Carlos A. Carrero has become Assistant Professor at Auburn University
October 24, 2016
Former BIG-NSE fellow has become Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama (USA).
Carlos Carrero had started his career with a Diploma in Chemistry from Universidad de los Andes-Mérida in Venezuela in 2006.
Two years later he received a fellowship of the BIG-NSE (Berlin International Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Engineering). There, he joined the research group of Prof. Reinhard Schomäcker at Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin).
His PhD study focused on a kinetic investigation for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane using metal oxide catalysts, specifically looking at synergetic effects that positively improve the activity of metal oxides in the oxidative dehydrogenation of small hydrocarbons. Since the Graduate School BIG-NSE created the infrastructure for co-supervision, Carlos Carrero performed experiments both at Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) and Free University of Berlin. Also during his PhD work, Carlos Carrero was invited as a researcher to Lehigh University and to the High Magnetic Field National Lab in Tallahasse to perform in-situ/operando Raman and high frequency electron paramagnetic resonance experiments, respectively.
Upon a successful completion of his PhD in 2012, Carlos Carrero joined the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion as a postdoctoral researcher. His work focused on the synthesis of energy carriers as well as developing propane/ethylbenzene oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) as probe reaction to characterize solid materials.
In 2014 Carlos Carrero moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Ive Hermans. His activities were based on covering the synthesis, characterization and testing of new multifunctional solid catalysts for gas-solid and liquid-solid reactions.
In August 2016, Carlos Carrero accepted an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Auburn University. His main research interests are heterogeneous catalysis, in situ/operando Raman spectroscopy, oil and natural gas upgrading, design, synthesis, functionalization, and application of solid materials, and electro-catalysis.