Siddarth H. Krishna joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in January 2022. Siddarth obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC-Berkeley (2010-2014), where he performed undergraduate research in aldol condensation catalysis for renewable fuels applications in the laboratory of Alexis T. Bell. He then obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from UW-Madison (2014-2019) as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, working with James A. Dumesic and George W. Huber on the conversion mechanisms of biomass-derived intermediates to renewable chemicals over metal and acid catalysts. Most recently, he was a Henson Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Purdue University (2019-2021), where he performed research in the laboratory of Rajamani Gounder on understanding active site requirements for automotive nitric oxide pollution abatement over metal-exchanged zeolites.
His research group at UW-Madison combines atomically precise catalyst synthesis and characterization tools with detailed kinetic and mechanistic studies of complex reaction networks, to address urgent sustainability challenges such as eliminating harmful emissions and producing fuels and chemicals from renewable feedstocks.