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Alex Okrut is a chemist with over 15 years of experience in characterization of inorganic and organic materials, including plastics, fluids, ceramics, minerals, and metals.  At Anamet, Alex performs chemical analysis of inorganic and organic materials using infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography. 

Prior to joining Anamet, Alex worked as a research specialist at the University of California, Berkeley, where he synthesized and analyzed materials for paint coatings, catalysis, and CO2 capture. 



Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany            

Diploma (Master’s degree equivalent), Chemistry, Dresden University of Technology, Germany


Professional Affiliations

Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)

Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE)

Member, German Chemical Society (GDCh)


Publications and Papers

M. Mishra, J. Callejas, M. Pacholski, J. Ciston, A. Okrut, R. Kumar, A. Dyk, D. Barton, J. Bohling, A. Katz.  Tandem catalytic antioxidant nanoparticles comprising cerium carbonate and photoactive metal oxides. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2021 (4), 11, 11590.

M. Aigner, N. Grosso-Giordano, A. Okrut, S. Zones, A. Katz.  Epoxidation of 1-octene under harsh tail-end conditions in a flow reactor I: a comparative study of crystalline vs. amorphous catalysts. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering 2017 (6), 842.

A. Okrut, R. Runnebaum, X. Ouyang, J. Lu, C. Aydin, SJ. Hwang, S. Zhang, O. Olatunji-Ojo, K. Durkin, D. Dixon, B. Gates, A. Katz.  Selective molecular recognition by nanoscale environments in a supported iridium cluster catalyst. Nature Nanotechnology 2014 (9), 459-465.


Project Experience

Recent projects in which Alex has been involved include:

  • Analysis of shaft seal failure in a commercial container ship
  • Analysis of vehicular traffic coating failure in commercial parking garages
  • Analysis of plastic adhesion failure in aircraft components
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