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MARK E. BUSSELL
Professor
Physical Chemistry

 

Department of Chemistry
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9150

Office: CB445
Lab: CB450

Tel: (360) 650-3145
Fax: (360) 650-2826

mark.bussell@wwu.edu

Research

Publications

Curriculum Vitae


 

Education
B.A. Reed College, 1983.
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1988.
NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris, 1988-89.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Washington, 1990.
 

Sabbatical Positions

Guest Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich), 1997-1998.

Visiting Professor, Tufts University (Dept. of Chemical Engineering), March-June 2005.

Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia (Dept. of Chemical Engineering), January-June 2012.


Honors and Awards
NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1988.
Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, 1995.
Paul J. Olscamp Outstanding Research Award, 2000.
Camille & Henry Dreyfus Scholar/Fellow Award, 2001.

Editorial Board, Catalysis Letters, 2004-09.

Editorial Board, Topics in Catalysis, 2005-09.

Science Advisory Committee, Research Corporation, 2005-2011.

Advisory Board, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, 2012-present.


Research Interests
My research interests are in the areas of surface and materials chemistry, with an emphasis on the development of new heterogeneous catalysts for the production of clean fuels. Current projects are focused on hydrotreating catalysis:  the hydrodesulfurization (HDS) process for production of ultra-low sulfur fuels, and the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) process for upgrading bio-oils to biofuels.  Catalyst systems currently under investigation include oxide-supported metal phosphides. 

 

Bussell Research Group Webpage

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Department of Chemistry MS-9150
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9150
  Tel: (360)-650-3070
Fax:(360)-650-2826
chemdept@chem.wwu.edu