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Lucia M Petkovic

from Idaho Falls, ID
Age ~62

Lucia Petkovic Phones & Addresses

  • 1011 Kortnee Dr, Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208) 524-9185
  • 687 Hoopes Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83401 (208) 524-9185
  • 2244 Vine St, Lincoln, NE 68503

Work

Company: Idaho national laboratory Oct 2004 Position: Staff scientist

Education

School / High School: University of Nebraska- Lincoln, NE 1999 Specialities: Ph.D. in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Skills

Strong background in chemical engineering • chemistry • and materials characterization. Twelve years of research experience with heterogeneous catalysts and the application of numerous instrumental and chemical analyses for catalyst characterization. Wrote research proposals. Directed research projects (3-6 people). Worked in interdisciplinary teams. Supervised and mentored laboratory technicians • interns • and graduate students. Taught undergraduate and graduate courses including courses on materials characterization. Published research results in high impact factor peer-reviewed journals. Delivered oral presentations at national and international scientific meetings. Experienced in physisorption (surface area • porosity) • chemisorption (acidity • metal surface area) • temperature programmed measurements (TPD • TPO • TPR • TPReac) • infrared (FTIR • DRIFTS) spectroscopy • thermogravimetry (TG/DTA) • quadrupole mass spectrometry (MS) • gas chromatography analyses • diffuse reflectance UV-vis spectroscopy • tapered element oscillating balance reactor (TEOM) studies • wet chemistry analyses. Trained in X-ray diffraction (XRD) • scanning electron microscopy (SEM) • transmission electron microscopy (TEM) • and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). Designed experiments. Analyzed results and used them to guide experiments. Designed and assembled laboratory and bench scale experimental setup. Synthesized and tested catalysts under reaction conditions. Worked comfortably under stringent security and safety regulations.

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Lucia M. Petkovic Idaho Falls, ID

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Work:
Idaho National Laboratory

Oct 2004 to 2000
Staff Scientist

Washington State University and Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Mar 2003 to Sep 2004
Research Associate

National University of San Juan
San Juan, San Juan
Jun 1999 to Mar 2003
Associate Professor; Assistant Professor

University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
Jan 1997 to Dec 1998
Instructor; Research Assistant

National University of San Juan
San Juan, San Juan
Apr 1985 to May 1994
Instructor; Chief of Laboratory Practices

National Council for Research in Science and Technology (CONICET)
San Juan, San Juan
Apr 1985 to Mar 1989
Research Scholarship Holder

Loma Negra
San Juan, San Juan
Jan 1984 to Mar 1984
Internship Holder

IBM Argentina.
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Feb 1983 to Mar 1983
Internship Holder

Education:
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
1999
Ph.D. in Chemical and Materials Engineering

University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
1996
M.S. in Chemical Engineering

National University of San Juan, Argentina
Jan 1985
Chemical Engineer

Skills:
Strong background in chemical engineering, chemistry, and materials characterization. Twelve years of research experience with heterogeneous catalysts and the application of numerous instrumental and chemical analyses for catalyst characterization. Wrote research proposals. Directed research projects (3-6 people). Worked in interdisciplinary teams. Supervised and mentored laboratory technicians, interns, and graduate students. Taught undergraduate and graduate courses including courses on materials characterization. Published research results in high impact factor peer-reviewed journals. Delivered oral presentations at national and international scientific meetings. Experienced in physisorption (surface area, porosity), chemisorption (acidity, metal surface area), temperature programmed measurements (TPD, TPO, TPR, TPReac), infrared (FTIR, DRIFTS) spectroscopy, thermogravimetry (TG/DTA), quadrupole mass spectrometry (MS), gas chromatography analyses, diffuse reflectance UV-vis spectroscopy, tapered element oscillating balance reactor (TEOM) studies, wet chemistry analyses. Trained in X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). Designed experiments. Analyzed results and used them to guide experiments. Designed and assembled laboratory and bench scale experimental setup. Synthesized and tested catalysts under reaction conditions. Worked comfortably under stringent security and safety regulations.

Publications

Us Patents

Enhancement Of Alkylation Catalysts For Improved Supercritical Fluid Regeneration

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US Patent:
7592282, Sep 22, 2009
Filed:
Nov 11, 2004
Appl. No.:
10/986742
Inventors:
Daniel M. Ginosar - Idaho Falls ID,
Lucia Petkovic - Idaho Falls ID,
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC - Idaho Falls ID
International Classification:
B01J 38/48
B01J 38/64
B01J 38/66
B01J 38/02
B01J 21/20
B01J 23/90
B01J 25/04
US Classification:
502 22, 502 20, 502 25, 502 26, 502 56
Abstract:
A method of modifying an alkylation catalyst to reduce the formation of condensed hydrocarbon species thereon. The method comprises providing an alkylation catalyst comprising a plurality of active sites. The plurality of active sites on the alkylation catalyst may include a plurality of weakly acidic active sites, intermediate acidity active sites, and strongly acidic active sites. A base is adsorbed to a portion of the plurality of active sites, such as the strongly acidic active sites, selectively poisoning the strongly acidic active sites. A method of modifying the alkylation catalyst by providing an alkylation catalyst comprising a pore size distribution that sterically constrains formation of the condensed hydrocarbon species on the alkylation catalyst or by synthesizing the alkylation catalyst to comprise a decreased number of strongly acidic active sites is also disclosed, as is a method of improving a regeneration efficiency of the alkylation catalyst.

