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  • Professor and Chair, Chemical Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Reactor Design

Research Interests

  • Catalysis, reactor design, and thermodynamics
  • Engineered nanostructures
  • Adjunct Instructor, Chemical Engineering
  • Advisor, Alternative Energy Enterprise

Specialties

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • 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
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Gary Sparrow Endowed Faculty Fellow in Chemical Engineering
  • Advisor, AIChE Michigan Tech Chapter
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Endowed Faculty Fellow
  • Director, Graduate Programs, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Particulate processing
  • Chemistry and thermodynamics of metals extraction; physical separation processes,
  • Sustainable raw materials production
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemical Engineering

Courses

  • Material and Energy Balances
  • Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers
  • Process Control

Specialties

  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Director, Health Research Institute
  • James and Lorna Mack Endowed Chair in Continuous Processing
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

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Research Interests

  • Bioseparations
  • Virus removal and detection
  • Biosensors
  • Professor of Practice, Chemical Engineering
  • Advisor, Chemical Engineering Student Advisory Board
  • Interim Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

Courses

  • Process Analysis and Design
  • Chemical Process Safety
  • Unit Operations Lab

Specialties

  • Process Analysis and Design
  • Process Safety
  • Operational Excellence
  • Leadership and Communications
  • Charles and Carroll McArthur Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Chemical Engineering

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Research Interests

  • Graphene for solar energy
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Photocatalysis
  • Synthesis of novel solid materials and liquid fuels from CO2
  • Hydrogen storage materials
  • Synthesis, structures and properties of nano-structured materials
  • Heterogeneous catalysis for energy and fuels
  • Predictions of material properties
Kaiwu Huang

Kaiwu Huang

  • Research Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Flotation
  • Process Simulation
  • Copper Concentration
  • Tailing Management
  • Rare Earth Extraction
  • Recycling
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Surface Forces
  • Hydrophobic Interactions
  • Interfacial Phenomena
  • Coal Beneficiation
  • Professor Emerita, Chemical Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Thermally and electrically conductive resins/composites
Seth Kriz

Seth Kriz

  • Instructor, Chemical Engineering
Daniel Kulas

Daniel Kulas

  • Assistant Research Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interest

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Teaching

  • CM2110 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering I (Material and Energy Balance) (Fall 2020)

Research Interests

  • Chemical sensors and biosensors
  • Advanced sensing materials
  • Electronic noses/tongues
  • Sensor and sensor-array chemometrics/data analytics
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • President, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Research Interests

  • Microdevices
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Nonlinear electrophoresis
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

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Courses Taught

  • CM5300 – Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • CM3979/ENT3979 – Alternative Energy Processes and Technologies
  • CM4125 - Bioprocess Engineering Lab

Research Interests

  • Lignocellulosic-Based Biofuels and Biomaterials
  • Sustainability of Bioenergy Production Systems
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Particulate Separation
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Process Modelling
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Co-Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Process simulation and improvement
  • Physical property prediction and measurement
  • Electrical energy storage
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Fire protection and environmental engineering
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Robbins Chair in Sustainable Use of Materials

Research Interests

  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Alternative energy/Biofuels
  • Sustainability
Len Switzer

Len Switzer

  • Associate Director, Partnerships & External Relations

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