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Chemical Engineering Faculty Expertise

 
 
Artigue Ron  

Ronald S. Artigue

Areas of Specialization:

  • PC-based data acquisition and control
  • Computer simulation of physical and biological systems
  • Computing/Control Systems Validation (FDA)

Research Activities:

  • Fermentation technology
  • Micro/Ultrafiltration

Industrial Experience:

  • Wabash Valley Environmental Association, consultant, developed microcomputer-based meteorological data acquisition system, 1983
  • Harrison Steel Company, consultant, review and cost estimation of water pollution control, 1984
  • Pitman-Moore, Inc., consultant, laboratory data acquisition and control, 1984-1993
  • Pitman-Moore, Inc., consultant, corporate engineering, 1988-1993
  • Eli Lilly and Company, consultant, modeling and simulation (Aspen Plus, SIMULINK), 1999-present
 

Chenette Heather 2014  

Heather C. S. Chenette

Areas of Specialization:

  • Bioseparations
  • Advanced separation materials

Research Activities:

  • Membrane adsorbers in downstream bioprocesses
  • Polymer surface modification

Industrial Experience:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, 2010
  • NanoH2O Inc., 2008-2009
  • Córdoba Province Scientific Agency, Argentina, 2007
 

Coronell  

Daniel Coronell

Areas of Specialization:

  • Reactor Engineering
  • Microelectronics Processing
  • Process Modeling & Simulation

Research Activities:

  • Gas-Liquid Reactors
  • Sub-Micron Feature Scale Modeling
  • Matlab Applications in Chemical Engineering

Industrial Experience:

  • Air Products & Chemicals, Research Engineer, 1993-1996
  • Motorola Advanced Products, R&D Lab, Principal Engineer, 1996-1999
  • Reaction Design, Principal Engineer, 1999-2002
  • Gillette, consultant, 2005-
  • Agoura Technologies, consultant, 2006-
 

Gupta Anju 2014  

Anju Gupta

Areas of Specialization:

  • Microemulsion systems- surfactant, nanoparticle (Pickering), stabilized emulsions
  • Self –assembled systems- lipids, polymers, peptides
  • Nanostructured composites- surface modified nanoparticles
  • Materials characterization- DSC, TGA, Nanozetasizer, cryo-SEM, cryo-TEM, FTIR, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Circular Dichroism

Research Activities:

  • Oil spill mitigation – Published in Marine Pollution Bulletin 2014 (In press)
  • Drug delivery systems- Financial support from NSF for Acquisition of PS-3 Automated Peptide Synthesizer to Enhance Research and Training (CBET 2013)
  • Peer-assessment based learning- Financial support from U.S. Department of Education for Creating Virtual Teaching Assistants to Improve Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics Curriculums (MSEIP 2012)
  • K-12 Outreach strategy for future Chemical Engineers- To be published in Journal of STEM Education

Industrial Experience:

  • Testco Well Services Laredo, TX, ICP-OES Testing of wastewater from Hydraulic Fracturing Technology, 2013
  • Advanced Components and Materials, Inc. West Warwick, RI, Differential Scanning Calorimetry of polymer composite proppants applied in Hydraulic Fracturing Technology, 2011
  • Epivax Inc., Providence, RI, Nano zetasizer of a Captisol based peptide drug delivery system, 2011-2010
 

Hariri Hossein  

M. Hossein Hariri

Areas of Specialization:

  • Air pollution control
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Industrial safety and loss prevention

Research Activities:

  • Sorption of NOx and SOx from gas emissions
  • Recycling of industrial waste
  • Energy conservation and utilization

Industrial Experience:

  • National Iranian Gas Company, gas engineer 1971-1974,
  • National Iranian Oil Company, project leader, enhanced oil recovery, 1980-1984
  • Institute of Gas Technology, engineering research, 1985-1987
  • Amoco Chemical Company, consultant, 1990-1991
  • Eli Lilly and Company, consultant, 1992-1996
 

David Henthorn  

David Henthorn

Areas of Specialization:

  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers in medical application
  • Biosensors

Research Activities:

  • Biosensors
  • 3D printing of biomaterials

Industrial Experience:

  • Bayer Corporation, 2001
  • Biogel Technology, Inc., 1997-1998
 

Henthorn Kimberly  

Kimberly Hayden Henthorn

Areas of Specialization:

  • Particle technology
  • Two-phase microfluidic systems

Research Activities:

  • Fine particle characterization, classification, entrainment, and transport
  • Multiphase processes
  • Transport of gas and solids in microfluidic channels
  • Synthesis and characterization of particles for biomedical applications

Industrial Experience:

  • Mo-Sci Corporation, consultant, 2004-present
  • Brewer Science, Inc., consultant, 2006-2007
  • Pfizer, Inc., 1999
  • The Dow Chemical Company, 1998
  • Reilly Industries, 1997
 

Mcclellan Scott  

Scott McClellan

Areas of Specialization:

  • Colloids and Interfacial Phenomena
  • Adsorption of Protein/Surfactant Systems

Research Activities:

Industrial Experience:

  • BHP Minerals
 

Nolte, Adam  

Adam Nolte

Areas of Specialization:

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Polymers and Soft Matter
  • Thin films and responsive materials

Research Activities:

  • Polymer thin films and interfaces
  • Layer-by-layer assembly
  • Adhesion at complex interfaces
  • Optical and mechanical properties of nanostructured films

Industrial Experience:

  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, Polymers Division, NIST
  • Mallinckrodt Inc., 2001
  • GlaxoSmithKline, 2000
 

Sauer Sharon  

Sharon G. Sauer

Areas of Specialization:

  • Thermodynamics/Property Methods
  • Statistical Mechanics Based Equations of State
  • Modeling Transport Systems

Research Activities:

  • Statistical Mechanics Based Equations of State
  • Modeling of Electrophoresis Systems

Industrial Experience:

  • Shell Oil Company, 1993-1996
  • Conoco-Philips, consultant 2008-2009
 

Serbezov Atanas  

Atanas Serbezov

Areas of Specialization:

  • Separation processes
  • Process control
  • Process modeling and simulation

Research Activities:

  • Adsorption-based separations
  • Large scale chromatographic bioseparations
  • Vapor-liquid equilibria
  • Model-based process control

Industrial Experience:

  • Project Engineer, Honeywell, 1991-1992
  • Development Associate, Praxair, 1997-1998
  • Consultant, Eli Lilly and Company, 2001 - Present