Karl D. Hammond
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
W2017 Lafferre Hall
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.
PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst
BS from the California Institute of Technology