Chemical Engineering Faculty/Staff

Susan Farhat

Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering 1700 University Avenue
2-226 AB
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Susan Farhat
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
2226 Academic Building
810-249-4044
sfarhat@kettering.edu

Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2004
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2010

Courses
CHME 400 Mass Transfer Operations
CHME 410 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
CHME 480 Senior Chemical Engineering Design Capstone     (developed)


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Research  Specialties
Microwave technology, Dielectric properties, Magnetic properties, Polymers and composites, Magneto-dielectric composites, Structure-property relationships, Nanocomposites, Carbon nanotubes
Research Statement
The principal focus of my research experiences and interests lies in the area of advanced materials design.  This is a very broad area of research – branching into energy, nanotechnology, and biotechnology; however, the primary focus of my work has been designing, fabricating, and characterizing materials for improved performance for applications including energy and electronics.  In regards to energy storage, with the growing emphasis placed on efficient electronic packaging, embedded capacitors are important to furthering these technologies.  These materials require high dielectric constant, low dielectric loss (low dissipation factor), increased capacitive density, wideband performance, and simple processability; however, currently, there are limited materials designed that satisfy these requirements.  One approach includes using metamaterials, which present a new class of composites that can be utilized to extend the capabilities of materials beyond what is found in nature to meet requirements for the ever growing demand of new technologies and applications. Other approaches include using the idea of a ceramic nanocomposite or a metal-insulator nanocomposite.
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1.  Farhat, S., Hawley, M., et. al.  “Magneto-dielectric Composites with Frequency Selective Surface Layers.”  Proceedings of ICCM -17: Seventeenth  International Conference on Composites Materials.  Edinburgh, UK. July 27-31, 2009.
2.  Farhat, S., Hawley, M., Kempel, L., Balasubramaniam, S.  “Synthesis  Frequency Applications.”  Proceedings of Materials Science and Technology 2007 Conference and Exhibit.  Detroit, MI. September 16-20, 2007.
3.  Farhat, S., Hawley, M., et al.  “Magneto-dielectric Composites for Radio Frequency Applications.”  Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE-15).  Haikou, Hainan Island, China. July 15-17, 2007.
4.   Farhat, S., Hawley, M., Kempel, L., Balasubramaniam, S.  "Design and Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites for RF Applications." Proceedings of American Society for Composites 21st Annual Technical Conference.  Dearborn, MI.  September 17-20, 2006.
 
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Mary Gilliam

Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering 1700 University Avenue
2-224-A AB
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Mary Gilliam

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
2224A Academic Building
810-249-4043

mgilliam@kettering.edu

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2001
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2006
 

Work Experience

Exatec Division of Sabic Innovative Plastics, Wixom, MI, 2006 – 2011

After graduating in 2006, Dr. Gilliam took a position at Exatec, a division of Sabic Innovative Plastics, as the Plasma Technology Leader, supervising global technology programs and directing international R&D teams to develop next-generation coated polymer products. As the Plasma Technology Leader, Dr. Gilliam gained experience in translating processes to industrial scale, process characterization and control, statistical design of experiments and data analysis, quantifying relationships between process parameters and product outcomes, root cause analysis, linking customer requirements to manufacturing conditions, product validation, leading cross-functional teams, and technology road-mapping.                                                                                                             

Courses

CHME 435 Process Control   
CHME 436 Process Control Laboratory   
CHME 401 Mass Transfer Operations and Separations Laboratory   
CHME 420 Transport Phenomena   
CHME 421 Transport Phenomena Laboratory   
CHME 300 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer   
CHME 301 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Laboratory
CHME 100  Introduction to Chemical Engineering   
 
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Research Statement

The research program involves surface treatments and coatings using atmospheric plasma for a variety of applications on rigid substrates as well as micro- and nano-sized particles. Surface modification and coating is often performed to improve adhesion, tailor hydrophobic or hydrophilic properties, increase scratch and abrasion resistance, improve biocompatibility, tailor bioactivity, increase barrier properties, reduce friction, enhance resistance to chemicals, and other goals. Plasmas can be applied to modify very thin surface layers or to deposit single or multi-layer coatings without altering the bulk characteristics of materials. Atmospheric pressure plasma processes offer the versatility of plasma processes without expensive and high-maintenance vacuum equipment. Furthermore, the processes can be implemented as a continuous process without load/lock chambers for adjusting pressures.
 
