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Massimiliano “Max” Delferro is a chemist and group leader of the Catalysis Science Program in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory.
Max’s work focuses on plastics recycling and the development of cleaner, safer solutions that benefit industries and individuals around the world. He is also a principal investigator of the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Max earned his doctorate in organometallic chemistry from the University of Parma, Italy in 2008. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and has served as the president and program chair of the Catalysis Club of Chicago since 2016.
His research interests include the synthesis and characterization of multimetallic single-site hydrogenation/dehydrogenation catalysts to atomic layer deposition, polymer recycling and upcycling, additives for tribological applications, and supported organometallic catalysis for C-H and C-C transformation.
- Ph.D., organometallic chemistry, University of Parma, 2008
- M.S., chemistry, University of Parma, 2005
- BS, chemistry, University of Parma, 2003
Awards, Honors, and Memberships
- DOE Polymer Upcycling Roundtable 2019, observer
- DOE Basic Research Needs in Catalysis 2017, observer
- Omar Farha Award for Research Leadership (Northwestern University, 2014)
- Member of the American Chemical Society
- President and Program Chair, The Catalysis Club of Chicago
- Scholars of Global School for Advanced Studies, National Science Foundation, Session on “Catalysis and Materials for Hydrocarbon Conversions”, Doha, Qatar, January 6-8, 2013
Principal Project Specialist at the Argonne National Laboratory and a Senior Scientist in Department of Computer Science at University of Chicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering. He is a senior member of IEEE society and a member of Chicago Quantum Exchange. His research involves development of quantum computing algorithms, error correction/mitigation techniques, and numerical simulator of quantum systems using high-performance computing on next-generation high-performance supercomputers. The recent projects include development of quantum chemistry and combinatorial optimization quantum algorithms for NISQ quantum computers.
Dr. Alexeev received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Iowa State University while a graduate student in Mark Gordon’s quantum chemistry group. After graduation, Dr. Alexeev became a postdoctoral fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and worked in the NWChem group led by Dr. Theresa Windus; later, he joined the Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Karplus’ group at Harvard University and Université de Strasbourg.
- Quantum Algorithms
- Quantum Chemistry Algorithms
- Quantum Combinatorial Optimization Algorithms
- Classical and Quantum Machine Learning
- Quantum Simulators
- High Performance Computing and Parallel Computing
Randall Winans and coworkers have developed and applied methods to understand the fundamental chemistry of complex disordered systems, such as catalysts, soot, coals, heavy petroleum, and carbons.
Chemistry is combined with characterization techniques, including mass spectrometry, NMR, and small angle X-ray scattering and spectroscopy.
Chemistry, B.S., Michigan Technological University, 1971
Physical Organic Chemistry, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1975
Awards, Honors, and Memberships
Outstanding Chemistry Alumni, Michigan Tech. University, Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1997
Henry H. Storch Award in Fuel Science, Exxon and American Chemical Society, 1988
Editorial Board, American Chemical Society Journal, Energy & Fuels
Editorial Board, Elsevier Journal, FUEL
Committee on Science, American Chemical Society, 2006-2009
Dr. Peterman is a distinguished staff scientist within the Aqueous Separations and Radiochemistry department at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). He has expertise in nuclear fuel cycle separations, radiation chemistry and f-element solution chemistry. At INL he has developed processes for the separation of fission products from acidic dissolved nuclear fuel, and developed and characterized fluorinated aromatic dithiophosphinic acid extractants. These unusual molecules exhibit remarkable selectivity for trivalent actinides over fission product lanthanides, which is a key unresolved challenge in developing closed nuclear fuel cycles. In the area of radiation chemistry, he designed and commissioned an irradiation test loop for the investigation of gamma radiolytic degradation of solvent extraction process flowsheets. He has numerous publications in the areas of separations chemistry and radiation chemistry, and holds seven US patents. His research teams have been recognized with an R&D 100 Award in 2011, a 2014 Secretary of Energy’s Honor Award for Salt Waste Disposal Technologies and a 2015 US-DOE Certificate of Appreciation for the INL Solvent Degradation and Radiation Chemistry Team.