Jean-Philippe Tessonnier obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemistry catalysis at the University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, Alsace, France) in 2005 with Marc-Jacques Ledoux. He then joined the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (Berlin, Germany) as a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Robert Schlögl. In 2008, he became a Project Leader to coordinate the activities of the Fritz Haber Institute on carbon nanotubes. In 2010, he received the Brian Kelly Award of the British Carbon Group for his work on single-site design of carbon nanotubes-based catalysts for biodiesel synthesis. He moved to the United States in 2011 to work with Mark Barteau at the University of Delaware. In 2012, he joined Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor in chemical and biological engineering and Carol and Jack Johnson Faculty Fellow. His group is involved in both the NSF-Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) and the US Department of Energy Ames Laboratory.
Biography Updated on 20 March 2013