Seminar Series 2019 – Daniel F. Shantz, Ph.D.
September 30 @ 9:35 am - 10:25 am
Daniel F. Shantz, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
The Entergy Chair of Clean Energy Engineering
“Designing Composition and Local Structure in Ziolites: Teaching Old Catalysts New Tricks”
Shantz joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane July 2014 as the Entergy Chair of Clean Energy Engineering. Prior to this, Dan spent two years at SABIC, first as a Chief Scientist and then as a Senior Manager in SABIC’s Corporate Research and Innovation Future Feedstocks group. Prior to joining SABIC Dan was a faculty member in the Chemical Engineering Department at Texas A&M, starting as an assistant professor and ultimately holding the Ray Nesbitt Professorship and the rank of full professor. Dan’s lab at Texas A&M was internationally recognized for its work in zeolite nucleation, biomimetic materials, and hybrid materials for catalysis and separations. Dan’s lab at Tulane will develop materials that address problems in sustainability, energy storage, and solar energy capture for use in chemical conversions.