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Baron G. Peters

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Contact Information

Department of Chemical
and Biomolecular Engineering
600 S. Mathews Ave.
292 RAL, MC-712
Urbana, IL 61801
William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and Faculty Affiliate in Chemistry


William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor

Research Description

Studies rates and mechanisms of catalysis, nucleation, and crystal growth with rare events techniques from molecular simulation and quantum chemistry.


PhD Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
BS Mathematics, University of Missouri, 1999
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, 1999

Additional Campus Affiliations

William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor, School of Chemical Sciences
Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Recent Publications

Chen, Z., Sadow, A. D., & Peters, B. (2024). A Microkinetic Model for Isomerizing Ethenolysis. ACS Catalysis, 14(8), 6339-6348.

Kim, C. A., Sahasrabudhe, C. A., Wang, Y. Y., Yappert, R., Heyden, A., Huang, W., Sadow, A. D., & Peters, B. (2024). Population Balance Equations for Reactive Separation in Polymer Upcycling. Langmuir, 40(8), 4096-4107.

Wang, Y. Y., Tennakoon, A., Wu, X., Sahasrabudhe, C., Qi, L., Peters, B. G., Sadow, A. D., & Huang, W. (2024). Catalytic Hydrogenolysis of Polyethylene Under Reactive Separation. ACS Catalysis, 14(3), 2084-2094.

Weatherspoon, H., & Peters, B. (2024). A population balance model for the kinetics of covalent organic framework synthesis. Journal of Chemical Physics, 160(16), Article 164313.

Chen, Z., Paterson, A. L., Perras, F. A., & Peters, B. (2023). Polyethylene in Dead-End Silica Nanopores: Forces and Mobility from Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Exchange Spectroscopy Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 127(1), 788-796.

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