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Assistant Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering

3037 NERC
 (205) 348-0813
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  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 2017
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2012


Dr. James Harris studies chemical conversion and upgrading of abundant feedstocks over heterogeneous catalysts.

Research themes in the Harris lab include:

– Synthesis and characterization of inorganic solids including zeolites.

– In situ and in operando infrared spectroscopy.

– Heterogeneous catalysis.

– Steady-state and transient kinetic studies.