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William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 2016 A N N U A L R E P O R T

INSIDE: •  Chairman Andre Palmer’s lab garners $5.5M in NIH grants and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship •  NSF CAREER Award for Nicholas Brunelli •  L.-S. Fan and Andrew Tong close ranks on commercializing chemical looping with $7.5M in funding •  Petroleum Engineering Minor Launches

Message from the Chair Hello from the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering! The department continues to make progress on a number of goals, with faculty recruitment its top priority. Following the successful hires of three new faculty Li-Chiang Lin, Ilham El-Monier and Katelyn Swindle-Reilly), efforts to recruit additional exceptional faculty continue. The department is fortunate to have several endowed chairs to support recruiting faculty who are on a strong trajectory to the NAE. I am pleased to report that in the 2018 US News and World Report rankings, we moved up from #26 to #23, and research expenditures are up 18% compared to last year’s. Our focus is on selected research areas with high potential for significant impacts in the state, national and international arenas, e.g., clean and sustainable energy, nanotechnology, and biomedical innovations. At the undergraduate level, 2016 marked the return of the petroleum engineering minor, and clinical faculty John Clay won the prestigious Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2016, 179 students obtained their Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, many of whom were helped along the way with scholarship assistance, thanks to our caring donors. Our students -- and the outstanding alumni they become -- continually impress me with their accomplishments, dedication, and creativity. I hope you enjoy getting caught up on more news in the pages that follow. Wishing you a great 2017!

INDEX 1. Mission and Key Facts

Pages 4-5

2. Faculty News

Pages 6-10

3. Research

Pages 11 - 13

4. Faculty Summaries

Pages 14 - 29

5. Graduate Program

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6. Undergraduate Program

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7. Alumni News

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8. Scholarships

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9. Charitable Giving

Pages 37 - 38

8. Faculty / Staff Listing

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Cover image of Andre Palmer by Matt Schutte, 2016. Photo of activated carbon column on this page is by Eric Collins, 2016. 2016 Annual Report writing, design, and layout by Wenda Williamson, email:





The William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will provide an outstanding educational experience to our students and serve the profession and society by creating new knowledge through cuttingedge disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and disseminating this knowledge to industry, government, the scientific community and the general public.

• To create new knowledge in the field of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering through cutting-edge research and pass this new knowledge on to our students, our profession, and society in general.

• To develop an educational program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that is recognized as one of the top twenty programs in the nation.

This new knowledge will consist of, but not be limited to, peer-reviewed publications, materials, processes, systems, software and other work products that will enhance societal quality of life. We will also create a learning environment that fosters diversity in teaching, scholarship and personnel practices.

• To educate undergraduate and graduate students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and foster cross-fertilization of allied fields. • To serve the public, academic, industrial and government communities through consultation, collaborative efforts, entrepreneurial activity, dissemination of research results and outreach activities. • To create a learning environment that fosters diversity in scholarship, teaching and in student, faculty and staff composition. • To instill in our students an appreciation of, and the necessity for, life-long learning, team work and to provide them the skills to prosper in a global economy.

• To develop a research program that is recognized as one of the top twenty programs in the nation. • To serve as a recognized authority in chemical and biomolecular engineering for the public, industry and all levels of government. • To establish our innovations in education, discoveries/advances in research, and our successes in diversity as models for other departments, colleges and universities. • To leverage the new state-of-the-art Koffolt Laboratories, one that meets the requirements for modern education and research in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, to recruit the best students and faculty and foster exceptional teaching and research.

Photo by Eric Collins, 2016


KEY FACTS Graduating Classes • 179 BS degrees awarded • 51% of graduates received scholarship assistance for at least one year • 7.8% graduated with distinction • Average GPA: 3.25 • Of the 66% who provided data on exit surveys at the time of graduation, 77% entered industry and 23% are continuing their educations


2016 Performance Indicators: • 21 tenure-track faculty, 1 active emeritus, 3 clinical, 1 research professor • 8 national/international awards and honors (AIChE, AIMBE, NSF, ACS, etc.) • $7M in research expenditures (average of $339,411 per faculty) • 170 publications (24 books/chapters, 146 articles) • 8 named invited lectures or keynotes at national / international meetings • 80 invited lectures • 4 patents issued

Research Program

2016 Funding: • $7,127,633 in research expenditures • Major funding from the DOE, NIH, NSF, and DARPA

Cumulative Awards and Honors: • 3 National Academy of Engineering members • 4 Distinguished Professors • 13 AIChE Awards (eg, Institute Lecturer, Founders Award, 2 Wilhelms) • 10 National Science Foundation CAREER Awards • 2 Fulbrights • 2 R&D 100 Awards

Top Research Achievements (Cumulative): • World leader in chemical looping processes that conserve resources and reduce emissions; • Groundbreaking self-cleaving affinity tagging for protein purification;

Graduate Program, 2016 • • • • • •

#23, US News & World Report (2018) 9 PhD degrees awarded 18 MS degrees awarded 6 University Fellowships; 3 National Awards; 1 OSU award Current students: 74 PhD, 30 MS 30% women and 3.9% underrepresented students

• Leaders in nanobiotech and the development of magnetic quantum dots for diagnostics; • Innovative membranes for gas separations and carbon dioxide capture; • Immunomagnetic cell separation, cancer diagnostics and cell migration;

National Scholarships

• 2 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (2017) • 1 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (2016) • 18 total NSF Graduate Research Fellowships in the last 11 years, plus 5 Barry Goldwater Scholarships, 2 Fulbrights, and 1 Morris K. Udall

Undergraduate Program, 2016

New Students • 245 newly enrolled, Autumn ‘16 • 30.6 average composite ACT Score for incoming freshmen Ongoing • 33.5% women; 6.9% underrepresented minorities; • 39% are in the honors program, with a 91.7% retention rate • 55 students involved in undergraduate research • 239 students completed a co-op or internship

• Tissue engineering and biomaterials for transfusion medicine;

• Cutting-edge research in catalysis; • Polymer-based nanoengineering leading to new materials and devices benefitting manufacturing processes and medical diagnostics; • Innovations in sustainable engineering and aerosol science.


• 225,000-square-foot building, new in 2015


• 4 endowed chairs • 2 endowed professorships • 30 scholarships ($306,800 awarded in 2016)



CBE CHAIRMAN ANDRE PALMER ALSO LEADS IN GLOBAL PURSUIT OF BLOOD SUBSTITUTE Palmer’s NIH Funding Jumps to $5.5M Blood. Our lives depend on it. But by 2030, we could face a critical shortage of ~4 million red blood cell (RBC) units a year, extrapolating from data in the National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey (2011). However, Andre Palmer, chairman of the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is working to solve this problem by creating safer, more commercially-viable RBC substitutes. His research is gaining attention, and in 2016 Palmer received three R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), bringing his total R01 funding to $5.5 million. Two four-year grants totaling $2.9 million were funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.  One funds research focused on facilitating oxygen delivery to tissue-engineered constructs for applications in regenerative medicine, while the other is focused on developing a safe and efficacious RBC substitute for use in transfusion medicine. Palmer’s team includes co-PIs from the University of California-San Diego and Rutgers University. Palmer’s third NIH R01 was funded with $2.6 million over four years. The proposal he and fellow CBE faculty member and co-PI Jeff Chalmers submitted outlines production of a more uniform unit of


packed RBCs for use in transfusion medicine, with a goal of processing blood so it’s safer for patients. The research will leverage the intrinsic magnetic properties of hemoglobin — the protein component of RBCs responsible for oxygen and carbon dioxide transport — to facilitate the separation of RBCs from unwanted cell-free hemoglobin and hemoglobin containing micro particles. Case Western University’s Maciej Zborowski is also a co-PI. While RBC substitutes are not meant to be a permanent replacement for whole blood, which serves many different functions, the advantages of artificial RBCs are significant. They provide a stopgap of approximately 24-48 hours — enough time to get a wounded soldier from the battlefield to a hospital, for example. They can be used universally by people with any blood type, and are stable at ambient temperatures up to several years, whereas human RBCs have to be discarded after 42 days of cold storage. In addition, RBC substitutes are free of new, unidentified pathogens that can unwittingly be passed on to

patients, as happened before the AIDS, Zika and H1N1 viruses were discovered. Palmer’s lab is also developing artificial blood plasma and RBC storage solutions to help extend the shelf life of human blood beyond the 42-day FDA-mandated timeline, and working on a drug delivery system to target macrophages and monocytes (types of white blood cells) in blood. An unpredictable journey Palmer’s recent successes are milestones on a journey that he believed would lead to a straightforward career in chemistry. The only member of his family who was interested in science, Palmer began studying chemistry at Howard University, but two years into the program, he found that he wasn’t satisfied. “I discovered a passion for research and a desire to develop new materials for applications in medicine,” he said, “so I switched to chemical engineering. Creating things is powerful. The idea of taking chemistry and scaling it up into processes for making biomedical materials was appealing to me.” After being accepted to Johns Hopkins University for graduate work in chemical engineering, Palmer approached his advisor, Denis Wirtz, and asked if he could start early on research. “I was very eager, and very interested in research,” Palmer recalled. “So much so, that I was willing to give up my summer vacation, and just get right to work in the lab.” He studied the mechanics of cytoskeletal protein networks, a field which he enjoyed but did not

have many immediate translational possibilities. His determination allowed him to obtain his PhD in just three and a half years, during which time an idea within him began to grow. After his six-month postdoc, he decided that instead of continuing on in his advisor’s field, he would risk everything and pursue his own unique career path. Learning the ropes from scratch “I really enjoyed working with Dr. Wirtz,” Palmer said, “but I wanted to distinguish myself with my own ideas. So I set out to select a biomedical problem that could be investigated with core chemical engineering principles, but which was not well explored by chemical engineers.” “The three main pillars of chemical engineering include chemical kinetics, transport phenomena, and thermodynamics. I asked myself, ‘what problem could lend itself to all three areas?’ It was difficult to answer.”

“The human aspect of it -- the implications of such a project -- were interesting and would have major societal impact,” he said.

space?” he recalled thinking. “I could make different sized hemoglobin molecules and see how they behave in vivo until the optimal size is determined.”

Having never performed research on RBCs and hemoglobin before, he now faced the enormous task of learning a whole new discipline. He read massive amounts of literature, went to RBC substitute conferences and reached out to prominent people in the field.

Ways to increase the diameter of hemoglobin include polymerization, conjugation of polymers to the surface of the molecule and encapsulation of hemoglobin inside sub-micron particles, all current areas of exploration. Palmer is also exploring hemoglobin from annelids (i.e. worms), which consists of supramolecular assemblies six times larger than human hemoglobin.

“Scientists in the field were very friendly and responsive to young investigators,” he recalled. Palmer still works with some of those early contacts, like Marcos Intaglietta and Pedro Cabrales at the University of California at San Diego. Palmer published his first independent peerreviewed article four years after obtaining his PhD. “I was convinced it was important work, so no matter what, I was going to stick with it,” he said. A “sizeable” challenge

Around that time, Palmer had been reading the works of Charles Drew, an African American who laid a lot of ground for the establishment of blood banks in America. Drew’s work inspired Palmer to focus on blood -- specifically, engineering better RBC substitutes. He looked at various companies who were trying to commercialize RBC substitute products and observed that they were not utilizing optimal materials, and very few engineers were working to improve them. Palmer’s quest to find a suitable research problem was answered -- he would engineer RBC substitutes for safer and broader clinical use.

All told, Professor Palmer’s research projects could have a significant impact in the world of emergency and transfusion medicine, the veracity of which is underscored by his recent funding successes. “I’m very excited about these grants,” Palmer said, “and hopefully, several more are going to come through in 2017. These grants will help me move a step closer to being able to address a variety of issues in transfusion medicine and tissue engineering.”

One problem Palmer uncovered during this time involved the limitations of RBC substitutes. Cell-free hemoglobin originating from ruptured RBCs leads to blood vessel constriction, high blood pressure and oxidative tissue injury due to the tiny hemoglobin molecules being able to penetrate into nearby tissue and depositing highly reactive iron. In order to create a safer and more commerciallyviable RBC substitute, he had to find a way to reduce these side-effects. “Why not just increase the diameter of the hemoglobin molecule so that it is unable to cross the blood vessel wall into the tissue

Photo by Matt Schutte, 2016


- FACULTY NEWS BHAVIK BAKSHI was appointed to the Richard M. Morrow Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering. The chair was established in 1995 with support from the Amoco Foundation Inc. in honor of Richard M. Morrow, retired chief executive officer of Amoco. Morrow earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from Ohio State in 1948.

BARBARA WYSLOUZIL The Journal of Chemical Physics chose Professor Wyslouzil’s article, “Overview: Homogeneous nucleation from the vapor phase - The experimental science,” as a Journal of Chemical Physics Editor’s Pick and featured it on the JCP homepage the week of October 10, 2016. For more about Wyslouzil and aerosol science, view her interview with Delaware’s Murray Johnston at

PAUL DUBETZ (‘80) joined us as a CBE adjunct assistant professor to help launch CBE’s new petroleum engineering minor. Dubetz, who retired as vice president for commercial operations, ExxonMobil Iraq Ltd., has 35 years of experience across a wide range of operational and commercial roles. He is very interested in helping students and excited to have an opportunity to give back some of what he has learned.

JESSICA WINTER was invited by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs to share her quantum dots imaging innovation with 200 congressional staff members at “Arc of Science: Research to Results.” QSTORM, a multi-university NSF-funded research venture, seeks to improve super-resolution biological imaging and may lead to breakthroughs in medicine, agriculture and bioengineering. Below: Sample materials and Winter’s light-emitting quantum dot demonstration kit.

LIANG-SHIH FAN gave the 6th annual Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Global Distinguished Lectures, which feature an internationally leading researcher in chemical and biomolecular engineering at a foreign institution. Fan spoke on the topics of “Chemical Looping Technology -- Metal Oxides, Reactors and Processes,” and “Chemical Engineering Education in Particles Flows.” Fan is one of the world’s leading experts on fluidization and multiphase flow, powder technology and energy and environmental reaction engineering. He is the inventor of seven industrially viable clean fossil conversion processes: OSCAR, CARBONOX, PH Swing, CCR, Calcium Looping, Syngas and Coal-Direct Chemical Looping. These processes control sulfur, nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions and convert carbonaceous fuels to hydrogen, electricity or liquid fuels. He also invented the electrical capacitance volume tomography for three-dimensional, real-time multiphase flow imaging that is currently being used in academia and industry. -8-

- FACULTY NEWS NICHOLAS BRUNELLI (‘04) received a five-year, $530,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research on catalytic material design. The CAREER award is the NSF’s most prestigious award supporting junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research and education. Brunelli’s research targets design of heterogeneous catalysts for the liquidphase isomerization of glucose to fructose, a key step in the valorization of biomass to chemicals and fuels.

JOHN CLAY (‘97) was nominated by Ohio State chemical engineering students to successfully win The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching the highest teaching honor at The Ohio State University.

Brunelli and his team will utilize a bio-inspired catalyst design approach that has the potential to reduce the cost of bio-renewable processing and increase its economic competitiveness with fossil fuel sources of bio-derived chemicals and fuels.

“I’d take him for every course,” one student wrote in their letter of support for the nomination. “His love for teaching and helping students is unparalleled. Learned an unbelievable amount.”

The technological impact of the project could be substantial, since it will add a new dimension to the ability to tune catalytic performance and provide a method to increase the selectivity for biomass conversion to fructose and decrease associated energy costs. Overall, this would create a more economically viable route than currently available to produce high fructose corn syrup, biomassderived polymers or commodity chemicals. The research will be performed by a diverse team of undergraduate and graduate students who will be trained in advanced catalytic material synthesis and testing. The researchers will also create a classroom module for students and a project to introduce the concepts of size-selective separation of zeolitic materials—a critical feature of these materials—to elementary school children to inspire future generations to pursue education in STEM-related fields. The filtration module will be made available online to expand the impact of the outreach efforts. Brunelli joined Ohio State as an assistant professor in 2014. He received a bachelor of science in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Ohio State in 2004 and a PhD in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2010. The NSF CAREER award is the third external grant he has received, including additional funding from the National Science Foundation and the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund.

Clay, a clinical faculty member who joined Ohio State in 2014, is known for setting a very high bar for his students, but his dedication and passion for teaching have won their devotion in return, and quickly became a favorite amongst ChemE students.

“Such a fantastic professor and person to be around. The man is a legend in the ChemE department,” wrote another. Other students had similar sentiments: “Amazing at teaching. Absolutely fantastic. He does so much more than teach the material -- he teaches important life lessons and makes everything interesting.” “Unrivaled passion for teaching and his students. I learned so much, not only course material, but also about how to learn. Not easy, but I feel much more confident in my overall abilities to succeed.” Clay teaches required courses and the Unit Operations lectures, and continues to hold a partial appointment at Battelle. The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence. Students, faculty, and alumni may nominate a faculty member, and a committee of students, previous recipients, and alumni choose the recipients. With receipt of this honor comes membership to the prestigious Academy of Teaching. In addition to be honored at a faculty awards recognition celebration in May, Clay and the other awardees will be honored during a football game in Ohio Stadium next fall.


