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Geoffrey Price PhD


Department Chairperson of Chemical Engineering
Wayne Banes Brumley Professor of Chemical Engineering College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Russell School of Chemical Engineering
918-631-2575
geoffrey-price@utulsa.edu
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~geoffrey-price/index.html
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Biography

Geoffrey Price's research interests are primarily in zeolites and zeolite catalysis. Chemical and petrochemical operations utilizing zeolites are vast, and emerging interests in refining biofuels find potential in zeolite catalysis. Over the past few years, significant progress has been made in Price's labs in several areas including solid-state ion-exchange of zeolites and alkylamine probes of zeolitic cations. One particular application has been in gallium zeolites which are useful for light paraffin aromatization. Price and his co-workers were the first to identify and describe an important solid-state ion-exchange process which takes place between gallium and zeolitic protons for this class of materials. Since the catalytic activity is driven by a bifunctional gallium/proton mechanism, the important catalytic properties are highly dependent upon the extent to which protons are eliminated from the zeolite by this ion-exchange process. Alkylamine probes have proven to be an effective technique for exploring the gallium/proton content of the zeolite host, and the method has been extended to copper-containing materials which have tremendous potential for several new NOx control strategies. They have developed a solid-state ion-exchange method for copper loading which allows higher levels of loading than previous reports which primarily rely upon aqueous ion-exchange. They have also identified some potentially valuable hydrocarbon conversion processes which occur on the copper-zeolite catalysts.



Ph.D., Rice University
B.S., Lamar University


Biofuels
Catalysis
Zeolites

Thermodynamics
Reactor Design
Chemical Kinetics
Catalysis
Zeolites


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles


Kightlinger, Weston et al. “Production and Characterization of Algae Extract from Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii.” Electronic Journal of Biotechnology 17.1 (2014): 3–3. Print.

Price, Geoffrey. “Chemical Engineering Faculty Salary Survey.” (2014): n. pag. Print.

Chen, Kai et al. “Effects of Algae Extract on the Growth and Metabolism of E. Coli and S. Cerevisiae.” Electronic Journal of Biotechnology 17 (2014): 14–18. Print.

He, Yang et al. “Comparison of Ginger Oil Conversion over MFI, BEA, and FAU.” Fuel 96 (2012): 469–475. Print.

Tracy, Noah, Daniel Crunkleton, and Geoffrey Price. “Catalytic Cracking of Squalene to Gasoline-Range Molecules.” Biomass and Bioenergy 35.3 (2011): 1060–1065. Print.

Baukal, Charles et al. “Industry Adjuncts: Lessons Learned.” American Society for Engineering Education (2011): n. pag. Print.

Chen, Daichuan et al. “Comparison of Canola Oil Conversion over MFI, BEA, and FAU.” Applied Catalysis A: General 384.1 (2010): 206–212. Print.

Baukal, Charles et al. “Industry Instructors for a Specialized Elective Course.” American Society for Engineering Education (2010): n. pag. Print.

Tracy, Noah, Daniel Crunkleton, and Geoffrey Price. “Gasoline Production from Phytol.” Fuel 89.11 (2010): 3493–3497. Print.

Tracy, Noah et al. “Hydrogenated Monoterpenes as Diesel Fuel Additives.” Fuel 88.11 (2009): 2238–2240. Print.

Price, Geoffrey. “Solid-State Ion-Exchange of Zeolites.” Catalyst Preparation: Science and Engineering (2006): 283. Print.

Gujar, Amit et al. “Raman Investigation of the SUZ-4 Zeolite.” Microporous and mesoporous materials 78.2 (2005): 131–137. Print.

Subbiah, Ayyappan et al. “NO x Reduction over Metal-Ion Exchanged Novel Zeolite under Lean Conditions: Activity and Hydrothermal Stability.” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 42.2 (2003): 155–178. Print.

Gujar, Amit, and Geoffrey Price. “Synthesis of SUZ-4 in the K+/TEA+ System.” Microporous and mesoporous materials 54.1 (2002): 201–205. Print.

Guidry, Trent, and Geoffrey Price. “The Conversion of 1-Propanamine on Copper-Containing MFI and BEA Zeolites Prepared by Aqueous and Vapor Ion-Exchange.” Journal of Catalysis 181.1 (1999): 16–27. Print.

Guidry, TF, and Geoffrey Price. “The Selective Dehydrogenation and Dimerization of Amines Over Cu Containing MFI Zeolites.” CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES-NEW YORK-MARCEL DEKKER- (1998): 601–606. Print.

