Williams<img alt="Brent Williams" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Williams_Brent.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorBrent Williams - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Researches physical properties of Earth’s atmosphere<div>​​​​​​PhD, University of California–Berkeley, 2008</div><div>BS, Saint Cloud State University, 2002</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Raymond R. Tucker Distinguished InCEES Career Development Associate Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Brent Williams’ research interests focus on the exploration of the composition, chemistry and physical properties of Earth’s atmosphere to determine the role of biogenic and anthropogenic gases and particles in Earth’s climate system. Current projects include the study of particle formation from biomass combustion, secondary particle formation from photochemical aging, and novel instrumentation development.​</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Williams joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. Previously, he served as a post-doctoral associate at the University of Minnesota Particle Technology Laboratory and as a post-doctoral scientist at Aerodyne Research, Inc. </p><p>As a PhD student at the University of California-Berkeley, he developed novel organic aerosol measurement instrumentation, and deployed and operated this instrumentation in multiple large-scale international and domestic field campaigns to determine the sources and transformation processes of atmospheric particles. </p><p>In 2011, Professor Williams was named the <a href="">Raymond R. Tucker </a>Distinguished ICARES Career Development Assistant Professor for his work on atmospheric aerosol chemistry. He currently serves as the <a href="">American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)</a> Chair of the Aerosol Chemistry working group and Vice-Chair of the Instrumentation working group.</p><p></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Williams_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-9279<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 3026<br/></p><ul><li> <span style="background-color: #ffffff; line-height: 1.6;"><a href="/news/Pages/Study-casts-doubt-on-the-warming-implications-of-brown-carbon-aerosol-from-wildfires.aspx">Study casts doubt on the warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfires​</a></span></li><li> <span style="background-color: #ffffff; line-height: 1.6;"> <a href="/news/Pages/Environmental-engineers-to-study-clean-air,-water,-energy-with-NSF-grants.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Environmental engineers to study clean air, water, energy with NSF grants​​</a></span><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/washu-expert-environmental-regulations.aspx">Election 2016: What about environmental regulations?</a> </li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Recreating-wildfires.aspx">Recreating wildfires</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Chemical-emitted-by-trees-can-impact-St--Louis%E2%80%99-ozone-levels.aspx">Chemical emitted by trees can impact St. Louis’ ozone levels</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Williams-to-study-airborne-gases,-particles-to-determine-sources-of-origin.aspx">Williams to study airborne gases, particles to determine sources of origin</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Listening-to-the-land%E2%80%8B.aspx">Listening to the land</a><br/></li></ul> Biswas<img alt="Pratim Biswas" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Biswas_Pratim.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant Vice Chancellor & Department ChairPratim Biswas - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​International leader in aerosols research<div>​​​​​​​PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1985</div><div>MS, University of California–Los Angeles, 1981</div><div>B Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, 1980</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><p>​​Assistant Vice Chancellor & Department Chair</p><p>Lucy & Stanley Lopata Professor​</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Professor Biswas's research interests include aerosol science and engineering; nanoparticle technology; air quality engineering; environmentally benign energy production; combustion; materials processing for environmental technologies, environmentally benign processing, environmental nanotechnology, and the thermal sciences​.​​<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Pratim Biswas is the Chairman of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He also serves as an Assistant Vice Chancellor of International Programs. ​He has more than 350 refereed journal publications, has presented several invited presentations nationally and internationally, holds eight patents and has spun off two start-up companies based on his inventions. He has advised and graduated approximately 50 doctoral students, all of who are accomplished with successfu​l careers in academia, government and industry.</p><p>He has won several teaching and research Awards including the 2015 Cecil Award given for exemplary accomplishments in Environmental Engineering by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; the 2013 David Sinclair Award given for outstanding contributions by an established scientist by the American Association for Aerosol Research; the Distinguished Faculty Award by Washington University in 2012; the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2011, the 1991Kenneth Whitby Award given for outstanding contributions by the American Association for Aerosol Research and the Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award of the College of Engineering in 1994. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Science, St. Louis in 2003 and a Fellow of the American Association for Aerosol Research in 2009. In 2014, he was selected as a Fellow of the International Aerosol Research Assembly; and in 2017 was elected Fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering Science Professors.<br/></p><p>Professor Biswas has played a leading role at the National and International arena in the field of Aerosol Science and Technology by serving on several National Committees. He was the Conference Chair for the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research, Chair of the Critical Review Committee of the Air and Waste Management Association, an Associate Editor of the Aerosol Science and Technology Journal, and the Technical Program Chair of the 7th International Aerosol Conference in 2006; and served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Aerosol Research and was the Treasurer in 1998 and President of the organization in 2006-07. Professor Biswas is a member of the Steering Committee of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and an Ambassador to the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is the current Vice President (and President Elect) of the International Aerosol Research Assembly and the Chair of the International Aerosol Conference to be held in St. Louis in 2018. