Jungseob So

Email: jungseobso84@gmail.comjungseob

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  • Surface Reactions during the Conversion of Glucose to Lactic Acid
  • Kinetics of Surface Reactions during Aqueous Phase Reforming of Polyols

Research Summary

Jungseob So currently focuses on the surface chemistry during the conversion of sugars and polyols into lactic acid in condensed phase over the heterogeneous catalysts. Specifically, active sites of solid catalyst are identified using solid state NMR and IR spectroscopy and adsorbed surface species derived from the interaction of active sites on the catalysts with biomass-derived reactants and intermediates are directly observed ex-situ and in-situ IR spectroscopy and 13C NMR spectroscopy to correlate the adsorbed surface species with selectivity and yield over model catalysts in a flow bed reactor.



The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Minor – Chemistry
Graduation: May 2013


Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 3026
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
Expected Graduation: May 2017

Journal Papers

Jian Qin, Jungseob So, and Scott T. Milner “Tube Diameter of Stretched and Compressed Permanently Entangled Polymers” Macromolecules 45 (2012) 9816-9822.