- FACULTY NEWS College of Engineering Distinguished Professor UMIT OZKAN is a pioneer who has often been the first woman in her field to be recognized for her accomplishments. Now, a new honor joins her long list of “firsts” -- in the 53-year history of the American Chemical Society’s Energy and Fuels Division Henry H. Storch Award, she has become the first woman recipient. The award will be presented at the August 2017 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Washington, DC., Ozkan, where she will also be honored with a special two-day symposium. Ozkan, who is recognized as a leader in heterogeneous catalysis both nationally and internationally, focuses her research on fundamental questions regarding surface chemistry and heterogeneous catalytic kinetics. Her research addresses many critical problems facing our nation in the energy and environmental protection areas and is funded by both federal agencies and industry. Some of the areas she works on include catalytic oxidation, emission control, hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis of heteroatom compounds found in petroleum and coal derivatives, fuel processing for fuel cell applications, and catalytic treatment of water contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons.  Ozkan’s current work on the development of novel nitrogen-doped carbon-based (precious metal free) catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction in PEM fuel cells has received much attention. She is one of the first catalysis researchers who saw the need to bridge the fields of catalysis and electrochemistry and her efforts in the last decade have concentrated in this area. Her recent work includes developing bi-functional catalysts for regenerative fuel cells, electro-catalytically-assisted oxidation reactions and mid-temperature electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 and water to syngas. A prolific researcher, Ozkan has edited seven books, written six book chapters and published over 200 refereed articles. She holds six US patents. She is a Fellow of AICHE, ACS and AAAS and has been serving in leadership roles in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society and the North American Catalysis Society. She is on the editorial boards of many catalysis journals, including Catalysis Letters, Topics in Catalysis, Catalysis Today, Catalysts, Reports in Electrochemistry, Catalysis Reviews, Science and Engineering, Applied Catalysis B, Journal of Molecular Catalysis and ACS Catalysis. She has mentored more than 100 graduate students, post-docs and undergraduate Honors students in her group.   - 10 -

Research Assistant Professor ANDREW TONG and Distinguished University Professor and C.J. Easton Professor LIANG-SHIH FAN received $7.5M in federal and state funding to bring their iron-based coal direct chemical looping (CDCL) technology closer to commercialization. Fan pioneered the technology, which chemically harnesses coal’s energy and captures CO2 for storage or use instead of releasing it into the atmosphere. “In the simplest sense, combustion is a chemical reaction that consumes oxygen from air and produces heat,” Fan said. “We found a way to release the heat and easily contain the carbon dioxide produced. We carefully control the chemical reaction so that the coal is consumed chemically, and the carbon dioxide is inherently produced as a concentrated gas that can be directly stored and/or utilized,” he said. Fan and Tong have begun two new projects co-funded by the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and the Ohio Development Services Agency. One project focuses on completing the front end engineering design of a 10 MWe (megawatts electric) CDCL large pilot plant. The Ohio State research team has successfully demonstrated a 25 kWth (kilowatts thermal) sub-pilot CDCL process for more than 1,000 hours of operation, testing a wide range of solid fuels from anthracite coals to lignite and biomass. One MWe can power approximately 750 homes. Babcock & Wilcox Company, Inc. is leading the commercial design effort for this novel technology at their research center in Barberton, Ohio, and at Ohio State’s labs. Tong is the principal investigator on the second project, which seeks to improve the heat exchanger network design and optimize CDCL efficiency. Projects funded by DOE’s Advanced Combustion Systems Program—including those at Ohio State—are focused on driving down costs and collecting engineering data for scale-up of advanced coal-based power systems. The program’s goal is to develop technologies that capture greater than 90 percent of the CO2 produced from fossil fuel combustion with less than 35% in cost of electricity. According to Tong, Ohio State’s CDCL system is achieving a 96.5 percent capture rate. “For utility companies, the primary benefit of CDCL technology is regulation compliance in a very efficient manner,” said Tong. “For the benefit of us all, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants,” he said.



2016 Research Expenditures



$18 $16

Total Awards:

31 51

$14 $12

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Indirect Costs


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Industry Funding:

$627,539 $782,490

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$6 $4 $2 2016
















2016 Research Expenditures by Source $258,256

Federal State


Industry $4,311,613

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2016 RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS ARAVIND ASTHAGIRI: Continuing work of the past three years developing a modeling framework to predict CO2 electroreduction activity and selectivity, we have gained understanding of the observed product selectivity on various Cu facets based on modeling barriers of elementary steps in CO2 reduction. Benefit: CO2 electroreduction in certain chemicals and fuels could be a potential route to store intermittent renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind) while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions and displacing the use of fossil fuel-based chemicals and fuels. Key Publications: ACS Catalysis. BHAVIK BAKSHI:  Published the first paper in chemical engineering that showed the economic and environmental benefits of including ecosystems in the design and operation of chemical processes. Benefit: This achievement is likely to result in innovative synergies between technological and ecological systems to enable industry to transform toward net positive impact manufacturing and could help shift the paradigm of engineering from one that takes nature for granted to one that seeks harmony with nature. Key Publications: Applied Energy; Environmental Science and Technology.

STUART COOPER: Key Publications: Edited Advances in Polyurethane Biomaterials with Jianjun Guan (MSE), Woodhead Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier. 22 chapters, 660 pages, published February, 2016. L.-S. (LIANG-SHIH) FAN: An inventor of eight chemical looping processes including the most recent one, Chemical Looping CO2 Reforming Process that utilizes CO2 as a partial substitute for carbonaceous feedstock for syngas generation. This new process will be featured as a cover story in the June issue (2017) of high-impact journal Energy and Environmental Sciences. Benefits: There will be no more CO2 emissions from processing carbonaceous feedstock when the Chemical Looping CO2 Reforming Process is employed. Further, when CO2 is used as a co-feedstock with methane in this process. Methane usage can be reduced by more than 25% for the same syngas yield compared to the traditional auto-thermal reforming process, and hence provides considerable economic benefit. Key Publications: Acta Materilia; Applied Energy; Energy and Environmental Sciences; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

NICHOLAS BRUNELLI: Created a novel jet-mixing reactor for the liquid phase production of crystalline nanomaterials. Benefit: The reactor has the potential to provide scalable routes to produce materials for photovoltaics, membranes, and other energy applications. This work has been patented.

LISA HALL: The Hall group’s goal is to provide insight into the molecular-scale structure and processes that underlie polymer material behavior in order to improve the design of future materials. Benefit: The Department of Energy project focuses on safer, nonflammable polymer battery electrolytes that could save weight and processing costs.

JEFFREY CHALMERS: Created process to measure changes in magnetic susceptibility of deoxygenated red blood cells (RBCs) to a resolution of 5 femtograms of iron. Benefits: This process demonstrates the ability to detect the loss of hemoglobin in red blood cells stored in typical clinical conditions and could be utilized to improve blood storage systems and supplies.

W.S. WINSTON HO: The Ho group is developing CO2-selective membranes for hydrogen purification for fuel cells and carbon capture from flue gas, involving new membrane inventions, new polyamine synthesis and characterization, transport understanding and membrane scale-up. One membrane is being commercialized for hydrogen purification for fuel cells and another is in the field

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testing stage for carbon capture. Benefit: Highefficiency, lower-cost membranes could increase energy efficiency and provide zero-carbon electricity generation. Developing oxidatively stable membranes for CO2 separation for hydrogen purification for fuel cells has resulted in new membrane innovations, quaternaryammonium-containing material characterization, and transport studies. These types of membranes allow the use of air sweep to increase the driving force and enhance separation. Key Publications: Journal of Membrane Science. ISAMU KUSAKA: Developed and implemented a method of computing transport coefficient in energy conserving dissipative particle dynamics. Benefit: This is a step toward efficient computational tools for studying transport phenomena in nanoscale systems. L. JAMES LEE: Developed a molecular probe-lipid nanoparticle-based biochip for early cancer diagnosis and therapy monitoring using a small blood sample. Also developed a nanochannel electroporation (NEP) technology for in vivo non-viral transfection and cell reprogramming. Benefit: The molecular probe-lipid nanoparticle biochip technology has the potential to help with early disease detection. The NEP technology has potential benefits in regenerative medicine. Key Publications: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; Cancer Cell; Nano Letters. LI-CHIANG LIN: Current research involves a) computationally identifying the design rules of multilayer nanoporous graphene and demonstrating the potential of single-walled aluminosilicate nanotubes for water desalination b) Utilizing large-scale molecular simulation techniques to understand the effects of zeolite topology on thermodynamics of n-alkane adsorption, facilitating the rational design of zeolite catalysts for better alkane-cracking activities and selectivity, and c) Developing computational approaches to understand cation exchangeprocesses

- FACULTY RESEARCH at the atomic level. Benefits: Outcomes of this research could push forward the development of new materials for more energy-efficient and costeffective processes and have profound impact on future academic research, industry, and/or society. For example, the studies of multi-layer nanoporous graphene and aluminosilicate nanotubes for water desalinations as well as zeolites for n-alkane cracking can provide useful guidelines for future experimental synthesis of better materials. Key Publications: Nano Letters; Nature Communications; Journal of American Chemical Society. UMIT S. OZKAN: Nitrogen-doped carbon nanostructures (CNx) have attracted a lot of interest since we, for the first time in 2006, reported their oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity as proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells cathode catalysts in acidic media. In spite of their potential to offer an inexpensive replacement for precious-metal based ORR catalysts, an understanding of the nature of their active sites has been elusive. Part of the reason was the fact that none of the typical poisons that can be used to probe active sites, such as CO, H2S, or cyanide, were able to poison these catalysts. In 2016, we demonstrated, again for the first time, that phosphate ions can be used as probe molecules to identify and quantify the ORR active sites in CNx catalysts. Benefits: CNx catalysts have the potential to be used in PEM fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells, metal air batteries, electrolyzers as well as in electrolysis reactions for chlorine gas production. The synthesis of these CNx materials is also inexpensive, facile and scalable. Key Publications: ACS Catalysis; Applied Catalysis, B; Journal of Physical Chemistry, C. ANDRE PALMER: Continuing basic research on materials for use in transfusion medicine and tissue engineering. Benefit: If successful, these materials could be used in transfusion medicine when blood is not available. Key Publications: Neuron.

JAMES RATHMAN: Developed computational toxicity models that are currently used by several U.S. and European regulatory agencies. Benefit: In silico approaches for predicting biological activity are needed to efficiently screen chemicals in the early phases of drug discovery and to assess potential safety concerns for compounds for which there are little or no experimental data. Computational approaches can also be used to reduce the need for animal testing. Key Publications: Journal of Physical Chemistry, C.

DAVID WOOD: Presented research at the recovery conference in June 2016, which led to an ongoing relationship with Millipore Corporation (part of Merck) to sponsor research in the Wood Lab and potentially the licensing of two patents. Benefit: Patents developed hold promise to accelerate biopharmaceutical development, while potentially decreasing their costs significantly. Key Publications: ACS Synthetic Biology.

KATELYN SWINDLE-REILLY: Established a collaboration with the College of Optometry to test the impact of polymer properties on corneal wound healing and the prevention of secondary cataract formation. Benefit: The polymers and controlled release systems being developed have the potential to treat and prevent ophthalmic diseases. Patents: Three medical devices developed at Rochal Industries for use in wound care received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

BARBARA WYSLOUZIL: The structure ice I adopts in cirrus clouds has important atmospheric implications. Based on analysis of our earlier experiments using an X-ray Free Electron laser, we confirmed simulation results that ice formed under highly supercooled conditions has a highly cubic structure but is not pure cubic ice. Benefit: This work can lead to better models of atmospheric processes. Key Publications: Journal of Chemical Physics.

ANDREW TONG: Developing coal direct chemical looping technology, as well as biomass gasification via chemical looping. Benefit: Coal-direct chemical looping shows great promise as an economical means of reducing CO2 emissions from coal plants while providing additional chemical products as a side benefit. Biomass-to-syngas chemical looping could be a highly efficient and economical approach to substantially reducing the cost of chemicals or liquid fuels production.

S.T. YANG: Several metabolically engineered strains of clostridia were developed for n-butanol production from lignocellulosic biomass and CO2. Benefit: These strains can lower biobutanol production cost and reduce green house gas emissions by more than 50% compared to existing technologies. An economical production process for green biofuels from renewable biomass and industrial waste gas (CO2) is sustainable and will benefit the biorefinery industry and society. Key Publication: Metabolic Engineering.

JESSICA WINTER: Winter’s startup company is developing new diagnostic reagents or cancer-using nanoparticles which she hopes to commercialize for clinical use. Benefit: The product will permit blood biopsies to be completed faster and with greater precision. Key Publications: Feature articles in Cancer Today; Science; and Design News. Winter also launched a video game with Edheads. Visit the

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JACK ZAKIN: Aiming to enhance heat transfer in surfactant drag reducing systems. Benefit: Introducing surfactant drag-reducing additives into urban district heating or cooling systems would reduce pumping energy requirements and overall operating costs. Key Publications: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. - 13 -

- FACULTY RESEARCH S.A. Akhade, W. Luo, X. Nie, A. Asthagiri, and M.J. Janik, “Theoretical insight on reactivity trends in CO2 electroreduction across transition metals,” Cat. Sci. Tech., 6, 1042 (2016).


J. Choi, L. Pan, V. Mehar, F. Zhang, A. Asthagiri, and J.F. Weaver, “Promotion of CO Oxidation on PdO(101) by adsorbed H2O,” Surf. Sci., 650, 203 (2016).


Grant Support $600,000 (2015-18). Aravind Asthagiri, Co-PI (33%); Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences: Oxidation Chemistry on Pd and Pd-T Oxide Surfaces. Associate Professor, PhD Carnegie Mellon. Computational catalysis, energy and sustainability. Refereed Papers T. Li, M. Kim, R. Rai, Z. Liang, A.Asthagiri, and J.F. Weaver, “Adsorption of alkanes on stoichiometric and oxygen-rich RuO2(110),” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 22647 (2016).

$480,000 (2013-17). Aravind Asthagiri, Co-PI (10%); Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences: Heteroatom-doped carbon materials as oxygen reduction electro-catalysts in acidic and alkaline media.

Professor, PhD MIT. Sustainability science and engineering, process systems engineering.

$110,000 (2016-18). Aravind Asthagiri, Co-PI (50%); Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences: Oxidation Chemistry on Pd and Pd-T Oxide Surfaces.

V. Gopalakrishnan and B. R. Bakshi. “Including Nature in Engineering Decisions for Sustainability.” Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. Ed. by Martin Abraham. Elsevier (2017).

Q. Zhang, K. Mamtani, D. Jain, U. Ozkan, and A. Asthagiri, “CO poisoning effects on FeNC and CNx ORR Catalysts: A Combined Experimental-Computational Study,” J. Chem. Phys. C, 120, 15173 (2016).

B. Kursun and B. R. Bakshi. “Sustainability Assessment in a Geographical Region and of the Activities Performed,” Handbook of Research on Green Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies. Ed. by M. Mustafa Erdoğdu, Thankom Arun, and Imran Habib Ahmad. IGI Global, 2016. Chap. 2, pp. 18–43 (2016).

L. Pan, J.F. Weaver, and A. Asthagiri, “First principles study of O2 adsorption on PdO(101) surface with hybrid functionals,” Topics in Catalysis, (in press). A. Asthagiri, D.A. Dixon, Z. Dohnalek, B.D. Kay, J.A. Rodriguez, R. Rousseau, D.J. Stacchiola, and J.F. Weaver, “Catalytic Chemistry on Oxide Nanostructures,” in Oxide Materials at the Two-Dimensional Limit, Vol. 234, pg. 251280, Springer (2016).

Refereed Papers S. B. Jadhao, S. G. Shingade, A. B. Pandit, and B. R. Bakshi, “Bury, Burn, or Gasify: Assessing Municipal Solid Waste Management Options in Indian Megacities by Exergy Analysis,” Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (2017). Accepted.

T. Li, R. Rai, Z. Liang, M. Kim, A.Asthagiri, and J.F. Weaver, “Adsorption and oxidation of n-butane on the stoichiometric RuO2(110) surface,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 9863 (2016). R. Rai, T. Li, Z. Liang, M. Kim, A. Asthagiri, and J.F. Weaver, “Growth and Termination of a Rutile IrO2(100) Layer on Ir(111),” Surf. Sci., 652, 213 (2016). W. Luo, X. Nie, M.J. Janik, and A. Asthagiri, “Facet dependence of CO2 reduction paths on Cu electrodes,” ACS Catalysis, 6, 219 (2016).

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Books and Book Chapters

Above: Aravind Asthagiri’s illustration from “Facet dependence of CO2 reduction paths on Cu electrodes” in ACS Catalysis, 6, 219 (2016) was used as a picture for the table of contents.

A. Ramaswami, D. Boyer, A. Nagpure, A. Fang, S. Bogra, B. Bakshi, E. Cohen, and A. Rao-Ghorpade, “An urban systems framework to assess the trans-boundary foodenergy-water nexus: implementation in Delhi, India,” Environmental Research Letters (2017). Accepted. S. Bogra, B. R. Bakshi, and R. Mathur, “A Water Withdrawal

- FACULTY RESEARCH Input-Output Model of the Indian Economy,” Environmental Science & Technology 50, 3, 1313–1321 (2016). J.-K. Choi, B. R. Bakshi, and K. Hubacek. “A Sequential Input-Output Framework to Analyze the Economic and Environmental Implications of Energy Policies: Gas Taxes and Fuel Subsidies,” Applied Energy, 184, 830–839 (2016).

$35,000 (2017-2018). Bakshi, Bhavik R.; Prof. Brent Sohngen, Dr. Sami Khanal, co-PIs; Addressing the Water-Energy Nexus of Fossil Power Generation by Considering Technological, Agro-Ecological, and Economic Options in the Muskingum Watershed.