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Aerosol Science.</p><p>Professor Biswas is also the Director of the McDonnell Academy Global Energy & Environment Partnership (MAGEEP), a 33 University International Consortium; and a member of the Steering Committee for I-CARES (International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability). As Chair of the Department, with the faculty he has developed a strategic vision that has led to the growth of a high quality and very productive department.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Biswas_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-5482<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1011<br/></p><a href="">play video</a>​<ul><li> <a href="">PBS NewsHour: Study confirms how lead got into Flint’s water</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Researchers-find-less-expensive-way-to-convert-carbon-dioxide-.aspx">Researchers find less expensive way to convert carbon dioxide</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/University-technology-earned-16-million-in-2016.aspx">University technology earned $16 million in 2016</a> </li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Dirty-to-drinkable.aspx">Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water</a> </li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Nanoparticles-present-sustainable-way-to-grow-food-crops.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Aerosol-and-Air-Quality-Research-Lab-finds-new-technique-to-make-solar-cells.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Aerosol and Air Quality Research Lab finds new technique to make solar cells</a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Researchers-discover-higher-environmental-impact-from-cookstove-emissions.aspx">Researchers discover higher environmental impact from cookstove emissions</a><br/></li></ul> Ramani<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Ramani_Vijay.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorVijay Ramani - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Advances electrochemical energy conversion & storage<p>PhD, University of Connecticut, 2004<br/>BE, Annamalai University, 2000​<br/></p><p>Roma B. & Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished University Professor of Environment & Energy</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Vijay Ramani's research interests lie at the confluence of electrochemical engineering, materials science and renewable and sustainable energy technologies. The National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research and Department of Energy have funded his research, with mechanisms including an NSF CAREER award (2009) and an ONR Young Investigator Award (ONR-YIP; 2010). </p><h3>Biography </h3><p>Professor Ramani joined the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in 2016 as the Roma B. and Raymond H. Wittcoff Professor. He concurrently serves as the Director of the Center for Solar Energy and Energy Storage at WashU. </p><p> He is the recipient of the 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award (2010) and the Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award from the Energy Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society (2012). He is the past Chair of the Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division of ECS, and currently serves as Chair of Area 1E (Electrochemical Fundamentals) of AIChE. He holds an Extraordinary Professorship at North West University, South Africa, a visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, and has held an Adjunct Professorship in Chemical Engineering at IIT-Madras. Additionally, he is the co-editor of ECS Interface.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-7924​<br/><a href=""><br/></a>Brauer Hall, Room 3007​</p><ul> <li><a href="/news/Pages/Underwater-power-WashU-engineer-to-study-fuel-cells-for-Navys-unmanned-undersea-vehicles.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Underwater power</a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Positively-charged-Engineers-win-2-million-grant-to-design-better-batteries.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Positively charged: Engineers win $2 million grant to design better batteries</a><br/></li></ul> Turner<img alt="Jay Turner" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Turner_Jay_8714.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Vice Dean for Education & Associate ProfessorJay Turner - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Serves on the EPA’s chartered Science Advisory Board​<div>​​​​​DSc, Washington University, 1993</div><div>MS, University of California–Los Angeles, 1987</div><div>BS, University of California–Los Angeles, 1987</div><p>​Vice Dean for Education & Associate Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Professor Turner's research primarily focuses on air quality characterization and management with emphasis on field measurements and data analysis to support a variety of applications in the atmospheric science, regulation and policy, and health studies arenas. His current and recent research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Airport Cooperative Research Program of the Transportation Research Board, and ConocoPhillips.​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Professor Turner, a chemical engineer by training, focuses on environmental science and engineering. Upon joining Washington University in St. Louis in 1994, Professor Turner was an Air Quality Specialist at the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. He has taken sabbaticals at the University of California-Davis and Sonoma Technology, Inc. (2005-2006), and at the Harvard School of Public Health (2016). </p><p>Professor Turner is a 2003 recipient of WashU's Distinguished Faculty Award. He is a five-time recipient of the School of Engineering & Applied Science Professor of the Year Award (conferred by the school's graduating class) and in 2013 he received the inaugural Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Turner is past president of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR). He currently serves on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chartered Science Advisory Board (SAB) and chairs the Science and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee of the EPA’s SAB.​</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Turner_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-5480<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 3024</p><a href="">play video</a><ul><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Turner-to-serve-on-EPA-Science-Advisory-Board-posts.