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Madelyn Ball

Madelyn Ball

Assistant Professor

Professional Preparation



Project Relevant Publications

  1. Ball, M.R.; Rivera-Dones, K.R.; Gilcher, E.B.; Ausman, S.F.; Hullfish, C.W.; Lebron, E.A.; Dumesic, J.A.; AgPd and CuPd Catalysts for Selective Hydrogenation of Acetylene. ACS Catal., 10, 8567-8581. (2020).
  2. Zhang, L.; Ball, M.R.; Rivera-Dones, K.R.; Wang, S.; Kuech, T.F., Huber, G.W.; Hermans, I.; Dumesic, J.A.; Synthesis Gas Conversion Over Molybdenum-Based Catalysts Promoted by Transition Metals. ACS Catal., 10, 365-374. (2020).
  3. Zhang, L.; Ball, M.R.; Liu, Y.; Kuech, T.F.; Huber, G.W.; Mavrikakis, M.; Hermans, I.; Dumesic, J.A.; Synthesis Gas Conversion over Rh/Mo Catalysts Prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition. ACS Catal. 9, 1810-1819. (2019).
  4. Liu, Y.; Zhang, L.; Göltl, F.; Ball, M.R.; Kuech, T.F.; Hermans, I.; Mavrikakis, M.; Dumesic, J.A. Synthesis Gas Conversion over Rh-Mn-WxC/SiO2 Catalysts Prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition. ACS Catal. 8, 10707-10720 (2018).
  5. Motagamwala, A.H.*; Ball, M.R.*; Dumesic, J.A. Microkinetic Analysis and Scaling Relations for Catalyst Design. Annu. Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng. 9, (2018).
  6. Carrero, C. A.; Burt, S. P.; Huang, F.; Venegas, J. M.; Love, A. M.; Mueller, P.; Zhu, H.; Grant, J. T.; Mathison, R.; Hanraham, M. P.; Rossini, A.; Ball, M.R.; Dumesic, J.; Hermans, I. Supported two- and three-dimensional vanadium oxide species on the surface of β-SiC. Catal. Sci. Technol. 7, 3707–3714 (2017).
  7. Liu, Y.; Göeltl, F.; Ro, I.; Ball, M.R.; Sener, C.; Aragão, I.B.; Zanchet, D.; Huber, G.W.; Mavrikakis, M.; Dumesic, J.A. Synthesis Gas Conversion over Rh-Based Catalysts Promoted by Fe and Mn. ACS Catal. 7, 4550–4563 (2017).

