National Energy Solutions Institute
National Energy Solutions Institute

Chemical Engineering

  • Andiappan, Marimuthu, Ph.D.

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    Assistant Professor,

    • Catalytic Materials for Solar Fuels and Chemicals
    • Catalytic Pyrolysis of Cellulosic Biomass into Fuels
    • Catalytic Conversion of Natural Gas-Derived Light Alkanes into Alkenes
    • Control of Catalyst Deactivation
    • Catalysis with Earth-abundant Metals
  • Whiteley, Rob, Ph.D.


    Head and Bartlett Chair of Engineering

    Distillation; Biofuels Processing; Monitoring, Control, and Optimization of Industrial Processes; Process Fault Detection and Process Plant Safety
  • Mohammad, Sayeed, Ph.D.


    Research Assistant Professor,

    Dr. Mohammad has research interests in experimental, theoretical and computational thermodynamics and their applications in enhanced recovery of natural gas from unconventional reservoirs and carbon dioxide sequestration in geological media. He specializes in high-pressure gas adsorption measurements and modeling, generalized phase equilibrium models and multiphase algorithm development. His recent research has included gas adsorption studies on shales, description of matrix swelling and permeability changes due to adsorption-induced volumetric strain, incorporating an improved approach for predicting the temperature dependence of supercritical gas adsorption over larger temperature ranges and equation-of-state development for generalized predictions of fluid phase behavior at high pressures. Current research is focused on shale gas reservoirs in important shale plays in the U.S. and realizing knowledge transfer from coal modeling to shales.
  • Kim, Seok-Jhin, Ph.D.

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    Assistant Professor,

    Inorganic Membranes and Thin Films of Nanostructured Materials; Controlled-Pore-Size Silica Membranes for Olefin/Paraffin Separation; as Transport and Diffusion Study in Modified-Pore Membranes
  • Shah, Jindal, Ph.D.

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    Assistant Professor,

    Dr. Shah’s research focuses on rational design of novel biodegradable room temperature ionic liquids for energy and environmental related applications primarily in the area of gas separations. We are also interested in understanding the fundamental issues that govern the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells. Our lab is currently working towards developing novel solvents for water desalination. We achieve these goals by applying atomistic modeling and simulation methods to predict thermodynamic, transport and phase equilibria properties and elucidate the role of molecular level interactions that govern such properties.
  • Neely, Brian, Ph.D.


    Assistant Professor,

    The core of my research employs molecular-based approaches such as quantitative structure property modeling (QSPR) to predict thermophysical properties, including critical properties, boiling point, melting point, standard heat of formation, and permeation. This methodology has been extended to the development of generalized models for the prediction of vapor-liquid equilibrium representing a diverse set of mixtures, and this work was then used in the process simulation of a biphasic catalyzed reaction of importance to biofuel processing. Further, QSPR models have been incorporated in computer-aided molecular designs to discover or identity new chemical penetration enhancers for transdermal drug delivery and new chemotherapeutic agents for breast cancer.

  • Aichele, Clint, Ph.D.

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    Assistant Professor
    Harold Courson Faculty Fellow,

    Concentrated emulsion characterization and surfactant behavior for flow assurance applications; Dynamic interfacial properties of bi-phasic systems; Gas/liquid and water/oil
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