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Turner to serve on EPA Science Advisory Board posts</a></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Chemical-emitted-by-trees-can-impact-St--Louis%E2%80%99-ozone-levels.aspx">Chemical emitted by trees can impact St. Louis’ ozone levels</a> </li></ul> Bai<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Bai_Peng.JPG?RenditionID=6&r=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorPeng Bai - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Focuses on the development of next-generation batteries<div>​​​​​​​PhD, Tsinghua University</div><div>BE, Tsinghua University<br/><br/></div> <p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Professor Bai’s research focuses on the development of next-generation batteries. The Battery Analytical Investigation (BAI) Group he leads adopts a combined theoretical and experimental approach to</p><p>(i) probe the in situ electrochemical dynamics of miniature electrodes down to nanoscales; </p><p>(ii) capture the heterogeneous and stochastic nature of advanced electrodes to understand and optimize the macroscopic behavior; and<br/></p><p>(iii) identify the theoretical pathways and boundaries for the rational design of materials, electrodes and batteries through physics-based mathematical modeling and simulation. </p><p>Knowledge and tools developed in the BAI Group also apply to and benefit the design of other electrochemical energy systems like supercapacitors and fuel cells.<br/></p><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Jointly trained at MIT and Tsinghua University, Professor Bai obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2012. He continued his research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT as a postdoctoral associate, then senior postdoctoral associate and research scientist, prior to joining Washington University in St. Louis as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in 2017. With his expertise in physics-based mathematical modeling and analytical electrochemistry, Professor Bai has published original research in scientific journals including Science, Nature Communications, Energy & Environmental Science, Nano Letters, etc. His thesis work on electrochemical phase transformation and stochastic reaction mechanisms in porous electrodes earned him the Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora Foundation Young Author Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry in 2014.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Bai_Peng.PNG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-7911<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 3005<br/></p> Jun<img alt="Young-Shin Jun" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Jun_Young-Shin.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorYoung-Shin Jun - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Explores the environmental impact of human activities<div>​​​​PhD, Harvard University, 2005</div><div>SM, Harvard University, 2003</div><div>MS, Ewha Woman’s University, 1999</div><div>BS, Ewha Woman’s University, 1997</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>Professor<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3>Young-Shin Jun's research is highly interdisciplinary as she aims to explore the environmental impacts of human activities through improved understanding of the fate and transport of contaminants and nanoparticles, and the biogeological cycling in complex environmental systems from nanoscale to macroscale, with a view to conserving sound environmental systems. <div><br/>Her research involves a more comprehensive analysis of the risks associated with CO2 sequestration strategies related to climate changes and the development of new treatment techniques and new catalysts for purifying drinking water, remediating contaminated sites related to fresh and coastal water and soil, and developing new energy alternatives. In 2011, she earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award: "Understanding CO2-Fluid-Mineral Interfacial Reactions for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration: An Integrated Research and Education Plan."​</div><div><h3>​Biography</h3><p>In 2008, Professor Jun joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. She operates the Environmental NanoChemistry laboratory (ENCL) in the department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering and is a member of the Center for Materials Innovation (CMI). In May 2008, she received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.</p><p>From 2005 to 2007, Professor Jun worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California-Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her expertise is in molecular scale investigation of the environmental interfaces and her projects extensively involve in the aquatic processes cluster.</p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Jun_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-4539<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1024<br/></p><a href="">play video</a><p></p><ul><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Using-nanotechnology-to-benefit-energy-the-environment-health.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;"> <span style="line-height: 1.6;">Using nanotechnology to benefit energy, the environment, health ​</span></a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Environmental-engineers-to-study-clean-air,-water,-energy-with-NSF-grants.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Environmental engineers to study clean air, water, energy with NSF grants​</a><br/></li></ul><p></p><p> <a href="/news/Pages/Environmental-engineers-to-study-clean-air,-water,-energy-with-NSF-grants.aspx"> <span style="line-height: 1.6;"></span></a></p> Foston<img alt="Marcus Foston" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Foston_Marcus.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorMarcus Foston - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Finds innovative ways to utilize biomass resources for fuel production<div>​​​PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008</div><div>BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Assistant Professor</p><div class="ExternalClassA0AC3CF731BD4956A57873E5C9CA8B00"><span style="color: #666666; font-family: "libre baskerville", "times new roman", serif; font-size: 1.25em;">Research</span><br/></div><div class="ExternalClassA0AC3CF731BD4956A57873E5C9CA8B00"><p></p></div><div class="ExternalClassA0AC3CF731BD4956A57873E5C9CA8B00"><p>Professor Foston’s research program seeks to develop innovative and novel routes to exploit and utilize lignocellulosic biomass, taking advantage of materials involved in industries such as agriculture, papermaking, and forestry products. His primary research themes are: </p><ul><li>Sustainable conversion of biomass into chemicals using liquid-phase, heterogeneous catalysis.<br/></li><li>Interfacing the catalytic depolymerization of biomass with microbial utilization.<br/></li><li>Understanding how plant cell respond to mechanical stimulus<br/></li></ul><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: #000000; font-family: calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"></p><p>He is also faculty fellow in the NSF STC: Center for Engineering Mechanobiology. The center will train a new generation of scientists and engineers in the emerging discipline of Mechanobiology, specifically how to use mechanical force to engineer plant cell walls and how plant cell wall respond to mechanical force.