V. Gopalakrishnan, B. R. Bakshi, and G. Ziv. “Assessing the Capacity of Local Ecosystems to Meet Industrial Demand for Ecosystem Services.” AIChE Journal, 62, 9, 3319– 3333 (2016). P. Mandade, B. R. Bakshi, and G. D. Yadav. “Ethanol from Indian agro-industrial lignocellulosic biomass: an energy evaluation,” Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 18, 8, 2625–2634 (2016).

NICHOLAS BRUNELLI Professor, PhD Cornell. Biochemical engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering. Awards and Honors

Grant Support $6,000,000 (2013-2017). Yebo Li; Bhavik R. Bakshi and several others, co-PIs; U.S. Department of Agriculture, BRDI program: Bioenergy and Biofuels Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass via Anaerobic Digestion and Fisher-Tropsch Reaction. $300,000 (2013-2017). Bakshi, Bhavik R.; Michael Lepech, Stanford Univ., co-PI; National Science Foundation: Seeking Synergy Between Technological and Ecological Systems for Sustainable Engineering. $46,645 (2014-2017). Bakshi, Bhavik R.; National Science Foundation: US-UK Planning Visit: Techno-Ecological Synergy for Sustainable Engineering. $410,000 (out of $12 million, 2015-2019). Bakshi, Bhavik R.; Anu Ramaswami, U. Minnesota, PI; National Science Foundation: SRN: Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions for Environmentally Sustainable, Healthy and Livable Cities. $99,994 (out of $12 million, 2015-2020). Bakshi, Bhavik R.; Charles Redman, Arizona State Univ.; PI; National Science Foundation: SRN: Urban Resilience to Extremes. $179,085 (2016-2018). Bakshi, Bhavik R.; Ford Motor Company: Life Cycle Assessment of Carbon Fiber Composites for Auto Applications.

Cell Culture Engineering Award lecture, May 2016. Assistant Professor, PhD California Institute of Technology. Heterogeneous and immobilized catalysis and catalytic materials; sustainability, energy, environment. Awards and Honors NSF CAREER Award, 2017.

Books and Book Chapters Frank, G, Chalmers, J.J., Harrison, R.G., Todd, P.W., Rudge, S., Petrides, D.P., Pepper, C., Downey, B., Breit, J., Betenbaugh, M.J., Calzadilla, N. “Bioreactions and Bioprocessing.” Section 20, 9th Edition, Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, In Press (2016).

Grant Support $330,000 (2016-2019). Nicholas Brunelli, PI; NSF CBETCatalysis and Biocatalysis - Designing Cooperative Interactions to Increase Catalytic Performance for Biomass Conversion. $1,000,000 (2016-2019). Robert Baker, PI, Nicholas Brunelli, Co-PI; NSF MRI – Ambient Condition XPS. $110,000 (2016-2018). Nicholas Brunelli, PI; ACS-PRFDNI– Designing Uniform Paired Copper Catalytic Sites for Conversion of Methane to Methanol. (PRF# 55946-DNI5). $40,000 (2016-2017). Nicholas Brunelli, PI; OSU-MRI Exploratory Materials Research Grant - Investigating Crystallization Mechanisms of Microporous Materials Using Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry (IM-MS).

Zborowski, M., Chalmers, J.J., “Magnetic Cell Manipulation and Sorting,” Microtechnology for Cell Manipulation and Sorting. W.Lee, P. Tseng, D. DiCarlo, eds., Springer (2017). Jeffrey J. Chalmers, Maryam B. Lustberg, Clayton Deighan, Kyoung-Joo Jenny Park, Yongqi Wu, Peter Amaya, “Depletion of normal cells for CTC enrichment,” Circulating Tumor Cells: Isolation and Analysis. John Wiley & Sons (2016). Refereed Papers Chalmers, J.J., Jin, X., Palmer, A., Yazer, M., Moore, L., Zborowski, M., “Femtogram resolution of iron content per cell: storage of red blood cells leads to loss of hemoglobin,” In Press in Analytical Chemistry.

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- FACULTY RESEARCH Moore, Lee. R., Willams, P.S., Chalmers, J.J., Zborowski, M., “Tessellated permanent magnetic circuits for flow-through, open gradient separations of weakly magnetic materials,” J. of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. Vol. 427:325-330 (2017). Wu, Y., Deighan, C.J., Park, K.J., Amaya, P., Zborowski, M., Lustberg, M., Chalmers, J.J., “Multiparmeter Evaluation of the Heterogeneity of Circulating Tumor Cells Using Combined RNA in situ Hybridization and Immunoctyochemical Analysis,” Frontiers in Oncology, 6 (2016).

$2,670,860 (2016-2020). Jeffrey Chalmers and Andre Palmer, co-PIs; NIH: Fractionation of Aged RBCs Based on Hemoglobin Content.


Mahajan, K.D. Ruan, G., Dorcena, C., Vieira, G., Nabar, G., Bouxsein, N., Chalmers, J.J., Bachand, G.D., Sooryakumar, R., Winter, J.O. “Steering Microtubule Shuttle Transport with Dynamically Controlled Magnetic Fields,” Nanoscale, 8:8641-8649 (2016). KP McMullen, J.J Chalmers, JC Lang, P Kumar, KR Jatana, “Circulating tumor cells in head and neck cancer: A review,” World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2 (2), 109-116 (2016). Jatana, K.R., Balasubramanian, P., McMullen, K.P., Lang, J.C., Teknos, T., Chalmers, J.J., “Effect of surgical intervention on circulating tumor cells in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck using a negative enrichment technology,” Head and Neck, June 5, 2016. Gallardo-Rodrigguez, J.J., Lopez-Rosles, L., SanchezMiron, A., Garcia-Camacho, F., Molina-Grima, E., Chalmers, J.J. “New insights into shear-sensitivity in dinoflagellate microalgae,” Bioresource Technology. 699-705 (2016). Grant Support $1,414,194 (2014-2019). Jeffrey Chalmers, co-Investigator; NIH: Targeted delivery of miroRNA-loaded microvesicles for cancer therapy. $368,445 (2014-2017). Jeffrey Chalmers, Investigator; National Cancer Institute: Role of tumor-associated endothelial cells in chaperoning tumor cells. $4,000 (2015-2016). Jeffrey Chalmers; Gententech: Multicolor immunohistochemistry staining of Genentech cells.

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Assistant professor-clinical, PhD Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station. Fluid mechanics and petrophysics; fracturing and image analysis of hydraulic fractures in various substrates. Professor and former CBE chairman, PhD Princeton University. Polymer science and engineering, properties of polyurethanes and ionomers, blood-materials interactions, tissue engineering. Awards and Honors • President-elect of Sigma Xi since July 1, 2016. Will serve as president in 2017 and past president in 2018. • Vice president and member at large, Board of Directors, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). • Steering Committee, International College of Fellows, Biomedical Science and Engineering. Books and Book Chapters Edited Advances in Polyurethane Biomaterials 22 chapters 660 pages, with Jianjun Guan (MSE). Woodhead Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier (2016).

Right: Ilham El-Monier with District Technology Manager Len Fry and students from the Intro to Petroleum Engineering course at the Halliburton Facility in Zanesville, Ohio. Len Fry is also the Ohio Society of Petroleum Engineering Section Chair.

Refereed Papers Pournik, M., Tripathi, D., El-Monier, I., “Productivity of Hydraulically Fractured Calcite Rich Shale Reservoirs Enhanced by Acid,” Journal of Petroleum Engineering and Technology 6(1): 54–68p (2016). Mehana, M. and El-monier, I., “Shale Characteristics Impact on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Fluid Typing Methods and Correlations,” Petroleum. doi: 10.1016/ j.petlm.2016.02.002 (2016).

- FACULTY RESEARCH • 4th International Chemical Looping Conference, Nanking, China, September 25-28, 2016. • Banff International Research Station EPIC – Enabling Process Innovation through Computation, Banff, Canada, August 8-12, 2016.


Books and Book Chapters L.-S. Fan, Chemical Looping Partial Oxidation: Gasification, Reforming and Chemical Syntheses. Cambridge University Press (2017). Refereed Papers

Distinguished University Professor, C. J. Easton Professor, PhD West Virginia University. Fluidization, particle technology, environmental control technology, multiphase flow and reaction engineering. Awards and Honors Distinguished Lectures • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, ExxonMobil Distinguished Lecture, April 4, 2017. • Korean Advance Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Global Distinguished Lecture, Daijeon, Korea, December 6, 2016. • Centennial Technical Lecture, West Virginia University, Chemical Engineering Department, March 24, 2017. • Banquet Keynote Lecture, Chinese American Chemical Society meeting at AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 14, 2016. • McCabe Lecture, North Carolina State University, Chemical Engineering Department, March 27, 2017. • Honeywell/UOP Invitational Lecture, September 21, 2016. Plenary/Keynote Lectures at National or International Conferences • International Fluidization Conference XV, Fairmont LeChateau Montebello, Canada, May 26-31, 2016. • Japan Science and Technology Agency Symposium on “Co-Generation,” Tokyo, Japan January 29, 2016. • 41th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal and Fuel Systems, Tutorial, Clearwater, Florida, June 5-9, 2016.

Lang Q.; Zhuo C.; Guo M.; Xu M.; Jonathan A. Fan; Fan L.-S; “Impact of 1% lanthanum dopant on carbonaceous fuel redox reactions with an iron-based oxygen carrier in chemical looping processes,” ACS Energy Letters, 2, 70 (2017).

Cheng Z.; Qin L.; Guo M.; Xu D.; Fan Jonathan A.; Fan, L.-S.; “Methane adsorption and dissociation on iron oxide oxygen carriers: the role of oxygen vacancies,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18, 16423 (2016). Wang A.; Marashdeh Q.; Fan, L.-S.; “ECVT Imaging and Model Analysis of the Liquid Distribution Inside a Horizontally Installed Passive Cyclonic Gas–Liquid Separator,” Chemical Engineering Science, 141, 231– 239 (2016). Kathe, M.; Empfield, A.; Na, J.; Blair, E.; Fan, L.-S.; “Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas Using an IronBased Chemical Looping Technology: Thermodynamic Simulations and Process System Analysis,” Applied Energy, 165, 183-201 (2016).

Nadgouda S.; Kathe, M.; L.-S. Fan; “Cold gas efficiency enhancement in a chemical looping combustion system using staged H2 separation approach,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (in press, 2016). Chung E.; Wang W.; Nadgouda S.; Baser D.; Sofranko J.; Fan, L.-S.; “Catalytic Oxygen Carriers and Process Systems for Oxidative Coupling of Methane Using the Chemical Looping Technology,” I&EC Research, 55, 12750-12764 (2016). Cheng Z.; Qin L.; Guo M.; Xu M.; Fan Jonathan A.; Fan, L.S.; “Oxygen vacancy promoted methane partial oxidation over iron oxide oxygen carriers in the chemical looping process,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18, 32418 (2016).

Above: Members of the L.-S. Fan Group.

Grant Support

Lang Q.; Cheng Z.; Guo M.; Fan Jonathan A.; Fan, L.-S.; “Morphology evolution and nanostructure of chemical looping transition metal oxide materials upon redox processes,” Acta Materilia, 124, 568 (2016).

$2,700,000 (2015-2017). Liang-Shih Fan, PI; National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)/Ohio Development Services Agency: Chemical looping coal gasification subpilot unit demonstration and economic assessment for IGCC applications.

He, P.; Wang, A.; Fan, L.-S.; “Experimental Investigation on Transport Characteristics of Geldart A&B Particles in a Geldart D Packed Bed,” I&EC Research, 55, 6866-6874 (2016).

$2,000,000 (2016-2019). Liang-Shih Fan, PI; Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE): Biomass gasification for chemicals production using chemical looping techniques.

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$200,000 (2016-2017). Liang-Shih Fan, PI; Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA): Study of Physical and chemical interactions between coal and oxygen carrier particles in the OSU coal-direct chemical looping process – phase II. $200,000 (2016-2017). Liang-Shih Fan, PI; Ohio Development Service Agency: Techno-economic analysis of the carbonation calcination reaction (CCR) process for CO2 capture from coal combustion power plants. $5,111,114 (2017-2018). Liang-Shih Fan, PI; National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)/Ohio Development Services Agency: 10 MWe coal direct chemical looping large pilot plant – pre-front end engineering and design (preFEED) study. $200,000 (2017-2018). Liang-Shih Fan, PI; Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA): Catalytic dopant in modified oxygen carriers for coal-direct chemical looping applications. $3,050,000 (2016-2019). Liang-Shih Fan, Co-PI; National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)/Ohio Development Services Agency: Heat integration optimization and dynamic modeling investigation for advancing the coal direct chemical looping process. Patents Liang-Shih Fan, Fanxing Li, Deepak Sridhar, and Liang Zeng, “Integration of Reforming/Water Splitting and Electrochemical Systems for Power Generation with Integrated Carbon Capture,” US Patent 20102171588, Chinese Patent CN102697850A, CN 102697850B, CN10572368A, Australian Patent 2773458A1, June 2016. Left: Conceptual design of the 550 MWe coal direct chemical looping (CDCL) commercial plant high-efficiency electricity production with costeffective pollutant emissions control. The CDCL process is currently completing 250 kWth pilot scale operations at Barberton, OH.

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$475,000 (2015-2020). Lisa Hall, PI; NSF DMR CAREER Award: Modeling Polymer Electrolyte Microstructure: How Polymer Architecture Controls Ion Conduction.


HC Slip Slider Professorship and Assistant Professor, PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Polymer physics, theory and simulation, statistical thermodynamics. Refereed Papers W. Garrison Levine, Youngmi Seo, Jonathan R. Brown, and Lisa M. Hall, “Effect of Sequence Dispersity on Morphology of Tapered Diblock Copolymers from Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” J. Chem. Phys., 145, 234907 (2016). Kyaw Hypone Myint, Jonathan R. Brown, Anne R. Shim, Barbara E. Wyslouzil, and Lisa M. Hall, “Encapsulation of Nanoparticles During Polymer Micelle Formation: A Dissipative Particle Dynamics Study,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 120, 11582–11594 (2016).

$1,174,126 ($41,316 to Hall; 2013-2017). Jessica Winter, PI; Co-PIs Lisa Hall, Barbara Wyslouzil, OSU; Carol Lynn Alpert, Museum of Science, Boston. NSF CMMI: Large-Scale Nanocomposite Production Via Micellular Electrospray. $299,816 ($137,258 to Hall; 2015-2018). co-PIs Vishnu Sundaresan, Lisa Hall, OSU; NSF CMMI: Thermoelectric Extrusion of Smart Structural Composites with Molecular Precision. $40,000 ($7,870 to Hall) (2016-2017). Kurt Koelling, OSU, PI; Hall, co-PI; Institute for Materials Research, The Ohio State University: Effects of Polymer Adsorption on Dynamics of Model Polymer Nanocomposites for Design of Advanced Tire Tread Compounds. 4,550,000 CPU (three grants of compute time only). Lisa Hall, PI; Ohio Supercomputing Center: Hall Group Annual Allocation, Effects of Polymer Adsorption and Grafting on Entanglements and Dynamics of Model Polymer Nanocomposites (PAS0708-4), and Classroom PAS1125-1 (for CBE5194 course).

Ming Luo, Jonathan R. Brown, Roddel A. Remy, Douglas M. Scott, Michael E. Mackay, Lisa M. Hall, and Thomas H. Epps, III, “Determination of Interfacial Mixing in Tapered Block Polymer Thin Films: Experimental and Theoretical Investigations,” Macromolecules, 49, 5213-5222 (2016). Jonathan R. Brown, Youngmi Seo, Tiara Ann D. Maula, and Lisa M. Hall, “Fluids Density Functional Theory and Initializing Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Block Copolymers,” J. Chem. Phys., 144, 124904 (2016). Prasant Vijayaraghavan, Jonathan R. Brown, and Lisa M. Hall, “Modeling the Effect of Polymer Composition on Ionic Aggregation in Poly(propylene glycol)-Based Ionenes,” Macromol. Chem. Phys., 217, 930-939 (2016).

Above: MD Simulation snapshots from AB diblock copolymer system in double gyroid morphology. The A beads are red, and B beads are blue. Both snapshots show the same system, but in the snapshot to the right, the B beads are invisible.

- FACULTY RESEARCH Books and Book Chapters


H. Bai and W. S. W. Ho, “Proton-Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cells,” in Encyclopedia of Membranes, Enrico Drioli and Lidietta Giorno, eds., Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-408724_1309-3 (2016). Z. Hao, Q. Li, W. S. W. Ho, and N. N. Li, “Liquid Membranes,” in Comprehensive Membrane Science and Technology, Enrico Drioli and Lidietta Giorno, eds., 2nd edition, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Chap. 4.04, in press (2016).

W. S. W. Ho and K. Li, “Recent Advances in Separation Science and Technology,” Curr. Opinion Chem. Eng., 12, viixi (2016). Y. Chen and W. S. W. Ho, “High-Molecular-Weight Polyvinylamine/Piperazine Glycinate Membranes for CO2 Capture from Flue Gas,” J. Membr. Sci., 514, 376-384 (2016). Z. Tong and W. S. W. Ho, “Facilitated Transport Membranes for CO2 Separation and Capture,” Sep. Sci. Technol., doi:10. 1080/01496395.2016.1217885, 52 (2), 156-167 (2017). Grant Support

Refereed Papers Distinguished Professor of Engineering, PhD University of Illinois at Urbana. Molecularly-based membrane separations, fuel-cell fuel processing and membranes, transport phenomena in membranes, separations with chemical reaction, reverse osmosis. Awards and Honors Plenary/Keynote Lectures at National or International Conferences • Invited Chief Science Advisor, Center for Membrane and Water Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 2016-present. • Invited Plenary Lecturer, “Recent Developments on Membranes for CO2 Separation and Water Purification,” 26th Annual Meeting of NAMS (North American Membrane Society), Bellevue, Washington, May 21-25, 2016. • Invited Plenary Lecturer, “New Membranes for Brackish and Sea Water Desalination,” International Membrane Technology and Water Treatment Conference, Huzhou, China, June 12-14, 2016. • Invited Plenary Lecturer, “New Amine-Containing Membranes for CO2 Capture and Separation,” Indo-US Symposium on Separation Science and Technology, CHEMCON 2016 (Annual Meeting of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, December 27-30, 2016.

