Dr. Teerawit Prasomsri (Air)
Room: 66-025
Telephone: 617-253-0070


He was born and raised in Phetchaburi, Thailand. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Fuel Technology) in 2005 from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and a M.S. in Petroleum Technology in 2007 from the Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Thailand. Prior to joining MIT, he worked under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Resasco at the University of Oklahoma and completed a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in March 2011.His research interests focus on heterogeneous catalysis, specifically catalytic upgrading of model compounds existing in bio-oils. He experiences both in the laboratory and combining theoretical framework for understanding the experimental results. His previous work includes developing a novel probe molecule for hydrogen transfer measurement, studies of hydrogen transfer and conversion of aromatic oxygenates in FCC processes, transalkylation of small oxygenates and aromatics on zeolites, reaction pathways of furanic compounds on metal catalysts, adsorption of phenolic compounds on Brønsted/Lewis acid sites, and anchoring ability of Pd nanoclusters on carbon nanotubes. Additional information regarding his research and publications can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/tprasomsri/home.