</p><h3>​Biography</h3><p></p><p>In 2012, Marcus Foston became a professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in Polymer Chemistry in the Material Science and Engineering Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. is postdoctoral fellowship was conducted as part of the DOE BioEnergy Science Center and under the guidance of Dr. Arthur Ragauskas, a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy, in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology. During this period, his research focused on the study of the chemistry, dynamics and mechanism of deconstruction of lignocellulose to form biofuels, biomaterials, and biocomposites.<br/></p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Foston_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-7866<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1007</p><a href="">play video</a><p></p><ul><li> <a href="/news/Pages/NSF-announces-new-Science-and-Technology-Center.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">NSF announces new Science and Technology Center </a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Waste-not-want-not-Discarded-plant-material-could-replace-petroleum-in-chemicals.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Waste not, want not: Discarded plant material could replace petroleum in chemicals</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Where-engineering-meets-art.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Where engineering meets art – and cooking</a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineer-to-design-catalyst-for-wasted-plant-material.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">WashU engineer to design catalyst for wasted plant material</a> <br/></li></ul> Thimsen<img alt="Elijah Thimsen" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Thimsen_Elijah.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorElijah Thimsen - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Basic & ​applied research on nanomaterials​<div>​​PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009 </div><div>BS, University of Minnesota, 2005</div><div> <br/> </div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Assistant Professor</p><h3>​Research<br/></h3><p>The Interface Research Group led by Elijah Thimsen focuses on advanced gas-phase synthesis methods that operate very far away from local equilibrium, for example low temperature plasma. Such methods are capable of creating beyond equilibrium materials, which represent one of the greatest opportunities for synthesis science. Examples of applications currently being pursued in the Interface Research Group are: advanced lightweight aerospace composite materials, optoelectronic semiconductor nanostructures, analog low power artificial intelligence, and high energy density fuel synthesis from renewable resources.<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Elijah Thimsen is an assistant professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and director of the Interface Research Group. He has held professional research appointments at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Minnesota. Professor Thimsen’s research focuses on advanced gas phase synthesis of materials for energy applications. His work has received recognition such as best dissertation and best paper awards from a variety of organizations. His teaching interests include thermodynamics, reaction engineering and electricity production. <br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Thimsen_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-6103<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1005</p><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/Nanotechnology-changes-behavior-of-materials,-new-research-finds.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Nanotechnology changes behavior of materials, new research finds</a><br/></li></ul> Seok Moon<img alt="Tae Seok Moon" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Moon_Tae-Seok.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorTae Seok Moon - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - His research applications include energy, environment & health challenges<div>​​PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009</div><div>MS, Seoul National University, 2000</div><div>BS, Seoul National University, 1998</div><p>​Assistant Professor</p><h3>Research<br/></h3>Tae Seok Moon’s research goals are directed toward creating programmable cells that process multiple input signals and produce desirable outputs for real-world applications. Specifically, he aims to build synthetic gene circuits in order to control and improve metabolic pathways for the production of biomass-based chemicals and drugs.<div><br/>His postdoctoral research at MIT and University of California-San Francisco provided him with expertise in the design and construction of genetic circuits. As a graduate student at MIT, he learned how to construct and optimize novel metabolic pathways to produce biochemicals that can replace oil-based chemicals. Combining his research experiences with more than five years experience in the biotechnology industry, he envisions his career as transforming biology research from an “observation” approach to a “synthesis-based engineering” activity to address energy, environment and health issues.​</div><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Moon became a professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012.</p><p>Professor Moon completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Voigt Group, in the Department of Biological Engineering & SynBio Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and jointly, in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of California-San Francisco.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Moon_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-5026<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 3004</p><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/A-probiotic-stress-fix.aspx">A probiotic stress fix</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Moon-receives-National-Science-Foundation-CAREER-Award.aspx">Moon receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award</a> </li></ul> Zhang<img alt="Fuzhong Zhang" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Zhang_Fuzhong.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Associate ProfessorFuzhong Zhang - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Works to make the microbial production of biofuels more economically viable<div>​​PhD, University of Toronto, 2009</div><div>MS, McMaster University, 2005</div><div>BS, Peking University, 2003</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Associate Professor </p><h3>Research</h3><p>Fuzhong Zhang’s research interests focus on developing synthetic biology approaches to produce advanced biofuels, chemicals, and materials from sustainable resources. Current research projects include: (1) developing dynamic regulatory systems for biosynthetic pathways; (2) engineering microbes to produce structure-defined biofuels and chemicals; (3) developing microbial factories for advanced materials; (4) engineering cyanobacteria for synthetic biology applications.