Price, Geoffrey et al. “On the Mechanism of Propane Dehydrocyclization over Cation-Containing, Proton-Poor MFI Zeolite.” Journal of Catalysis 173.1 (1998): 17–27. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and Vladislav Kanazirev. “Guest Ordering in Zeolite Hosts.” Zeolites 18.1 (1997): 33–37. Print.

Stojanova, M et al. “News Brief.” Applied Catalysis A: General 143 (1996): 383–385. Print.

Kanazirev, Vladislav, and Geoffrey Price. “The Effect of O 2 on the Thermal Activation of Zeolite Beta.” Journal of Catalysis 161.1 (1996): 156–163. Print.

Carli, R et al. “Aromatisation of Propane over Ga/H-ZSM-5: Comments on the Activation of Propane GJ Buckles and GJ Hutchings..................................................... 233 Hybrid Catalysts Containing Zeolite ZSM-5 and Supported Gallium Oxide in the Aromatization of n-Butane R. Le Van Mao, J. Yao, LA Dufresne and R. Carli.......................................... 247 Catalytic Activity of a Mechanically Mixed Ga2OJH-MFI Catalyst under Distance Preservative Conditions.” Catalysis Today 31 (1996): 351–352. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and Kerry Dooley. “Prologue.” Catalysis Today 31.3 (1996): 189–190. Print.

Dooley, Kerry et al. “Gallium-Loaded Zeolites for Light Paraffin Aromatization: Evidence for Exchanged Gallium Cation Active Centers.” Catalysis today 31.3 (1996): 305–315. Print.

Stojanova, M et al. “On the Reactivity of H-, Ga-and Cu-MFI Zeolites towards t-Butyl Hydroperoxide (TBHP).” Applied Catalysis A: General 143.1 (1996): 175–183. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and VI Kanazirev. “Propane Conversion on Cu-MFI Zeolites.” Journal of Molecular Catalysis. A, Chemical 2.96 (1995): 145–154. Print.

Kanazirev, Vladislav, and Geoffrey Price. “Propane Conversion on Cu-MFI Zeolites.” Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 96.2 (1995): 145–154. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, Vladislav Kanazirev, and Daniel Church. “Formation of Cu-MFI NO Decomposition Catalyst via Reductive Solid-State Ion Exchange.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry 99.3 (1995): 864–868. Print.

Dooley, Kerry, Trent Guidry, and Geoffrey Price. “Control of Intrazeolitic Gallium Cation Content and Its Effects on C 2 Dehydrogenation in Ga-MFI Catalysts.” Journal of Catalysis 157.1 (1995): 66–75. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, Vladislav Kanazirev, and Kerry Dooley. “Characterization of [Ga] MFI via Thermal Analysis.” Zeolites 15.8 (1995): 725–731. Print.

Kanazirev, Vladislav, Kerry Dooley, and Geoffrey Price. “Thermal Analysis of Adsorbed Propanamines for the Characterization of Ga MFI Zeolites.” Journal of Catalysis 146.1 (1994): 228–236. Print.

Kanazirev, Vladislav, Geoffrey Price, and Kerry Dooley. “On the Interaction of 1-Propanamine with Cation-Containing MFI Zeolite.” Journal of Catalysis 148.1 (1994): 164–180. Print.

Kanazirev, V, and Geoffrey Price. “Activity of Ga, In and Cu Modified MFI Zeolites for Amine Reactions.” Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 84 (1994): 1935–1942. Print.

Kanazirev, V, Geoffrey Price, and KM Dooley. “Change in the Decomposition Mode of 1-Propanamine Due to the Presence of Cations in MFI Zeolite.” Catalysis letters 24.3-4 (1994): 227–233. Print.

Dooley, KM et al. “Pretreatment Effects on Active State and Aromatization Activity of Ga/ZSM-5 Catalysts.” Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 75 (1993): 2415–2418. Print.

Price, Geoffrey. “Analysis of Deuterium Content in Hydrocarbons via Capillary Chromatography.” Chemical Engineering Communications 111.1 (1992): 107–120. Print.

Iglesia, Enrique, Joseph Baumgartner, and Geoffrey Price. “Kinetic Coupling and Hydrogen Surface Fugacities in Heterogeneous Catalysis: I. Alkane Reactions on Te/NaX, H-ZSM5, and Ga/H-ZSM5.” Journal of Catalysis 134.2 (1992): 549–571. Print.