Y. Chen, L. Zhao, B. Wang, P. Dutta, and W. S. W. Ho, “Aminecontaining Polymer/Zeolite Y Composite Membranes for CO2/N2 Separation,” J. Membr. Sci., 497, 21-28 (2016). L. Zhao, Y. Chen, B. Wang, C. Sun, S. Chakraborty, K. Ramasubramanian, P. K. Dutta, and W. S. W. Ho, “Multilayer Polymer/Zeolite Y Composite Membrane Structure for CO2 Capture from Flue Gas,” J. Membr. Sci., 498, 1-13 (2016). D. Wu, L. Zhao, V. K. Vakharia, W. Salim, and W. S. W. Ho, “Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoporous Polyethersulfone Membrane as Support for Composite Membrane in CO2 Separation: From Lab to Pilot Scale,” J. Membr. Sci., 510, 58-71 (2016).

$218,031 (2014 – 2017). W.S. Winston Ho, PI; Bloom Energy Corporation: Carbon Dioxide Removal for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems. OSURF Project No. 60037842. $950,104 (2015 – 2017). W.S. Winston Ho, PI; Bloom Energy Corporation: Carbon Dioxide Removal for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems – Phase IV: Quaternary Ammonium Hydroxide and Fluoride Membranes. OSURF Project No. 60047812. $1,248,278 (2016 – 2019). W.S. Winston Ho, PI; Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL): Novel CO2-Selective Membranes for CO2 Capture from <1% CO2 Sources. OSURF Project No. 60051153.

Right: Pilot machine being used for membrane scaleup studies in continuous roll-to-roll fabrication.

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- FACULTY RESEARCH $1,000,000 (2016 – 2018). W.S. Winston Ho, PI; Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA): Novel Prototype Membrane for CO2 Capture. OSURF Project No. 60051653. $240,000 (2016 – 2018) ($80,000 to Ho). Junhang Dong, PI, Peter Smirniotis, Co-PI, both at the University of Cincinnati, and W.S. Winston Ho, Co-PI; Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA): Integrating H2 Permselective WGS Membrane Reactor with CO2 Membrane Separator for Efficient Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture. OSURF Project No. 60051649. $150,000 (2016 – 2017) ($75,000 to Ho). Raghuvir Singh, PI, ITN Energy Systems, Inc., and W.S. Winston Ho, Co-PI; Department of Energy STTR Program: Economical SelfPowered Portable Clean Energy Desalination System. OSURF Project No. 60054101. Patents W. S. W. Ho, P. K. Dutta, K. Ramasubramanian, and M. A. Severance, “Composite Membranes for Separation of Gases,” International Publication No. WO 2016/014491 Al (January 28, 2016). W. S. W. Ho and Y. Han, “2-Stage Membrane Process of CO2 Capture from Flue Gas in Power Plants,” U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/303,938 (filed March 4, 2016). W. S. W. Ho, W. Salim, and V. Vakharia, “Membranes for Gas Separation,” U. S. Patent Application No. 15/254,242 (filed September 1, 2016); U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/212,699 (filed September 1, 2015). W. S. W. Ho, V. Vakharia, and W. Salim, “Borate-Containing Membranes for Gas Separation,” U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/416,434 (filed November 2, 2016).

Bio-based composites for food packaging, CAPPS. $10,000 (2016-2017). Yael Vodovotz, Katrina Cornish, Kurt Koelling; Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging: Thermoforming of bio-based composites for food packaging, CAPPS.


Professor, PhD Princeton. Rheology, microfluidics, polymer processing, nanocomposites, biocompatible polymers. Refereed Papers Modi, S.,J; Cornish, K.; Koelling, K.; Vodovotz,Y., “Fabrication and improved performance of poly(3-hydroxybutyrateco-3-hydroxyvalerate) for packaging by addition of high molecular weight natural rubber,” J. Applied Polymer Science, 133 37 (2016). Modi, S., Cornish, K., Koelling, K., Vodovotz, Y., “Mechanical and rheological properties of PHBV bioplastic composites engineered with invasive plant fibers,” Transactions of the ASABE, 59: 1883-1891 6, 1883-1891 (2016). Modi, S., Cornish, K., Koelling, K., Vodovotz, Y.,”Thermal and morphological analysis of novel composites made with fibers from invasive wet-lands plants and poly-(3hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate),” Transactions of the ASABE, 59, 1451-1458 (2016). Grant Support $40,000 (2016-2017). Kurt Koelling, PI, Lisa Hall, co-PI; Institute for Materials Research-Exploratory Research Grant: Effects of Polymer Adsorption on Dynamics of Model Polymer Nanocomposites for Design of Advanced Tire Tread Compounds. $50,000 (2015-2017). Yael Vodovotz, Katrina Cornish, Kurt Koelling; Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging:

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Professor and Kurtz Chair holder, PhD University of Minnesota. Polymer and composite engineering, micronanotechnology, BioMEMS/NEMS. Awards and Honors • Life Achievement Award, Society of Advanced Molding Technology. • Honorary Professorship at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing China. Refereed Papers L. Chang, P. Bertani, D. Gallego-Perez, Z. Yang, F. Chen, C-L Chang, V. Malkoc, T. Kuang, K. Gao, L.J. Lee and W. Lu, “3D Nanochannel Electroporation for High-throughput Cell Transfection with High Uniformity and Dosage Control,” Nanoscale, 8(1), 243-252 (2016). K. Gao, X. Huang, C. Chiang X. Wang, P.E. Boukany, G. Marcucci and L.J. Lee, “Induced Apoptosis Investigation in Wild-type and FLT3-ITD Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells by Nanochannel Electroporation and Single-cell,” qRT-PCR. Molecular Therapy, 24(5), 956-964 (2016).

- FACULTY RESEARCH S-H Kim, R. Ezhilarasan, E. Phillips,  D. Gallego-Perez, A. Sparks, D. Taylor, K, Ladner K, T. Furuta, H. Sabit, R. Chhipa, J.H. Cho, A. Mohyeldin, S. Beck, K. Kurozumi, T. Kuroiwa, R. Iwata, A. Asai, J. Kim, E.P. Sulman, S.Y. Cheng, L. J. Lee, M Nakada, D. Gurrridge, B. DasGupta, V. Goldts, K.P. Bhat and I. Nakano, “Serine/Threonine Kinase MLK4 Determines Mesenchymal Identity in Glioma Stem Cells in an NF-κBdependent Manne,” Cancer Cell, 29(2), 201-213 (2016). D. Gallego-Perez, J.J. Otero, C. Czeisler, J. Ma, C. Ortiz, P. Gygli, F.P. Catacutan, H.N. Gokozan, A. Cowgill, T. Sherwood, S. Ghatak, V. Malkoc, X. Zhao, W-C Liao, S. Gnyawali, X. Wang, A.F. Adler, K. Leong, B. Wulff, T.A. Wilgus, C. Askwith, S. Khanna, C. Rink, C.K. Sen, L.J. Lee, “Deterministic Transfection Drives Efficient Nonviral Reprogramming and Uncovers Reprogramming Barriers,” Nanomedicine, 12, 399-409 (2016). L. Chang, J. Hu, F. Chen, Z. Chen, J. Shi, Z. Yang, Y. Li and L.J. Lee, “Nanoscale Bio-Platforms for Living Cell Interrogation: Current Status and Future Perspectives,” Nanoscale, 8(6), 3181-3206 (2016). D.J. DiSilvestro, E. Melgar-Bermudez, R. Yasmeen, P. Fadda, L.J. Lee, A. Kalyanasundaram, C.L. Gilor and O. Ziouzenkova, “Leptin Production by Encapsulated Adipocytes Increases Brown Fat, Decreases Resistin, and Improves Glucose Intolerance in Obese Mice,” PLoS One, 11(4), e0153198 (2016). L.J. Lee, Z. Yang, M. Rahman, J. Ma, K.J. Kwak, J. McElory, K. Shilo, C. Goparaju, L. Yu, W. Rom, T-K Kim, X. Wu, Y. He, K. Wang, H.I. Pass and S.P. Nana-Sinkam, “Extracellular mRNA Detected by Tethered Lipoplex Nanoparticle Biochip for Biomarker Development in Lung Cancer,” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 193(12), 1431-1433 (2016). Z. Chen, A. Zhang, Z. Yang, X. Wang, L. Chang, Z. Chen and L.J. Lee, “Application of DODMA and Derivatives in Cationic Nanocarriers for Gene Delivery,” Current Organic Chemistry, 20(17), 1813-1819 (2016). L. Chang, L. Li, J. Shi, Y. Shen, W. Lu, D. Gallego-Perez and L.J. Lee, “Micro-/nanoscale Electroporation,” Lab on Chip, 16(21), 4047-4062 (2016).

D. Gallego-Perez, L. Chang, C.L. Chiang, P. Bertani, T. Kuang, Y. Sheng, F. Chen, Z. Chen, J. Shi, H. Yang, X. Huang, V. Malkoc, W. Lu and L.J. Lee LJ, “Controllable LargeScale Transfection of Primary Mammalian Cardiomyocytes on a Nanochannel Array Platform,” Small, 12(43), 59715980 (2016). L. Rems, D. Kawale, L.J. Lee, and P. Boukany, “Flow of DNA in Micro/Nanofluidics: from Fundamentals to Applications,” Biomicrofluidics, 20;10(4):043403 (2016). Z. Yang, J. Xie, J. Zhu, C. Kang, C. Chiang, X. Wang, X. Wang, T. Kuang, F. Chen, Z. Chen, J. Hu, A. Zhang, B. Yu, Y, R.J. Lee, L. Teng and L.J. Lee, “Functional exosomemimic for delivery of siRNA to cancer: in vitro and in vivo evaluation,” J. Control Release, 243, 160-171 (2016). D. Gallego-Perez, L. Chiang, J. Shih, J. Ma, S. Kim, X. Zhao, X. Wang, P. Mao, K.J. Kwak, Y. Wu, L. Wu, G. Lafyatis, D.J. Hansford, I. Nakano, and L.J. Lee, “On-chip Clonal Analysis of Oligo RNAs on Glioma Stem Cell Motility and Drug Resistance,” Nano Letters, 16(9), 5326-5332 (2016). S. Baldwin, C. Deighan, E. Bandeira, K.J. Kwak, M. Rahmanf, P. Nana-Sinkam, L.J. Lee and M. E. Paulaitis, “Analyzing the miRNA Content of Extracellular Vesicles by Fluorescence Nanoparticle Tracking,” Nanomedicine, (16), 30183-30186 (2016). T. Kuang, F. Chen, L. Chang, X-F Peng and L.J. Lee, “Enhanced Strength and Foamability of High-density Polyethylene Prepared by Pressure-induced Flow and Low-temperature Crosslinking,” RSC Advances, (6), 3442234427 (2016). D. Fu, T. Kuang, F. Chen, X. Peng, D.Y. Chiu, C.S Lin and L.J. Lee, “Supercritical CO2 Foaming of Pressure-Induced Flow Processed Linear Polypropylene,” Materials and Design, 93, 509-513 (2016). S-Q Gu, D. Gallego-Perez, S.P. McClory, J. Shi, J. Han, L.J. Lee and D.R. Schoenberg, “Stimulation of Breast Cancer Cell Motility by Endonuclease-mediated Downregulation of MiR-200 Family MicroRNAs,” Nucleic Acid Research, DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw497 (2016).

X. Huang, S. Schwind, R. Santhanam, A-K Eisfeld, C-L Chiang, B. Yu, P. Hoellerbauer, A. Dorrance, Y. Jin, S.S. Tarighat, J. Khalife, A. Walker, K.K. Chan, M. Caligiuri, D. Perrotti, N. Muthusamy, C.D. Bloomfield, R. Garzon, R.J. Lee, L.J. Lee and G. Marcucci, “Targeting the RAS/MAPK Pathway with miR-181a in Acute Myeloid Leukemia,” Oncotarget, DOI: 10.18632 (2016). J. Zhou, J. Yu, L.J. Lee, L. Shen and A. Yi, “Stress Relaxation and Refractive Index Change of As2S3 in Compression Molding,” International Journal of Applied Glass Science, DOI:10.1111/ijag.12244 (2016). D. Fu, T. Kuang, Y-C Yen, D. Li, A. Benatar, X.F. Peng and L.J. Lee, “PS/MWCNT Composite and Its Foam Assisted by Ultrasound Vibration,” J. Cellular Plastics, DOI: 10.1177/0021955X16651253 (2016). Grant Support $2,200,000 (2015-17). L. James Lee, co-PI; Ohio Department of Development Third Frontier Program: Carbon Nanomaterials and Composites Platform. $422,875 (2014-16). L. James Lee, co-PI; NIH: Tethered Cationic Lipoplex Nanoparticle Assay for HCC Detection and Surveillance. $422,875 (2013-16). L. James Lee, co-PI; NIH: Precise Transfection of Safe Cell Reprogramming by Nanoelectroporation. $367,901 (2013-16). L. James Lee, co-PI; NIH: Tethered Cationic Lipoplex Nanoparticle Array for Early Lung Cancer Detection. $422,875 (2016-18). L. James Lee, co-I (PI- Gallego-Perez); NIH: Nanotechnology-based Non-viral Derivation of Induced Endothelium for Ischemic Disorders. $1,800,000 (2015-20). L. James Lee, co-I (PI- Croce/NanaSinkam); NIH: Molecular Mechanisms of Cachexia in Lung Cancer. $3,000,000 (2017-22). L. James Lee, co-PI; NIH: Extracellular vesicles in small cell lung cancer early detection.

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- FACULTY RESEARCH Janda, A., Vlaisavljevich, B., Smit, B., Lin, L.-C.* & Bell, A.T.*, “Effects of Zeolite Pore and Cage Topology on Thermodynamics of n-Alkane Adsorption at Brønsted Protons in Zeolites at High Temperature,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 1618 – 1638 (2017).


Becker, T., Heinen, J., Dubbeldam, D., Lin, L.-C. & Vlugt, T., “Polarizable Force Fields for CO2 and CH4 Adsorption in M-MOF-74,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 4659-4673 (2017). De Lange, M.F., Lin, L.-C., Gascon, J., Vlugt, T.J.H. & Kapteijn, F., “Assessing the surface area of porous solids – limitations, probe molecules and methods,” Langmuir, 32, 12664-12675 (2016).

Assistant Professor, PhD University of California-Berkeley. Discovery of novel, energy-efficient, cost-effective materials using computational approaches for energyrelated applications such as separations. Refereed Papers Liou, K.-H., Kang, D.-Y. & Lin, L.-C., “Investigating the Potential of Single-walled Aluminosilicate Nanotubes in Water Desalination,” ChemPhysChem, 18, 179-183 (2017). Featured as back cover:

Cohen-Tanugi, D., Lin, L.-C. & Grossman, J.C. Multilayer, “Nanoporous Graphene Membranes for Water Desalination,” Nano Letters, 16, 1027-1033 (2016).

Mercado, R., Vlaisavljevich, B, Lin, L.-C., Lee, K., Lee, Y., Mason, J.A., Xiao, D.J., Gonzalez, M.I., Kapelewski, M.T., Neaton, J.B. & Smit, B., “Force Field Development from Periodic Density Functional Theory Calculations for Gas Separation Applications Using Metal-Organic Frameworks,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 12590-12604 (2016). Janda, A.L., Vlaisavljevich, B., Lin, L.-C., Smit, B., & Bell, A.T., “Effects of zeolite structural confinement on adsorption thermodynamics and reaction kinetics for monomolecular cracking and dehydrogenation of n-butane,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 4739-4756 (2016). Becker, T., Dubbeldam, D., Lin, L.-C. & Vlugt, T.,” Investigating polarization effects of CO2 adsorption in MgMOF-74,” J. Comput. Sci., 15, 86-94 (2016).

Fan, Z., Lin, L.-C., Buijs, W., Vlugt, T.J.H. & van Huis, M.A., “Atomistic understanding of cation exchange in PbS nanocrystals using simulations with pseudoligands,” Nature Communications, 7, 11503 (2016). Braun, E., Zurhelle, A.F., Thijssen, W., Kchnell, S.K., Lin, L.C., Kim, J., Thompson, J.A. & Smit, B., “High-Throughput Computational Screening of Nanoporous Adsorbents for CO2 Capture from Natural Gas,” Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 1, 175-188 (2016). Featured as cover: Volume 1 Number 2 August 2016 Pages 135–218

Molecular Systems Design & Engineering Building and designing systems from the molecular level

Left: The cover image depicts a visualization of the (upper) CH4 and (lower) CO2 potential energy surfaces of a predicted top-performing hypothetical zeolite for CO2 capture from natural gas.