​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Fuzhong Zhang became a professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. He received his PhD at the University of Toronto and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Zhang is a recipient of the <a href="/news/Pages/Zhang-receives-prestigious-DARPA-Young-Faculty-Award.aspx">2013 DARPA Young Faculty Award</a>, the 2013 ORAU Junior Faculty Award, the 2014 NSF CAREER Award, the 2015 AFOSR YIP Award, and the 2015 HFSP Young Investigators Award.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Zhang_F%20research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-7671<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1022 </p>​​​<ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/New-pathways-better-biofuels.aspx">New pathways, better biofuels</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineering-a-better-biofuel.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Engineering a better biofuel </a> <br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Survival-of-the-hardest-working.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Survival of the hardest working: Cells that work hard stay alive, lazy cells died</a>​</li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Zhang-wins-$350,000-award-from-Department-of-Defense.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Zhang wins $348,600 award from Department of Defense </a> <br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Zhang-honored-for-research-by-Biotechnology--Bioengineering-journal.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Zhang honored for research by Biotechnology & Bioengineering journal</a>​<br/></li></ul> Tang<img alt="Yinjie Tang" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Tang_Yinjie.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorYinjie Tang - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award<div>​​PhD, University of Washington, 2004</div><div>MS, Tianjin University, 1999</div><div>BS, Tianjin University, 1997</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​​Francis Ahmann Career Development Associate Professor</p><h3>Research<br/></h3>Yinjie Tang's research involves two fields including the bioremediation of toxic compounds such as heavy metals and aromatic compounds, and the analysis of cellular metabolic network using mass spectrometry based tools. His research provides important knowledge of cellular metabolic network for rational genetic engineering microbes of biofuel production.<br/> <br/>In 2010, he earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award: "Development of 13C-assisted Metabolic Flux Analysis Tools for Metabolic Engineering of Cyanobacteria."​<div><h3>​Biography</h3>Professor Tang joined the School of Engineering & Applied Science faculty in 2008. From 2004 to 2008, Professor Tang worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His expertise is in analyzing and metabolic engineering of environmental microorganisms.<br/> <br/>Professor Tang has served as the reviewer for over 30 journals in biotechnology and microbiology fields. He has also served in review panels for NSF, EPA and several private funding agencies. He received NSF CAREER and Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards in 2010 and earned a Department Chair’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2013. At Washington University, he has taught multiple classes including Process Control, Metabolic Engineering, International Experience, Fluid Mechanics, and Bioprocess Engineering.​</div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-3441<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1025<br/></p><a href="">play video</a><ul><li>​<a href="/news/Pages/Environmental-engineers-to-study-clean-air,-water,-energy-with-NSF-grants.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Environmental engineers to study clean air, water, energy with NSF grants</a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Using-machine-learning-to-predict-success-of-biofuels.aspx">Using machine learning to predict success of biofuels</a> </li></ul> Giammar<img alt="Daniel Giammar" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Giammar_Daniel.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorDaniel Giammar - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Researches sustainable solutions to produce safe drinking water<div>​​​PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2001</div><div>MS, California Institute of Technology, 1998</div><div>BS, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996</div> <br/> <a href=""> <img src="/newsletter/PublishingImages/twitter_icon.png" alt="twitter" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> @dangiammar</a><div><p><a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p></div><p>​​Walter E. Browne Professor of​ Environmental Engineering​</p><h3>Research<br/></h3><div><p><span style="line-height: inherit;">Dan Giammar's research focuses on chemical reactions that affect the fate and transport of heavy metals, radionuclides, and other inorganic constituents in natural and engineered aquatic systems. He is particularly interested in reactions occurring at solid-water interfaces. ​His recent work investigated the removal of arsenic and chromium from drinking water, control of the corrosion of lead pipes, geologic carbon sequestration, and biogeochemical processes for remediation of uranium-contaminated sites. ​</span></p><h3>​Biography</h3>Professor Giammar is an environmental engineer with active educational and research programs. He currently teaches courses on environmental engineering and water quality, and he has developed courses on the energy-water nexus and environmental implications of energy technologies. His current and recent research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and Water Research Foundation. He has active collaborations with faculty in Earth and Planetary Science, Chemistry, and Social Work that enable interdisciplinary investigations of important environmental systems. Professor Giammar is currently an Associate Editor of <em>Environmental Science & Technology</em> and a member of the Journal Editorial Board of <em>Journal American Water Works Association</em>. <div><br/>Professor Giammar completed his BS at Carnegie Mellon University, MS and PhD at Caltech, and postdoctoral training at Princeton University before joining Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. In 2012-2013 he was a visiting professor at Princeton, and he visited the University of Vienna in 2007 as a guest professor. Professor Giammar has enjoyed other international collaborations with colleagues in India, China, and Turkey. Professor Giammar received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2006. He has also be recognized for his teaching through awards at the university and in the St. Louis region. </div></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Giammar_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-6849<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1023</p><a href="">play video</a><p></p><ul><li> <b>New York Times:</b> <a href="" target="_blank" style="background-color: #ffffff;">When the Water Turned Brown </a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Cleaning-chromium-from-drinking-water.