Teaching Associate Professor, Engineering, Design, & Society
Engineering experience includes: applied thermodynamic and chemical reaction model development, process modeling for biomass conversion processes (thermochemical, digestion and fermentation processes) along with other biomass utilization technologies, petroleum refining, petrochemical processes, natural gas systems, coal conversion technologies, chemical processes, food-products, and wastewater treatment systems; data analysis and optimization to generate property prediction models; transient phenomena analysis, dynamic modeling, and improved solution techniques for time-variant unit operations (batch processes, adsorption and packed column processes). I have had the pleasure to serve as engineer/developer, as well as project and technology manager, on larger technology development projects related to batch reactors and distillation modeling; incorporation of environmental considerations into process designs and process operations; optimization of processes to achieve production, environmental, and cost minimization goals; utility system optimization; and chemical property data access and regression.
- BS, University of Colorado Boulder
- MS, Colorado School of Mines