College of Engineering Distinguished Professor, PhD Iowa State University. Catalysis, electro-catalysis and catalytic materials. Application of catalysis in the areas of energy conversion and emission control. Awards and Honors American Chemical Society Energy and Fuels Division Henry H. Storch Award (Feb. 2017). Refereed Papers

Above: The back cover image shows the separation of salt ions from saline sources using single-walled aluminosillicate nanotubes, which have been demonstrated to provide opportunities in water desalination.

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ISSN 2058-9689

PAPER Berend Smit et al. High-throughput computational screening of nanoporous adsorbents for CO2 capture from natural gas

Soykal, I.I., Matter, P.H., Thrun, L., Long, R., Swartz, S., Ozkan, U.S., “Amperometric NOx Sensor Based on Oxygen Reduction,” IEEE Sensors, 16(6), 1532-1540 (2016).

- FACULTY RESEARCH Johnson, G.B., Hjalmarsson, P., Norrman, K., Ozkan, U.S., Hagen, A., “Biogas catalytic reforming studies on nickel based solid oxide fuel cell anodes,” Fuel Cells, 16, 218-234 (2016). Sohn, H. Ozkan, U.S., “Cobalt-based Catalysts for Ethanol Steam Reforming: An Overview,” Energy and Fuels, 30 (7), pp 5309–5322 (2016). Sohn, H., Soykal, I.I., Zhang, S., Shan, J., Tao, F., Miller, J.T., Ozkan. U.S., “Effect of Cobalt on Reduction Characteristics of Ceria under Ethanol Steam Reforming Conditions: Insitu AP-XPS and XANES Studies,” J. Physical Chemistry C, 20, 14631-14642 (2016). Mamtani, K., Singh, D., Millet, J-M., Miller, J.T., Co, A. C., Ozkan, U.S., “Evolution of FeNC catalysts through synthesis stages,” Catal Lett., 146, 1749-1770 (2016). Mamtani, K., Jain, D., Zemylanov, G., Celik, G., Luthman, J., Renkes, G., Co, A., Ozkan, U.S., “Probing the ORR Active Sites Over Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanostructures (CNx) in Acidic Media Using Phosphate Anion,” ACS Catal., 6, 7249-7259 (2016). Sinha Majumdar, S., Celik, G., Ozkan, U.S., “Investigation of the effect of alumina binder addition to Pd/SO42-ZrO2 catalysts during sol-gel synthesis,” Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 55 (44), 11445– 11457 (2016). Zhang, Q., Mamtani, K., Jain, D. Ozkan, U.S., Asthagiri, “CO Poisoning Effects on FeNC and CNx ORR Catalysts: A Combined Experimental−Computational Study,” J. of Physical Chemistry C, 20, 15173-15184 (2016). Sinha Majumdar, S., Alexander, A-M., Celik, G., Gawade, P., Ozkan, U.S., “In-situ incorporation of binder during sol-gel preparation of Pd-based sulfated zirconia for reduction of nitrogen oxides under lean-burn conditions: Effect on activity and wash-coating characteristics,” Applied Catalysis B in press. Sohn, H., Celik, G., Gunduz, S., Dean, S.L., Painting, E., Paul L. Edmiston, P.L., and Ozkan, U.S., “Hydrodechlorination of Trichloroethylene over Pd Supported on Swellable Organically-Modified Silica (SOMs),” Applied Catalysis B in press

Grant Support $450,000 (2012-2016). Umit Ozkan, P.I., Anne Co, co-PI; National Science Foundation: Controlling olefin selectivity in electrocatalytically-assisted alkane dehydrogenation. $480,000 (2013-2017). Umit Ozkan, P.I.; Aravind Asthagiri, co-PI; USDOE Basic Energy Sciences: Heteroatom-doped carbon materials as oxygen reduction electro-catalysts in acidic and alkaline media. $362,520 (2014-2017). Umit Ozkan, P.I.; GOALI: Swellable superhydrophobic organosilica materials as a novel catalyst support for water purification systems (OSURF #60044132). $180,000 (2014-2016). Umit Okzan, PI; Ohio Coal Research Consortium: Catalytic Treatment of Water Contaminated During Coal Processing.


Professor and Chair, PhD Johns Hopkins. Bioengineering and biomaterials for transfusion medicine. Refereed Papers

$165,000 (2016). Umit Ozkan, PI; HONDA: Catalytic reforming of VOCs generated during paint operations.

C. A. Schaer, J. W. Deuel, D. Schildknecht, L. Mahmoudi, I. Garcia-Rubio, C. Owczarek, F. Vallelian, S. Schauer, R. Kissner, U. Banerjee, A. F. Palmer, D. R. Spahn, D. C. Irwin, P. W. Buehler, and D. J. Schaer, “Haptoglobin preserves vascular nitric oxide signaling during hemolysis,” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 193: 11111122 (2016).

$999,300 (2016-2019). Robert Baker, PI, Umit Ozkan, CoPI; National Science Foundation MRI: Acquisition of X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer with Near Ambient Pressure and High Temperature Capabilities for Discovering New Material Phenomena with In Situ Studies.

H. S. Wei, H. Kang, I. D. Rasheed, S. Zhou, N. Lou, A. Gershteyn, E. D. McConnell, Y. Wang, K. E. Richardson, A. F. Palmer, C. Xu, J. Wan and M. Nedergaard, “Erythrocytes are oxygen-sensing regulators of the cerebral microcirculation,” Neuron, 91: 851-862 (2016).

$160,000 (2015-2017). Umit Ozkan, PI; Ohio Coal Research Consortium: Production of functionalized carbon nano structures from coal gas.

Left: Ozkan and her group are working on developing precious-metal free catalysts for regenerative fuel cells, which are devices that can work as fuel cells and electrolyzers alternatingly.

D. Hayes, D. Tumin, A. R. Yates, H. M. Mansour, K. K. Nicol, J. D. Tobias, A. F. Palmer, “Transfusion with packed red blood cells while awaiting lung transplantation is associated with reduced survival after lung transplantation,” Clinical Transplantation, 30: 1545-1551 (2016). J. J. Chalmers, X. Jin, A. F. Palmer, P. Amaya, M. H. Yazer, L. R. Moore, K. J. Park, X. J. Pan, M. Zborowski, “Femtogram resolution of iron content on a per cell basis: ex vivo storage of human red blood cells leads to loss of hemoglobin,” Analytical Chemistry, 89:3702-3709 (2017). V. P. Jani, J. Alborz, S. Moges, P. Nacharaju, C. Roche, D. Dantsker, A. Palmer, J. M. Friedman, P. Cabrales,

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- FACULTY RESEARCH “Polyethylene glycol camouflaged earthworm hemoglobin,” accepted PLOS ONE (2017). Grant Support $399,000 (2014-2017). Andre Palmer, PI; P Cabrales, co-PI; National Institutes of Health: Attenuating the oxidative and myocardial toxicity of polymerized hemoglobins, Grant: R56HL123015



$1,507,222 (2016-2020). Andre Palmer, PI; P Cabrales, coPI; National Institutes of Health: Attenuating the oxidative and myocardial side-effects of acellular hemoglobin, Grant: R01HL126945-01A1 $1,392,552 (2016-2020). Andre Palmer, PI; F Berthiaume, co-PI; National Institutes of Health: Polymerized hemoglobins for facilitated oxygen transport in hepatic bioreactors, Grant: 1R01EB021926-01A1 $2,670,860 (2016-2020). J.J Chalmers, PI; Andre Palmer, M Zborowski; co-PIs; National Institutes of Health: Fractionation of aged RBCs based on hemoglobin content, Grant: 1R01HL131720-01A1

Below: Andre Palmer and students discuss blood substitute synthesis in the lab.

Professor, PhD University of Oklahoma. Molecular informatics, computational modeling for safety/risk assessment, analysis of large chemical and biological datasets. Refereed Papers Ann M. Richard, A.M., Judson, R.S., Houck, K.A., Grulke, C.M., Volarath, P., Thillainadarajah, I., Yang, C., Rathman, J.F., Martin, M.T., Wambaugh, J.F., Knudsen, T.B., Kancherla, J., Mansouri, K., Patlewicz, G., Williams, A.J., Little, S.B., Crofton, K.M., Thomas, R.S. “ToxCast Chemical Landscape: Paving the Road to 21st Century Toxicology,” Chemical Research in Toxicology, 29 (8), 1225-1251 (2016).

Assistant Professor, PhD Washington University-St. Louis. Optimized design of biomimetic polymeric biomaterials for applications in ophthalmology and wound healing. Books and Book Chapters K.E. Swindle-Reilly, M.A. Reilly, N. Ravi, “Current concepts in the design of hydrogels as vitreous substitutes,” Biomaterials and regenerative medicine in ophthalmology, 2nd edition, T.V. Chirila, D. Harkin, eds., Ch. 5, Woodhead Publishing Limited (2016). Refereed Papers J.C. Salamone, A.B Salamone, K. Swindle-Reilly, K.X.-C. Leung, R.E. McMahon, “Grand challenge in Biomaterialswound healing,” Regenerative Biomaterials, 3 (2), 127128 (2016). Grant Support $1,000,000 (2015-2018). Matthew A. Reilly, PI, Katelyn E. Swindle-Reilly, Co-PI; Department of Defense Vision Translational Research Program: Torsional Indirect Traumatic Optic Neuropathy (TITON): Animal Model for Diagnostics, Drug Delivery, and Therapeutics for Central Nervous System Injury. $2,000 (2017). Katelyn E. Swindle-Reilly, PI; OSU Institute for Materials Research Facility Grant: Characterization of Amphiphilic Polymer Films for Controlling Cell Attachment.

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Basic Energy Sciences, Project 60031581: Collaborative research: Nanopore confinement of C-H-O mixed volatile fluids relevant to subsurface energy systems.

Fan, PI (5%); OCDO/State: 10 MWe Coal Direct Chemical Looping Large Pilot Plant – Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) Study.

$55,990 (2016-2017). A. Anthony, PI; David Tomasko, H. Greene, co-PIs; The Ohio State University Impact Grant: Creating on-ramps for underserved students towards rewarding careers in engineering.

$160,000 ($40,000 In-kind from PI’s release time) (20172018). Andrew Tong, PI (10%); Dawei Wang, co-PI (10%); OCRC/State: Scale-Up Characteristics of a Fluidized Bed Combustor Reactor for Coal Direct. $160,000 ($40,000 matched by OSU) (2016-2017). Andrew Tong, PI (8%): Effect of Coal Mineral Matter on Oxygen Cycle in the Ohio State Coal Direct Chemical Looping Process.

Professor, PhD University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Molecular thermodynamics, supercritical fluid processing, polymer processing, engineering education.



Refereed Papers Tomasko, D.L., Ridgway, J.S., Waller, R.J., Olesik, S.V., “Association of bridge program outcomes with STEM retention of targeted demographic groups,” J. College Science Teaching, 45(4),: 90-99, (Mar/Apr 2016). Gautam, S., Liu, T., Patankar, S., Tomasko, D., Cole, D., “Location dependent orientational structure and dynamics of ethane in ZSM5,” Chem. Phys. Lett., 648, 130-136 (2016). Doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2016.02.021 Patankar, S., Gautam, S., Rother, G., Podlesnyak, A., Ehlers, G., Liu, T., Sheets, J., Cole, D., Tomasko, D., “Role of Confinement on Adsorption and Dynamics of Ethane and an Ethane-CO2 Mixture in Mesoporous CPG Silica,” J. Phys. Chem. C., 120(9), 4843–4853 (2016). Doi:10.1021/acs. jpcc.5b09984 Grant Support $614,775 (2013-2016). David Tomasko, PI; Howard Greene, co-PI; National Science Foundation, DUE-1259709, Project 60042813: Human Connect: Scholarships in science, technology, engineering and math. $646,067 (2011-2016). D. Cole (Earth Sciences), PI; David Tomasko, A. Striolo, Univ. of Oklahoma, co-PIs; DOE

$250,000 ($50,000 matched by OSU) (2017-2019). Andrew Tong: Nanocarbon Production Process Using Coal Syngas.

Fan, L.-S., Cocco, R., Findlay, J., Karri R., Knowlton, T., Li, F., Tong A., Wang F., “Circulating Fluidized Bed with Moving Bed Downcomers and Gas Sealing Between Reactors.” Filed 5/13/2013. Issued 1/13/2016 (201180061673.2) Research Assistant Professor, PhD The Ohio State University. Process development of advanced combustion and clean energy systems, gas-solid fluidization. Books and Book Chapters Fan, L.-S., Tong A., Zeng L. “Multiphase Reactor Engineering for Clean and Low-Carbon Energy Applications,” (Chapter 12), Chemical Looping Technology for Fossil Fuel Conversion with In-Situ CO2 Control (Feb. 2017). Grant Support $3,050,000 (2016-2019). Andrew Tong, PI (12%); L.-S. Fan, co-PI (5%); NETL/DOE and OCDO/State: Heat Integration Optimization and Dynamic Modeling Investigation for Advancing the Coal Direct Chemical Looping Process. $2,000,000 (2016-2019). (2017-2019). Andrew Tong, co-PI (10%); DOE: Biomass Gasification for Chemicals Production Using Chemical Looping Technique. $5,111,114 (2017-2018). Andrew Tong, co-PI (10%); L.-S.

Above: Automation sequence development for chemical looping systems using sliding mode control theory and high temperature electrical volume tomography sensors for gas-solid flow measurement and imaging. Automation sequence verification performed on the OSU syngas chemical looping pilot plant constructed at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC).

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- FACULTY RESEARCH Czeisler*, A.R Short*, T. Nelson, P. Gygli, C.M. Ortiz, F.P Catacutan, B. Stocker†, J. Cronin, J. Lannutti, J.O. Winter, and J.J. Otero, “Surface Topography During Neural Stem Cell Differentiation Regulates Cell Migration and Cell Morphology,” Journal of Comparative Neurology, 524:3485-3502 (2016). [doi: 10.1002/cne.24078]


K.D. Mahajan, G. Ruan, C.J. Dorcena, G. Nabar, G. Vieira, N. Bouxsein, J.J. Chalmers, G.D. Bachand, R. Sooryakumar, J.O. Winter, “Steering Microtubule Shuttle Transport with Dynamically Controlled Magnetic Fields,” Nanoscale, 8:8641-8649 (2016). [doi: 10.1039/C5NR08529B]


Educational Media Professor, PhD University of Texas at Austin. Bionanotechnology, cancer, drug delivery.

Video game launch with Edheads: page/Nanostartup

Awards and Honors

Grant Support

• Cancer Today, AACR, Cover Story • AIMBE Fellow • 2016 Engineering Rising Star, Design News (includes cover story) • OSU College of Engineering Diversity Award

$17,900,000 (2014-2020). Chris Hammel, PI; NSF: Center for Emergent Materials.

Books and Book Chapters G. Nabar, M. Souva, K.H. Lee, S. De, J. Lutkenhaus, B. Wyslouzil, J.O. Winter, “Chapter 3: Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Nanocomposites Using SprayBased Approaches,” Thomas Mensah, Ben Wang, Virginia Davis, Jessica Winter, Eds., Frontiers of Nanotechnology: Manufacturing Processes, Wiley, in press (2017). Refereed Papers Short, C. Czeisler, B. Stocker, S. Cole, J. Otero, J.O. Winter. “Imaging Cell-Matrix Interactions in ThreeDimensional Collagen Hydrogel Culture Systems,” in press, Macromolecular Bioscience. Kaya, E. Goceri, F.S. Abas, B. Elder, V. Puduvalli, J. Winter, M. Gurcan, J.J. Otero. “Automated fluorescent miscroscopic image analysis of PTBP1 expression in glioma,” in press at PLoS One.

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$1,200,000 (2017-2019). Jessica Winter, PI; Carlos Castro, Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Michael Poirier, co-PIs; DOE: Exploring Fundamental Properties of Dynamic DNA Origami-Nanoparticle Composites. $1,174,126 (2013-2017). Jessica Winter, PI; Barbara Wyslouzil, Carol Lynn Alpert (Museum of Science, Boston), Lisa Hall, co-PIs; NSF: Continuous, Large-Scale Nanocomposite Production Via Micellular Electrospray.

Professor, PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Biotechnology, bioseparations, biosensors, protein engineering. Books and Book Chapters Stimple, S. D. and Wood, D. W., “Chapter 12: Process Development,” in Biosimilars of Monoclonal Antibodies, (eds. Cheng Liu and K. John Morrow). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA (2016). Shi, C., Han, T-C. and Wood, D. W., “Purification of Microbially Expressed Recombinant Proteins via a Dual ELP Split Intein System,” in Methods in Molecular Biology: Split Inteins: Methods and Protocols, (ed. Henning Mootz). Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, USA (2016). Refereed Papers

$728,000 (2016-2019). Peter Kner, PI; Jessica Winter, Carol Lynn Alpert, co-PIs; NSF: Collaborative Research: IDBR Type A: QSTORM-AO-Wavefront-shaping lightsheet microscopy with photoswitchable quantum dots for superresolution imaging in thick tissue.

Lahiry, A., Stimple, S. D., Wood, D. W., Lease, R., “Retargeting a dual-acting sRNA for multiple mRNA transcript regulation,” ACS Synthetic Biology, In Press (2017).

Permits labor and tool use at Sandia (2015-2016). Jessica Winter, PI; George Bachand (Sandia National Labs), co-PI; DOE: Microtubule shuttles for Nanotransport and Delivery.

Coolbaugh, M. J., Shakalli Tang, M. J., Wood, D. W., “Highthroughput purification of recombinant proteins using selfcleaving intein tags,” Analytical Biochemistry, Vol. 516, pp. 65-74 (2017).


