Assistant Professor

Steven Nartker
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
2230 Academic Building

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

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)
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. 

Nanotechnology, Membrane separations, Electrospinning, Microscopy, Surface science, Polymer processing, Catalysis

Dr. Nartker's Research Profile

Select Publications and Conference Proceedings
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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