Additional Publications

  1. De bruyn, M.; Sener, C.; Petrolini, D.D.; McClelland, D.; He, J.; Ball, M.R.; Liu, Y.; Martins, L.; Dumesic, J.A.; Huber, G.W.; Weckhuysen, B.M.; Catalytic Hydrogenation of Dihydrolevoglucosenone to Levoglucosanol with a Hydrotalcite/Mixed Oxide Copper Catalyst. Green Chem. 21, 5000-5007. (2019).
  2. He, J.; Burt, S.P.; Ball, M.R.; Hermans, I., Dumesic, J.A.; Huber, G.W.; Catalytic C-O bond hydrogenolysis of tetrahydrofuran-dimethanol over Metal supported WOx/TiO2 catalysts. Appl. Cat. B Environ. 258, 117945. (2019).
  3. Lee, S.; Lee, S.; Gerceker, D.; Kumbhalkar, M.D.; Wiaderek, K.M.; Ball, M.R.; Mavrikakis, M.; Dumesic, J.A.; Winans, R.E.; In situ, operando studies on the size and structure of supported Pt catalysts under supercritical conditions by simultaneous synchrotron-based X-ray techniques. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 21, 11740-11747. (2019).
  4. Petrolini, D.D.; Eagan, N.; Ball, M.R.; Burt, S.P.; Hermans, I.; Huber, G.W.; Dumesic, J.A.; Martins, L..; Ethanol condensation at elevated pressure over copper on AlMgO and AlCaO porous mixed-oxide supports. Catal. Sci. Technol. 9, 2032-2042. (2019).
  5. Ball, M.R.; Rivera-Dones, K.R.; Stangland, E.; Mavrikakis, M.; Dumesic, J.A. Hydrodechlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane on Supported AgPd Catalysts. J. Catal. 370, 241-250. (2019).
  6. Ball, M.R.*; Wesley, T.S.*; Rivera-Dones, K.R.; Huber, G.W.; Dumesic, J.A. Amination of 1-Hexanol on Bimetallic AuPd/TiO2 Catalysts. Green Chem. 20, 4695-4709 (2018).
  7. Brentzel, Z.J.; Ball, M.R.; Dumesic, J.A. Selective Production of Terminally Unsaturated Methyl Esters from Lactones Over Metal Oxide Catalysts. Catal. Lett. 148, 3072-3081 (2018).
  8. Ro, I.; Aragao, I.B.; Brentzel, Z.J.; Liu, Y.; Rivera-Dones, K.R.; Ball, M.R.; Zanchet, D.; Huber, G.W.; Dumesic, J.A. Intrinsic activity of interfacial sites for Pt-Fe and Pt-Mo catalysts in the hydrogenation of carbonyl groups. Appl. Catal. B Environ. 231, 182–190 (2018).
  9. He, J.; Burt, S.P.; Ball, M.R.; Zhao, D.; Hermans, I.; Dumesic, J.A.; Huber, G.W. Synthesis of 1,6-Hexanediol from Cellulose Derived Tetrahydrofuran-Dimethanol with Pt-WOx/TiO2 Catalysts. ACS Catal. 8, 1427–1439 (2018).
  10. Ro, I.; Araago, I.B.; Chada, J.P.; Liu, Y.; Rivera-Dones, K.R.; Ball, M.R.; Zanchet, D.; Dumesic, J.A.; Huber, G.W. The role of Pt-FexOy interfacial sites for CO oxidation. J. Catal. 358, 19–26 (2018).
  11. Aragao, I. B.; Ro, I.; Liu, Y.; Ball, M.R.; Huber, G.W.; Zanchet, D.; Dumesic, J.A. Catalysts synthesized by selective deposition of Fe onto Pt for the water-gas shift reaction. Appl. Catal. B Environ. 222, 182–190 (2018).
  12. Garg, A.; Milina, M.; Ball, M.R.; Zanchet, D.; Hunt, S.T.; Dumesic, J.A.; Román-Leshkov, Y. Transition-Metal Nitride Core@Noble-Metal Shell Nanoparticles as Highly CO Tolerant Catalysts. Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 56, 8828–8833 (2017).
  13. Ro, I.; Sener, C.; Stadelman, T.M.; Ball, M.R.; Venegas, J.M.; Burt, S.P.; Hermans, I.; Dumesic, J.A.; Huber, G.W. Measurement of intrinsic catalytic activity of Pt monometallic and Pt-MoOx interfacial sites over visible light enhanced PtMoOx /SiO2 catalyst in reverse water gas shift reaction. J. Catal. 344, 784–794 (2016).
  14. Karanjkar, P.U.; Burt, S.P.; Chen, X.; Barnett, K.J.; Ball, M.R.; Kumbhalkar, M.D.; Wang, X.; Miller, J.B.; Hermans, I.; Dumesic, J.A.; Huber, G.W. Effect of carbon supports on RhRe bifunctional catalysts for selective hydrogenolysis of tetrahydropyran-2-methanol. Catal. Sci. Technol. 6, 7841–7851 (2016).
  15. Ro, I.; Liu, Y.; Ball, M.R.; Jackson, D.H.K.; Chada, J.P.; Sener, C.; Kuech, T.F.; Madon, R.J.; Huber, G.W.; Dumesic, J.A. Role of the Cu-ZrO2 Interfacial Sites for Conversion of Ethanol to Ethyl Acetate and Synthesis of Methanol from CO2 and H2. ACS Catal. 6, 7040–7050 (2016).

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