J. Peine, Barbara E. Wyslouzil, Eric M. Bachelder, Kristy M. Ainslie, “Microparticles formulated from a family of novel silylated polysaccharides demonstrate inherent immunostimulatory properties and tunable hydrolytic degradability,” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4, 43024312 (2016).

$4,000 (2013-2015). David Wood, PI; Syngenta Corp.: Evaluation of a self-cleaving tag purification system with three Syngenta protein. $240,239 (2013-2017). David Wood, PI; NSF (CBET) Chemical and Biological Separations: Highly controllable self-cleaving tags for biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing purification platforms. $1,013,472 (out of $16,000,000) (2013-2017). David Wood, Subcontract; DARPA: Development of first-capture methods for the newly synthesized proteins using selfcleaving affinity tag technology. $400,004 (2012-2016). David Wood, Richard Lease, co:PIs; NSF CBET: Riboswitch-sRNA for Dual Transcript Control by a Ligand. $90,679 (2017). David Wood, PI; Millipore Corporation: Millipore Sponsored Research Grant.


Professor, PhD California Institute of Technology. Aerosol science, nucleation, nanoparticle growth and structure, biomedical applications of aerosols. Books and Book Chapters Gauri Nabar, Matthew Souva, Kil Ho Lee, Souvik De, Jodie Lutkenhaus, Barbara Wyslouzil, and Jessica O. Winter, “Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Nanocomposites Using Spray-Based Approaches,” Frontiers of Nanotechnology: Manufacturing Process (Series 1), Thomas Mensah, Editor in Chief, Ben Wang- Editor, Brian Korgel, Virginia Davis, Jessica Winter, Editors, Wiley Inc, New York, American Institute of Chemical Engineering, in press (2017). Refereed Papers Anthony D. Duong, Michael A. Collier, Eric M. Bachelder, Barbra E. Wyslouzil, Kristy M. Ainslie, “One Step Encapsulation of Small Molecule Drugs in Liposomes via Electrospray-Remote Loading,” Molecular Pharmaceutics, 13, 92-99 (2016). Matthew D. Gallovic, Douglas G. Montjoy, Michael A. Collier, Clement Do, Barbara E. Wyslouzil, Eric M. Bachelder, Kristy M. Ainslie, “Chemically Modified Inulin Microparticles Serving Dual Function as a Protein Antigen Delivery Vehicle and Immunostimulatory Adjuvant,” Biomaterials Science, 4, 483-493 (2016).

Above: Fluorescent test proteins purified by Professor Wood’s methods. Photo by Joe Taris, 2016

Yoojeong Kim, Glyn Wellum, Kerrianne Mello, Kenneth E. Strawhecker, Richard Thoms, Arjan Giaya, and Barbara E. Wyslouzil, “Effects of Relative Humidity and Particle and Surface Properties on Particle Resuspension Rates,” Aerosol Science and Technology, 50, 339-352 (2016). Yensil Park, Shinobu Tanimura, and Barbara E. Wyslouzil, “Enhanced growth rates of nanodroplets in the free molecular regime: The role of long-range interactions,” Aerosol Science and Technology, 50, 773-780 (2016). Viraj P. Modak, Barbara E. Wyslouzil, and Sherwin J. Singer, “On the determination of the crystal-vapor surface free energy, and why a Gaussian expression can be accurate for a system far from Gaussian,” Journal of Chemical Physics, 145, 054710 (2016). Matthew D. Gallovic, Kevin L. Schully, Mathew G. Bell, Margaret A. Elberson, John R. Palmer, Christian A. Darko, Eric M. Bachelder, Barbara E. Wyslouzil, Andrea M. Keane-Meyers, Kristy M. Ainslie, “Acetalated Dextran Microparticulate Vaccine Formulated via Coaxial Electrospray Preserves Toxin Neutralization and Enhances Murine Survival Following Inhalational Bacillus Anthracis Exposure,” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 5, 2617-2627 (2016). Kyaw Hpone Myint, Johnathan R. Brown, Anne R. Shim, Barbara E. Wyslouzil, and Lisa M. Hall, “Encapsulation of Nanoparticles During Polymer Micelle Formation: A Dissipative Particle Dynamics Study,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 120, 11582-11594 (2016). Barbara E. Wyslouzil and Judith Wölk, “Overview: Homogeneous nucleation from the vapor phase – The experimental science,” Journal of Chemical Physics, 145, 211702 (2016).

Matthew D. Gallovic, Saibal Bandyopadhyay, Hassan Borteh, Douglas G. Montjoy, Michael A. Collier, Kevin

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- FACULTY RESEARCH Grant Support $478,000 (2012-2016). Barbara E. Wyslouzil, PI; National Science Foundation: Nanodroplets to nanoparticles: Integratated studies of freezing. $359,000 (2012-2016). Jessica Winter, PI; Jeffrey Chalmers, Gang Ruan, Barbara E. Wyslouzil, co-PIs; National Science Foundation: Micellular Electrospray Synthesis of Magnetic Quantum Dots. $1,174,000 (2013-2017). Jessica Winter, PI; Barbara E. Wyslouzil, Lisa M. Hall, Carol Lynn Alpert, co-PIs; National Science Foundation: SNM: Continuous, large-scale nanocomposite production via micellular electrospray. $475,000 (2015-2018). Barbara E. Wyslouzil, PI; National Science Foundation: Integratated studies of freezing. $355,000 (2015-2018). Barbara E. Wyslouzil, PI; National Science Foundation: Heterogeneous nucleation on nanoparticles.

renewable biomass, in R. Hatti-Kaul (ed.), Adv. Biochem. Eng./Biotechnol., Anaerobes in Biotechnology, 156: 323362 (2016). S.T. Yang, K. Zhang, B. Zhang and H. Huang, Fumaric Acid, In Reference Module in Life Sciences, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-809633-8, (2017). Refereed Papers C Xue, F Liu, M Xu, J Zhao, L Chen, J Ren, ST Yang, F-W Bai, A novel in situ gas stripping-pervaporation process integrated with acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation for hyper n-butanol production, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 113:120129 (2016). S Long, Z Rao, X Zhang, K Chen, M Xu, T Yang, ST Yang, Amino acid residues adjacent to the catalytic cavity of tetramer L-asparaginase II contributed significantly to its catalytic efficiency and thermostability, Enzyme Microbial Technol, 82: 15-22 (2016). C Ma, J Ou, N Xu, J Fierst, ST Yang, X Liu, Rebalancing redox to improve biobutanol production by Clostridium tyrobutyricum, Bioengineering, 3, 2 (2016).


L Zhang, X Li, Q Yong, ST Yang, J Ouyang, S Yu, Impacts of lignocellulose-derived inhibitors on L-lactic acid fermentation by Rhizopus oryzae, Bioresour. Technol., 203: 173-180 (2016). X Yang, M Xu, ST Yang, Restriction-modification system analysis and development of in vivo methylation for the transformation of Clostridium cellulovorans, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 100(5), 2289-2299 (2016).

Professor, PhD Purdue University. Bioprocess, biochemical, metabolic and tissue engineering; biofuels and bio-based chemicals; high throughput screening for drug discovery and bioprocess optimization; stem cell engineering.

D Wischral, J Zhang, C Cheng, M Lin, LMG De Souza, FL Pellegrini Pessoa, N Pereira Jr., ST Yang, Production of 1,3-propanediol by Clostridium beijerinckii DSM 791 from crude glycerol and corn steep liquor: process optimization and metabolic engineering, Bioresour. Technol., 212: 100110 (2016).

Books and Book Chapters J. Wang, M. Lin, M. Xu, and S.T. Yang. Anaerobic fermentation for production of carboxylic acids as bulk chemicals from

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R Zang, X Zhang, J Sun, ST Yang, In vitro 3-D multicellular models for cytotoxicity assay and drug screening, Process Biochem., 51: 772-780 (2016).

M Shao, X Zhang, Z Rao, M Xu, T Yang, H Li, Z Xu, ST Yang, A mutant form of 3-ketosteroid-Δ1-dehydrogenase gives altered androst-1,4-diene-3,17-dione/androst-4ene-3,17-dione molar ratios in steroid biotransformations by Mycobacterium neoaurum ST-095, J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 43(5):691-701 (2016). L-H Fan, Z-J Zhang, S Mei, Y-Y Lu, M Li, Z-Y Wang, J-G Yang, S-T Yang, T-W Tan, Engineering yeast with bifunctional minicellulosome and cellodextrin pathway for co-utilization of cellulose-mixed sugars, Biotechnol. Biofuels, 9:137 (2016). P Wei, M Lin, Z Wang, H Fu, H Yang, W Jiang, ST Yang, Metabolic engineering of Propionibacterium freudenreichii subsp. shermanii for xylose fermentation, Bioresour. Technol., 219: 91-97 (2016). C Xue, F Liu, M Xu, J Zhao, ST Yang, F Bai, IC Tang, Butanol production in acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation with in situ product recovery by adsorption, Bioresour. Technol., 219: 158-168 (2016). A Abdella, T El-Sayed Mazeed, AF El-Baz, ST Yang, Production of β-glucosidase from wheat bran and glycerol by Aspergillus niger in stirred tank and rotating fibrous bed bioreactors, Process Biochem., 51: 1331-1337 (2016). J Huang, H Zhu, W Tang, P Wang, ST Yang, Butyric acid production from oilseed rape straw by Clostridium tyrobutyricum immobilized in a fibrous bed bioreactor, Process Biochem., 51: 1930-1934 (2016). M Liu, Y Li, ST Yang, Effects of naringin on the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human amniotic fluid derived stem cells, J. Tissue Eng. Regenerative Medicine, 11:276–284 (2017). M Shao, Y Chen, X Zhang, Z Rao, M Xu, T Yang, H Li, Z Xu, ST Yang, Enhanced intracellular production of 3-ketosteroid-Δ1-dehydrogenase from Mycobacterium neoaurum in Escherichia coli and its application in the androst-1,4-diene-3,17-dione production, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., 92, 350-357 (2017). C Cheng, Y Zhou, M Lin, P Wei, ST Yang, Polymalic acid fermentation by Aureobasidium pullulans for malic

- FACULTY RESEARCH acid production from soybean hull and soy molasses: Fermentation kinetics and economic analysis, Bioresour. Technol., 223: 166–174 (2017). P Wei, C Cheng, M Lin, Y Zhou, ST Yang, Production of poly(malic acid) from sugarcane juice in fermentation by Aureobasidium pullulans: Kinetics and process economics, Bioresour. Technol., 224: 581–589 (2017). J Feng, J Yang, X Li, M Guo, B Wang, ST Yang, X Zou, Reconstruction of a genome-scale metabolic model and in silico analysis of the polymalic acid producer Aureobasidium pullulans CCTCC M2012223, Gene, 607, 1–8 (2017). C Xue, M Liu, X-W Guo, E P Hudson, L-J Chen, F-W Bai, ST Yang, C-S Song, Bridging the chemical- and bio-catalysis: high-valued liquid transportation fuels production from renewable agricultural residues, Green Chem, 19, 660-669 (2017). F Liu, C Xue, J Dong, X Zhang, M Xu, ST Yang, Enhanced n-butanol fermentation by engineered Clostridium tyrobutyricum integrated with gas stripping, Energy Environment Focus, in press (2016).

10.1016/j.biotechadv.2017.01.007 J Zhang, L Yu, M Xu, ST Yang, Q Yan, IC Tang, Metabolic engineering of Clostridium tyrobutyricum for n-butanol production from sugarcane juice, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., in press (2017). J Zhang, L Yu, M Lin, Q Yan, ST Yang, n-Butanol production from sucrose and sugarcane juice by engineered Clostridium tyrobutyricum expressing sucrose catabolism genes and adhE2, Bioresour. Technol., in press (2017).


Grant Support $1,232,148 (2015-2017). S.T. Yang; Department of Energy EERE-BTI: Engineering Clostridia for n-butanol production from lignocellulosic biomass and CO2.

Helen C. Kurtz Professor Emeritus, D.Eng. Sci., New York University. Surfactant drag reduction, heat transfer enhancement, rheology.


Books and Book Chapters

S.T. Yang and Mingrui Yu, “Metabolic engineering of Clostridium tyrobutyricum for butanol production” US Patent No. 9,284,580, issue date: 3/15/2016.

J. Zakin, A. Maxson, T. Saeki, P. Sullivan, “Turbulent Drag Reduction Applications of Surfactant Solutions,” Wormlike Micelles: Systems, Characterization and Applications, C. Dreiss, Y. Feng (Eds.), to be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (in press).

H Fu, L Yu, M Lin, J Wang, Z Xiu, ST Yang, Metabolic engineering of Clostridium tyrobutyricum for enhanced butyric acid production from glucose and xylose, Metab. Eng., in press (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2016.12.014

Refereed Papers J. L. Zakin, A. Maxson and L. Watson, “Review of Studies of Heat Transfer Enhancement in Turbulent Drag Reducing Surfactant Solutions,” presented at the HEFAT Meeting, published in the HEFAT Proceedings Journal (2016).

M Shao, Z Sha, X Zhang, Z Rao, M Xu, T Yang, Z Xu, ST Yang, Efficient androst-1,4-diene-3,17-dione production by coexpressing 3-ketosteroid-Δ1-dehydrogenase and catalase in Bacillus subtilis, J. Appl. Microbiol., in press (2016). DOI: 10.1111/jam.13336

Y. Zhang, Y. Qi, J. Schmidt, E. Kesselman, Y. Talmon and J.L. Zakin, “Unusual Temperature Gap in Turbulent Drag Reduction of Cationic Surfactants with Mixed Counerions,” Rheologica Acta (2016).

Q He, Z Yang, B Gong, J Wang, K Xiao, ST Yang, Quality evaluation focusing on tissue fractal dimension and chemical changes for frozen tilapia with treatment by tangerine peel extracts, Sci. Reports, in press (2017). Doi: 10.1038/srep42202 C Xue, J Zhao, L Chen, ST Yang, F Bai, Recent advances and state-of-the-art strategies in strain and process engineering for biobutanol production by Clostridium acetobutylicum, Biotechnol. Adv., in press (2017). DOI:

Grant Support $20,000 (2014-2017). Dreyfus Senior Mentoring Grant. $110,000 (2016-2018). Petroleum Research Fund Grant. $12,100 (2017). Ohio State Emeritus Academy Grant. Above: Jack Zakin and undergraduate researcher Lucas Watson examine a faulty stepper motor. Watson won an Outstanding Undergraduate Award for Research Excellence from the department this year. Photo by Geoff Hulse, 2016

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74 Doctoral students, 30 MS students (Fall 2016).

Brad Bundy Brigham Young University Robert Davis University of Virginia Edward Cussler Jr. University of Minnesota EHS Safety Seminar Tina Bogac, Director, Research Safety and Biosafety Program; Tom Novotny, Director, Environmental Affairs Program David Flaherty University of Illinois Graduate Research Initiative Program Sourabh Nadgouda, Aamena Parulkar, Abhilasha Dehankar, The Ohio State University Jason Hicks University of Notre Dame Benjamin Hsiao Stony Brook University Teh C. Ho ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Belinda Hurley The Ohio State University Libraries Daniel Kim-Shapiro Wake Forest University Klaus Lackner Arizona State University Norman Loney New Jersey Institute of Technology Matthew Lazzara University of Pennsylvania Vasilios Manousiouthakis UCLA Hydrogen Engineering Research Consortium Manos Mavrikakis University of Wisconsin-Madison Scott Milner Pennsylvania State University Shuming Nie Georgia Institute of Technology Nicholas Peppas (Lowrie Lectures I and II), University of Texas at Austin Govind Rao University of Maryland Amadeu Sum Colorado School of Mines William Schneider University of Notre Dame Danielle Tullman-Ercek Northwestern University

American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Travel Award: Gokhan Celik. (Advisor: Ozkan)

DEGREES AWARDED 9 PhDs: Jeffrey Chalmers: Wei Xue Liang-Shih Fan: Elena Chung, Mandar Kathe, Ankita Majumdar, Alan Wang James Rathman: Darshan Mehta David Wood: Tzu-Chiang Han, Miriam Shakalli Tang Barbara Wyslouzil: Matthew Gallovic 18 MS Degrees: Bhavik Bakshi: Stefan Heglas, Emily Helber, Donald Irby Carlos Castro: Patrick Halley Liang-Shih Fan: Amoolya Lalsare Lisa Hall: Janani Sampath Kurt Koelling: Rosemary Compton Isamu Kusaka: Wenhan Jia L. James Lee: Paul Garman Andre Palmer: Donald Belcher James Rathman: Joao Vinicius Ribeiro Leite Silva, Nichalas Wood David Wood: Meredith Cooper, Sangeetha Ramachandran, Joseph Taris, Yujing Zhai Barbara Wyslouzil: Andrew Amaya Shang-Tian Yang: Teng Bao

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GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM Paul Matter (‘01 BS, ‘06 PhD), CEO of pH Matter, was the keynote for the 2016 Graduate Research Symposium, attended by 20 industry representatives. 2016 GRS Committee: Aamena Parulkar and Abhilasha Dehankar (co-chairs and external publicity), Mariah Whitaker and Rutuja Joshi (website), Nitish Deshpande (external publicity), Deeksha Jain, Dhruba Jyoti Deka, Tapajyoti Ghosh (scheduling), and Deeksha Jain, Jenny Park and Rutuja Joshi (presentation coordination). Deven Baser and Saurabh Ailawar also participated.

