Sustainability: Catalysis, Continuous Manufacturing and Porous Materials

Murilo Toledo Suekuni

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Graduate Research Assistant
Graduate Teaching Assistant
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Universidade Sao Francisco
Primary office:
Learned Engineering Expansion Phase 2
Room 2447
University of Kansas
1536 W 15th St.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Murilo Toledo Suekuni received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Universidade Sao Francisco, Brazil, in 2018. During his undergraduate time, he awarded a scholarship to study at KU for a year through the Science without Borders program. Driven by the arousing environment he found at KU, Murilo returned to pursue his doctorate degree. Inspired by the demand for more efficient and less intrusive material characterization methods, he currently navigates through his graduate studies under the mentoring of Dr. Alan M. Allgeier. His research endeavors aim to analyze the behavior of catalyzed reactions in porous media using Time-Domain Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (TD-NMR) with a long-term focus on building pressure cells to look at phase behavior in mesoporous oxides. The determination of the material molecular information helps the prediction of its behavior in many conditions, providing decisive information on the best application.

Besides his academic experience, Murilo also has 6 years of industry background, acting in the Supply Chain department in a food ingredients company and most recently, in the Quality Management System within the automotive sector, serving as the local contact for international communication of the company's Mercosur sites and collaborating on the deployment of a global integrated data sharing system.

Selected Presentations

Toledo Suekuni, M., Allgeier, A. M., Myers, T., Shelburne, S. S., McNeil, M., Shepperson, W., Prisco, A. J. (10/18/2019) – Advanced Studies of Kevlar® Pulp Characterization Using Low-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Relaxometry. American Chemical Society – Midwest Regional Meeting (MWRM). Wichita, KS.