Method Of Fabricating A Catalytic Structure

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US Patent:
7592291, Sep 22, 2009
Filed:
Mar 21, 2007
Appl. No.:
11/688930
Inventors:
Harry W. Rollins - Idaho Falls ID,
Lucia M. Petkovic - Idaho Falls ID,
Daniel M. Ginosar - Idaho Falls ID,
Assignee:
Batelle Energy Alliance, LLC - Idaho Falls ID
International Classification:
B01J 23/06
B01J 23/72
B01J 35/08
US Classification:
502343, 502 8, 502345
Abstract:
A precursor to a catalytic structure comprising zinc oxide and copper oxide. The zinc oxide has a sheet-like morphology or a spherical morphology and the copper oxide comprises particles of copper oxide. The copper oxide is reduced to copper, producing the catalytic structure. The catalytic structure is fabricated by a hydrothermal process. A reaction mixture comprising a zinc salt, a copper salt, a hydroxyl ion source, and a structure-directing agent is formed. The reaction mixture is heated under confined volume conditions to produce the precursor. The copper oxide in the precursor is reduced to copper. A method of hydrogenating a carbon oxide using the catalytic structure is also disclosed, as is a system that includes the catalytic structure.

Conversion Of Crop Seed Oils To Jet Fuel And Associated Methods

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US Patent:
7718051, May 18, 2010
Filed:
Sep 17, 2007
Appl. No.:
11/856607
Inventors:
Daniel M. Ginosar - Idaho Falls ID,
Lucia M. Petkovic - Idaho Falls ID,
David N. Thompson - Idaho Falls ID,
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC - Idaho Falls ID
International Classification:
C10G 47/00
US Classification:
208113, 20812001, 20812015, 20812035, 208133, 502202, 502220, 502221, 502222, 502223, 502224, 502225, 502226, 502227, 502228
Abstract:
Aspects of the invention include methods to produce jet fuel from biological oil sources. The method may be comprised of two steps: hydrocracking and reforming. The process may be self-sufficient in heat and hydrogen.

Enhancement Of Alkylation Catalysts For Improved Supercritical Fluid Regeneration

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US Patent:
7858069, Dec 28, 2010
Filed:
Jul 7, 2009
Appl. No.:
12/498937
Inventors:
Daniel M. Ginosar - Idaho Falls ID,
Lucia M. Petkovic - Idaho Falls ID,
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC - Idaho Falls ID
International Classification:
C01B 33/36
C01B 39/00
C01B 39/02
C01F 7/00
B01J 29/06
B01J 31/04
B01J 23/02
US Classification:
423714, 423700, 423701, 502 64, 502439
Abstract:
A method of modifying an alkylation catalyst to reduce the formation of condensed hydrocarbon species thereon. The method comprises providing an alkylation catalyst comprising a plurality of active sites. The plurality of active sites on the alkylation catalyst may include a plurality of weakly acidic active sites, intermediate acidity active sites, and strongly acidic active sites. A base is adsorbed to a portion of the plurality of active sites, such as the strongly acidic active sites, selectively poisoning the strongly acidic active sites. A method of modifying the alkylation catalyst by providing an alkylation catalyst comprising a pore size distribution that sterically constrains formation of the condensed hydrocarbon species on the alkylation catalyst or by synthesizing the alkylation catalyst to comprise a decreased number of strongly acidic active sites is also disclosed, as is a method of improving a regeneration efficiency of the alkylation catalyst.

