Jonas Baltrusaitis Jonas Baltrusaitis

Assistant Professor
Shale Gas and Hydrocarbon Conversion
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Iacocca Hall, Room B336
111 Research Drive, Mountaintop Campus
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015

P: (610) 758-6837

Lehigh Affiliations

  • Chemical Engineering

Areas of Research

  • Catalysis and Nanoparticles
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Environmental Aspects of Energy Conversion and Utilization
  • Fossil Fuel Refining, Synthesis, and Conversion
  • Engineering Processes for Enhanced Sustainability
  • Solid Waste Treatment and Reuse
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Environmental Catalysis
  • Fate and Transport of Contaminants and Pathogens
  • Environmental Remediation


Prof. Baltrusaitis focuses his research efforts in several areas of sustainable catalytic conversion. Those involve:

  • natural gas component catalytic conversion to high value products
  • biomass catalytic upgrading
  • sustainable sulfur and phosphorus processing
  • renewable energy utilization in wastewater processing
  • low concentration organic wastewater stream treatment
  • emerging contaminant remediation and environmental catalysis
  • surface sensitive spectroscopies, data processing method development.
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