Runnebaum, Ron

Dr. Ron C. Runnebaum

Assistant Professor, Department of Viticulture & Enology
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of California, Davis
M.S. Viticulture & Enology, University of California,  Davis
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Office: 3160 RMI North
Phone: 530-752-9078
Fax: 530-752-0382

Dr. Runnebaum has a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in Viticulture & Enology and in Chemical Engineering & Materials Science. His research program aims to combine his interests in sustainable winemaking with his research background in nanomaterials, adsorption, heterogeneous catalysis, and reaction engineering. Winemaking-related projects include 1) Developing materials to capture CO2 and volatile organic compounds, especially from fermentation; 2) Developing fundamental understanding for the production of chemicals from winery waste streams; and 3) Designing solid-state materials for the replacement of solution-based treatments, particularly those that could improve sustainability. In addition, Dr. Runnebaum continues to investigate fundamental structure-activity relationships in chemical adsorption and reaction by nanomaterials, including zeolites and supported organometallic clusters.

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