Current research projects are targeted for applications in biomedical materials, medical diagnostics, particle dispersions, light-weight materials for transportation, UV-blocking coatings, and more. Investigation work focuses around innovative modifications of the process and apparatuses, testing various precursors, process characterization, and optimizing for performance. Experiments are designed to characterize the effects of the precursors and process parameters on the material properties and outcomes. This characterization generates process predictive models that subsequently provide the basis to tailor the properties of the coating or surface to meet the requirements.  
 
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Research Specialties

 Surface treatments, coatings, plasma process technology, plasma chemical vapor deposition, particle treatment technologies, atmospheric plasma, organic and organosilicon coatings, plastics applications, polymer surface modification
 

 

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Patents and Patent Applications

1.  Higuchi, K., Gilliam, M., and Yamaya, M. Organic Resin Laminate. U.S. Patent No. 8,361,607. 29 January 2013.
2. Gilliam, M., Farhat, S., Garner, G., and Magyar, M. Method and Apparatus for Surface Chemical Functionalization of Powders and Nanoparticles. U.S. Patent Application No. PCT/US14/27814, Unpublished. Filing date 14 March 2014.
3. Gilliam, M., Farhat, S., and Zand, A. Wear Resistant and Biocompatible Coatings for Medical Devices and Method of Fabrication. U.S. Patent Application No. PCT/US14/22505, Unpublished. Filing date 10 March 2014.
 

 Publications

1. Farhat, S., Gilliam, M. Rabago-Smith, M., Baran, C., Walter, N., Zand, A. Polymer Coatings for Biomedical Applications Using Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. Surface and Coatings Technology, 2014, 241, 123-129.
2. Gilliam, M., Farhat, S., Magyar, M., Stubbs, B. Atomspheric Plasma Surface Modification of PMMA and PP Micro-Particles. Plasma Processes and Polymers, under review.
3. Gilliam, M. Polymer Surface Treatment and Coating Technologies. In Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology; Nee, A., Ed.; Springer:  New York, 2013.
4. Gilliam, M., Ritts, A., Yu, Q. The Mesh Disturbance Effects in LTCAT for Surface Modification of LDPE. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2010, 118, 805-817.
5. Gilliam, M. Plasma Polymerization of Fluorocarbons and Plasma Surface Modification of Polymers; Lambert Academic Publishing: Germany, 2009.
6. Gilliam, M., Yu, Q., Yasuda, H. Plasma Polymerization Behavior of Fluorocarbon Monomers in Low-Pressure AF and RF Discharges. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 2007, 4, 165-172.
7. Gilliam, M., Yu, Q. Surface Modification of a Group of Polymers Using a Low Temperature Cascade Arc Torch. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2007, 105, 360-372.
8. Gilliam, M., Yu, Q. Low-Temperature Plasma Processes for Polymeric Surface Modification. in Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing; Lee, S., Ed.; Taylor & Francis:  United Kingdom, 2007.
9.  Gilliam, M., Yu, Q. A Critical Evaluation of Low Temperature Plasma Processes Applied to Polymers. In Recent Research and Developments in Applied Polymer Science, Pandalai, S.G., Ed.; Research Signpost:  Kerala, India, 2006; Vol. 3; p. 13.
10. Gilliam, M., Yu, Q. Surface Characterization of Low-Temperature Cascade Arc Plasma–Treated Low-Density Polyethylene Using Contact Angle Measurements. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2006, 99, 2528-2541.

