Dr. Jihyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, published a new article looking at the pyrolysis of brown grease that has been shown to produce kerosene-like hydrocarbons. The paper investigated the parameters of reaction temperature and time as brown grease was preheated and held at a set of temperatures before the distillation of the kerosene-like hydrocarbons.
Dr. Kim, an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Guttman, received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Kim did her postdoctoral studies in Breast Cancer at Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, and she was a Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Fellow. Prior to joining Guttman, Dr. Kim has taught all areas of Chemistry at the City University of New York, William Paterson University and Ramapo College of New Jersey. Her research focuses on developing eco-friendly chemical processes to reduce or eliminate toxic chemical waste.