Lisa D. Pfefferle

C. Baldwin Sawyer Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Room / Office: Mason 205
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, biofuels, soot formation mechanisms, carbon nanotube synthesis and separation, nanomaterials for energy, environmental and biomedical applications.

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • IBM Faculty Award  (2005)
  • 5 patents covering nanomaterials synthesis and a medical application

Selected Publications:

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Average citations/paper 4/4/16 web of science = 41.5

  • D. Ciuparu, R.F. Klie, Y. Zhu, L. Pfefferle, "Synthesis of Single Wall Pure Boron Nanotubes", J. of Phys. Chem. B, Vol. 108(13), pp. 3967-3969, 2004. (News in Brief, April 8, 2004 Nature).
  • T. Fadel, E. Steenblock, E. Stern, N. Li, X. Wang, G. Haller, L. Pfefferle T Fahmy, Enhanced cellular activation with single walled carbon nanotube bundles presenting antibody stimuli, NANO Letters, Vol. 8(7), 2070-2076, 2008.
  • C. Zoican Loebick, R. Podila, J. Reppert, J. Chudow, F. Ren, G. Haller, A. Rao and L. Pfefferle, "Selective Synthesis of Subnanometer Diameter Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes", J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol.132 (32), pp 11125–1113, 2010.
  • CS McEnally, LD Pfefferle, Sooting Tendencies of Oxygenated Hydrocarbons in Laboratory-Scale Flames, Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 45(6), pp 2498-2503, 2011.
  • W. R. Schwartz and L. D. Pfefferle, Lisa D., Combustion of Methane over Palladium-Based Catalysts: Support Interactions, J. Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 116(15), pp. 8571-8578 , 2012.
  • S. Azoz, J. Jiang, G. Keskar, C. McEnally, A. Alkas, R. Fang, N. Marinkovic, G. Haller, S. Ismail-Beigi, L. Pfefferle, "Mechanism for Strong Binding of CdSe Quantum Dots to Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes for Solar Energy Harvesting", Nanoscale, Vol. 5, pp. 6893-6900, 2013.
  • M. Schwab, J. Han, Jung, L. Pfefferle, Neutral anodic etching of GaN for vertical or crystallographic alignment, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 106(24), 241603, 2015.
  • S. Azoz, A. L. Exarhos, A. Marquez, L. Gilbertson, S. Nejati, J. Cha, J. Zimmerman, J. Kikkawa, and L. Pfefferle, Highly Conductive Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Preparation by Direct Alignment on Substrates from Water Dispersions, Langmuir, 31 (3), pp 1155–1163, 2015.