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Cleaning chromium from drinking water</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Washington-University-researchers-awarded-229K-to-study-lead-pipe-corrosion.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Washington University researchers awarded $229K to study lead pipe corrosion</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Trap-and-neutralize-A-new-way-to-clean-contaminated-groundwater.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Trap and neutralize: A new way to clean contaminated groundwater</a></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Environmental-engineers-to-study-clean-air,-water,-energy-with-NSF-grants.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Environmental engineers to study air, water, energy with NSF grants</a><br/></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Environmental-budget-cuts-could-be-grim.aspx">Environmental budget cuts could be ‘grim’</a><br/></li></ul> <em></em> <p></p> Axelbaum<img alt="Richard Axelbaum" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Axelbaum_Richard.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorRichard Axelbaum - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Investigates ways to eliminate the formation of pollutants, such as soot<div>​​​​PhD, University of California–Davis, 1988</div><div>MS, University of California–Davis, 1983</div><div>BS, Washington University in St. Louis, 1977</div><p>​The Stifel & Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science</p><h3>Research</h3><p></p>Rich Axelbaum studies combustion phenomena, ranging from oxy-coal combustion to flame synthesis of nanotubes. His studies of fossil fuel combustion focus on understanding the formation of pollutants, such as soot, and then using this understanding to develop novel approaches to eliminating them. Recently, his efforts have been focused on addressing global concerns over carbon dioxide emissions by developing approaches to carbon capture and storage (CCS).<div><br/>Axelbaum’s synthesis research has yielded methods of producing stable metal nanoparticles and single-walled carbon nanotubes in flames. His present research in materials synthesis is directed towards producing next-generation battery materials for electric vehicles. Xtend Energy has recently acquired a licensed for the technology developed under this research.</div><div>​<br/>Professor Axelbaum also performs research on hydrogen fire safety and combustion in microgravity, and is principal investigator of a combustion experiment that is being prepared for the International Space Station. </div><div><br/></div><div><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Axelbaum is currently the Director of the <a href="">Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization</a> at WashU. He also heads the Laboratory for Advanced Combustion and Energy Research and served as associate director of the Center for Materials Innovation from 2005 to 2​008. From 1998 to 2007, he was chairman and chief scientific advisor for AP Materials, Inc., a startup company he founded that specialized in flame synthesis of nanopowders. Cabot Corporation acquired the company in August of 2007.</p><p>Professor Axelbaum has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and holds four patents. Prior to joining WashU ​in 1990 he was a research associate and lecturer at Princeton University. He has worked for General Electric and Barry-Wehmiller, and in 2006 was a visiting professor at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.</p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Axelbaum_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-7560<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 3006 <br/><br/></p><a href="">play video</a><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/Experiment-designed-by-Washington-University-engineer-launched-on-SpaceX.aspx">Experiment designed by Washington University engineer launched on SpaceX</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Washington-University-seeks-solutions-to-global-energy-challenges.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff; line-height: 1.6;">Washington University seeks solutions to global energy challenges​​</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/New-type-of-soot-from-wildfires-to-be-probed-for-role-in-climate-change.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">New type of soot from wildfires to be probed for role in climate change</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Washington-University-nets-$3.4-million-Energy-grant.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">​Washington University nets $3.4 million Energy grant​​</a>​<br/></li></ul> Fortner<img alt="John Fortner" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Fortner_John.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorJohn Fortner - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Investigates new ways to develop novel & high efficient water treatment processes<div>​​​​​PhD, Rice University, 2007</div><div>BS, Texas A&M University, 2000</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>  <a href=""><img src="/newsletter/PublishingImages/twitter_icon.png" alt="twitter" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> @johnfortner</a></p><p>InCEES Career Development Associate ​Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><div></div><div><div>John Fortner’s research is primarily focused on advancing water-related technologies and engineering novel material interfaces as they relate to critical environmental-based health, security and energy challenges. He has extensively studied the environmental fate, (photo) reactivity and applications (e.g. novel water treatment membranes) of engineered carbon nanomaterials, including fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene-based materials.</div><div><br/></div><div>In the area of environmental sensing, Professor Fortner is developing novel, magnetic nanoscale metal-oxide based materials for detecting ultra-low levels of metals and metalloids. In addition, he is developing and applying organic-metal oxide composite materials for next-generation, high-efficiency separation- and catalyst-based treatment technologies. Professor Fortner's research group also is fundamentally exploring environmental-nanomaterial interactions with the goal of more accurate fate and transport models for complex natural systems, including biological interfaces.