Methods Of Using Structures Including Catalytic Materials Disposed Within Porous Zeolite Materials To Synthesize Hydrocarbons

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US Patent:
7879749, Feb 1, 2011
Filed:
Aug 15, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/464566
Inventors:
Harry W. Rollins - Idaho Falls ID,
Lucia M. Petkovic - Idaho Falls ID,
Daniel M. Ginosar - Idaho Falls ID,
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC - Idaho Falls ID
International Classification:
B01J 29/04
C01B 39/00
US Classification:
502 62, 502 64, 502 71, 502 77, 502 78, 502 79, 518713, 518714, 518715, 518721, 585639, 585640
Abstract:
Catalytic structures include a catalytic material disposed within a zeolite material. The catalytic material may be capable of catalyzing a formation of methanol from carbon monoxide and/or carbon dioxide, and the zeolite material may be capable of catalyzing a formation of hydrocarbon molecules from methanol. The catalytic material may include copper and zinc oxide. The zeolite material may include a first plurality of pores substantially defined by a crystal structure of the zeolite material and a second plurality of pores dispersed throughout the zeolite material. Systems for synthesizing hydrocarbon molecules also include catalytic structures. Methods for synthesizing hydrocarbon molecules include contacting hydrogen and at least one of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide with such catalytic structures. Catalytic structures are fabricated by forming a zeolite material at least partially around a template structure, removing the template structure, and introducing a catalytic material into the zeolite material.

Systems Including Catalysts In Porous Zeolite Materials Within A Reactor For Use In Synthesizing Hydrocarbons

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US Patent:
8226909, Jul 24, 2012
Filed:
Dec 16, 2010
Appl. No.:
12/970689
Inventors:
Harry W. Rolllins - Idaho Falls ID,
Lucia M. Petkovic - Idaho Falls ID,
Daniel M. Ginosar - Idaho Falls ID,
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC - Idaho Falls ID
International Classification:
B01J 8/02
B01J 8/06
US Classification:
422652, 422211, 422212, 422213
Abstract:
Catalytic structures include a catalytic material disposed within a zeolite material. The catalytic material may be capable of catalyzing a formation of methanol from carbon monoxide and/or carbon dioxide, and the zeolite material may be capable of catalyzing a formation of hydrocarbon molecules from methanol. The catalytic material may include copper and zinc oxide. The zeolite material may include a first plurality of pores substantially defined by a crystal structure of the zeolite material and a second plurality of pores dispersed throughout the zeolite material. Systems for synthesizing hydrocarbon molecules also include catalytic structures. Methods for synthesizing hydrocarbon molecules include contacting hydrogen and at least one of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide with such catalytic structures. Catalytic structures are fabricated by forming a zeolite material at least partially around a template structure, removing the template structure, and introducing a catalytic material into the zeolite material.

Production Of Biodiesel Using Expanded Gas Solvents

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US Patent:
2006025, Nov 9, 2006
Filed:
May 6, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/123607
Inventors:
Daniel Ginosar - Idaho Falls ID,
Robert Fox - Idaho Falls ID,
Lucia Petkovic - Idaho Falls ID,
International Classification:
C07C 51/43
US Classification:
554174000
Abstract:
A method of producing an alkyl ester. The method comprises providing an alcohol and a triglyceride or fatty acid. An expanding gas is dissolved into the alcohol to form a gas expanded solvent. The alcohol is reacted with the triglyceride or fatty acid in a single phase to produce the alkyl ester. The expanding gas may be a nonpolar expanding gas, such as carbon dioxide, methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, ethylene, propylene, butylene, pentene, isomers thereof, and mixtures thereof, which is dissolved into the alcohol. The gas expanded solvent may be maintained at a temperature below, at, or above a critical temperature of the expanding gas and at a pressure below, at, or above a critical pressure of the expanding gas.

Catalytic Structures Including Catalyst Materials In Porous Zeolite Materials, And Methods Of Forming Same

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US Patent:
2011009, Apr 21, 2011
Filed:
Dec 16, 2010
Appl. No.:
12/970643
Inventors:
Harry W. Rollins - Idaho Falls ID,
Lucia Petkovic - Idaho Falls ID,
Daniel M. Ginosar - Idaho Falls ID,
Assignee:
BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC - Idaho Falls ID
International Classification:
B01J 29/04
B01J 29/08
B01J 29/18
B01J 29/70
B01J 29/83
B01J 29/85
B01J 29/40
B01J 37/02
B82Y 30/00
US Classification:
502 74, 502 60, 502 79, 502 78, 502 77, 977902
Abstract:
Catalytic structures include a catalytic material disposed within a zeolite material. The catalytic material may be capable of catalyzing a formation of methanol from carbon monoxide and/or carbon dioxide, and the zeolite material may be capable of catalyzing a formation of hydrocarbon molecules from methanol. The catalytic material may include copper and zinc oxide. The zeolite material may include a first plurality of pores substantially defined by a crystal structure of the zeolite material and a second plurality of pores dispersed throughout the zeolite material. Systems for synthesizing hydrocarbon molecules also include catalytic structures. Methods for synthesizing hydrocarbon molecules include contacting hydrogen and at least one of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide with such catalytic structures. Catalytic structures are fabricated by forming a zeolite material at least partially around a template structure, removing the template structure, and introducing a catalytic material into the zeolite material.
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