Ph.D. Notre Dame 2003
B.S. North Carolina State University, 1997
Awards & Honors
Member, ISCRE Board of Directors (2010-present)
Recipient, ACS Doctoral New Investigator award (2008)
Recipient, NSF CAREER Award (2008)
Recipient, DuPont Young Faculty Award (2007)
Recipient, Office of Naval Research Award (2007)
Professor Wilhite's research interests focus on understanding and manipulating interactions between chemical kinetics and transport processes for process intensification. Areas of investigation include the design of multilayer catalytic and/or permselective membranes for hydrogen extraction, synthesis of electroceramic membrane materials for hydrogen and/or oxygen separation under reactive conditions and identifying optimal integration strategies in microchemical / portable chemistry systems.
A. Moreno, S. Damodharan and B.A. Wilhite, “Influence of Two-Dimensional Distribution Schemes upon Reactor Performance in a Ceramic Microchannel Network for Autothermal Methanol Reforming,” I&EC Research, 49, 10956-1094 (2010).
D. Kim, D. Donohue, B. Kuncharam*, C. Duval and B.A. Wilhite, “Towards an Integrated Ceramic Micro-Membrane Network,” I&EC Research, 49, 10254-10261 (2010).
A. Moreno and B.A. Wilhite, “Autothermal Hydrogen Generation from Methanol in a Ceramic Microchannel Network,” Journal of Power Sources, 195(7), 1964-1970 (2010).
A. Suresh, J. Basu, C.B. Carter, N. Sammes and B.A. Wilhite, “Synthesis and Characterization of Cobalt-doped Barium Cerate-Zirconate (BaCe0.25Zr0.6Co0.15O3-d) for Simultaneous Hydrogen Production and Electrochemical Separation,” Journal of Materials Science, 45, 3215-3227 (2010).
A. Suresh, J. Basu, N.M. Sammes, C.B. Carter and B.A. Wilhite, “Synthesis and Activity of Cobalt-Doped Barium Cerium Zirconate for Catalysis and Proton Conduction,” Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells V, Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, 30 (4), 167-173 (2009).