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Nellone Reid

Reid, Nellone E.
, Chem Eng
About Me

Dr. Nellone E. Reid is a Senior University Lecturer of Chemical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Reid has experience in leading innovative product and process development of science and technology driven projects to create, model and optimize cost effective systems in both Academia and Industry. His academic background includes a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (2014), as well as a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (2008) from Hampton University. As a graduate student at NJIT, Dr. Reid served as a teaching assistant in multiple Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering courses. These courses included Chemical Engineering Laboratory I & II, Validation and Regulatory Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and Pharmaceutical Engineering Fundamentals I & II. In addition, Dr. Reid worked as an adjunct professor for Fluid Flow and Separations Processes I while at NJIT. For his work centered on kinetic analysis of thiol oxidation in order to probe the effects of fluorinated groups on metal phthalocyanine catalysts, Dr. Reid received a Gold Medal for Graduate Research at the 3rd Annual Dana Knox Student Research Showcase. Dr. Reid was also featured in Caribbean Life Magazine’s, 2014 40 Under 40. Upon graduation, Dr. Reid joined Accenture LLC as a Technology Consultant. While at Accenture, he developed a number of management skills including objective setting, performance management, and mentoring of colleagues and clients on new technical and innovation platforms. During Dr. Reid’s appointment as an Assistant Professor at Hampton University (2016 – 2018), he utilized these skills as the Principal Investigator of the Hampton University Innovation Corps Site. Through this National Science Foundation funded grant, Dr. Reid trained faculty and students in the lean launch pad methodology for customer and product development of start-up ideas from inception to full commercialization – with the goal of developing a strong and diverse inter-related network of entrepreneurs. The innovation training led to multiple student awards including first place in NASA/ILI Technology Implementation Market Engine (T.I.M.E.) Challenge and first place in the IBM/AMIE Innovation Design Competition. In addition Dr. Reid lectured Chemical Engineering Calculations I & II, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Physical Chemistry I, Transport Phenomena I, Chemical Unit Operations Lab, Introduction to Structured Programming and Survey of Nanotechnology. Dr. Reid’s research interests include biological and chemical processes for advanced enzymatic and catalytic materials for pharmaceutical and petrochemical solutions using quantitative reaction kinetic modeling. While at Hampton University, Dr. Reid was awarded the New Faculty Research Grant and the Nano-HU Startup Grant. He also had a summer appointment as a Visiting Project Scientist at the University of California, Irvine – Beckman Laser Institute (2017). His most current research focuses on building kinetic models to describe lipid metabolism and alterations caused by breast cancer via multi-modal, nonlinear optical microscopy techniques.

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2014 Chemical Engineering Ph.D.
  • Hampton University, 2008 Chemical Engineering B.S.
Awards and Honors
  • New Faculty Research Grant, 2017
  • Nano-HU Startup Grant, 2017
  • Caribbean Life 40 Under 40, 2014
  • Gold Medal for Graduate Research - The 3rd Annual Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, 2011


Dr. Reid’s research interests inlude kinetic analysis and modeling of biological and chemical systems. As a graduate student, his emphasis was on the Kinetic Analysis of Thiol Oxidation to Study the Effects of Fluorinated Groups on Metal Phthalocyanine Catalysts. Such technology is used in wastewater and petroleum treatment in mining facilities, pulp and paper mills, and oil refineries. Dr. Reid’s current research focuses on building kinetic models to describe lipid metabolism and alterations caused by breast cancer via multi-modal, nonlinear optical microscopy techniques. The goal is to correlate such models with DNA aberrations on the epigenetic level to further understand the cross talk between cellular metabolism and DNA methylation/histone modification. This research involves a cross functional team of undergraduate, graduate and faculty level chemical engineers, pharmaceutical scientists and physicists from both Hampton University and the University of California, Irvine.


  • Reid, N.; Barat, R.; Impact of Fluorinated Cobalt(II) Phthalocyanine Catalysts on Aerobic Thiol Oxidation Kinetics. Chemical Engineering Communications. June, 2015
  • Reid, N.; Barat, R.; Kinetic Analysis of Hydroxide-Catalytic, Aerobic Oxidation of 2-Mercaptoethanol. Chemical Engineering Communications. August, 2014