Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (UAE) 2012 PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-MN (USA), 2019
Yasmine Guefrachi is an Assistant Professor at MedTech, SMU as of Fall 2020. She holds a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, USA. In her current position, she teaches, develops and designs curriculum plans/courses in the discipline areas of chemical engineering, renewable energy engineering and mathematics. In addition, she is a coordinator at SMU Research Center coordinating the partnership between MITACS (nonprofit Canadian organization that supports academic and industrial research and training programs) and MedTech. Her research expertise is in the synthesis, characterization and catalysis of hierarchical zeolites with special interest in thermal and hydrothermal stability investigations of two dimensional zeolites. She has an industrial experience in the chemical and petrochemical industries attained from working as a process engineer in refineries and petrochemical processing plants.
Guefrachi, Y., Sharma, G., Xu, D., Kumar, G., Vinter, K. P., Abdelrahman, O. A., Alhassan, S., Dauenhauer, P. J., Navrotsky, A., Zhang, W. & Tsapatsis, M. (2020). Steam-Induced Coarsening of Single-Unit-Cell MFI Zeolite Nanosheets and its Effect on External Surface Brønsted Acid Catalysis. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59(24), 9579-9585.
Xu, D., Abdelrahman, O. A., Ahn, S. H., Guefrachi, Y., Kuznetsov, A., Ren, L., Khaleel, M., Alhassan, S., Liu, D., Hong, S. B., Dauenhauer, P. J. & Tsapatsis, M. (2018). A Quantitative Study of the Structure-Activity Relationship in Hierarchical Zeolites using Liquid-Phase Alkylation and Etherification of Benzyl Alcohol. AIChE Journal, 65(3), 1067-1075.
Mallon, E. E., Babineau, I. J., Kranz, J. I., Guefrachi, Y., Siepmann, J. I., Bhan, A. & Tsapatsis, M. (2011). Correlations for Adsorption of Oxygenates onto Zeolites from Aqueous Solutions. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115(39), 11431-11438.
Guefrachi, Y. & Tsapatsis, M. Microstructural Evolution of Self-Pillared Pentasil (SPP) Single-Unit-Cell-Thick Siliceous Zeolite under Steaming. Presented at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Guefrachi, Y. & Tsapatsis, M. Nanostructural Evolution of Hierarchically-Structured Single-Unit-Cell-Thick Siliceous MFI Zeolite Nanosheets under Steaming. Presented at the 2019 ACS Fall National Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA.
Guefrachi, Y. & Tsapatsis, M. Structural and Catalytic Stability of Aluminosilicate Hierarchically-Structured Two-Dimensional MFI zeolite Nanosheets under Steaming. Presented at the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA.
Guefrachi, Y. & Tsapatsis, M. Microstructural Evolution of Self-Pillared Pentasil (SPP) Single-Unit-Cell-Thick Siliceous Zeolite under Steaming. Presented at the 2021 International Conference on Advanced Materials and Green Energy Conference, Tunis, Tunisia.