Jacob Barrett

Graduate Student
Advisor: Ford

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Inorganic Chemistry


2014 entered UCSB Chemistry PhD program

Sonoma State University '14


2016 recipient of The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

Graduate Student in the Spotlight: Jacob Barrett


Biomass Conversion

Inorganic Photochemistry

Lignin Disassembly



Jacob A. Barrett, Yu Gao, Chris M. Bernt, Megan Chui, Anthony Tran, Marcus Foston, Peter. C. Ford. "Preserving Aromatic Products from the Reductive Depolymerization of Lignin via O-Methylation with Dimethyl Carbonate in Supercritical Methanol" ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01827

Christopher M. Bernt, Giovanni Bottari, Jacob A. Barrett, Susannah L. Scott, Katalin Barta, and Peter C. Ford. “Mapping Relative Reactivities for Aromatic Models of Lignin Disassembly Over Cu-doped Porous Metal Oxides” Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01555C.