Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
- 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
Associate Professor, Plant and Soil SciencesKakani’s research program is geared toward increasing the production potential of fuel, food, feed and fiber crops (crop, native and exotic), which includes improving crop tolerance to water, temperature and other abiotic stresses. His research incorporates agronomic management, physiological and molecular tools, crop models and remote sensing.
Assistant Professor, Chemical EngineeringDr. 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.
Vice Dean of the Watson Graduate School of Management
ConocoPhillips Chair in Technology ManagementMy research interests are in analytics applications to energy problems. We have worked on modeling energy demand, analysis of energy loss, and applications of Big data technologies to many business problems in general and energy in particular.
Regents Professor of Mgmt. Science and Information Systems, Spears School of Business