Conference Presenations and Proceedings

1. Gilliam, M., Farhat, S., Stubbs, B., Magyar, M., Zand, A, Garner, G. Surface Functionalization of Polymeric Particles Using Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. AIChE Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 3-8, 2013.
2. Farhat, S., Gilliam, M., Zand, A., Rabago-Smith, M. Polymer Coatings for Biomedical Applications Using Low Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. AIChE Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 3-8, 2013.
3.Farhat, S., Gilliam, M., Zand, A., Rabago-Smith, M.  Bio-compatible Polymer Coatings Using Low Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure Plasma.  Contact and Surface 2013:11th International Conference on Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics.  Siena, Italy.  June 5-7, 2013.
4. Gilliam, M., Farhat, S., Zand, A., Stubbs, B., Magyar, M., Garner, G. Surface Treatment of Polymer Particles Using Atmospheric Plasma. Society of Vacuum Coaters Annual Conference. Providence, RI. April 20-25, 2013.
5. Farhat, S., Gilliam, M., Zand, A., Rabago-Smith, M. Biocompatible Coatings Using Low Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. Society of Vacuum Coaters Annual Conference. Providence, RI. April 20-25, 2013.
6. Stubbs, B., Garner, G., Magyar, M., Gilliam, M., Farhat, S. Atmospheric Plasma Treatment For Surface Modification Of Polymer Powder. Michigan Academy of Arts and Sciences Conference. Holland, MI. March 22, 2013.
7. Gilliam, M., Gasworth, S. Characterization of the Parameter Space in Expanding Thermal Plasma Systems with Organosiloxane and Oxygen Reagents. Society of Vacuum Coaters Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. 2008.
8. Yu, Q.S., Huang, C., Chan, Y., Gilliam, M., Yasuda, H.K. Glow Characterization in Plasma Deposition Systems. Proceedings of 17th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry. Toronto, Canada, 2005.
9. Gilliam, M., Yu, Q. Modification of Polymeric Surfaces Using Low Temperature Cascade Arc Torch. American Chemical Society Regional Conference. Columbia, MO, 2003.
 
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Steven Nartker

Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering 1700 University Avenue
2-230 AB
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Steven Nartker
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
2230 Academic Building
810-249-4041
snartker@kettering.edu


Education
B.S. Environmental Chemistry, Kettering University, 2001
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University,2009

Work Experience
Engelhard Corporation, Iselin, NJ, 1997 – 2001 Automotive catalyst research group

Courses
CHME 200 Mass and Energy Balances     (developed)
CHME 300 Unit Operations    (co-developed)
CHME 301 Unit Operations Laboratory    (co-developed)
CHME 410 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics    (developed)
CHME 420  Applied Transport Phenomena     (developed)
CHME 421 Applied Transport Phenomena Laboratory    (developed)
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Research Statement
Currently working on developing membrane separation technologies that can be used in the purification of methane produced from anaerobic digestion.  The successful implementation of low cost and energy efficient membranes will lead to an improved biogas generation facility.  This research is focused on identification of membrane materials, construction of polymeric membranes using nanoscale production techniques and characterization of materials and devices.  Electrospinning technology will be explored as a technique to prepare fibrous membrane materials as well as materials suitable for sensor and battery applications. 
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Research  Specialties
Nanotechnology, Membrane separations, Electrospinning, Microscopy, Surface science, Polymer processing, Catalysis
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1.  Nartker, S., Askeland, P., Wiederoder, S.  Surface Chemistry of Electrospun Cellulose Nitrate Nanofiber Membranes.  Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2011, 11, 1242-1247.
2.  Luo, Y., Nartker, S., Miller, H. Surface functionalization of electrospun nanofibers for detecting E. coli O157:H7 and BVDV cells in a direct-charge transfer biosensor.  Biosensors & Bioelectronics 2010, 26, 1612-1617.
3.  Nartker, S., Drzal, L.T. Electrospun Cellulose Nitrate Nanofibers.  Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2010, 10, 5810-5813. 
 
