Eduardo Santillan-Jimenez

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  • Program Manager
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Chemistry
114 Center for Applied Energy Research Laboratory 2
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Books and Book Chapters

1.    M. Crocker, E. Santillan-Jimenez (eds.) (2020). Chemical Catalysts for Biomass Upgrading, 2020 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA., Weinheim, Germany. Print ISBN: 9783527344666; Online ISBN: 9783527814794; DOI: 10.1002/9783527814794.

2.    R. Loe, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Crocker (2020). Upgrading of Lipids to Fuel-like Hydrocarbons and Terminal Olefins via Decarbonylation/Decarboxylation. In Chemical Catalysts for Biomass Upgrading (eds. M. Crocker and E. Santillan-Jimenez). doi:10.1002/9783527814794.ch12. 


Peer-Reviewed Articles

1.  R. Pace, S. Kesner, E. Santillan-Jimenez, T. Morgan, M. Frazar, V. Kelly, M.A. Zeller, M. Crocker. Evaluation of Near-ambient Algal Biomass Fractionation Conditions for Bioproduct Development. Biomass Convers. Biorefin. (2020) IN PRESS – DOI: 10.1007/s13399-020-01090-5.

2.  R. Radtke, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Mohr-Schroeder. Collaboration by Design: Development of a Video Game for Energy Literacy. International Journal of Designs for Learning 11 (2020) 46. 

3.  C. Beasley, M.K. Gnanamani, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Martinelli, W.D. Shafer, S.D. Hopps, N. Wanninayake, D.-Y. Kim. Effect of Metal Work Function on Hydrogen Production from Photocatalytic Water Splitting with MTiO2 Catalysts.  ChemistrySelect 5 (2020) 1013.

4.  G.C.R. Silva, D. Qian, R. Pace, O. Heinz, G. Caboche, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Crocker. Promotional Effect of Cu, Fe and Pt on the Performance of Ni/Al2O3 in the Deoxygenation of Used Cooking Oil to Fuel-Like Hydrocarbons. Catalysts 10 (2020) 91. 

5.  J.C. Hower, D. Qian, N.J. Briot, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M.M. Hood, R.K. Taggart, H. Hsu-Kim. Nano-Scale Rare Earth Distribution in Fly Ash Derived from the Combustion of the Fire Clay Coal, Kentucky. Minerals 9 (2019) 206.

6.  E. Santillan-Jimenez, R. Pace, T. Morgan, C. Behnke, D. Sajkowski, A. Lappas, M. Crocker. Co-processing of hydrothermal liquefaction algal bio-oil and petroleum feedstock to fuel-like hydrocarbons via fluid catalytic cracking. Fuel Process. Technol. 188 (2019) 164.

7.  R. Loe, K. Huff, M. Walli, T. Morgan, D. Qian, R. Pace, Y. Song, M. Isaacs, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Crocker. Effect of Pt promotion on the Ni-catalyzed deoxygenation of tristearin to fuel-like hydrocarbons. Catalysts 9 (2019) 200.

8.  R. Loe, Y. Lavoignat, M. Maier, M. Abdallah, T. Morgan, D. Qian, R. Pace, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Crocker. Continuous catalytic deoxygenation of waste free fatty acid-based feeds to fuel-like hydrocarbons over a supported Ni-Cu catalyst. Catalysts 9 (2019) 123.

9.  E. Santillan-Jimenez, R. Loe, M. Garrett, T. Morgan, M. Crocker. Effect of Cu promotion on cracking and methanation during the Ni-catalyzed deoxygenation of waste lipids and hemp seed oil to fuel-like hydrocarbons. Catal. Today 302 (2018) 261.

10. T. Morgan, E. Santillan-Jimenez, K. Huff, K.R. Javed, M. Crocker. Use of dual detection in the gas chromatographic analysis of oleaginous biomass feeds and biofuel products to enable accurate simulated distillation and lipid profiling. Energy Fuels 31 (2017) 9498.

11. E. Santillan-Jimenez, R. Pace, S. Marques, T. Morgan, C. McKelphin, J. Mobley, M. Crocker. Extraction, purification, characterization and catalytic upgrading of algae lipids to fuel-like hydrocarbons. Fuel 180 (2016) 668. 

