Fernando Resende

Fernando Resende

Associate Professor
Thermochemical conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fuels and chemicals

Office: Bloedel 290
Phone: 206-221-1580 
Email: fresende@uw.edu


B.S., Chemical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Brazil, 2000
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Brazil, 2003
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009

My research focuses on the production of drop-in fuels and high-value chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass. Our group works with thermochemical processes such as catalytic fast pyrolysis, hydropyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction, reactions in supercritical fluids, and the thermo-catalytic conversion of oxygenated molecules into gasoline and jet-fuels. We are particularly interested in the reaction kinetics and catalysis of these processes.

Fact Sheet: “Bio-oil: An Introduction to Fast Pyrolysis and Its Applications”
Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
BSE 391 Engineering Principles of Biorefineries (5)Autumn
BSE 392 Bioresource Transport Phenomena (5)Winter
BSE 421 Bioresource Engineering II (4)Spring
Current Sponsored Research:
The Role of Supercritical Ethylene on Oligomerization Reactions with Nickel-based Heterogeneous Catalysts
Recent Publications:
Devin Chandler, Fernando Resende. 2018. Effects of Warm Water Washing on the Fast Pyrolysis of Arundo Donax. Biomass and Bioenergy 113: 65-74.
Chang Dou, Devin S. Chandler, Fernando L.P. Resende, and Renata Bura. 2017. Fast pyrolysis of short rotation coppice poplar: an investigation in thermochemical conversion of a realistic feedstock for the biorefinery. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 5(8): 6746-6755.
Guanqun Luo, Devin S Chandler, Luiz CA Anjos, Ryan J Eng, Pei Jia, Fernando LP Resende. 2017. Pyrolysis of whole wood chips in a novel ablative reactor. Fuel 194: 229-238.
Guanqun Luo, Ryan J. Eng, Pei Jia, and Fernando L.P. Resende. 2017. Ablative pyrolysis of wood chips: Effect of Operating Conditions. Energy Technology 5(11): 2128-2137.
Fernando Resende. 2016. Recent Advances on Fast Hydropyroylsis of Biomass. Catalysis Today 269: 148-155.
Oliver Jan, Ryan Marchand, Luiz C. A. Anjos, Gabriel V. S. Seufitelli, Eranda Nikolla, and Fernando L. P. Resende. 2015. Hydropyrolysis of Lignin using Pd/HZSM-5. Energy & Fuels 29(3): 1793-1800.
Guangun Luo, Fernando L.P. Resende. 2014. Fast Pyrolysis of Beetle-killed Trees. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 110: 100-107.
Zhang, Min, Resende, Fernando, L.P., Alex Moutsoglou. 2014. Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of aspen lignin via Py-GC/MS. Fuel 116(15): 358-369.
Fernando L.P. Resende. 2013. Products from Fast Pyrolysis of beetle-killed trees. PyNE 33: 7-8.