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Stacy Seeley

Department Head, Professor, Program Director Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry / Biochemistry 1700 University Ave
3-213 MC
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Dr. Stacy Seeley, Department Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Program Director of Chemical Engineering; and Professor of Biochemistry

Professional Preparation:
B.S. Chemistry,1989 - Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Ph.D. BioPhysical Chemistry,1995 - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Post-Doc Biochemistry 1997-1997, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Seeley has taught at Kettering for more than eleven years and feels that some of the best descriptors of Kettering students are motivated, bright and hard-working. Additionally, she says that Kettering students are more driven to succeed and learn, and more focused than students at other institutions.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching at Kettering for Seeley is the chance to work with students in labs, since this provides the best opportunity to get to know her students better. She also says that when looking at institutions where she would like to teach, she held Kettering in high regard, since the school is focused on teaching.

Hot tip for prospective students: "Come to Kettering!  Our programs are rigorous but we provide a nurturing environment"

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Julie Simmons

Administrative Specialist Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry / Biochemistry 1700 University Ave
3-101 MC

Salomon Turgman Cohen

Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering
1700 University Avenue
Academic Building 2228

Dan Van Cura

Lab Technician Chemical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-228 AB

Jonathan Wenzel

Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering 1700 University Avenue
2-228 AB
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 Jonathan Wenzel

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
2228 Academic Building
810-249-4042
jwenzel@kettering.edu

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1999
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2008

Work Experience

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 2006-2010, Research Engineer for the  Laboratory for Transportation Fuels and Polymer Processing, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  Dr. Wenzel supervised a graduate student research team engaged in novel process research in energy techologies, prototype design and development, and green processing.  Particular projects included the fabrication of supercritical water reformation process prototypes and the evaluation of the supercritical water reformation of JP-8 for the United States Depeartment of the Army and Air Force.  He was responsible operations, design, proposal preparation and execution of strategic projects and worked as a liason between the lab and project sponsors.

Courses

CHME 300 Unit Operations          (co-developed)
CHME 401 Mass Transfer Operations Laboratory   (developed)
CHME 436 Process Controls Laboratory
CHME 450 Reactor Design           (developed)
CHME 451 Reactor Design Laboratory   (developed)
 
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 Research Statement

My principle research focus is in developing novel high pressure and temperature process technologies applied to sustainable energy, synthesis of chemicals, extraction, and the greening of conventional processes.  With the increasing demand for fossil fuels as well as the environmental costs associated with their production and use, there is need for continued research in novel and greener process technologies to produce chemicals in a more efficient and environmentally friendly manner.  A particular area of research that may be utilized in greener, efficient, and sustainable applications are near-critical and supercritical fluids.  Supercritical fluids have both gas and liquid-like solvent properties with inherently high density which permits for more compact, scalable, portable, and reactive processes.  Supercritical fluid technology may also be utilized in compact, portable next-generation process technology that reduce reliance upon energy intensive and polluting mediums ranging from extraction of medicinal components from plants to the production of biohydrogen.  Projects are sponsored by the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, the National Science Foundation, and Kettering University    

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 Research  Specialties

Supercritical fluid technologies, high pressure and temperature reaction process prototypes and control system design and fabrication, Extraction of medically active chemicals from plants, Biodiesel production, Supercritical water partial oxidation, Reformation technologies, Process modeling and simulation

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 Active Grants

“MRI: Acquisition of a CHNSO Elemental Determinator to Support Multidisciplinary Applied Research,” National Science Foundation, NSF Grant Number CBET-1228432, PI: Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, Co-PI’s: Drs. L. Wang, S. Nartker, J. Aurandt, M. Rabago-Smith. 9/1/2012-8/31/2014