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Background photo by Eric Collins, 2016

(since Fall 2016)

American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Computing and Systems Technology Division, W. David Smith, Jr. Best Student Paper Award: Rebecca Hanes. Rebecca also won the Best Paper Award, Sustainable Engineering Forum, but declined it since she had already won one AIChE award. (Advisor: Bakshi) 12th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference 2nd Place, Best Poster Award: Jeffrey Ethier. (Advisor: Hall) National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowhips: Richard Hickey (Advisor: Palmer), Hannah Zierden (‘15) North American Membrane Society (NAMS) 2017 Elias Klein Founders’ Travel Supplement Award: Witopo Salim (Advisor: Ho)

FELLOWSHIPS / OSU AWARDS • Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship: Gauri Nabar, Xin Xin • Brodkey Scholarship: Yu-Yen Chen and Dhruba Deka • CBE Graduate Research Symposium Best Poster Award, Polymer Category: Youngmi Seo • Graduate Enrichment Fellowship: Michael Charles • Institute for Materials Research Conference Student Poster Award: Janani Sampath • Metro Fellowship: Nick Wood • University Fellowships: Richard Hickey, Pinaki Ranadive.

- GRADUATE PROGRAM NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP INFUSES FORMER PARAMEDIC’S ARTIFICIAL BLOOD RESEARCH For people with traumatic injuries, time is a killer, since a patient can bleed to death in minutes. Working quickly and under constant pressure, paramedics make their best effort to stabilize patients using tools like cardiac defibrillators, ventilators and IV pumps. But sometimes, best efforts aren’t enough. “More times than I’d like to remember, we lost patients from blood loss before we could get them to a hospital,” said Richard Hickey, a former senior ambulance paramedic. “Sometimes,” he said, “you are limited by your tools.” One tool is conspicuously absent: the ability to do blood transfusions. Although volume expanders like saline help replace lost fluid volume, paramedics can’t do blood transfusions due to the pre-testing required and inability to keep stores of blood on hand.

oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body, bodily tissues, causing hypertension and oxidative they can be used by people of any blood type; they tissue injury. Richard’s research examines larger-size are free of unidentified pathogens that could be hemoglobin molecules from other species, such as unwittingly passed on by blood donors; and they are the earthworm, which could help prevent this. stable at ambient temperatures up to several years, whereas human RBCs must be discarded after 42 “It is humbling to have someone with Richard’s days of refrigerated storage. background seek out the lab to do this type of research,” said Richard’s advisor, Andre Palmer. “His The potential benefits of HBOCs were clear. Out life experiences help to inform his approach as an of curiosity, Richard began reading science and outstanding researcher.” academic journals and then started taking classes. Richard anticipates completing his Ph.D. in 2021 and “Initially, I was just learning. But as I progressed in hopes to work as a post-doc or researcher in a federal my studies, I realized that I could actually make a laboratory. “I’d also love to work at NASA some day,” contribution to those things that I had so far only read he mused. “The concept of humans in space, pushing about. I was interested in the practical outcome of boundaries, is so fascinating.” Editor’s note: Other winners having better treatments available for ambulances, of the 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research hospitals, and even battlefields,” he said. Fellowship include Hannah Zierden (‘15), now studying at Johns After graduating with honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard looked at graduate programs in medicine, physiology, and bioengineering before settling on chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio State.

Hopkins with Dr. Laura Ensign (CBE ‘07 alumna), and honorable mentions for undergraduates Kevin Ikeda and Lagnajit Pattanaik.

Richard, who won a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to research artificial blood in Dr. Andre Palmer’s lab at the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University, found it difficult to lose patients, especially “As a leader in blood substitute research, Ohio State due to blood loss, which seemed preventable. But intrigued me. Chemical engineering also examines this frustration is what ultimately led him to Ohio State feasibility, cost, and scale, which are key to success. It – and a possible solution. doesn’t matter if you have a good product if you can’t produce and market it effectively,” he said. “One day, I happened to read a paragraph in a paramedic textbook that referred to artificial HBOCs But it takes time to develop a new product. “Blood – hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers -- which is what substitute research has been around since the 1990s,” we commonly refer to as ‘artificial blood.’ I thought, Richard said. “Initially, industry tried to develop the ‘Why don’t I have that tool already?” he recalled. materials, but they ignored clinical warning signs, and the products failed. Since then, researchers have HBOCs, a class of red blood cell (RBC) substitute, made real progress. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think possess circulation half-lives ranging from 24-48 we could ultimately succeed.” hours and can potentially be used as a short-term RBC replacement until a patient can get a blood One challenge with previous commercial HBOCs is transfusion at a hospital. Designed to transport that their small size allowed them to penetrate other Right: Richard Hickey. Photo by Wenda Williamson, 2016

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- GRADUATE PROGRAM CHEMICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE COUNCIL The mission of the Chemical Engineering Graduate Council (CEGC) is to foster the professional and personal development of past, present and future graduate students of the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering by strengthening relationships among students and faculty members through social events. “With the level of stress and hard work that students go through, it is quite important for them to enjoy a moment of respite,” said CEGC member Saurabh Ailawar. In 2016, between 20 and 80 students per event attended the following: • Pizza / movie night -“Zootopia,” 6/10/2016. • New graduate student orientation, 8/19/2016. • Annual CBE welcome dinner, 9/7/2016. • Columbus Zoo trip, 10/15/2016. “This trip was a really nice way to end autumn break,” said participant Teng Bao. “It made me happier, less stressed, and better off.” • Graduate Research Initiative Program (GRIP), 11/10/2016. The GRIP seminar provides students an opportunity to present to a departmental audience in preparation for presenting later at the AIChE Annual Meeting. CEGC members include Saurabh Ailawar, Atefeh Alizadehbirjandi, Kai Chen, Abhilasha Dehankar, Jyoti Deka, Tapajyoti Ghosh and Sourabh Nadgouda.

Photo by Eric Collins, 2016

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Above: CEGC members pose with a statue at the Columbus Zoo.




1,000 students (Fall 2016)

• 123 co-op rotations • 115 internship or part-time work experiences.


• 77.3% entered industry • 22.7% are pursuing graduate degrees • Average starting salary: $71,100

Companies hiring three or more students: Cargill, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Dow, entrotech, ExxonMobil, Glatfelter, JM Smucker, Johnson & Johnson, Lincoln Electric, LyondellBasell, Nestle, Parker Hannifin, Procter & Gamble, Scotts Miracle-Gro, SherwinWilliams, Toyota, Unilever.

179 Bachelor of Science degrees

NATIONAL STUDENT AWARDS American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE): Best Poster Award, Sustainability Section: Mike Jindra (Advisor: Fan), “Scalable Biorecovery of Critical Materials from Industrial Waste.” Goldwater Scholarship: Lagnajit Pattanaik (Advisor: Brunelli).

JAMES AND PATRICIA DIETZ UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY 334 students completed Unit Ops in calendar year 2016.

Background photo by Eric Collins, 2016

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Companies hiring three or more students: Cargill, Epic, ExxonMobil, Kraft Heinz, Nestle, Owens Corning, Procter & Gamble, PolyOne. Seven students went on to study medicine at the University of Chicago, University of Southern California, Kent State, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and other schools. Three students entered graduate dental schools. *Figures based on the 66% of graduates who provided data on exit surveys at the time of graduation.

William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Enrollment Summary in Percentages* Combined (Majors and Premajors) Students Women Ethnic Minority Premajors (Students who have not taken CBE 2200) Students Women Ethnic Minority Majors (Students completed or enrolled in CBE 2200 Students Women Ethnic Minority *Data taken in January






724 27.80% 10.50%

804 29.10% 9.80%

930 29.03% 9.03%

949 30.20% 7.60%

1000 32.70% 6.70%

207 29.00% 14.50%

269 31.50% 10.40%

295 31.50% 9.80%

279 29.30% 7.50%

306 31.30% 8.50%

517 27.20% 8.90%

535 27.80% 9.50%

635 28.30% 8.66%

670 30.50% 7.70%

694 32.70% 6.70%

*Data taken in January

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The student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers engages its members with professional development opportunities and fosters a culture of camaraderie within the community. Activities for 2016 included plant tours and company information sessions involving entities such as Arkema, Cover Girl, Loreal, MATRIC and Wolf’s Ridge Brewery. The group is seeking to expand its company relationships. If your company would like to help, please contact Tori Krebs, AIChE president for 201718, at

PEER MENTORING: In 2016, around 240 first-year students took advantage of the peer mentoring offered by 18 upperclassmen. Mentoring has been shown to increase student success rates and to enhance the sense of community. “Whether you’re at The Shoe cheering on the football team or pounding out a lab report in the computer lab at 4 am, there’s always a fellow Buckeye right next to you who’s going through it with you and wants to see you do well,” said peer mentor Connor Hogan.

ChemE CAR:

As the team looks to compete in the spring Chicago regionals, the challenge will be controlling the pressure release to maintain a predictable speed for a duration of up to two minutes.

The 2016 Chemical Engineering Car Project involved roughly 50 students and saw innovation across all facets of operation. Officers Ben Heimbach, Charlie Hazenfield, Lauren Crall, Steven Back, Adrianna Schneider, Zach Berning, Griffin Jenkins, Kevin Ikeda, Mike Ciccone and Trevor Wendt emphasized crossfunctional teamwork to: • Revamp the chassis design with more modular parts machined by Lab Supervisor Mike Wilson; • Run calculations for a new gear mechanism that needs less torque to operate from an air motor; • Introduce a successfully pressurized pressure vessel with acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate that turns a pneumatic motor, sealing leaks that made pressurization past 10 psig impossible; • Create a sodium thiosulfate reaction with hydrochloric acid that is calibrated between thirty seconds and two minutes, monitoring voltage to identify problems; • Implement an Arduino and circuit with a combined algorithm that is more efficient in stopping the car; • Implement lighter materials for the mixing controls to reduce the power needed by the pressure vessel or battery.

Many thanks to DOW for their support, which afforded the development of the pressure vessel and other advanced technology this year.

Above: ChemE Car Team, 2016. Report by Ben Heimbach, president. Background photo by Eric Collins, 2016

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With the Utica/Point Pleasant shale revolution in Ohio, petroleum engineering at Ohio State makes a timely comeback after nearly 20 years. The department had previously discontinued the program in the 1980s due to declining enrollment. The first course, “Introduction to Petroleum Engineering,” taught by Assistant Professor Ilham El-Monier, reached maximum enrollment on its second day offered. El-Monier and Adjunct Assistant Professor and retired oil executive Paul Dubetz (‘80) have found that a diverse group of chemical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineers and earth sciences students are interested in learning more about the oil and gas industry. The minor focuses on the upstream sector and how it is connected to the midstream and downstream sectors. Fifteen credit hours, including four core courses and one elective, are required. Classroom instruction is supplemented by industry guests such as Len Fry, district technical manager at Halliburton, who decided to bring Halliburton back to participate in the Fall 2017 Career Fair as a result of engaging with students in the class. Former oil executive and departmental namesake Bill Lowrie (‘66) also shared his experiences and expertise with the class. The student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers ( has also been revived. Its mission is to maintain and enhance the standards of students, provide networking opportunities, develop technical knowledge, and provide opportunities for students to enhance their technical and professional competence in order to better compete for available opportunities in the energy industry.


College of Engineering Dean David B. Williams presents Doug Baughman (’82) with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

From left: Battelle’s Bruce Jezek, honoree David Winkel (‘09), and NBC Industry Group officials Rebecca Robertson and Justin Haynes.

Paul Bigley (‘61), with his daughter, Terri.

DOUG BAUGHMAN: Alumnus Award

DAVID WINKEL: NBC Research Award

PAUL BIGLEY: Thinking big

Doug Baughman (BS ‘82), was recognized last fall with the College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award.

David Winkel (MS ‘09) received the Dr. Billy Richardson Award for young Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Industry (NBC) Researchers. The award recognizes young leaders who are committed to nuclear, biological and chemical defense. An 11year employee at Battelle, Winkel has tested joint service general purpose masks and various types of chemical detection equipment, participated in field tests with tracer gases to validate contaminant transport models, and conducted field tests with the explosives detection canines that, among other roles, secure the nation’s airports. Winkel has led several key tasks for Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate in support of its Biological and Chemical Terrorism Risk Assessment (TRA) programs.

When Paul Bigley (BS ‘61) found an opportunity at Ohio State to support two of his passions— engineering and cancer research—he didn’t hesitate to give back. “Joe Koffolt is a champion to me,” Bigley said of the former chemical engineering department chair. “I did struggle a little bit getting through school, but he was on my side all the way.”

Baughman spent 24 years as a reservoir engineer at Shell Oil and Leede Exploration before forming independent oil startup CamWest in 1992. CamWest acquired underdeveloped oil and gas properties that were ideally suited for redevelopment in terms of infill drilling in combination with waterflood implementation and optimization. After evaluating oil fields in the Williston Basin (ranging from the US to Canada), he acquired fields and drilled more than 100 mostly horizontal infill wells to increase the production rate from 1,750 barrels of oil per day to 6,000, adding unique oil reserves of almost 30 million barrels. In 2002, he and his partner bought out CamWest and he served as the EVP, COO and co-owner of CamWest II until the firm was sold in 2006 and Doug retired. He is currently involved with philanthropic activities, loves to play golf and is an outstanding poker player. You may have even seen him at the World Series of Poker, where he has made two final tables.

Winkel’s advisor for his MS degree was Barbara Wyslouzil. Winkel is the third Battelle researcher to win this award. The award’s namesake, Dr. Billy Richardson, was instrumental in the development of modern chemical and biological defense programs. -Based on a story by Tammy Waitt, American Security Today, January 2, 2017.

Even more than his education, Bigley would say the greatest gift Ohio State has given him is the health of his daughter, Terri, a cancer survivor who was treated at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). When he realized there was a way to support both chemical engineering and cancer research simultaneously by contributing to the laboratory of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Professor Jessica Winter, he jumped at the chance to show his gratitude. His generous donation to support Winter’s cancer research will help purchase equipment and train the next generation of cancer researchers. -Based on a story by Meggie Biss. - 35 -



We thank the corporations and alumni who have established scholarships within the CBE program.

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Scholarship funding for 2016 totaled $306,800 - an increase of $38,700 over the previous year. A total of 138 students received an average of $2,223 compared to $1,729 the year before.

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Robert W. Adams Memorial Scholarship Harold W. Almen Scholarship Paul Bates Scholarship The George S. Bonn Scholarship J.R. Boothe Scholarship Fund Robert S. Brodkey Scholarship William I. Burt Memorial Scholarship Fund The Class of 1969 Chemical Engineering Endowed Scholarship Fund The Bernice L. Claugus Endowed Scholarship Fund in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering The James F. and Patricia C. Dietz Engineering Scholarships Fund Dorothy J. & Herbert L. Fenburr Scholarship David H. George Chemical Engineering Scholarship Allan I. Gordon Undergraduate Scholarship for Study in Biochemical Engineering Todd David Harris Memorial Scholarship William R. & Doris M. Harris Scholarship in Chemical Engineering Milton & Karen Hendricks Scholarship Smith E. Howland Scholarship The Samuel S. and Grace Hook Johnston Memorial Chemical Engineering Scholarship Fund Webster B. Kay Scholarship in Chemical Engineering Lubrizol Foundation Scholarship The Tom and Gail Reardon Chemical Engineering Scholarship Fund

• Pankaj Shah Chemical Engineering Scholarship Fund • The Howard R. Steele Memorial Scholarship in Chemical Engineering • Aldrich Syverson Scholarship • H. Richard Unkel Chemical Engineering Class of 1941 • Harry B. Warner Scholarship • William H. Whirl Scholarship • The Michael D. Winfield Scholarship • The Ronald and Susan Vlcek Chemical Engineering Scholarship • Fred H. Winterkamp Memorial Scholarship

CHAIRS • Bernice L. Claugus Chair; Donor: Edward Claugus (‘81) • Helen C. Kurtz Chair • Richard M. Morrow Chair • Ohio Eminent Scholar

PROFESSORSHIPS • C.J. Easton Professorship • H.C. “Slip” Slider Professorship; Donors: Ernestine and William G. Lowrie (‘66)

- PHILANTHROPY 2016 CHARITABLE DONATIONS FROM CBE ALUMNI BY CLASS YEAR 1944 Wallace L. Bostwick 1946 Edward A. Broestl (Deceased) 1948 Kenneth A. Brandstetter, David E. James, Manuel Ramos 1949 John A. Burgabacher, J.H. Kerstetter, Robert E. Kraus 1950 Ralph E. Sieber 1951 Charles L. Dornbusch, Bruce E. Hill, John R. Parkinson 1952 Donald E. Haupt, C.R. Heil, Charles J. Schmitz 1953 Robert A. Bates, Richard N. Beals, Roger L. Briggs, David E. Buskirk, Walter E. Donham, Donald E. Findlay, Herbert G. Krane (Deceased), Wilfred C. Ling, James L. Wilson 1955 John R. Blunden, Wendell D. Hammond, David G. Stephan 1956 John W. Cammarn, Robert A. Cody, William D. Coe, Herbert H. Fanning, Charles E. Golden, Manoj Kumar D. Sanghvi, David A. Strang 1957 Walter R. Andrews, Jon D. Helms, E.J. Scharf 1958 Robert L. Bates (Deceased), Edward H. Bollinger, John J. Connelly, Barry C. Hartley, Werner S. Lichtenstein, Thomas R. Loy, Frank J. Nagy, Valdis E. Petristis, James W. Stark 1959 James O. Albery, James H. Laughlin, Brian L. Nyquist, Darryl J. Von Lehmden 1960 Carl E. Brooks, Guy A. Crossley, Joseph O. Estill, Orville W. Gruebmeyer, Warren E. McAdams, Irwin Weinstock, Russell L. Wilt 1961 Richard B. Cooper, Clyde W. Folk, Ronald L. Follmer, Theodore J. Hanson, Ronald D. Harris, Gordon R. Howard, Robert A. Krakowski, L.E. Woodworth (Deceased) 1962 Martin F. Cohen, Kenneth J. Fulk, Richard L. Hoffman, Jon H. Lee, James C. Opatrny, C.D. Osbun, William P. Rozon, Dean Snider 1963 Nelson W. Barnhill (Deceased), Jon E. Fletcher, John P. Henry, Robert P. Kasper, Kay L. Snider 1964 Michael B. Cutlip, William R. Ferris, David E. Hazlebeck, Girish D. Parikh, James B. Snapp, Donald J. Wilhelm 1965 Edward R. Corino, Ronald S. Evanko, Frederick H. Flor, Frederick J. Rerko, Michael C. Royer, Fred A. Shaffstall, Gary L. Street, Eugene N. Wheeler 1966 James G. Arnold, David E. Bidstrup, Thomas E. Fitz, William G. Lowrie, Glenn L. McKee 1967 John W. Bradshaw, John S. Dorsey, C.D. Dunlap,