Park, Yeung, and Geoffrey Price. “Promotional Effects of Potassium on Palladium/Alumina Selective Hydrogenation Catalysts.” Industrial & engineering chemistry research 31.2 (1992): 469–474. Print.

Kanazirev, Vladislav, Geoffrey Price, and Georgie Tyuliev. “Xps Study on the Effect of Hydrogen Treatment on the State of Gallium in Ga 2 O 3/HZSM-5 Mechanically Mixed Catalysts.” Zeolites 12.7 (1992): 846–850. Print.

Dooley, Kerry, Chauchyun Chang, and Geoffrey Price. “Effects of Pretreatments on State of Gallium and Aromatization Activity of Gallium/ZSM-5 Catalysts.” Applied Catalysis A: General 84.1 (1992): 17–30. Print.

Price, Geoffrey. “Hydrogen Reduction of Ga-Pt Loaded HZSM-5.” Journal of Catalysis 130.2 (1991): 611–615. Print.

Kanazirev, V, Geoffrey Price, and KM Dooley. “Preparation of Ga-Doped Zeolite Catalysts Via Hydrogen Induced Solid State Interaction Between Ga 2 O 3 and HZSM-5 ZEOLITE.” Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 69 (1991): 277–285. Print.

Kanazirev, V et al. “IR Study of the Active Sites Formed by H 2 Treatment of Ga/HZSM-5 Catalysts.” Journal of molecular catalysis 70.1 (1991): 111–117. Print.

Park, Yeung, and Geoffrey Price. “Deuterium Tracer Study on the Effect of Carbon Monoxide on the Selective Hydrogenation of Acetylene over Palladium/Alumina.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 30.8 (1991): 1693–1699. Print.

Park, Yeung, and Geoffrey Price. “Temperature-Programmed-Reaction Study on the Effect of Carbon Monoxide on the Acetylene Reaction over Palladium/Alumina.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 30.8 (1991): 1700–1707. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and Vladislav Kanazirev. “The Oxidation State of Ga in Ga/ZSM-5 Light Paraffin Aromatization Catalysts.” Journal of Molecular Catalysis 66.1 (1991): 115–120. Print.

Park, Yeung, and Geoffrey Price. “Potassium Promoter for Palladium on Alumina Selective Hydrogenation Catalysts.” J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 17 (1991): 1188–1189. Print.

Kanazirev, Vladislav et al. “Conversion of C8 Aromatics and n-Pentane over Ga2O3/HZSM-5 Mechanically Mixed Catalysts.” Catalysis letters 9.1-2 (1991): 35–42. Print.

Patel, Bharat, and Geoffrey Price. “Iron-Tellurium-Selenium Mixed Oxide Catalysts for the Selective Oxidation of Propylene to Acrolein.” Industrial & engineering chemistry research 29.5 (1990): 730–735. Print.

Kanazirev, Vladislav, Geoffrey Price, and Kerry Dooley. “Enhancement in Propane Aromatization with Ga2O3/HZSM-5 Catalysts.” J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 9 (1990): 712–713. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and Vladislav Kanazirev. “Ga 2 O 3/HZSM-5 Propane Aromatization Catalysts: Formation of Active Centers via Solid-State Reaction.” Journal of Catalysis 126.1 (1990): 267–278. Print.

Dooley, Kerry, Stephen Brignac, and Geoffrey Price. “Kinetics of Zeolite-Catalyzed Toluene Disproportionation.” Industrial & engineering chemistry research 29.5 (1990): 789–795. Print.

Iglesia, Enrique et al. “Alkane Rearrangement Pathways on Tellurium-Based Catalysts.” Journal of Catalysis 125.1 (1990): 95–111. Print.

Cheng, Chi, and Geoffrey Price. “Carbon-13 Isotopic Tracer Study of 2-Methylpentane Isomerization on PtTeAl2O3 and PtSbAl2O3 Catalysts.” Journal of Catalysis 118.2 (1989): 390–399. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and Enrique Iglesia. “Matrix Method for Correction of Mass Spectra in Deuterium-Exchange Applications.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 28.6 (1989): 839–844. Print.

Cheng, Chi, Kerry Dooley, and Geoffrey Price. “The Role of Tellurium and Antimony in PtTeAl2O3 and PtSbAl2O3 Reforming Catalysts.” Journal of Catalysis 116.2 (1989): 325–337. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and Enrique Iglesia. “Use of CI-MS for the Determination of Deuterium Content in Hydrocarbons. 2. Solutions for Systems Involving Multiple Ionization Processes.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 28.11 (1989): 1688–1693. Print.

