Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, Member of Technical Staff 1980-1982 Worked on early days of optical fibers. 1 patent on germanium recovery. Germanium is a very rare and expensive element. News of this patent was announced in the New York Times since it cut the cost of finished optical fiber cable by 10% at the time (1982). It has been worth hundreds of millions of dollars since. Amoco Chemical Company R&D, Naperville, IL merged into BP Amoco Chemical Company, 1998. From 1982-2017. Worked on all facets of R&D for paraxylene, including making molecular sieves and catalysts, catalyst characterization, reactor modeling, and process design and economics. Proficient in ASPEN process simulation software, HTRI heat exchanger design. Trained leader of HAZOP and LOPA safety procedures. Design team for BP pX unit at Geel, Belgium and the largest pX unit in the world licensed to Reliance Industries, Jamnagar, India. On initial commercial team visit to Reliance in 2007. Spent about 6 months in India training, transferring technology and starting up the unit. Performed C-14 tracer studies that elucidated the mechanism of ethyl transfer and removal from ethylbenzene, a co-boiling impurity in xylene isomerization feeds that guided the development of better xylene isom and TOL/A9+ transalkylation catalysts. J. A. Amelse, On the mechanism for ethyl transfer and removal from ethylbenzene during commercial xylene isomerization, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 278 (2019) 275–279. This paper was written while at UA. Developed a unique experimental method to very accurately determine the equilibrium distribution of xylenes based on the intersection of the eigenvectors of the rate constant matrices of a non-selective large pore molecular sieve and a shape selective medium pore molecular sieve. Amelse, J. A., and Pinsent, L. M., A Wei-Prater Kinetic Model for Xylene Isomerization Over the BP Amoco HSDE Catalyst, Paper 93a, AIChE 2004 Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 25-29 (2003). Universidade de Aveiro (UA), Portugal. Currently Invited Associate Professor, 2017-present Began working with Dr. Luis Mafra on Solid State NMR and Dr. Stuarte Clarke and Dr. Alex Routh of Cambridge Univ. around 2010, on characterization of BP Amoco AMS-1B borosilicate molecular sieves and AMS-1B on alumina catalysts with a $500k grant from BP. That project generated 5 publications to date. After retirement from BP in 2017, invited to UA to continue collaborating with Dr. Mafra. Developed and taught a class on Refining and Petrochemicals and an ECIU micro module on Global Warming, Renewable Energy, and Decarbonization. Author or co-author of 25 publications or conference papers and 17 patents or patent applications.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Jeffrey Amelse

Nomes de citação

  • Amelse, Jeffrey

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Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • jamelse@ua.pt (Profissional)


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  • 1214 Challenge Rd., 60510, Batavia IL, Batavia, IL, Estados Unidos (Pessoal)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Engenharia Química - Engenharia Química
  • Ciências Exatas - Química - Química Inorgânica


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Grau Classificação
1975/09/01 - 1980/06/30
Chemical Engineering (Doctor of Philosophy)
Especialização em Chemical Engineering
Northwestern University, Estados Unidos
"Silica Supported Iron Bimetallic Catalysts for the Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Catalyst Characterization and Performance" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
1971/09/01 - 1975/06/30
Chemical Engineering (Bachelor)
Especialização em Chemical Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Estados Unidos
Percurso profissional

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2017/09/01 - Atual Professor Associado Convidado (Docente Universitário) Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Química, CICECO, Portugal


