Jean-Philippe Tessonnier

Jean-Philippe Tessonnier is a CBiRC affiliate and an associate professor (Richard C. Seagrave Professor) in the Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Tessonnier also leads the Tessonier Group at ISU. Learn more about Dr. Tessonnier in his departmental profile.

Research Interests

  • Functional nanocarbons
  • Bio-oil upgrading
  • CO2 conversion
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Electrochemical synthesis
  • Biorenewable chemicals
  • Performance-advantaged biobased chemicals and materials


Dr. Tessonnier received his Ph.D. in Chemistry-Catalysis, his M.S. in Analytical Chemistry-Materials Chemistry, and his Licence (B.S.) in Chemistry from the Université de Strasbourg, France.