Fernando Resende

  • Assistant Professor
    • 206-221-1580
  • Fernando Resende

    • Assistant Professor

    Research areas

    B.S., Chemical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Brazil

    M.S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Brazil

    M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

    Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

    My research focuses on the production of drop-in fuels and high-value chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass. Our group works with thermochemical processes such as catalytic fast pyrolysis, hydropyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction, reactions in supercritical fluids, and the thermo-catalytic conversion of oxygenated molecules into gasoline and jet-fuels. We are particularly interested in the reaction kinetics and catalysis of these processes.

    Fact Sheet: “Bio-oil: An Introduction to Fast Pyrolysis and Its Applications”

    Fernando Resende is not currently accepting graduate students. 


    • BSE 391 | Engineering Principles of Biorefineries (5) - Autumn
    • BSE 391 | Bioresource Transport Phenomena (5) - Winter
    • BSE 421 | Bioresource Engineering II (4) - Spring

    Selected publications

    Devin Chandler, Fernando Resende. 2018. Effects of Warm Water Washing on the Fast Pyrolysis of Arundo Donax. Biomass and Bioenergy 113: 65-74.

    Chang Dou, Devin S. Chandler, Fernando L.P. Resende, and Renata Bura. 2017. Fast pyrolysis of short rotation coppice poplar: an investigation in thermochemical conversion of a realistic feedstock for the biorefinery. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 5(8): 6746-6755.

    Guanqun Luo, Devin S Chandler, Luiz CA Anjos, Ryan J Eng, Pei Jia, Fernando LP Resende. 2017. Pyrolysis of whole wood chips in a novel ablative reactor. Fuel 194: 229-238.

    Guanqun Luo, Ryan J. Eng, Pei Jia, and Fernando L.P. Resende. 2017. Ablative pyrolysis of wood chips: Effect of Operating Conditions. Energy Technology 5(11): 2128-2137.

    Fernando Resende. 2016. Recent Advances on Fast Hydropyroylsis of Biomass. Catalysis Today 269: 148-155.