Sara Yu Choung

Sara Yu Choung

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Phone: 619.849.2627

Education

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Minor in Music, Masschusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, CA (with Dr. Enrique Iglesia)

Background

Education:

1996-2001 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, CA (with Dr. Enrique Iglesia) 

1992-1996B.S., Chemical Engineering, Minor in Music, Masschusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Dissertation:


Coupling Alkane Dehydrogenation with Hydrogenation Reactions on Cation-Exchanged Zeolites

Employment:

2004-present
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Point Loma Nazarene University

 

2001-2004 Assistant Chemical Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory, Aronne, IL 

MEMBERSHIP:


2000-present American Chemical Society

Publications

 

Five Most Recent Professional Publications:


Nair, H., Gatt, J.E., Zhang, R., Thomsen, J.M., Bordley, J.A., Choung, S.Y., Baertsch, C.D., Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2011, 50 (19), 10972-10981, “Simulating the Performance of a Catalytic Microsensor for Quantifying Ethanol in Inert and Reactive Environments.”

Choung, S.Y., Ferrandon, M., and Krause, T., Catalysis Today, 99 (2005) 257-262, “Pt-Re bimetallic supported on CeO2-ZrO2 mixed oxides as water-gas shift catalysts.”

Waku, T., Yu, S.Y., and Iglesia, E., Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 42 (2003) 3680-3689, “Staged O2 Introduction and Selective H2 Combustion during Catalytic Reactions of Alkanes on Cation-Exchanged H-ZSM5.”

Yu, S.Y., Waku, T., and Iglesia, E., Applied Catalysis A, 242 (2003) 111-121, “Catalytic Desulfurization of Thiophene on H-ZSM5 using Alkanes as Co-Reactants.”

Yu, S.Y., Yu, G.J., Li, W., and Iglesia, E., Journal of Physical Chemistry B 106 (2002) 4714-4720, “Kinetics and Reaction Pathways for Propane Dehydrogenation and Aromatization on Co/H-ZSM5 and H-ZSM5.”

 

Five Most Recent Presentations:


Mark Boerneke, Carli Coco, Summer Bunting, Amber Gillett, Ryne Holmberg, Parker Horn, Troy Kurz, Renae Minnema, Seth Simonds, David Vandenbroek, and Sara Yu Choung, presented at 2011 Spring Meeting of American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA (3/11).  “Sharing Chemistry with Students at PLNU and in the San Diego Area.”

Justin A. Bordley, Julianne M. Thomsen, Joseph E. Gatt, Chelsey D. Baertsch, and Sara Yu Choung, presented at 2010 Spring Meeting of American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA (3/10).  “Studies of the Partial Oxidation of Ethanol and Methanol over an Iron Molybdate Catalyst and the Effect of Sulfur Compounds.”

Julianne M. Thomsen, Justin A. Bordley, Joseph E. Gatt, Chelsey D. Baertsch, and Sara Yu Choung, presented at 2010 Spring Meeting of American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA (3/10).  “Effect of Methanol and Nitrogen Containing Compounds on the Activity, Selectivity and Stability of Fe2(MoO4)3 Catalysts in the Partial Oxidation of Ethanol.”

Mark Boerneke, Justin Bordley, Summer Bunting, Vanessa Franz, Nicole Freyschlag, Danielle Hassler, Amber Kerk, Anthony Montano, Kristen Moser, Seth Simonds, Ricardo Solano, Adam Sweeney, Julie Thomsen, Jacob Thorpe, David Vandenbroek, Sara Yu Choung, and Gary L. N. Smith, presented at 2010 Spring Meeting of American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA (3/10).  “Sharing Chemistry with Students in the Greater San Diego Area.”

Mark Boerneke, Summer Bunting, Kevyn Davenport, Vanessa Franz, Madison Kempton, Kristin Mitrovich, Anthony Montano, Rebekah Schneider, Seth Simonds, Elyse Swift, Luke Tatum, Julie Thomsen, Jacob Thorpe, David Vandenbroek, Karl Wilhelm, Sara Yu Choung, and Gary L. N. Smith, presented at 2009 Spring Meeting of American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, UT (3/09).  “Sharing Chemistry with Middle School and High School Students Through Interactive and Stimulating Educational Methods.”