Jacob Barrett

Advisor: Ford


Inorganic Chemistry


2019 Ph.D. Chemistry, UC Santa Barbara
2014 Entered UCSB Chemistry Ph.D. Program
2014 Sonoma State University


2019 B.R. Baker Memorial Award

2019 Outstanding Service to the Department Award

2018, 2019 Robert H. DeWolfe Teaching Fellowship in Organic Chemistry

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.