Faculty

Karl Hammond portrait

Karl D. Hammond

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

W2017 Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573.882.1829

Email: hammondkd@missouri.edu

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Biography

Karl Hammond is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Missouri and a member of the Primary Faculty of the Chemical Engineering Program. His research focuses on topics in materials science relevant to the production and utilization of energy, particularly in nuclear fusion and fission energy and in the use of porous materials for catalysis and separations. His research group uses tools from computational chemistry and physics combined with insights from experimental characterization to study adsorption, catalysis and transport in zeolites; damage in metals due to irradiation; simulation of plasma-facing and fusion-relevant materials; and the role of impurities and defects in catalysis and materials science. This work potentially influences chemical separations, biomass-derived fuels, membrane separations processes, plasma devices and nuclear fusion reactors.

Education

PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst
BS from the California Institute of Technology

Technical Focus

Computational materials science

Plasma-facing materials/nuclear fusion materials

Porous materials/zeolites

Website

https://hammondkd.mufaculty.umsystem.edu/