EGEDY, Jr, CHARLES, and Geoffrey Price. “Cyclohexene Disproportionation over Tellurium Loaded Zeolites.” Chemical Engineering Communications 44.1-6 (1986): 219–226. Print.

Constant, W, Geoffrey Price, and Edward McLaughlin. “Hydrocracking of Model Coal-Derived Liquid Components over a Zeolite Catalyst.” Fuel 65.1 (1986): 8–16. Print.

Hightower, Joe, and Geoffrey Price. “Isotopic Tracers in Catalysis: Aromatics from n-Paraffins over Te-NaZ Zeolite.” Preprints-American Chemical Society. Division of Petroleum Chemistry 29.3 (1984): 722–727. Print.

Shyr, Yan, and Geoffrey Price. “Iron-Tellurium Mixed Oxide Selective Oxidation Catalysts. 1. Kinetic Investigation.” Industrial & engineering chemistry product research and development 23.4 (1984): 536–541. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, Zinfer Ismagilov, and Joe Hightower. “Tellurium NaX Zeolites: II. Nature of Active Sites.” Journal of Catalysis 81.2 (1983): 369–374. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and Charles Egedy. “Studies on the Reaction of n-Octane over Several Tellurium Loaded Zeolites.” Journal of Catalysis 84.2 (1983): 461–467. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, Zinfer Ismagilov, and Joe Hightower. “Tellurium NaX Zeolites: I. Deuterium Tracer Studies of Cyclohexane Dehydrogenation to Benzene.” Journal of Catalysis 73.2 (1982): 361–365. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, Zinfer Ismagilov, and Joe Hightower. “Dehydrocyclization of n-Paraffins Over Te-NaX Zeolite Catalysts.” Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 7 (1981): 708–723. Print.

Price, Geoffrey. “Active Nature of Tellurium-Loaded Zeolite Dehydrocyclization Catalysts.” Rice Univ., Houston, TX, USA (1979): n. pag. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, Daniel Crunkleton, and Noah Tracy. “Catalytic Cracking of Squalene to Gasoline-Range Molecules [2011].” (2017): n. pag. Print.

Noah I. Tracy, Daniel W. Crunkleton, Geoffrey L. Price, “Catalytic Cracking of Squalene to Gasoline-Range Molecules,” Biomass & Bioenergy 35 (2011) 1060-1065.

Baukal, Charles, Geoffrey Price, and Geoffrey Silcox. “Local and Remote Unrelated Universities Partner on Industry-Taught Course.” (2017): n. pag. Print.

Baukal, Charles et al. “AC 2011-2248: INDUSTRY ADJUNCTS: LESSONS LEARNED.” (2017): n. pag. Print.

Technical Reports


Crunkleton, Daniel et al. Development of Green Fuels From Algae-The University of Tulsa. The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, 2012. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and Kerry Dooley. Gallium Zeolites for Light Paraffin Aromatization. Louisiana State University (US), 1999. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and KM Dooley. Gallium Zeolites for Light Paraffin Aromatization. Progress Report, August 15, 1992–February 15, 1994. Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering, 1994. Print.

Others


Aravanis, Alex et al. “Methods of Refining Hydrocarbon Feedstocks.” (2011): n. pag. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, Brian Goodall, and Daniel Sajkowski. “Production of Aromatics from Renewable Resources.” (2011): n. pag. Print.

Price, Geoffrey. “AIChE Academic Salary Survey.” University of Tulsa (2009): n. pag. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, and Vladislav Kanazirev. “Copper-Containing Zeolite Catalysts.” (1996): n. pag. Print.

Price, Geoffrey, Vladislav Kanazirev, and Kerry Dooley. “Aroamtizaton of Light Paraffins.” (1992): n. pag. Print.

Conference Proceeding


Price, Geoffrey, and JW HIGHTOWER. “TRACER STUDIES OF NORMAL-PARAFFIN DEHYDROCYCLIZATION OVER TE-NAX ZEOLITES.” ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Vol. 191. 1986. 35–INDE. Print.


American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Chemical Society


CHE 3063 Equilibrium Thermodynamics
CHE 4000 Chemical Engineering Lab I
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CHE 7989 Research and Thesis
ES 3073 Heat Transfer