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

Identificadores de autor

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Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • jamelse@ua.pt (Profissional)


  • (United Sta) +163077991 (Pessoal)


  • 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 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. 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.

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