“Non-catalytic reactions producing phenol from aromatic hydrocarbons using hydrogen peroxide and supercritical and subcritical water,” American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, PRF Award Number 52948-UNI9, PI: Dr. Jonathan Wenzel. 1/1/2013-8/13/2015

Supercritical fluid extraction and evaluation of antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory agents from grape stems, pomegranate, walnut hulls, and local flora,” Kettering University Faculty Fellowship, PI: Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, Chemical Engineering Co-PI’s: Dr. Michelle Ammerman and Cheryl Samaniego, Applied Biology; Dr. Lihua Wang and Dr. Ali Zand, Chemistry. 9/27/2013-6/30/2014.

“Production of biodiesel in a compact reactor from soybean oil using a naturally-derived acid catalyst and supercritical methanol,” Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, PI: Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, Chemical Engineering Co-PI: Dr. Ali Zand, Chemistry. 4/1/2014-3/31/2015

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U.S. Patents

Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Sardesai, A., Wenzel, J., Marshall, B., Yen, J., Amin-Sanayei, A., Moucharik, M.  Polymerization of Vinylidene Fluoride (VF2) in a Supercritical Fluid Medium.  U.S. Patent Number 7,091,288 issued August 15, 2006.
  

Refereed Articles

1.       Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Experimental P-T-r measurements of carbon dioxide and 1,1-difluoroethene mixtures.  Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 2005, 50, 774-776.
2.       Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Picou, J.  Noncatalytic reformation of JP-8 fuel in supercritical water for production of hydrogen.  Energy Sources 2009, 31, 1750-1758.
3.       Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Picou, J., Wenzel, J.  Kinetic modeling of JP-8 reforming by supercritical water.  Energy Sources 2009, 31, 1813-1821.
4.       Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Hydrogen production by noncatalytic autothermal reformation of aviation fuel using supercritical water.  Energy and Fuels 2009, 23, 6089-6094.
5.       Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Niemoeller, A., Lee, S.  A kinetic model based on the sequential reaction mechanism for the noncatalytic reformation of jet fuel in supercritical water.  Energy Sources: Part A 2011, 33, 785-794.
 

Articles in Proceedings

  1. Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Factor, M., Leavitt, L.  Global kinetics of supercritical water reformation of JP-8 fuels.  Preprints-American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry  2006, 51,487-490.
  2. Lee, S., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Edwards, N., Adams, A., Wootton, J., Garcia, A.  Noncatalytic direct reformation of JP-8 fuel in supercritical water.  Preprints-American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry  2006, 51, 521-523
  3. Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Factor, M., Lee, S.  Kinetics of supercritical water reformation of ethanol to hydrogen.  In Energy Materials, 2007 Proceedings of the Materials Science and Technology Conference, Greyden Press: Columbus, OH, 2007.
  4. Lee, S., Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Stever, M., Putta, S., Bouquet, J, Henthorn, K., Ludlow, D., Retzloff, D, Lanterman, B.  Hydrogen generation via novel supercritical water reformation technology.  Missouri Energy Summit Proceedings, University of Missouri Press:  Columbia, MO, 2009, 54-58.

 

