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Kimberly H. Henthorn

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Kimberly Henthorn specializes in particle technology and two-phase microfluidic systems. She is currently conducting research with students on gas-liquid microfluidic flows and has worked with fellow faculty members to introduce new experiments into the chemical engineering lab. A member of Rose-Hulman’s first coed freshman class, Dr. Henthorn is an alumna who has showcased her tap-dancing skills in the institute’s annual Engineers in Concert. She also is an advisor for the campus’ Delta Delta Delta sorority chapter. Her industry experience includes working for Dow Chemical and Reilly Industries, and serving as a consultant for Mo-Sci Corporation, Brewer Science and Pfizer. 

Teaching Interests

  • Particle technology
  • Material and energy balances
  • Chemical engineering senior design

Research Experiences

  • Fine particle characterization, classification, entrainment, and transport
  • Multiphase processes
  • Transport of solids in microfluidic channels

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Purdue University, 2004
  • BS, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1999