Faculty Research Interests

Piero M. Armenante
Distinguished Professor
Study of single and multiphase mixing in reactors and stirred vessels;  biological treatment of hazardous substances; contingency planning for industrial emergencies; pharmaceutical process and equipment design; biomedical engineering.
Basil C. Baltzis
Professor
Experimental and modeling studies of reaction engineering for applications in pollution prevention and control and in production of pharmaceuticals.
Robert B. Barat
Professor
 
Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging for homeland security; environmental pollutants monitoring and intelligent process control; applied optics in engineering and research; high intensity combustion, incineration, flame velocities; pharmaceutical reaction engineering and control.
Ecevit Bilgili
Associate Professor
 
Powder Technology, particle engineering, pharmaceutical solids manufacturing technology, rubber elasticity, finite thermoelasticity, rubber processing, recycling
Rajesh Dave
Distinguished 
Professor
 
Particle Technology; Pattern Recognition/Cluster Analysis/Image Processing
Edward L. Dreizin
Distinguished Professor
 
Metal combustion, high-energy density materials, solid propellants and fuels.  Combustion and transport phenomena in microgravity. Physics and chemistry of arc plasmas. Micro-joining, metal surface treatment.
 
Costas Gogos
Distinguished Research Professor
 
Polymer Processing, Applied Rheology, Extrusion, Injection Molding, Flow (stress) – induced Crystallization, Melt Fracture, Reactive Processing, Polymer Processing Equipment Design, Fluidized Bed Polymer Coating of Particulates, Technical R&D Program Management.
 
Current Research Projects: Melting mechanisms in twin-rotor polymer processing equipment.  Polymer processing equipment design.  Processes for polymerizable fluid coating of particulates.  Clustering mechanisms of particulates

 
Gennady Gor
​Assistant Professor
Nanoporous materials, Adsorption, Confined fluids, Molecular modeling, Statistical mechanics
Murat Guvendiren
​Assistant Professor
Development, characterization and applications of biomaterials, Spatiotemporal control of hydrogel properties, Surface patterning (harnessing elastic instabilities), Polymer synthesis, processing and characterization, Additive manufacturing-3D Printing and 3D Bioprinting, Biomanufacturing, Design and development of scaffolds and medical devices, Cell-biomaterial interactions, Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, In vitro disease models   
Deran Hanesian
Professor
 
Chemical reaction engineering and kinetics; pollution prevention and abatement ; in situ soil remediation; plastics recycling; Undergraduate Research Experience.
Kun Sup Hyun
Research Professor
Polymerization; extrusion.
 
Boris Khusid
Professor
 
Theoretical and experimental studies focus on:

Fundamentals of the micro- and nano-scale behavior of suspensions subject to a high-gradient strong ac electric field and a shear flow;
Development of electro-microfluidics for the control and manipulation of fine particles, cells, and micro-organisms;

The fundamentals of micro-scale electro-hydrodynamics to the level where it will become useful in the design and operation of novel sensors for applications ranging from bioagent detection to healthcare industry.
Howard Kimmel
Emeritus Professor
 
 
Norman W. Loney
Professor
 
Mathematical modeling of chemical processes such as Membrane Separation, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Solvent Sublation and NOx/SOx Control; engineering solutions to turbulent boundary layer problems involving mass transfer; modeling of drug delivery systems.
Angelo J. Perna
Professor
In situ soil remediation via ultrasonics.
Robert Pfeffer
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Fluid-particle systems.
 
Laurent Simon
Associate Professor
Decision-based approaches to bioengineering design; model predictive control; control of apoptosis in mammalian cell processes; state variables estimation with neural networks.
Kamalesh K. Sirkar
Distinguished Professor
 
Membrane separation techniques and technologies for solving separation problems in chemical, environmental, food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries (involving both gas mixtures and liquid solutions); develop new and improved membrane separation techniques and membrane structures, characterize them, model membrane separation performance and apply them to problem solving; membranes for selective removal of CO2 or VOCs from air/N2; microporous and porous membrane-based equilibrium contacting processes; membrane reactors for production of chemicals and degradation of hazardous substances; fermentation-extraction processes; membrane-based bioseparations; development of novel membrane-based controlled release techniques.
Reginald P.T. Tomkins
Professor
Corrosion engineering; electrochemical methods for analysis; solubility of gases in molten salts.

Roman Voronov
Assistant Professor

Computer-Assisted Tissue Engineering, Predictive Modeling of Stem Cell Behavior, and Single Cell Control of Migration. Currently we are working on Fabricating Microfluidic Devices that serve as Mimics of the In Vivo Environment.  Additionally, our laboratory is heavily involved with Soft Lightography, Hardware Automation, Super-Resolution Microscopy, Computer Vision and Machine Learning.  Other projects in the Voronov lab involve understanding the Mechanism of Blood Clot Formation, which is relevant to Thrombo-pathologies such as Strokes, Heart Attacks and Hemophilia.  

Xianqin Wang
Associate Professor

 
Synthesis and characterizations of the advanced functional nanomaterials for environmental protection, clean energy production, biology and pharmaceutical engineering.