Chemical Process Engineering


Chemical Process Engineering (CPE) is concerned with the research and development of processes involved in the commercial production of chemicals and materials.  This work is driven by the need to profitably manufacture products that are safe, economically viable and have minimum or zero impact on the local and global environment.  Our internationally reputed research groups conduct a variety of CPE research with particular focus on:

  • catalytic and thermal processes for the extraction, upgrade and processing of fossil fuels energy,
  • process control and optimization,
  • carbon dioxide capture, storage and utilization,
  • multiphase and particulate processes,
  • rheology and polymer processing,
  • clathrate or gas hydrates and flow assurance in hydrocarbon processing and production facilities.

This research has applications in many everyday products and in processes used by both industry and ordinary consumers.  The work and discoveries of our renowned researchers is of benefit to numerous global industries including oil & gas, pulp & paper, mining, pharmaceutics, food processing and materials manufacturing.

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Researcher Research Interest

Fluidization, Reactor Design, Electrostatics, PEM Fuel Cells, Pollution Control, Biomass Processing, Green Engineering

Fluidization and Multiphase Systems, CO2 Mitigation & Capture, Bio-Fuels, Data Analysis

Thermodynamics, Clathrate or gas hydrates, Carbon dioxide capture, Natural gas storage and transport, High-value papermaking

Dynamics of Complex Fluids, Rheology of Engineered and Biological Materials, Multiphase and Interfacial Fluid Mechanics

Modeling and Experiment Design, Model Predictive Controllers, Identification for Control, Iterative Identification and Control

Rheology of polymer melts, polymer blends and pastes, Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, Polymer Processing, Surface Science and Superhydrophobicity

Model-predictive control, adaptive control, modeling and control of chemical and biomedical systems

Biomass and fossil fuels; Spouted bed; Gas-particle system hydrodynamics, heat transfer; Hydrogen production

Fluid mechanics, flow visualization, multiphase flows and computational fluid dynamics with applications to industrial problems

Clean Energy Engineering Program (CEEN)
Thermodynamics, two-phase flow and heat transfer, jet impingement boiling, HVAC
Engineering education, project based learning, clean energy curriculum development

Catalysis and kinetics focused on residue oil upgrading, natural gas upgrading, methane conversion and syngas conversion

Electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, electrochemical power sources, advanced electrolysis, hydrogen production and storage, clean and sustainable energy