F.W. Hauschildt, Dennis W. Hurley, Graham F. Painter, Anthony Santavicca 1968 A.D. Bare, Lawrence H. Green, Lloyd G. Jones, Ronald M. Kovach, Richard T. Linak, John M. Salladay, David J. Walters, Gerald A. Wilcox (Deceased), John M. Yacher 1969 Y.J. Ahn, Wayne E. Ballantyne, Smith E. Howland, Geoffrey A. Prentice, John W. Toussant 1970 James F. Dietz, Bradford F. Dunn, David R. Grove, Steven E. Russell, Richard B. Strait, Rosa Uy, Harry H. Yieh (Deceased) 1971 Juliet A. Balmer, Karen L. Hendricks, Paul D. Jachimiak, Jeffrey L. Kosch, David O. Kutscher, Arthur H. Morth, William E. Pritchard, Paul R. Swartz, Armen Tergevorkian 1972 Charles B. Ernest 1973 John C. Bost, Charles N. Carpenter, David A. Dargan, Norman F. Lucas, Richard T. Schwarz, Dennis D. Terry 1974 George L. Ott, Michael J. Pedersen 1975 John T. Erikson, Stephen L. Grant, John E. Myers, Michael A. Patterson, Yoon S. Song, James S. Watt 1976 James M. Delabar, Darlene H. McCalmont 1978 Daniel M. Coombs, James H. Etherton, Janet L. Inkrott, Mike P. Moore, Rad V. Scott, David P. Steinmetz, Elizabeth A. Stuber, Neil P. Stuber, Paul W. Vance, Brian K. Weider, Thomas E. Winkler 1979 Douglas T. Brown, Darice A. Davis, Karen T. Murphy, Gary S. Phillips, Ronald D. Vlcek, Michael W. Weber, Tad K. Williams 1980 Frederick T. Clark, Bruce R. DeBruin, Paul T. Dubetz, Carol B. Ehram, Fred D. Ehrman, Matthew J. Galosi, Mark A. George, George J. Krieski, Joseph Petrarca, Pankaj P. Shah, Timothy L.. Strickler, Debra S. Warfield, Mark R. Warfield 1981 Nancy C. Dawes, Richard G. Dewitt, Ronald A. Gibson, Douglas V. Lenz, James A. Telljohann, Renate I. Warren, H.C. Wolf (Deceased) 1982 Douglas H. Baughman, Daniel P. Lambert, Sumner M. Saeks, Heng-Sheng J. Torng, Eric A. Warren, Andrew M. Weber 1983 Michael B. Begland, Tracy F. Begland, Rich H. Brandon, Stephen R. Cammarn, Edward Flinn, Mark H. Gaston, Jim F. Liu, Keith R. Nowak, Jeffrey W. Patterson, James M. Sauer, Clark B. Wade, Robert E. Young

1984 Yousef G. Aouad, Teresa L. Datz-Siegal, Gregory M. Masica, George M. Miller, Sunil Satija, Leonore C. Witchey-Lakshmanan 1985 Douglas J. Ball, Andrew W. Bur, Becky K. Bur, Thomas D. Burns, Roger G. Facer, Timothy A. Johnson, David J. Moonay 1986 Cynthia J. Bishop, Edward Bochenek, Kris Lakshmanan 1987 Jeffrey D. Adams, Denise M. Burcham, Samuel D. Fink, Karen S. Johnson, D.B. Noe, Robert L. Tatterson 1988 Amy E. Doty, Rajeev L. Gorowara, Bhavesh V. Patel, Craig L. Shoemaker 1989 Stuart F. Doty, Michael J. Pishkula, Amy J. Pressly 1990 Craig M. Kehres, Frank J. Kizlik, James V. Lombardi, Kara B. Long 1991 Richard L. Wright 1992 Pamela J. Archer, Julie V. Joehlin, Scott A. Joehlin, Matthew W. Stefanowicz 1993 A. Ranor George, Samir Kumar, Rhonda J. Lee-Desautels, Frank E. Seipel 1994 Joseph M. Ruscak, Christopher W. Voight 1996 Liping Zhang 1997 Sam S. Ang 1998 Aravind R. Asthagiri, Michael T. Timko 1999 James W. Holder 2000 Rhonda M. Laughman 2001 Christopher A. Marshall, Paul M. Noltemeyer 2002 Xia Cao, Lisa A. Catauro 2003 Andrew W. Finn 2004 Nicholas A. Brunelli, Lori A. Engelhardt, Erica N. Jones, Adam M. Woeste, Guojun Xu 2005 Garrett E. Pavlovicz 2006 Andrew D. Galusha, Anli Ouyang, Robert H. Walters 2007 John N. Kuhn, Maxwell J. Wingert 2009 Cathryn J. Marshall, Carol U. Pritchett, Andrew W. Vail 2011 Brandon C. Clinger, Daniel J. Griffin, Japheth A. Pritchett, Kevin M. Sutton, Yipin Zhou 2012 Adam C. Burley, Arthur C. Neeley, Dylan M. Silbiger 2013 Alexander J. James 2015 Jacob A. Buszek, Patrick M. Kehn, Wenjia Luo, Taylor A. Ourada, Victoria L. Wilson, Feibi Yuan.

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- PHILANTHROPY Donations from Other Ohio State Graduates David C. Aebker, 1987 Susan I. Aebker, 1992 Cheryl L. Ball, 1985 Mary E. Ballantyne, 1981 Betty B. Bates, 1948 Glenn A. Bishop, 1984 Janet A. Brown, 1978 Andrew W. Buurma, 2001 Nancy A. Cammarn, 1956 (Deceased) Sally C. Carpenter, 1960 Sharon R. Clark, 1980 Rochelle P. Cohen, 1962 Mary Ellen Coombs, 1979 Mark E. Dawes, 1981 Eugenia M. Etherton, 1985 Jane F. Finn, 2003 Matilda W. Fischer, 1954 Roland C. Fischer, 1950 (Deceased) Marilyn E. George, 1949 Izabela Gierach, 2015 Wendy A. Good, 1967 Christine C. Gorowara, 1988 Kathryn W. Grant, 1975 Karen V. Green, 1968 Vicki Grove, 1969 Kay Stratton Hanson, 1960 Jane A. Harris, 1960 Beverly D. Hauschildt, 1968 Judy Hoffman, 1962 Jeanne A. Howard, 1956 Emmart Y. Hoy, 2014 Mary M. Hoy, 2000 Barbara E. Hurley, 1970 Timothy R. Ingle, 2008 Kenneth E. Inkrott, 1976 Marilyn A. Jones, 1956 Marianna Kraus, 1949 David G. Miller, 1989 Vicki O. Moore, 1978 Nancy K. Morth, 1965 Sandra K. Myers, 1976 Yoshie Narui, 2003 Paula J. Parker, 1969 Watson D. Parker, 1968 (Deceased) Joann R. Parkinson, 1950 Sarah N. Parsons Clinger, 2011 Carolyn E. Patch, 1966 Merlyn E. Prentice, 1968 Susan L. Royer, 1964 Glenn D. Rudicil, 1961

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Elizabeth C. Salladay, 1966 Marcy L. Schwarz, 1973 Robin S. Scott, 1978 Connie L. Strait, 1970 Kimberly J. Strickler, 1981 William R. Syverson, 1974 Kathleen G. Tatterson, 1987 Sandra J. Telljohann, 1983 Thomas J. Tibbitts, 1955 Libby W. Toussant, 1969 C. S. Vlcek, 1980 Jill C. Wade, 1984 Lynda L. Weiss, 1982 Steven P. Weiss, 1980 Shu-Huan Weng, 1979 Marlene H. Wilcox, 1958 Jen M. Woeste, 2004 Kathleen Z. Wolf, 1980 Molly C. Yieh, 1971 Friends Of CBE Lori A. Adams Janet L. Ahn Jo Ann Albery Eunice G. Andrews Joyce A. Arnold Charles F. Balmer Sankaran Banumathi Susan K. Bare Dinah L. Barnhill Patricia A. Bates Janet W. Baughman Ellen C. Beals Carol J. Bidstrup Teresa Bochenek Mary M. Bollinger (Deceased) Dorra L. Bost Betty J. Bostwick Martha D. Bradshaw Beth E. Brandon Martha A. Briggs Robert S. Brodkey Rita E. Broestl Lucy R. Brooks Jonathan R. Brown Michael W. Burcham Marjorie P. Burgbacher Lynn R. Burns Gregory Busch Judith L. Buskirk Ping Cai Tavane C. Cammarn Michael Catauro Lois W. Cody Edith B. Coe

Virginia A. Connelly Marlene D. Corino LaDonna F. Crossley Susan F. Cutlip Sharon K. Dargan Darrell R. Davis Lucy DeBruin Colette C. Delabar Michael J. Desautels Patricia C. Dietz Pamela Dillon Trudy Donham (Deceased) Beverly J. Dornbusch Carmel P. Dorsey Victoria B. Dubetz Alberta E. Dunlap Hope E. Erikson Elaine S. Ernst Diana K. Estill Bonnie S. Evanko Karen S. Facer Liang-Shih Fan Phyllis E. Ferris Marilyn J. Findlay Donna S. Fink June W. Fitz Rosemary Flajnik Lynn D. Flanagan Deanna D. Fletcher Claire D. Flinn Marlene G. Flor Suzanne Folk Helen M. Fulk Susan S. Galosi Timothy D. George Sally J. Gibson Lucie J. Golden Carl M. Good Irene C. Griff Judy H. Gruebmeyer Lisa M. Hall Joy P. Hammond (Deceased) Mary Lou S. Hartley Mildred B. Haupt (Deceased) Patricia C. Hazlebeck Beth M. Heil Sharon A. Helms Milt Hendricks Lee A. Holder Christine H. Howland April P. Ingle Carol E. Ingle Richard J. Ingle Margaret M. Jachimiak

Ellen H. James Gerald R. Jindra Sandra A. Jindra Audrey M. Johnson Dawn M. Kehres O. Colleen S. Kerstetter (Deceased) Layha Khoo Linda J. Kosch Mary L. Kovach Reta N. Krane Spencer Krane Elizabeth Kuhn Nancy L. Kutscher Nancy K. Lambert Sandra M. Laughlin Carol S. Lauvray Sandybeck Lease Janet E. Lee Sandra W. Lenz Sharon P. Linak (Deceased) Celia C. Ling Marie C. Lombardi Richard P. Long Mark V. Lorson Ernestine R. Lowrie Rosemary S. Loy Nancy M. Lucas Wilhelmina H. McAdams David T. McCalmont Elizabeth M. McKee Beatrice M. Miller Kathleen Miller Deanna L. Nagy Michele L. Noe Candace L. Nyquist Beth B. Opatrny Scott D. Osborne Irma P. Osbun Janet M. Ott Erdal Ozkan Umit S. Ozkan Andre F. Palmer Kokila G. Parikh Shital B. Patel Margaret A. Patterson Mary P. Patterson Terri L. Pedersen Kathleen J. Petrarca Nancy H. Petritis Elizabeth A. Pishkula Warren D. Poole Robert F. Pressly Janell S. Pritchard Isolina C. Ramos Phyllis K. Rerko

Joyce T. Rozon Mona F. Rudicil (Deceased) Julie A. Ruscak Pamela R. Saeks Shobhana S. Sanghvi Debra D. Santavicca Linda S. Sapp Becky S. Sauer Virginia C. Scharf Courtney Schutte Matthew T. Schutte Lilly A. Seipel Wilbur M. Seipel (Deceased) Nancy L. Shaffstall Sonal P. Shah Elizabeth H. Shoemaker Randall A. Siegel Carolyn Simonoff Sarah Slauson Sung S. Song Maria Sotos Patricia A. Stark (Deceased) Cody Steinmetz Dorothy V. Stephan (Deceased) Margaret R. Strang (Deceased) Mary B. Street Rita Strickler Laurie A. Swartz Christine M. Syverson I-Ching Tang Rita Tergevorkian Carol A. Terry Barbara J. Tibbitts Amy J. Tomasko David L. Tomasko James Toth Rene A. Vance Rebecca H. Voight Helen M. Von Lehmden Yolan J. Walters Bonnie M. Watt Christine L. Weber Stephanie A. Weber Julia R. Weider Cindra Wheeler Susan C. Williams Norma H. Wilson Cynthia E. Wilt Caroline Winkler David W. Wood JoAnn Woodworth Barbara E. Wyslouzil Shang-Tian Yang

Debra F. Young Jacques L. Zakin Laura P. Zakin Corporations/ Organizations 3M Foundation Albemarle Foundation Ballantyne Family Partnership Benevity Community Impact Fund for The Clorox Company Bostwick Family Trust BP Foundation Inc Chevron Corporation Chevron Phillips Chem Co LP Chulalongkorn University Corning Incorporated Foundation Dow Chemical Company Dow Chemical Foundation Dow Corning Corporation Edward H. Bollinger Revocable Trust Eli Lilly & Company Exxon Mobil Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation Fred A. and Nancy L. Shaffstall Charitable Gift Fund of Fidelity Charitable IBM International Foundation J. Howard Kerstetter Jr. Revocable Living Trust Joann Woodworth Revocable Living Trust Johnson & Johnson Lease Family Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Lubrizol Foundation LyondellBasell Industries Manuel & Isolina Ramos Revocable Living Trust Marathon Petroleum Corporation MDU Resources Foundation Network for Good Network for Good - Abbott Fund Nordson Corporation Occidental Petroleum

Charitable Foundation P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Pfizer Foundation PPG Industries Foundation Rosa Uy Trust Agreement Sealed Air Corporation Silicon Valley Community Foundation - PepsiCo Foundation Tesoro Petroleum Corporation The Sherwin-Williams Foundation Tom and Darlene McCalmont Fund of Schwab Charitable Fund Toussant Charitable Fund of Fidelity Charitable William and Ernestine Lowrie Family Fund of Fidelity Charitable Williams Companies.

Background photo by Eric Collins, 2016

FACULTY / STAFF Professors Bhavik Bakshi Jeffrey Chalmers Stuart Cooper Liang-Shih Fan W.S. Winston Ho Kurt Koelling L. James Lee Umit Ozkan Andre Palmer James Rathman David Tomasko Jessica Winter David Wood Barbara Wyslouzil Shang-Tian Yang

Research Assistant Professor Andrew Tong

Associate Professors Aravind Asthagiri Isamu Kusaka

Post Doctoral Researchers Feng Chen Zhuo Cheng Doruk Dogu Seval Gunduz Pengfei He Jiaming Hu Mandar Kathe Veysi Malkoc Lang Qin Yan Sheng Mengmeng Xu Chi-Ta Yang Zhaogang Yang Aili Zhang Jingbo Zhao Yanan Zhao

Assistant Professors Nicholas Brunelli Lisa Hall Li-Chiang Lin Katelyn Swindle-Reilly Clinical Faculty John Clay Ilham El Monier Deborah Grzybowski Carlo Scaccia Emeritus Professors Robert S. Brodkey Martin Feinberg Edwin Haering Harry C. Hershey Michael Paulaitis Thomas L. Sweeney Jacques L. Zakin

Adjunct Professor Gang Ruan Research Scientists Jonathan Brown Richard Lease Dawei Wang Research Associates Pengfei He Kwang Kwak (Sr. Associate) William Kane Wang Lang Qin

Visiting Scholars Sydney Brannan Yuhuan Geng Qi He Weiming Li William Light Dan Lin Norman Loney Zhiyu Min Shilun Ruan Baowei Su Xiaobing Wang Yue Wang Duo Yang

Administrative Staff Angela Bennett, Graduate Program Coordinator Katie Bush-Glenn, Academic Advising David Cade, Building Coordinator Bill Cory, Human Resources Manager Brian Endres, Academic Advising Leigh Evrard, Design Engineer Lynn Flanagan, Grants Manager Sean Gallagher, Director of Development Daniel Kline, L.-S. Fanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Editor Scott Osborne, Business Manager Jessica Schmitt, Director of Development Geoff Hulse, Director of Information Technology Susan Tesfai, Fiscal Associate Mike Wilson, Laboratory Supervisor Wenda Williamson, Editor/Public Relations Coordinator

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2016 Annual Report - Ohio State University Chemical Engineering  

2016 Annual Report of the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University

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