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Faculty

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Chau-Chyun ChenChau-Chyun Chen, Sc.D.Jack Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair in Sustainable Energy and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.3098
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Molecular thermodynamics, Thermophysical properties and fluid phase equilibria, Process modeling and simulation
  • Petroleum crude characterization, Hydraulic fracturing and flow-back fluids
  • CO2 capture systems, Energy storage systems
  • Pharmaceutical solubility modeling
Harvinder Singh GillHarvinder Singh Gill, Ph.D.Associate Professor and Whitacre Endowed Chair of Science and EngineeringEmail
Website
P: 806.834.3682
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Micro− & Nano−Systems for Drug & Vaccine Delivery
  • Bio−Nanomaterials
  • Mucosal Vaccination
  • Immunomodulation
Ronald C. HeddenRonald C. Hedden, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.3557
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Polymer Science & Engineering: Networks, Gels, & Elastomers
  • Mechanical Phenomena in Liquid Crystalline Elastomers
  • Ionizable Hydrogels: From Basic Physics to Bio−Energy Applications
  • Polymer Nanoinfusion Processing
Fazle HussainFazle Hussain, Ph.D.President's Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Science, Senior Adviser to the President, and Professor of Mechanical EngineeringEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7805
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Vortex dynamics, turbulence, and measurement techniques
  • Coherent structures in fluid turbulence
  • Holography
  • Flow noise and flow control
  • Cardiovascular dynamics
  • Modeling cancer growth
  • Nanomedicine and nanotechnology
Sheima Jatib-KhatibSheima Jatib-Khatib, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.1590
F: 806.742.3552
  • Heterogeneous supported metal oxide catalysis, e.g. for production of propylene oxide
  • Membrane separation technology
  • Membrane reactors
Rajesh KhareRajesh Khare, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0449
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Atomistic and Mesoscopic Simulations
  • Thermomechanical Properties of Crosslinked Polymers and their Nanocomposites
  • Rheology of Complex Fluids: Particle Rheology Simulations, Joint Lubrication
  • Membrane Separation
Carla LacerdaCarla Lacerda, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4089
F: 806.742.3552
Wei LiWei Li, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.2209
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Cell microenvironments, soft materials
  • Cell capture and release from polymer surface
  • High-throughput layer-by-layer (LbL) systems
  • Biomedical microdevices
Jeremy MarstonJeremy Marston, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7012
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Ultra-high-speed imaging of fluid dynamics phenomena
  • Multiphase flows; wicking in powders and porous media
  • Waterless cleaning technologies for solar technologies
  • Water and oil encapsulations using hydrophobic and oleophobic particulates
Gregory B. McKennaGregory B. McKenna, Ph.D.Horn Professor and John R. Bradford Chair in EngineeringEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4136
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Small Molecule Interactions with Glassy Polymers
  • Torsion & Normal Force Measurements
  • Nanorheology & Nanomechanics
  • Melt & Solution Rheometry
  • Residual Stresses in Composite Materials
Nurxat NurajeNurxat Nuraje, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0680
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Polymer thin films
  • Photocatalysts
  • Nanomaterials for renewable energy
Danny ReibleDanny Reible, Ph.D., P.E.Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair and Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Construction EngineeringEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8050
F: 806.742.3488

CV
  • Contaminant fate and behavior in the environment
  • Modeling environmental processes
  • Assessment and management of contaminated sediments
  • Treatment and recycling of produced and flowback waters
  • Sustainable management of water resources
Al Sacco Jr.Al Sacco Jr., Ph.D.Dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of EngineeringEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493

CV
  • Carbon filament initiation and growth
  • Transition metal and acid catalyst and their deactivation
  • Zeolite synthesis
Sindee L. SimonSindee L. Simon, Ph.D.Whitacre Department Chair and Horn ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8470
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Physics of the Glass Transition
  • Cure and Properties of Thermosets
  • Polymerization and Polymer Properties under Nanoconfinement
Siva A. VanapalliSiva A. Vanapalli, Ph.D.Associate Professor and Bill Sanderson Faculty FellowEmail
Website
P: 806.834.1757
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Microfluidics
  • Fluid mechanics of drops, polymer solutions and cells
  • Tumor cell mechanics and cancer diagnostics
  • Devices for drug screening
  • Devices for C. elegans biology
Mark W. VaughnMark W. Vaughn, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0451
F: 806.742.3552
  • Nitric Oxide in the Microcirculation
  • Membrane Transport of Small Molecules
  • Transport & Reaction in Concentrated Disperse System
Brandon WeeksBrandon Weeks, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Research and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7450
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • High Explosives
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Microcantilever−Based Sensors
  • Dip−Pen Nanolithography
  • Crystal Growth
Theodore F. WiesnerTheodore F. Wiesner, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.1448
F: 806.742.3552

CV
  • Alternative Energy, Particularly Solar Energy Harvesting & Hydrogen Production
  • CO2 Mitigation
  • Chemical Process Simulation
  • Interactive Multimedia Lessons for Chemical Engineering

Supporting Faculty

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Chijuan HuChijuan Hu, M.A.S.Assistant Professor of PracticeEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4613
F: 806.742.3552
  • Sustainable Energy, Energy Storage
  • Biotechnology, First and Second Generation Biofuels, Bioprocesses
Yung Pyo KohYung Pyo Koh, Ph.D.Research Assistant ProfessorEmail
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P:
F: 806.742.3552
  • Glass transition and physical aging
  • Reaction kinetics at nanoscale
  • Thermal analysis by nanocalorimetry
Akhilesh ShakyaAkhilesh Shakya, Ph.D.Research Assistant ProfessorrEmail
Website
P: 806.742.5058
F: 806.742.3552
  • Oral and skin vaccination technologies
  • Immuno-bioengineering
  • Polymer engineering for vaccine development

Adjunct Faculty

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Micah GreenMicah Green, Ph.D.Adjunct ProfessorEmail
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Hongjun LiangHongjun Liang, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Cell Physiology & Molecular BiophysicsEmail
Website
P: 806.743.1463
F: 806.743.1512
Raghunathan RengasamyRaghunathan Rengasamy, Ph.D.Adjunct ProfessorEmail
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Emeritus Faculty

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Robert M. BetheaRobert M. Bethea, Ph.D.Emeritus ProfessorEmail
Harry W. ParkerHarry W. Parker, Ph.D.Emeritus ProfessorEmail
James RiggsJames Riggs, Ph.D.Emeritus ProfessorEmail
Richard TockRichard Tock, Ph.D., P.E.Emeritus ProfessorEmail

Staff

PhotoFirst NameLast NameTitleOfficePhoneEmail
MichaelBullingtonStudent AssistantCHE 211806.834.8314michael.bullington@ttu.edu
Patricia McCalebPatriciaMcCalebUnit CoordinatorCHE 204806.834.6360patricia.mccaleb@ttu.edu
Kristina ThompsonKristinaThompsonUndergraduate AdvisorCHE 211806.834.1012kristina.thompson@ttu.edu
Emily  Weathersby-BasqueEmily Weathersby-BasqueUnit CoordinatorChE 204806.834.7203emily.weathersby@ttu.edu>