of Professor Phillip Christopher. His research interests include heterogeneous catalysis, reaction kinetics, and  in situ and operando characterizations. 

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2017 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Doctor of Philosophy, Chemical Engineering                        

Advisors: Professors James A. Dumesic and George W. Huber

Thesis: Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Properties of Interfacial Sites on Supported Metal Catalysis

2012 Rice University

Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Chemical Engineering                                         


2017 - 2019 University of California-Santa Barbara

Postdoctoral Scholar                         

Advisors: Professor Phillip Christopher

2020 - Seoul National University of Science and Technology

Assistant Professor                         

Awards and Honors

  • Student Research Grants Competition Research Travel Award 

          University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017

  • Kokes Award 

          North American Catalysis Society, 2017

  • Doh Wonsuk Memorial Award 

          Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering 

          (KIChE)-US Chapter, 2016

  • International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE) Travel Award  

          Dow Chemical, 2016

  • William W. Akers Senior Process Design Award 

          Rice University, 2012

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