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Wilson ShaferAssistant Professor in Chemistry

Department: Science & Health

Office: HR 305

Phone Extension: 2231

Research Website: http://acatalysiscrew.com/ 

Education

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Kentucky – http://uknowledge.uky.edu/chemistry_etds/56/

MS in Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University – https://eku.on.worldcat.org/oclc/190847075

BA in Chemistry, University of Kentucky – Emphasis in Materials

Professional Overview

Will received his Bachelors in 2003 from University of Kentucky with an emphasis on materials/electrochemistry. He then went to EKU to receive is his MS in 2007 with an emphasis in Analytical. During his tenure at EKU Will worked on developing a method for verification and quantification of Ergot alkaloids in various farm animal tissues.  After EKU, Will worked as a chemist under Burt Davis in the Clean Fuels and Chemicals group, at the Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), which is a part of the University of Kentucky. While working full-time at UK, Will went back to school to defend his Ph.D. in inorganic/catalysis chemistry; obtained over 80 cited publications (H-index of 13); traveled as a consultant to NASA; worked with several catalyst/petroleum companies; advised multiple postdocs; managed eight labs; built several experimental reactor systems; synthetically developed, 13C, 14C, and 2H labeled tracer molecules for reaction mechanism probing. Visit his research group’s website for more information on his current projects at Asbury University.

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