Conference Papers

  1. Liu, H., Lee, Y. Wenzel, J.  High-pressure compaction of municipal solid waste to form an upgraded fuel for co-firing at power plants.  Pipeline and Environmental Engineering for the Next Millennium.  Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.  July 23-26, 2000.
  2. Wenzel, J. and Lee, S.  Binary Interaction Parameters for Supercritical Carbon Dioxide and Vinylidene Difluoride.  AIChE 2003 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.  March 30-April 3, 2003.
  3. Vincent, L., Mabusela, W., Folk, W., Weitz, F., Rottinghaus, G., Mawhinney, T., Khan, I., Lee, S., Wenzel, J., Applequist, W., Gqaleni, N., Johnson,  Q.  Ethnobotanical studies of artemisia afra jacq. ex willd. (african wormwood).  2007 Missouri Life Science Week Poster Session.  Conference, Columbia, Missouri.  April 16-20, 2007.
  4. Wenzel, J., Niemoeller, A., Stever, M., Lee, S.  Kinetics of reforming ethanol into hydrogen in a supercritical water medium.  AIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.
  5. Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Free radical polymerization of 1,1-difluoroethene in a supercritical carbon dioxide medium.  AIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.
  6. Factor, M., Lanterman, H., Wenzel, J., Lee, S.  Use of haynes alloy 230 for supercritical water reactorsAIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.
  7. Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Autothermal non-catalytic reformation of jet fuel in a supercritical water medium.  AIChE 2007 Fall National Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 4-9, 2007.
  8. Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Lee, S.  Control of ethanol dehydration in the supercritical water reforming of ethanol into hydrogen.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans.  April 6-10, 2008.
  9. Stever, M., Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Putta, S., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Effects of pressure above and below the pure water critical pressure on coke compositions in Jet-A reformation to hydrogen.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans. April 6-10, 2008.
  10. Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Kinetics of noncatalytic water gas shift reaction in a supercritical water medium.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans.  April 6-10, 2008.
  11. Putta, S., Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  Hydrogen conversion by reformation of jet fuel in a supercritical water medium—effects of the water-to-fuel feed ratio on the conversion.  AIChE 2008 Spring National Meeting.  Conference, New Orleans.  April 6-10, 2008.
  12. Wenzel, J., Lanterman, H., Lee, S.  The kinetics of tert-butyl-peroxy-acetate initiated polymerization of 1,1-difluoroethene in a supercritical carbon dioxide medium.  AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Philadelphia.  November 16-21, 2008.
  13. Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Lee, S.  Thermal effects of non-catalytic supercritical water partial oxidation of mid-distillate hydrocarbon fuels.  AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Philadelphia.  November 16-21, 2008.
  14. Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Lee, S.  Reformation of sucrose in supercritical water.  AIChE 2008 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Philadelphia.  November 16-21, 2008.
  15. Bouquet, J., Picou, J., Stever, M., Wenzel, J., Lee, S., Lim, T., Lee, B.  The Effects of Space Time upon the Supercritical Water Reformation of Glycerol.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.
  16. Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Lee, S.  Effects and Roles of Air Feed On the Noncatalytic Gasification of Jet Fuel in Supercritical Water.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.
  17. Picou, J., Wenzel, J., Stever, M., Bouquet, J., Lee, S.  Synthesis Gas Production by Noncatalytic Reforming of Glycerin in Supercritical Water: Effect of Reaction Temperature.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.
  18. Wenzel, J., Picou, J., Lanterman, H., Tschannen, R., Lee, S.  Control of C2-Hydrocarbon Formation in the Supercritical Water Reformation of Jet Fuel.  AIChE 2009 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Nashville.  November 8-13, 2009.
  19. Bouquet, J.; Stever, M.; Picou, J.; Wenzel, J.; Tschannen, R.; Lee, S.  The Effects of Temperature upon the Supercritical Water Reformation of Alcohols for Hydrogen Productions.  AIChE 2010 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Salt Lake City.  November 7-12, 2010.
  20. Rabago-Smith, M.; Wenzel, J.; Meredith, S.; Holcomb, P.; Zand, A.  Enzymatic Reactions at High Pressures.  43rd ACS Central Regional Meeting.  Conference, Dearborn, Michigan.  June 5-9, 2012.
  21. Wenzel, J.; Hernandez de la Pena, L.  Reaction Kinetics for the Production of Hydrogen from Bioethanol in an Inconel 625 Reactor from 600 to 700°C.  AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Pittsburg.  October, 28-November 2, 2012.
  22. Wenzel, J.; Rabago-Smith, M.; Zand, A.; Holcomb, P.  Non-catalytic reactions producing phenol from benzene with hydrogen peroxide and water at near and supercritical water conditions.   AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting.  Conference, Pittsburg.  October, 28-November 2, 2012.
  23. Wenzel, J.; Maricq, E.; Stogsdill, M.; Zand, A.  Evaluation of ascorbic acid and acetic acid as catalysts in the transesterfication of virgin soybean oil.  AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting.  Conference, San Francisco.  November 3-8, 2013.
  24. Wenzel, J.; Beck, B.; Rodgerson, T.; Seeley, S.  Use of pre-laboratory orientation and safety videos for the landolt iodine clock reaction experiment in undergraduate reaction engineering.  AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting.  Conference, San Francisco.  November 3-8, 2013.
  25. Wenzel, J.; DeCrane, S.; Wang, L.; Zand, A.  Supercritical fluid extraction of polyphenolic compounds from pomegranate peels.  AIChE 2013 Annual Meeting.  Conference, San Francisco.  November 3-8, 2013.
  26. Maricq, E.; Wenzel, J.; Zand, A.  Production phenol by partial oxidation of benzene in supercritical water, effects of temperature and benzene feed ratio.  Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.  Meeting, Rochester, Michigan.  February 28, 2014.
  27. Tibbs, M.; Shaffer, A.; Ammerman, M.; Zand, A.; Samaniego, C.; Wang, L.; Wenzel; J.  Evaluation of Antioxidant Properties of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Products of Grape Stems.   Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.  Meeting, Rochester, Michigan.  February 28, 2014.