Artigo em conferência
  1. Amelse, J.A.; Pinsent, L.M.. "A Wei-Prater kinetic model for xylene isomerization over the bp Amoco HSDE catalyst". 2004.
  2. Amelse, J.A.; Jackson, P.L.; Erickson, D.; Panchal, C.B.; Anand, G.; Makar, E.; Ganesan, K.D.; Cato, A.. "PX processes that utilize waste heat powered ammonia absorption refrigeration". 2004.
  3. Amelse, J.A.; Pinsent, L.M.. "A Wei-Prater kinetic model for xylene isomerization over the BP AMOCO HSDE catalyst". 2004.
  4. Amelse, J.A.; Norwood, S.D.; Mixon, W.. "A radioactive tracer study of gas and liquid distribution in horizontal CEN paraxylene unit feed/effluent heat exchangers". 2004.
  5. Bohrer, M.P.; Amelse, J.A.; Narasimham, P.L.; Tariyal, B.K.; Turnipseed, J.M.; Gill, R.F.. "ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF THE MCVD PROCESS.". 1984.
  6. Bohrer, M.P.; Amelse, J.A.; Narasimham, P.L.; Jariyal, B.K.; Turnipseed, J.M.; Gill, R.F.. "PROCESS FOR RECOVERING GERMANIUM FROM THE MCVD EFFLUENTS.". 1983.
Artigo em revista
  1. Amelse, Jeffrey; Paul K. Behrens. Autor correspondente: Amelse, Jeffrey. "Sequestering Biomass for Natural, Carbon Efficient, and Low-Cost Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide". International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences 7 1 (2022): http://dx.doi.org/10.15344/2456-351x/2022/194.
    Publicado • 10.15344/2456-351x/2022/194
  2. Carlos Bornes; Jeffrey A. Amelse; Mark Peacock; Christopher L. Marshall; Michael M. Schwartz; Carlos F. G. C. Geraldes; João Rocha; Luis Mafra. "Quantification of Brønsted Acid Sites in Zeolites by Water Desorption Thermogravimetry". European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2020 19 (2020): 1860-1866. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.202000050.
  3. Jeffrey A. Amelse. "On the mechanism for ethyl transfer and removal from ethylbenzene during commercial xylene isomerization". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2019): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2018.12.005.
  4. Bruno, Sofia M.; Valente, Anabela A.; Pillinger, Martyn; Amelse, Jeffrey; Romão, Carlos C.; Gonçalves, Isabel S.. "Efficient isomerization of a-pinene oxide to campholenic aldehyde promoted by a mixed-ring analogue of molybdenocene". (2019): http://hdl.handle.net/10773/26614.
  5. Carlos Bornes; Mariana Sardo; Zhi Lin; Jeffrey Amelse; Auguste Fernandes; Maria Filipa Ribeiro; Carlos Geraldes; João Rocha; Luís Mafra. "1H–31P HETCOR NMR elucidates the nature of acid sites in zeolite HZSM-5 probed with trimethylphosphine oxide". Chemical Communications 55 84 (2019): 12635-12638. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CC06763A.
  6. Hough, A.; Routh, A.F.; Clarke, S.M.; Wiper, P.V.; Amelse, J.A.; Mafra, L.. "Boron removal and reinsertion studies in 10B-11B exchanged HAMS-1B (H-[B]-ZSM-5) borosilicate molecular sieves using solid-state NMR". Journal of Catalysis 334 (2016): 14-22. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84949975943&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Wiper, P.V.; Amelse, J.; Mafra, L.. "Multinuclear solid-state NMR characterization of the Brønsted/Lewis acid properties in the BP HAMS-1B (H-[B]-ZSM-5) borosilicate molecular sieve using adsorbed TMPO and TBPO probe molecules". Journal of Catalysis 316 (2014): 240-250. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84903543990&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Bohrer, Michael P.; Amelse, Jeffrey A.; Narasimhan, P.L.; Tariyal, B.K.; Turnipseed, John M.; Gill, Roger F.; Moebuis, W.J.; Bodeker, James L.. "PROCESS FOR RECOVERING GERMANIUM FROM EFFLUENTS OF OPTICAL FIBER MANUFACTURING.". Journal of Lightwave Technology LT-3 3 (1985): 699-705. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0022070705&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  9. Amelse, J.A.; Grynkewich, G.; Butt, J.B.; Schwartz, L.H.. "Mössbauer spectroscopic study of passivated small particles of iron and iron carbide". Journal of Physical Chemistry 85 17 (1981): 2484-2488. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-24044457084&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  10. Amelse, J.A.; Schwartz, L.H.; Butt, J.B.. "Iron alloy Fischer-Tropsch catalysts. III. Conversion dependence of selectivity and water-gas shift". Journal of Catalysis 72 1 (1981): 95-110. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0002623331&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Amelse, J.A.; Butt, J.B.; Schwartz, L.H.. "Carburization of supported iron synthesis catalysts". Journal of Physical Chemistry 82 5 (1978): 558-563. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0000446918&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Amelse, Jeffrey. "Chapter 14, BP/Amoco Paraxylene Crystallization Technology". In Industrial Arene Chemistry, editado por J. Mortier. Weinheim, Alemanha: Wiley-VCH, 2023.
  2. Amelse, Jeffrey. "Chapter 15, Reactions and Mechanisms of Xylene Isomerization and Related Processes". In Industrial Arene Chemistry. Weinheim, Alemanha: Wiley-VCH, 2023.
  1. Amelse, J.A.. A shape selective shift in the mechanism of transethylation and its effect on the ability to hydrodeethylate ethylbenzene. 1988.
  2. Bohrer, M.P.; Amelse, J.A.; Narasimham, P.L.. ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF THE MCVD PROCESS.. 1987.
  1. Amelse, Jeffrey. "Terrestrial Storage of Biomass (Biomass Burial): A natural, carbon-efficient, and low-cost method for removing CO2 from air". 2024. 10.13140/RG.2.2.11164.87684.
  2. Amelse, Jeffrey. "An ECIU (European Consortium of Innovative Universities) Micromodule on Global Warming, Renewable Energy, and Decarbonization". 2024. 10.13140/RG.2.2.22070.06720.
  3. Jeffrey A. Amelse; Paul K. Behrens. "Sequestering Biomass for Natural, Efficient, and Low-Cost Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide (Version 4)". 2021. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202106.0212.v4.
  4. Jeffrey Amelse; Paul K. Behrens. "Sequestering Biomass for Natural, Efficient, and Low-Cost Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide". 2021. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202106.0212.v2.
  5. Jeffrey Amelse; Paul K. Behrens. "Sequestering Biomass for Natural, Efficient, and Low-Cost Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide". 2021. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202106.0212.v1.
  6. Jeffrey Amelse; Paul K. Behrens. "Sequestering Biomass for Natural, Efficient, and Low-Cost Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide". 2021. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202106.0212.v3.