R. Loe, E. Santillan-Jimenez, T. Morgan, L. Sewell, Y. Ji, S. Jones, M.A. Isaacs, A.F. Lee, M. Crocker. Effect of Cu and Sn promotion on the catalytic deoxygenation of model and algal lipids to fuel-like hydrocarbons over supported Ni catalysts. Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 191 (2016) 147. 

13. E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Perdu, R. Pace, T. Morgan, M. Crocker. Activated Carbon, Carbon Nanofiber and Carbon Nanotube Supported Molybdenum Carbide Catalysts for the Hydrodeoxygenation of Guaiacol. Catalysts 5 (2015) 424.

14. J. Choi, V. Schwartz, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Crocker, S. Lewis, M. Lance, H. Meyer, K. More. Structural Evolution of Molybdenum Carbides in Hot Aqueous Environments and Impact on Low-Temperature Hydroprocessing of Acetic Acid. Catalysts 5 (2015) 406.

15. E. Santillan-Jimenez, T. Morgan, R. Loe, M. Crocker. Continuous catalytic deoxygenation of model and algal lipids to fuel-like hydrocarbons over Ni-Al layered double hydroxide. Catal. Today 258 (2015) 284.

16. J.J.H.B. Sattler, J. Ruiz-Martinez, E. Santillan-Jimenez, B. Weckhuysen. Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Light Alkanes on Metals and Metal Oxides. Chem. Rev. 114 (2014) 10613.

17. M.H. Wilson, J. Groppo, A. Placido, S. Graham, S.A. Morton, E. Santillan-Jimenez, A. Shea, M. Crocker, C. Crofcheck, R. Andrews. CO2 recycling using microalgae for the production of fuels. Appl. Petrochem. Res. 4 (2014) 41.

18. T. Morgan, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Crocker. Simulated distillation approach to the gas chromatographic analysis of feedstock and products in the deoxygenation of lipids to hydrocarbon biofuel. Energy Fuels 28 (2014) 2654.

19. E. Santillan-Jimenez, T. Morgan, J. Shoup, A.E. Harman-Ware, M. Crocker. Catalytic deoxygenation of triglycerides and fatty acids to hydrocarbons over Ni-Al layered double hydroxide. Catal. Today 237 (2014) 136.

20. E. Santillan-Jimenez, T. Morgan, J. Lacny, S. Mohapatra, M. Crocker. Catalytic deoxygenation of triglycerides and fatty acids to hydrocarbons over carbon-supported nickel. Fuel 103 (2013) 1010.

21. T. Morgan, E. Santillan-Jimenez, A.E. Harman-Ware, Y. Ji, D. Grubb, M. Crocker. Catalytic deoxygenation of triglycerides to hydrocarbons over supported nickel catalysts. Chem. Eng. J. 189-190 (2012) 346.

22. E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Crocker. Catalytic deoxygenation of fatty acids and their derivatives to hydrocarbon fuels via decarboxylation/decarbonylation. J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol. 87 (2012) 1041.

23. E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Crocker, A. Bueno-López, C. Salinas-Martínez de Lecea. Carbon nanotube-supported metal catalysts for NOx reduction using hydrocarbon reductants: gas switching and adsorption studies. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.  50 (2011) 7191.

24. E. Santillan-Jimenez, V. Miljković-Kocić, M. Crocker, K. Wilson. Carbon nanotube-supported catalysts for NOx reduction using hydrocarbon reductants. Part 1: Catalyst preparation, characterization and NOx reduction characteristics. Appl. Catal. B 102 (2011) 1.

25. T. Morgan, D. Grubb, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Crocker. Conversion of triglycerides to hydrocarbons over supported metal catalysts. Top. Catal. 53 (2010) 820.

26. J.L. Shumaker, C. Crofcheck, S.A. Tackett, E. Santillan-Jimenez, T. Morgan, Y. Ji, M. Crocker, T.J. Toops. Biodiesel synthesis using calcined layered double hydroxide catalysts. Appl. Catal. B 82 (2008) 120.

27. A. Hutchinson, D. Atwood, E. Santillan-Jimenez. The removal of mercury from water by open chain ligands containing multiple sulfurs. J. Hazard. Mater. 156 (2008) 458.

28. J.L. Shumaker, C. Crofcheck, S.A. Tackett, E. Santillan-Jimenez, M. Crocker. Biodiesel production from soybean oil using calcined Li–Al layered double hydroxide catalysts. Catal. Lett. 115 (2007) 56.