Professor Gleaves is the Director of the Heterogeneous Kinetics and Particle Chemistry Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, and has been involved in heterogeneous catalysis research for twenty-nine years including thirteen years of industrial research.
His areas of expertise include heterogeneous selective oxidation, and the development of novel transient response techniques to study gas-solid catalytic reactions. Professor Gleaves is a co-inventor of the TAP reactor system and developed the commercial TAP reactor system, the TAP high-pressure reactor system, and is the inventor of the TAP-2 reactor system. There are currently 18 TAP reactor systems, designed and/or built by Professor Gleaves operating in academic and industrial laboratories throughout the world.
Professor Gleaves's research group is interested in the application of kinetic investigations to catalysts. They investigate both real and model catalyst systems using a battery of analytical techniques.
Zheng, XL; Veith, GM; Redekop, E; Lo, CS; Yablonsky, GS; Gleaves, JT. Oxygen and CO Adsorption on Au/SiO2 Catalysts Prepared by Magnetron Sputtering: The Role of Oxygen Storage. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 49 (21): 10428-10437. 2010.
Gleaves, JT; Yablonsky, G; Zheng, XL; Fushimi, R;Mills, PL. Temporal analysis of products (TAP)-Recent advances in technology for kinetic analysis of multi-component catalysts. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical. 315 (2): 108-134 Sp. Iss. SI. 2010.
Zheng, XL; Gleaves, JT; Yablonsky, GS; Brownscombe, T; Gaffney, A; Clarke, M; Han, S. Needle in a haystack catalysis. Applied Catalysis A-General. 341 (1-2): 86-92. 2008.
Fushimi, R; Gleaves, JT; Yablonsky, G; Gaffney, A;
Clark, M; Han, S. Combining TAP-2 experiments with atomic beam deposition of Pd on quartz particles. Catalysis Today. 121 (3-4): 170-186. 2007.
Fushimi, R; Shekhtman, SO; Gaffney, A; Han, S; Yablonsky, GS; Gleaves, JT. TAP vacuum pulse-response and normal-pressure studies of propane oxidation over MoVTeNb oxide catalysts. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 44 (16): 6310-6319. 2005.