Joseph D. Smith has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with over 25 years experience in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry. Dr. Smith has published over 50 papers, has given more than 70 conference papers, and holds twelve patents. Dr. Smith has contributed to the John Zink Combustion Handbook, the Industrial Burner Handbook and the Handbook of Chemical Engineering. Dr. Smith has served as an expert witness for Flare Performance and Hydrocarbon Processing. Dr. Smith has developed and applied comprehensive CFD models for coal combustion and gasification and optimization of industrial furnaces. Dr. Smith has founded and led three startup companies focused on engineering services for the petrochemical and fossil energy industries and developing advanced wireless sensor systems technology.
Chemical Engineering, Fuels Combustion ,Bio-fuels, oil-sands
Su Ha is an associate professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering. He is also a director for the O.H. Reaugh Laboratory for Oil and Gas Processing Research at WSU. He joined the school in 2005 as an assistant professor after completing his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published over 50 publications in the research areas of energy generations from alternative fuels. His researches have been cited over 4,000 times with h-index of 27. In 2014, he was named as Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters.
Generating hydrogen gas from bio-fuels and abundant natural gases, Developing fuel cells that directly convert the chemical energy of small organic molecules (e.g., formic acid) or logistic fuels (e.g., gasoline and biodiesel) to electrical power, working with natural enzymes to produce electrical power from sugars, and Developing electric field assisted fuel reforming systems.
Peyman Givi is an American materials scientist and engineer currently a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and the James T. McLeod Professor at University of Pittsburgh and previously a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at State University of New York and an Elected Fellow o the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics, American Physical Society and ASME. His research interests are applied mathematics, stochastic processes, numerical methods, control and systems and machine design, vibration and shock, thermal-fluid sciences and random data analysis.
Hun-Soo Byun received his Ph.D. from the Kyungnam University in 1993. He had been on the faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Yosu National University for ten and a half years before it merged with Chonnam National University, where he is a Professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He has conducted researches in the area of high-pressure phase equilibria, including extensive studies on polymer-supercritical fluid (SCF) mixtures and polymerization in supercritical fluids. His main research interest is in the chemical and polymer thermodynamics of hydrocarbon, homopolymers and copolymers in SCF solvents at high-pressures. His research group has incorporated video techniques with high-pressure techniques to visualize and phase behavior apparatus and they are currently polymerization, cloud-point behavior, phase equilibria, chemical process safety and calculation by Peng-Robinson and PC-SAFT EoS with high-pressure behavior techniques to elucidate and characterize polymer dimensions and intermolecular interactions at the macromolecular length scale.
Chemical and polymer thermodynamics of hydrocarbon, Homopolymers and copolymers in SCF solvents at high-pressures
Michael A.B. Naafs is a Dutch internist-endocrinologist with a long clinical career in internal medicine and endocrinology. At present he works as an independent health consultant (Naafs International Health Consultancy ) and as a Medical Writer. Michael is an editorial board member of a number open access journals and the author of tenfolds of publications
Prof. Woo is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Pukyong National University
in Korea, where he has taught since 1992. He received his B.S. degree (Inha University, Korea), M.S.degree (KAIST, Korea), and Ph.D. degree (POSTECH, Korea) all in Chemical Engineering and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley (1995-1996). In 2003 he was a visiting professor at the Virginia Tech. Woo is a general director of Aquatic Biomass Research Center, a president of the Korean Society of Clean Technology and also a fellowship of National Academic Engineering of Korea.
Heterogeneous catalysis and Chemical reaction engineering
Associate Professor at the Chemistry School at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Tenured Professor in the areas of technology in chemical and biochemical processes in the undergrad and graduate studies, and the professional master’s in management