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Chemistry Professor Awarded $70,000 American Chemical Society Grant

Assistant Professor of chemistry Dr. Joshua Patterson has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the the American Chemical Society for his work on asphaltenes – a major component of petroleum.

  Friday, November 11, 2016
Dr. Joshua Patterson
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Assistant Professor of chemistry Dr. Joshua Patterson has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the the American Chemical Society for his work on asphaltenes – a major component of petroleum.

“Petroleum is one of the most complex and critical chemical resources to the world,“ says Patterson. ”Methods of extracting petroleum disrupt the stability of asphaltenes, resulting in clogged equipment, and affecting cost and efficiency." His research will examine chemical inhibitors that are used to prevent asphaltene destabilization and provide a framework for new inhibitor design and improved performance.

Patterson holds a PhD from the University of Washington and is an expert in physical chemistry and spectroscopy.


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