August 16, 2017
Dr Isaac N. Beas joined BITRI as a Researcher – Specialty Chemicals on 4th July 2017. Before joining BITRI, Dr. Beas was working as a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Africa. He acquired a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Johannesburg/University of Witwatersrand (South Africa). He studied for his MSc in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, BSc (Honors) Applied Chemistry and BSc Physical Sciences at the University of Yaoundé (Cameroon).
At BITRI, Dr Beas is responsible for undertaking research on carbonaceous materials gasification and catalytic conversion of syngas. His research interests include biomass gasification plant, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; catalysts synthesis; characterization, surface modification, and catalytic application of nanoparticles, particularly encapsulation of nanoparticle and alloy nanoparticles in hollow structures; morphologically or dimensionally controlled preparation, characterization and application of novel carbon nanomaterials; design of carbon-based composite nanostructures and exploring their applications in heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemistry, water treatment, energy conversion or nanoscale electronic devices.
Dr Beas is familiar with surface characterization techniques (STEM, SEM, TGA/DSC, Raman, PXRD, XPS, BET, TPR, TPD/O, XRF, FT-IR, Chemisorption) and analytical techniques (GC-MS, GCxGC-TOFMS, ICP-OES, CHNO/S).