Johannes Schwank

James and Judith Street Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
(734) 764-3374
Biography: 

Professor Schwank’s research focuses on a wide range of energy topics, including synthetic fuel production via advanced Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and aromatization of olefins; autothermal reforming of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel for fuel cell-based auxiliary power units; development of coke- and sulfur-resistant solid oxide fuel cell anode catalysts; NOx trap, selective catalytic reduction, and three-way catalysts for automotive emission control; photocatalytic water splitting and CO2 reduction; catalytically enhanced conversion of biomass in ionic liquids; development and characterization of nanostructured materials for gas sensing and energy storage applications.