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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Erdem Sasmaz

Title: Research Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-0522
Fax: 803-777-8265
Office: Horizon I
Room 137
541 Main Street
Columbia SC  29208
Dr. Erdem Sasmaz

CV of Dr. Sasmaz


Stanford University, CA, Energy Resources Engineering, PhD, 2011         

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, Chemical Engineering, MS, 2007

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, Chemical Engineering, BS, 2005


Dr. Sasmaz has a background in catalysis, reaction kinetics, adsorption, electronic structure calculations, high-throughput experimentation and instrument development. As part of the South Carolina Center of Economic Excellence in Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity (SAGE), his research interests are in the area of emissions control technologies, clean energy production and fuel conversion systems; particularly selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides, trace metal (mercury, arsenic, selenium) removal from flue gas, carbon dioxide utilization to generate fuels and chemicals, and catalytic cracking of high-carbon hydrocarbon fuels.

Selected Publications

  • Kim, S.; Mayeda, K.; Sasmaz, E.; Lauterbach, J. “One step process for the production of BTEX and LPG-like fuel from petanediol” ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering, 2015, 3, 381.
  • Kim, S.; Sasmaz, E.; Lauterbach, J. “Effect of Pt and Gd on coke formation and regeneration during JP-8 cracking over ZSM-5 catalyst” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2015, 168, 212.
  • Galloway, B.D.; Sasmaz, E.; Padak, B. Binding of SO3 to Fly Ash Components: CaO, MgO, Na2O, and K2O” Fuel, 2015, 145, 179.
  • Bedenbaugh,J.; Kim, S.; Sasmaz, E.; Lauterbach, J. “High-throughput investigation of zeolite catalysts for military aviation fuel cracking to liquefied petroleum gas” ACS Combinatorial Science, 2013, 15, 491.
  • Sasmaz, E.; Kirchofer, A.; Saha, A.; Abram, D.; Jaramillo, T. F. Wilcox, J. “Mercury Chemistry on Brominated Activated Carbon” Fuel, 2012, 99,189.
  • Sasmaz, E.; Aboud, S.; Wilcox, J. “Mercury Binding on Pd Alloys and Overlays” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 7813.