Erik C. Rupp
Doctor of Philosophy, Chemical Engineering, 3.769 GPA on 4.0 Scale Advisor:A. Eduardo Sáez Minor:Environmental Engineering University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, May 2009 Dissertation: Catalytic Destruction of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons on a Pt/Rh Catalyst under Redox Conditions Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering w/ Honors, 3.708 GPA on 4.0 Scale Minor:General Business Administration Universityof Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, May 2005
ResearchPostgraduate Research Associate, Environmental Science Division, Office of Research and Development, National Energy Technology Laboratory, June 2009-June 2011. Supervisor: Evan J. Granite
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, August 2005-May 2009. Advisor: A. Eduardo Sáez
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, August 2004-May 2005. Advisor: A. Eduardo Sáez Teaching Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Fall 2005 and Fall 2007 Industrial Engineering Intern, Raytheon Electronic Systems, Tucson, Arizona, Summer 2002-2005
Honors & Awards
Session Co-Chair, 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, March 2011 Session Co-Chair, 2010 AIChE Spring Meeting & 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, March 2010. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Postgraduate Fellowship, June 2009-Present American Institute of Chemical Engineers Member UA Chemical and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Advocacy Group President & Founding Member, 2007-2009 Entrepreneurship Academy for Environmental Health Tahoe Center for Environmental Science, June 2007, Incline Village, Nevada University of Arizona Superfund Basic Research Program Training Core, 2006-2008 Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society Member Harriet M. Tucker Scholarship, 2004-2005 Conrad L. Fraps Memorial Scholarship, 2003-2004 UA Provost Scholarship, 2001-2005 UA President’s Award for Excellence, 2001-2005
Pekney, N.J., Veloski, G., Reeder, M., Tamilia, J., Rupp E.C., Wetzel, A., Measurement of atmospheric pollutants associated with oil and natural gas exploration and production activity in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest. Atmospheric Environment. In Preparation Rupp, E.C., Wang, B., Haghpanah, R. Wilcox, J., CO2 Interaction at the Pore Scale for Sequestration Applications in Depleted Shale Reservoirs. Internation Journal of Coal Geology. In Preparation Rupp, E.C., Sasmaz, E., Wilcox, J., Interaction of Brominated Activated Carbon Fibers with NOx and SO2 in a Flue Gas Environment. Fuel. In Preparation Firouzi, M., Rupp, E.C., Liu, C.W., Wilcox, J., Molecular structural modeling and pore characterization of coal and shale. International Journal of Coal Geology. In Preparation Rupp, E.C., Granite, E.J., Stanko, D.C., Baltrus, J.P., Laboratory Scale Studies of Pd/Al2O3 Sorbents for the Removal of Gaseous Metal Contaminants from Coal-Derived Fuel Gas at Elevated Temperatures. Fuel, 108 (2013) 131-136 Wilcox, J., Rupp, E., Ying, S.C., Lim, D-H., Negreira, A.S., Kirchofer, A., Feng, F., Lee, K., Mercury adsorption and oxidation in coal combustion and gasification processes. International Journal of Coal Geology, 90-91 (2012) 4-20, doi:10.1016/j.coal/2011.12.003 Rupp, E.C., Granite, E.J., Stanko, D.C., Catalytic Formation of Carbonyl Sulfide on a Pd/Al2O3 Sorbent in Coal-Derived Fuel Gas. Fuel, 92 (2012) 211-215, doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2011.06.055 Baltrus, J.P., Granite, E.J., Rupp, E.C., Stanko, D.C., Howard, B., Pennline, H.W., Effect of palladium dispersion on the capture of toxic components from fuel gas by palladium-alumina sorbents, Fuel, 90 (2011) 1992-1998, doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2011.01.001 Rupp, E.C., Granite, E.J., Stanko, D.C., Method for Detection of Trace Metal Contaminants in Coal-Generated Fuel Gas Using Gas Chromatography – Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 82 (2010) 6315-6317 Rupp, E.C., Sáez, A.E., Arnold, R.G., Betterton, E.A., Destructive Adsorption of PCE on a Three-Way Catalyst. Catalysis Letters, 132 (2009) 153-158 Rupp, E.C., Dechlorination of Volatile Organic Carbons Under Redox Conditions, Dissertation, University of Arizona, 2009 Willinger, M., Rupp, E.C., Barbaris, B., Sáez, A.E., Arnold, R.G., Betterton, E.A., Thermocatalytic destruction of gas-phase perchloroethylene using propane as a hydrogen source. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 167 (2009) 770-776. Gao, S., Rupp, E.C., Bell, S., Willinger, M., Foley, T., Barbaris, B., Sáez, A.E., Arnold, R., Betterton, E., Mixed Redox Catalytic Destruction of Chlorinated Solvents in Soils and Groundwater: Environmental Challenges in the Pacific Basin. D.O. Carpenter, Editor. 2008. p. 435-445. Orbay, O., Gao, S., Barbaris, B., Rupp, E.C., Sáez, A.E., Arnold, R.G., Betterton, E.A., Catalytic dechlorination of gas-phase perchlorethylene under mixed redox conditions. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 79 (2008) 43–52.