Faculty

Mario Eden Mario R. Eden
Joe T. & Billie Carole McMillan Professor
Department Chair

Office: 210 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2064
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2003

Process systems engineering; computer aided process engineering; process integration and optimization; process and product design; sustainable and environmentally benign technologies; optimization of intergrated biorefineries; logistical fuel processing systems.

 

Robert Ashurst W. Robert Ashurst
Associate Department Chair
Undergraduate Program Chair
Uthlaut Family Endowed Associate Professor

Office: 227 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2559
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California (Berkeley), 2003

Micro-and nano-electromechanical systems design, fabrication and reliability; micro-and nano-tribology; molecularly thin film synthesis and design; novel thin film processing; surface science; and semiconductor materials processing.

Maria Auad  Maria Lujan Auad 
  Associate Professor
 
 
Office: 320 Ross Hall
  Phone: (334) 844-5459

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Polymer materials science, polymer nanocomposites, flow behavior of polymers, rheology, control of microstructure and nanostructure in materials, polymers for structural and biomedical applications, shape memory polymers

Brian Beckingham Bryan Beckingham
Assistant Professor

Office: 220 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2036
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Ph.D., Chemical and Materials Engineering, Princeton University, 2013

Polymer synthesis and polymer physics; polymer miscibility; self-assembly of hierarchical soft matter; ionic transport in polymer membranes; semiconducting polymers; crystallinity and crystallization in confined geometry; in situ reaction and transport monitoring

Robert Chambers Robert P. Chambers
Professor

Office: 240 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2054
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California (Berkeley), 1965

Biochemical engineering; biofuels; bioresource engineering; biomedical engineering; pharmaceutical and environmental biotechnology.

Selen Cremaschi Selen Cremaschi
B. Redd Associate Professor

Office: 228 Ross Hall
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 2006

Process synthesis, design and operations; optimization under uncertainty; energy systems engineering; cancer care engineering.

Allan E. David Allan E. David
John W. Brown Assistant Professor

Office: 222 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-8119
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Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2004

Structure-property relationship of nanomaterials; elucidating and controlling the interaction of nanomaterials with biological systems; drug delivery; "smart" nanomaterials; theranostics; nanocomposites; hierarchical structure control by self-assembling nano-systems.

Virginia Davis Virginia A. Davis
Alumni Professor

Office: 328 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2060
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Rice University, 2006

Nanorod liquid crystals, macroscopic applications of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), structure-processing-property relationships in polymer nanocomposites, and rheological characterization of nanomaterials.

Steve R. Duke Steve R. Duke
Associate Dean for Academics, College of Engineering
Associate Professor

Office:1301 Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-2866
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana, 1996

Alternative fuels; polymer processing; multiphase flow visualization methods; environmental and industrial separations, particle and bubble interactions; transport phenomena.

Thomas Hanley Thomas Hanley
Professor

Office: 322 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-7773
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1972
M.B.A., Management, 1975, Wright State University,

Reactive mixing; chemical, biochemical and biomedical process analysis involving reaction coupled with transport phenomena; simulation using computational fluid dynamics (FLUENT); viscosity analysis of multiphase and other non-Newtonian systems.

Zhihua Jiang Zhihua Jiang
APPF Assistant Professor 
Director of the
Alabama Center for Paper & Bioresource Engineering

Office: 356 Ross Hall
Phone: 334-844-7829
Cell: 208-854-9215
Fax: 334-844-2065

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PhD, Organic Chemistry (Wood Chemistry Emphasis), McGill University, Canada, 1998

Bioresource Engineering, Cellulose and Nanocellulose, Lignin, Pulping and Bleaching, Fiberline Process Optimization, Pulp and Paper, Wood Chemistry. 

William Josephson William Josephson
Senior Lecturer

Office: 352 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2483
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, 1995

Efficiency improvements in paper recycling operations, energy reductions in pulp processing, millwide process control methods, engineering education, development of teaching methods, K-12 outreach.

Elizabeth Lipke Elizabeth Lipke
Mary and John H. Sanders Endowed Associate Professor

Office: 338 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2003
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Rice University, 2005

Cell-material interactions, biomimetic material design, cardiac regeneration, cardiovascular tissue engineering, directed stem cell differentiation, cardiac electrophysiology

Ronald D. Neuman Ronald D. Neuman
Professor

Office: 330 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-0513
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering/Physical Chemistry, The Institute of Paper Chemistry, Appleton, WI, 1973

Surface science and interfacial phenomena; surface characterization of pharmaceutical and bio-relevant particles, fibers and solid surfaces.

James Radich James Radich
Assistant Professor

Office: 218 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2011
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2014

Interfacial and surface science; nanostructured photo- and electrocatalysts; carbon materials for advanced energy storage; solution deposition of semiconductor thin films; time-resolved spectroscopic methods; sustainable energy processes.

Christopher Roberts Christopher B. Roberts
Dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Uthlaut Professor

Office: 220 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2308
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1994

Supercritical fluid (SCF) and tunable solvent technologies; nanomaterials synthesis in tunable solvents; heterogeneous and homogeneous reactions in SCFs; fuel synthesis gas-to-liquids technologies.

Joseph Shaeiwitz Joseph A. Shaeiwitz
Visiting Professor

Office: 230 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-4825
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1978

Chemical Process Design, Engineering Education, Outcomes Assessment.

Bruce Taterchuk Bruce J. Tatarchuk
Director of Microfibrous Materials Manufacturing Center
Charles E. Gavin III Professor

Office: 314 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2023
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1981

Microfibrous materials manufacturing; heterogeneous reactive systems and catalysis; fuel reforming/processing; fuel cell systems; electrochemical systems and electrode materials.

Jin Wang Jin Wang
Walt and Virginia Woltosz Endowed Associate Professor
Graduate Program Chair

Office: 318 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2020
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004

Manufacturing process modelingl microelectronic and pulp and paper processes; systems biology; metabolic network identification and early cancer detection.

ZHANG2 Xinyu Zhang
Associate Professor

Office: 324 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-5439
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Ph.D., Material Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2005

Microwave initiated Nanomanufacturing, Conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes, energy storage and harvesting, electrochemical sensors, anti-corrosive coating, nanocarbons and advanced hydrogels

Emeritus Professors

Harry T. Cullinan Harry T. Cullinan
Professor Emeritus

Office: 312 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2016
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1965

Pulp and paper; Bioresource engineering; biorefining and biofuels.

G. Krishnagopalan Gopal A. Krishnagopalan
Professor Emeritus

Office: 318 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2011
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, 1976

Integrated biorefining; biomass fractionation; value prior to pulping; pulp and paper engineering in-situ liquor analysis.

Y.Y. Lee Yoon Y. Lee
Professor Emeritus

Office: 242 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2019
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1972

Bioprocessing of lignocellulosic materials for production of fuels and chemicals; bioreactor development for enzyme and microbial process technology; pretreatment/delignification of biomass for enzymatic saccharification and co-fermentation.

Glennon Maples
Professor

Office: 147 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2040
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Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1966

Design of phase-cooling systems for power plants, design of wood-burning equipment, reducing pollution from combustion systems, development of methods to reduce energy consumption.

Tim Placek Timothy D. Placek
Associate Professor Emeritus

Office: 235 Ross Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2022
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1978

Process design and engineering education.

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2016