</div></div><div><h3>​Biography</h3><p>In 2010, Professor Fortner joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to WashU, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Rice University, Georgia Tech, and ETH-Zurich.</p><p>In 2015, he was awarded the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) Emerging Investigator Award for his excellence in research in sustainable nanotechnology and his commitment to mentoring students at all levels.</p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/research_fortner.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-9293<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall<br/></p><ul><li> <a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Fortner receives CAREER Award​ from National Science Foundation​</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Environmental-engineers-to-study-clean-air,-water,-energy-with-NSF-grants.aspx">Environmental engineers to study clean air, water, energy with NSF grants</a></li></ul> Chakrabarty<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Chakrabarty_Rajan.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorRajan Chakrabarty - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Leads the Aerosol Physics & Technology Laboratory<div>​​​PhD, University of Nevada–Reno, 2008</div><div>MS, University of Nevada–Reno, 2006</div><div>BS, University of Madras, 2003</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Assistant Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p></p>Rajan Chakrabarty's research focuses on two distinct themes: (i) Investigating the role of atmospheric aerosols in earth’s energy balance using novel instrumentation and diagnostic techniques, and numerical models; and (ii) Understanding aerosol formation in combustion systems toward synthesis of high porosity and surface-area materials for energy applications.<div><h3>​Biography</h3><p>In 2014, Professor Chakrabarty joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. He operates the Aerosol Physics and Technology laboratory (APT Lab) in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. From 2011 to summer 2014, he served as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Nevada-Reno/Desert Research Institute. He currently serves as the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Chair of the Aerosol Physics working group.</p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Chakrabarty_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-6054<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 3025 </p><a href="">play video</a><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/Study-casts-doubt-on-the-warming-implications-of-brown-carbon-aerosol-from-wildfires.aspx">Study casts doubt on the warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfires</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Recreating-wildfires.aspx">Recreating wildfires</a>​</li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/New-type-of-soot-from-wildfires-to-be-probed-for-role-in-climate-change.aspx">New type of soot from wildfires to be probed for role in climate change</a> </li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Chakrabarty-receives-CAREER-Award-from-National-Science-Foundation.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Chakrabarty receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Peat-fire-emissions-may-shed-light-on-climate-change.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Peat fire emissions may shed light on climate change</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Environmental-budget-cuts-could-be-grim.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Environmental budget cuts could be ‘grim’</a> <br/></li></ul> Gleaves<img alt="John Gleaves" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Gleaves_John.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorJohn Gleaves - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Co-inventor of the TAP reactor system<div>​​PhD, University of Illinois, 1975</div><div>MS, University of Illinois, 1972</div><div>BS, University of Louisville, 1968</div><p>​Associate Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p><span class="st">John Gleaves's research group is interested in the application of kinetic investigations to catalysts. They investigate both real and model catalyst systems using a battery of analytical techniques.​<br/></span></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p><span class="st">Professor Gleaves is the Director of the Heterogeneous Kinetics and Particle Chemistry Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, and has been involved in heterogeneous catalysis research for twenty-nine years including thirteen years of industrial research. <br/><br/>His areas of expertise include heterogeneous selective oxidation, and the development of novel transient response techniques to study gas-solid catalytic reactions. Professor Gleaves is a co-inventor of the TAP reactor system and developed the commercial TAP reactor system, the TAP high-pressure reactor system, and is the inventor of the TAP-2 reactor system. There are currently 18 TAP reactor systems, designed and/or built by Professor Gleaves operating in academic and industrial laboratories throughout the world.</span></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-4159<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1007<br/></p> Ramachandran<img alt="Palghat (P. A.) Ramachandran" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Ramachandran_%20Palghat.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorPalghat Ramachandran - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Has over 150 publications in referred journals<div>​​PhD, University of Bombay, 1971</div><div>BS, University of Bombay, 1967</div><p>​Professor</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Palghat Ramachandran's research interests are in chemical reaction engineering, three phase catalytic reactors, mathematical modeling, semiconductor material processing, boundary element and integral equations, and reactor design for pollution prevention.​</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>P<span style="line-height: inherit;">rofessor Ramachandran joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 1982 as an associate professor. Today, he teaches many graduate courses in areas of transport phenomena, reaction engineering, multiphase reactor analysis, computational engineering, engineering mathematics, environmental reaction engineering, semi-conductor material processing analysis, and pollution prevention in chemical processes.</span></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-6531<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1003</p> Parker<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Parker,%20Kim.