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. 

Lisa Axe
​Professor
Physical, chemical, and biological processes in environmental systems, which involves studying contaminant distribution mechanisms, natural and engineered treatment processes, and speciation using complementary tools. Current research includes studying 1. Reactive mineral phases using core samples preserved for redox integrity; and, 2. Biologically active filters using conventional filters and adsorbents as advanced treatment processes for emerging contaminants. 
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.
Sagnik Basuray
​Assistant Professor
Integrate novel nanostructures, optics, biology and electro-kinetics to develop transformative and disruptive new technologies, Organ-on-a-chip platforms (like brain-on-a-chip) that mimic human organs to study, design and formulate drugs and nanoparticles strategies for efficient drug passage, Lab-on-a-chip platform to look at interface like biofilms, Plant-on-a-chip platform to bring production of biomolecules like monoclonal antibodies and pharmaceutical drugs from a single chip, Developing cost-effective, operator friendly, rapid sensors for water and other diagnostic needs, Modelling electro-kinetic and electro-hydrodynamic phenomenon in nano-ordered electrochemical and in spectroscopic techniques.      
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/Imaging 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 are 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 sdynthesis, 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. 
Boris Khusid
Professor

Theoretical and experimental studies focus on: Fundamentals of 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 of 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 ultasonics.
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; microprorous 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 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 Thrombopathologies 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.
Xiaoyang Xu
​Assistant Professor
Developing synthetic biomaterials and processing techniques for the use in drug delivery and tissue engineering, Biomaterials structure-function relationships, Developing multifunctional polymeric nanoparticles as drug carriers and exploring their medical applications.