Faculty Directory

Pradeep K. Agrawal

  • Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Kinetics and reaction engineering
  • Pyrolysis and gasification of biomass, MSW, coal and blends

Gerard T. Caneba

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Controlled chain polymerizations
  • Radiation-Initiated FRRPP
  • Thermoreversible Nanobiomaterials
  • Sustainability polymer materials/systems
  • Enhanced oil recovery and cleanup operations
  • Mathematical modeling/computer simulation of dynamic systems
  • Carbon Nanotube/polymer composites

Sean Clancey

  • Lecturer, Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty Co-Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Technical communication
  • Program assessment, including means of incorporating assessment of writing and speaking in engineering curricula

Tomas B. Co

  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Process Integrity
  • Process Modeling
  • Plant-Wide Control

Jeana L. Collins

  • Lecturer, Chemical Engineering

Andre R. Da Costa

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Herbert H. Dow Chair in Chemical Process Safety

Courses Taught

  • CM4990/5900 – Membrane Separation Fundamentals and Applications
  • CM4310 – Chemical Process Safety/Environment

Research Interests

  • Membrane Separation Technology
  • Membrane Integrity: Water Treatment and bio/pharma processes
  • Membrane Fouling and Module Design
  • Process Safety: Inherently Safer Design
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Process Safety Management Systems

Timothy C. Eisele

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Endowed Faculty Fellow

Research Interests

  • Particulate processing
  • Chemistry and thermodynamics of metals extraction; physical separation processes,
  • Sustainable raw materials production

Caryn Heldt

  • James and Lorna Mack Chair in Bioengineering
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Bioseparations
  • Virus removal and detection
  • Biosensors

S. Komar Kawatra

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Iron and Steel Making
  • Particle Technology

Julia A. King

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Lorna and James Mack Professorship of Continuous Processing

Research Interests

  • Thermally and electrically conductive resins/composites

Adrienne Minerick

  • Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
  • Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Microdevices
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Nonlinear electrophoresis

Faith A. Morrison

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Associate Dean, Graduate School

Graduate Activities

  • Graduate Program Review
  • Graduate Program Assessment
  • Professional Development of Graduate Students
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Research Interests

  • Rheology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Better Educational Materials

Michael E. Mullins

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Reactor Design

Research Interests

  • Catalysis, reactor design, and thermodynamics
  • Engineered nanostructures

Rebecca G. Ong

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Links of Interest

Courses Taught

  • CM5300 – Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • CM1000 – Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Lignocellulosic-Based Biofuels and Biomaterials
  • Sustainability of Bioenergy Production Systems

Lei Pan

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Particulate Separation
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Process Modelling

Tony N. Rogers

  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Co-Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Process simulation and improvement
  • Physical property prediction and measurement
  • Electrical energy storage

John Sandell

  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Fire protection and environmental engineering

David R. Shonnard

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Richard and Bonnie Robbins Chair in Sustainable Materials
  • Director, Sustainable Futures Institute

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Alternative energy/Biofuels
  • Sustainability