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Assistant ProfessorKimberly Parker - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Studies environmental organic chemistry in natural & engineered systems<p>PhD, Stanford University<br/>MS, Yale University<br/>BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign<br/></p><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><br/><p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Professor Parker studies organic chemical reactions in natural and engineered environmental systems. Her research has contributed mechanistic insight into photochemical processes in the coastal environment, advanced drinking water treatment processes, and the impact of salt from hydraulic fracturing operations or seawater intrusion on drinking water quality in affected communities. <br/><br/>Currently, Professor Parker employs her expertise in environmental organic chemistry to investigate fundamental processes governing large-scale challenges in water quality and agriculture. Her research has been selected to receive Environmental Science & Technology’s Best Science Paper of the Year (2016) and the Paul V. Roberts/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><div>Professor Parker earned her PhD at Stanford University, where she was supported by the Abel Wolman Fellowship (American Water Works Association), the Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship (from Stanford for excellence in teaching), and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She was then awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (European Commission) to conduct research at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) prior to joining the faculty at Washington University. <br/></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/WashU%20engineering%20water%20research%20Kimblery%20Parker.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-5548<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1004<br/></p><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineer-to-study-how-pesticides-from-GM-crops-affect-environment.aspx">WashU engineer to study how pesticides from GM crops affect environment</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Association-of-Environmental-Engineering--Science-Professors-honors-WashU-engineers.aspx">Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP) honors WashU engineers</a><br/></li></ul> Dudukovic<img alt="Milorad Dudukovic" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Dudukovic_Mike.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorMilorad Dudukovic - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Aims to produce environmentally clean processes for fuel production<div>​​​PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1972</div><div>MS, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1970</div><div>BS, University of Belgrade, 1967</div><p>​​Laura & William Jens Professor </p><h3>Research</h3><div class="ExternalClassCB16AEE9BD084D789EE65AF6315AF6DD">The main drive of Miolrad (Mike) Dudukovic's research remains advancing the frontiers of reaction engineering and effective use of reaction engineering methodology, including tracer methods, in multiphase systems in scale-up of bench scale information to new environmentally clean processes for production of fuels, materials and chemicals. Unique features of his research involve use of radioisotopes to monitor and map various multiphase flows and enable validation of advanced models and theories in this complex field. He is working on establishing a broad novel multiscale process engineering program in cooperation with industry.​<br/></div><div class="ExternalClassCB16AEE9BD084D789EE65AF6315AF6DD"><h3>Biography</h3><div class="ExternalClassCB16AEE9BD084D789EE65AF6315AF6DD">In 1974, Professor Dudukovic joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) as an associate professor. He developed the Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory (CREL) as a unique and effective interface for transfer of academic reaction engineering to industrial practice. CREL activities are focused on two broad areas: development of improved, fundamentally based models for multiphase reaction systems with experimental verification; and extension of reaction engineering methodology to new environmentally benign processes in production of new fuels and materials. Over two dozen global companies have been associated with CREL.<br/><br/>For advancing the fundamental understanding of multiphase reaction engineering systems professor Dudukovic received three major awards.  In 1994 he was the recipient of the AIChE R. H. Wilhelm award in reaction engineering. In 1999 he won the Council for Chemical Research Malcolm E. Pruitt Award for "outstanding contributions to the progress of chemistry and chemical engineering by promotion of mutually beneficial interactions among universities, the chemical industry and government." In 2009 he was the winner of the E V Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry for “developing practical new methods to quantify multiscale kinetic-transport interactions and new models and experimental tools to study multiphase reactor systems”. In addition to his ground-breaking technical achievements and other awards he is especially proud to have won the “engineering professor of the year” designation five times at Washington University. The University conferred the 1994 Founders’ Day Award on Dudukovic in recognition of his teaching and research. In 2000, Professor Dudukovic was the recipient of the IIT Alumni Professional Achievement Award. And in 2001, he was elected Fellow of the St. Louis Academy of Sciences. A special tribute to his accomplishments is the Special Issue (Two Part Festschrift) of I&EC Research Journal published in 2005 in honor of his 60th birthday and his pioneering work in multiphase reaction engineering. This issue (I&ECR 44(14), 4841-5410; 44(16),5869-6522 consists of 122 contributed papers from colleagues around the world.</div><div class="ExternalClassCB16AEE9BD084D789EE65AF6315AF6DD"><br/></div><div class="ExternalClassCB16AEE9BD084D789EE65AF6315AF6DD">Professor Dudukovic has over 350 publications in refereed journals and has always been professionally active. Early in his career he wrote AIChE instructional modules, and over the years organized over 50 sessions at  AIChE annual meetings, participated as program committee member for Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Divisi​on and serve as director and co-chairman of the division. He also organized interdisciplinary conferences for ECI (Engineering international Conferences)  and served as local St. Louis Chapter AIChE Director from 1986 to 1989. Currently, Professor Dudukovic is the past-president of ISCRE, inc., chairman of the AIChE CRE division and associate editor of I&EC Research. ​</div></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Dudukovic_research.JPG?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-6021<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1006</p><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/Dudukovic-receives-Neal-Amundson-Award.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Dudukovic receives Neal Amundson Award​​</a><br/></li></ul>