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Expert in Chemical Extraction, diffusion, mass transfer and separation processes.

Expert ID: 107774 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has skills in the boundary between chemistry and chemical engineering which reflect his adaptation of laboratory chemistry to industrial practice. Expert's primary expertise is in diffusion processes, especially those for chemical separations. His research on membranes, which has produced over 50 papers, now centers on the use of hollow fibers as an alternative to packed towers for gas treating and liquid extraction. He is an authority on extractions and can answer questions regarding solid diffusion, fluid diffusion, interphase diffusion, and liquid-liquid mass transfer operations. Other expertise includes diffusion in porous solids, with applications from the decay of teeth to the action of salt on winter roads.

Expert has written over 200 articles and five books, including Diffusion, Bioseparations, and Chemical Product Design. He is particularly expert on coupled mass transfer and chemical reaction.

Expert's consulting deals mainly with diffusion and separation, especially using membranes, and includes major studies of gas treating, extraction, and reactor scale-up. Because he is an exceptionally effective classroom teacher, Expert also teaches short courses on chemical engineering.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1965 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Wisconsin
Year: 1963 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Wisconsin
Year: 1961 Degree: BE Subject: Institution: Yale University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1980 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: PROFESSOR OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Department: Responsibilities: Teaching and research in chemical engineering
Years: 1967 to 1980 Employer: Carnegie-Mellon University Title: Professor of Chemical Engineering Department: Responsibilities: Teaching and research in chemical engineering

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Institute of Chemical engineers (Fellow) American Chemical Society American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow) American Society of Engineering Education North American Membrane Society National Academy of Engineering
Professional Appointments
He is on the editorial board of the Bioengineering Journal, the Journal of Membrane Science, and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station Monograph Series. He is the 1994 President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Awards / Recognition
He has received the Colburn and Lewis Awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) for whom he served as Director, Vice President and President. He has received the Separations Science Award from the American Chemical Society, the Merryfield Design Award from the American Society of Engineering Education and honorary doctorate degrees from the Universities of Lund and Nancy.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published over 150 technical papers in many journals including Science and Nature. He has written three books on diffusion and mass transfer.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Expert reads French.

Fields of Expertise

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