Prof. Kerry M. Dooley

Kerry M. Dooley

BASF Professor

Room 262 Chemical Engineering Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA  70803
Phone: (225) 578-3063 


Educational Background

PhD, University of Delaware, 1983
MS, Tulane University, 1978
BS, Tulane University, 1976

Research Interests

  • Catalysis
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Energy

Research Group

The graduate students I am most closely working with are:

Kelly Cohen – Direct methane to methanol oxidation at high pressure in a microreactor  

Kelly Cohen

Cameron Roman – Catalytic dehydrogenation to alkenes with RF-energy input 

Cameron Roman

Bernard Whajah – Catalytic depolymerization of polyolefins with zeolite-based catalysts

Bernard Whajah

Jonathan Lucas – Methane dry reforming catalysis

Jonathan Lucas

Dooley Labs – our facilities include:

  • Continuous catalytic reactor systems covering a range of pressures and temperatures
  • Product analysis – GC, MS, LC
  • Catalyst characterization – DSC/TGA, FTIR, porosimetry, chemisorption
  • Synthetic facilities such as autoclaves, ovens, etc. 

We also work extensively at the LSU Synchrotron Center, especially on the XAS beamlines

dooley lab with students