 

Invited Lectures and Seminars

  1. Invited Talk on “A look into the world of earning an advanced degree in chemical engineering,” AIChE Missouri University of Science and Technology Student Affiliate Chapter, Rolla, Missouri, March 18, 2009.
  2. Invited Seminar on “Hydrogen production from ethanol and crude ethanol beer via non-catalytic supercritical water reformation,” Missouri University of Science and Technology Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Seminar, Rolla, Missouri, April 7, 2009.
  3. Invited Seminar on “Hydrogen production from ethanol and crude ethanol” University of Arkansas Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Seminar, Fayetteville, Arkansas, March 4, 2010.
  4. Invited Seminar on “Reformation of hydrocarbons for fuel cell applications using supercritical fluid technologies,” Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, October 5, 2011.
  5. Invited Seminar on “Green production of chemicals using high pressure fluids in pilot plants,” Distinguished Faculty Speaker Series, Kettering University, Flint, Michigan, October 18, 2012.
  6. Invited Seminar on “Research and education in Michigan’s newest chemical engineering program,” Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Midland, Michigan, March 13, 2013.
  7. Invited Seminar on “Analysis of supercritical fluid extraction of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds from grape stems and pomegranate by FRAP, ORAC, and COX assays,” Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, October 29, 2013.

 

Posters

  1. Wenzel, J.; Rabago-Smith, M.; Zand, A.; Stovall, D.; Holcomb, P.  Low impact chemical processing and production using supercritical fluids.  Celebrate Kettering Achievement Exposition.  Meeting, Flint, Michigan.  April 20, 2012.
  2. Holcomb, P.; Wenzel, J.; Rabago-Smith, M.; Zand, A.  Production of phenol for plastics non-catalytically using supercritical water and hydrogen peroxide.  Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.  Meeting, Holland, Michigan.  March 22, 2013.
  3. DeCrane, S.; Wenzel, J.; Zand, A.; Wang, L.  Antioxidant properties of extracted phenolic compounds from grape stems using supercritical fluids.  246th American Chemical Society National Meeting.  Meeting, Indianapolis, September 8-12, 2013.
  4. Samaniego, C.; Wang, L.; Wenzel, J.; Ammerman, M.; Nelson, L.; Tibbs, M.; Ketchum, K.; Zand, A.  Determination of antioxidant activities of superheated ethanol extracts of grape stems.  248th American Chemical Society National Meeting.  Meeting, San Francisco, August 10-14, 2014. 

 

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