Problem Solver

William Buchanan

Areas William Buchanan is Knowledgeable in:

I have a strong interest in energy (solar, fuel cells), energy storage, alternative fuels, and renewable chemical feedstocks.

William Buchanan's Problem Solving Skills:

  1. Data Analysis
  2. Organometallics
  3. Adsorption
  4. Synthesis
  5. Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
  6. Inorganic Materials
  7. Separations
  8. Data Modeling

William Buchanan's Problem Solving Experience:

  1. Developed 4+ data analysis templates in Excel for technicians to use to quickly process data and efficiently share information.
    Developed an Excel worksheet for the rapid data analysis of 1,500+ data points that provided fits to 4 different isotherm models, 2 physical properties and generated plots.
  2. Developed sustainable/greener synthetic routes to yield product with increased product yield (20%) and uniformity leading to decreased waste and increased profitability.
    Prepared technical documentation for 2 patent applications acting as a liaison patent attorney aiding in developing IP strategy to protect company’s interests.
  3. • Led a team of up to 5 researchers on a project to utilize waste carbon dioxide that developed 12+ catalysts in a 12 week time span.
    • Mentored 6 undergraduate and 5 graduate students helping them develop skills in planning research, data analysis and communicating results.
  4. • Prepared 29 new MOF materials for CCS applications and developed different methodologies to enhance capacity and selectivity leading to a ~5-15% improvements.
  5. Initiated projects to modify, build and built equipment including a Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) which was built on a $1,500 budget and worth $40,000+.