Propriedade Intelectual

  1. Amelse, Jeffrey; Nubel, Phillip. 2020. "Improved Catalyst for Ethylbenzene Conversion in a Xylene Isomerization Process".
  2. Amelse, Jeffrey; Roberts, Scott A.; Lin, Chyau; Norwood, Steven; Wilsak, Richard; Slusar, Brian L. 2019. "Process for Recovering Paraxylene From at Least Two Feedstreams Containing Xylene Isomers". Estados Unidos.
  3. Amelse, Jeffrey. 2019. "Energy Efficient Fractionation Process for Separating the Reactor Effluent From TOL/A9+ Transalkylation Processes". Estados Unidos.
  4. Amelse, Jeffrey. 2018. "Energy Efficient Naphthene Recycle via the Use of a Sidedraw Fractionation Tower and Partial Condensation". Estados Unidos.
  5. Amelse, Jeffrey. 2008. "Process for the Crystallization Recovery of Para-xylene Utilizing Ammonia Absorption Refrigeration". Estados Unidos.
  6. Amelse, Jeffrey. 1993. "Selective Dehydrogenation Processes and Catalysts". Estados Unidos.
  7. Amelse, Jeffrey. 1993. "Selective Dehydrogenation Catalysts". Estados Unidos.
  8. Amelse, Jeffrey; kutz, nancy. 1991. "Catalyzed Xylene Isomerization Under Supercritical Temperature and Pressure Conditions". Estados Unidos.
  9. Amelse, Jeffrey; kutz, nancy; Donohue, John A.; Slusar, Brian L; Melville, Judith A.. 1990. "Liquid-Phase Xylene Isomerization".


Outra produção
  1. Towards Achieving Net Zero Carbon Dioxide by Sequestering Biomass Carbon. 2021. Jeffrey Amelse. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202007.0576.v4.
  2. Achieving Net Zero Carbon Dioxide by Sequestering Biomass Carbon. 2020. Jeffrey Amelse. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202007.0576.v3.
  3. Achieving Net Zero Carbon Dioxide by Sequestering Biomass Carbon. 2020. Jeffrey Amelse. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202007.0576.v2.
  4. Achieving Net Zero Carbon Dioxide by Sequestering Biomass Carbon. 2020. Jeffrey Amelse. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202007.0576.v1.

Curso / Disciplina lecionado

Disciplina Curso (Tipo) Instituição / Organização
2019/09/01 - 2022/06/30 Q1, 2020, Q1, 2021, Q2, 2022 Taught course on Refining and Petrochemicals at UA. Engenharia da Refinação, Petroquímica e Química (Doutoramento) Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal