Lisa D. Pfefferle

C. Baldwin Sawyer Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Room / Office: Mason 302
Office Address:
9 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208286
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432-4377
Fax: (203) 432-7232

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Chemical reaction engineering; combustion kinetics, hydrocarbon pyrolysis, soot formation mechanisms, incineration of toxic wastes; catalytically stabilized combustion; laser-based diagnostics for chemically reacting flow systems; synthesis of aligned carbon nanotubes.

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • IBM Faculty Award  (2005)

Selected Publications:

  • X-ray Absorption Spectroscopic Investigation of Partially Reduced Cobalt Species in Co-MCM-41 Catalysts during Synthesis of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes, Dragos Ciuparu, P. Haider, Y.Chen, Steven S Lim, Gary L Haller, Lisa D Pfefferle, 2005, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109(34), 16332-39.
  • Pore Curvature Effect on the Stability of Co-MCM-41 and the Formation of Size-Controllable Subnanometer Co Clusters, Steven S Lim, Dragos Ciuparu, Yuan Chen, Yanhui Yang, Lisa D Pfefferle, Gary L Haller, 2005, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109(6), 2285-229.
  • A nanocluster route to zero- and one-dimensional quantum structures by MOCVD, M. Cherasimova, J. Su, G. Cui, Z.-Y. Ren, S.-R. Jeon, Jung Han, Y. He, Y.-K. Song, A. V. Nurmikko, Dragos Ciuparu, Lisa D Pfefferle, 2005,Physica Status Solidi (c), 2(7), 2361-2364.
  • Incorporation of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes into an Organic Polymer Monolithic Stationary Phase for -HPLC and Capillary Electrochromatography, Y. Li, Y. Chen, R. Xiang, Dragos Ciuparu, Lisa D Pfefferle, C. Horvath, J. A. Wilkins, 2005, Analytical Chemistry, 77(5), 1398-1406.
  • Investigation of the Transition from Lightly Sooting towards Heavily Sooting Coflow Ethylene Diffusion Flames, Mitchell D Smooke, R.J. Hall, M.B. Colket, J. Fielding, Marshall B Long, Charles McEnally, Lisa D Pfefferle, 2004,Comb. Theory and Modeling, 8.
  • Synthesis of Uniform Diameter Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes in Co-MCM-41: Effects of the Catalyst Prereduction and Nanotube Growth Temperatures , Y. Chen, D. Ciuparu, Steven S Lim, Y. Yang, Gary L Haller, Lisa D Pfefferle, 2004, J. Catal., 225, 453.
  • Uniform-Diameter Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Catalytically Grown in Cobalt-Incorporated MCM-41, Dragos Ciuparu, Y. Chen, Steven S Lim, Gary L Haller, Lisa D Pfefferle, 2004, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108(2), 503-507.
  • Synthesis of Single Wall Pure Boron Nanotubes, Dragos Ciuparu, Robert F. Klie, Yimei Zhu, Lisa D Pfefferle, 2004, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108(13), 3967-3969.
  • In Situ DR-FTIR Investigation of Surface Hydroxyls on Gamma-Al2O3 Supported PdO Catalysts During Methane Combustion , D. Ciuparu, E. Perkins, Lisa D Pfefferle, 2003, Appl Catal a-Gen.
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Highly Ordered Co-MCM-41 for Production of Aligned Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) , Steven S Lim, D. Ciuparu, C. Pak, F. Dobek, Y. Chen, D. Harding, Lisa D Pfefferle, Gary L Haller, 2003, J. Phys. Chem. B, 107(40), 11048.
  • Experimental Study of Fuel Decomposition and Hydrocarbon Growth Processes for Practical Fuel Components: Heptanes, Charles McEnally, D.M. Ciuparu, Lisa D Pfefferle, 2003, Combust Flame, 134(4), 339.
  • Computational and Experimental Study of Axisymmetric Coflow Partially Premixed Methane/Air Flames, Beth Anne Bennett, Charles McEnally, Lisa D Pfefferle, Mitchell D Smooke, 2000, Combustion & Flame, 123, 522-546.