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2. FACULTY AND RESEARCH
2015 FACULTY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
|Clinical & Research Professors||3|
|Research Expenditures / Faculty||$302k|
|National Awards (AIChE etc.)||6|
|PUBLICATIONS / PATENTS|
|Books or Chapters||15|
|Avg. Publications per Faculty||8.1|
|Keynotes / Plenaries||16|
|Number of Grad Students||105|
|Grad Students / Faculty||5|
|PhD Degrees Granted||15|
|PhD Degrees / Faculty||.7|
A summary of individual faculty members' publications, patents, and funding is available here.
2015 RESEARCH FUNDING TOTALS, SOURCE, AND TYPE
RESEARCH FUNDING DETAILS:
· Number of research awards: 31
· Total awarded amount: $9,185,414
· Research expenditures: $6,043,850
· Indirect costs: $1,630,427
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2015
ARAVIND ASTHAGIRI: Co-published two articles in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, a leading journal in chemistry, and another article on CO2 electroreduction in ACS Catalysis, a leading journal in catalysis.
BHAVIK BAKSHI: Developed a novel "process-to-planet" framework toward sustainable process design by integrating models of chemical processes, life cycles, and the economy.
NICHOLAS BRUNELLI: Developed cutting-edge hollow fiber catalyst for flow reactions.
JEFFREY CHALMERS: Developing technology for separation of cancer cells and cancer stem cells; developing technology to separate and analyze exosomes; characterizing the intrinsic magnetization of cells.
STUART COOPER: Published co-edited book, Advances in Polyurethane Biomaterials, Woodhead Press, an imprint of Elsevier.
L.-S. FAN: Groundbreaking high-pressure pilot plant run for gaseous fuel combustion in chemical looping system.
MARTIN FEINBERG: Pioneering research on chemical reaction network theory (ongoing).
LISA HALL: Established a more efficient method to initialize simulations of microphase separated polymers.
ISAMU KUSAKA: Published "Statistical Mechanics for Engineers" (Springer, 2016), which simplifies equilibrium statistical mechanics for engineers wishing to expand their skills.
L. JAMES LEE: Developed a unique nanochannel electroporation (NEP) patch device capable of on-tissue gene transfection for regenerative medicine such as skin angiogenesis for wound healing.
UMIT OZKAN: Bridging heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis. Recent focus on catalytic treatment of water contaminated by chlorinated hydrocarbons.
ANDRE PALMER: Demonstrated that islet grafts co-transplanted with a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier reduced beta cell hypoxia and improved beta cell function in intramuscular grafts.
JESSICA WINTER: In her role as chair of the AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum, is co-editing a book on Nanomanufacturing to be published through the AIChE.
DAVID WOOD: Key contributor to the downstream processing strategy for the DARPA-funded BioMOD "biopharmaceutical factory in a briefcase."
BARBARA WYSLOUZIL: Exploring phase transitions in aerosol nanodroplets.
SHANG-TIAN YANG: Developing bioprocesses using engineered microorganisms for production of biofuels and biobased chemicals from biomass and CO2.
JACK ZAKIN: Developing low energy input techniques for heat transfer enhancement to/from inherently poor heat transfer fluids.
Cumulative Research Achievements:
- World leader in chemical looping processes that conserve resources and reduce emissions
- Groundbreaking self-cleaving affinity tagging for protein purification
- Leaders in nanobiotech and the development of magnetic quantum dots for diagnostics
- Innovative membranes for gas separations
- Immunomagnetic cell separation, cancer diagnostics and cell migration
- Tissue engineering and biomaterials for transfusion medicine
- Cutting-edge research in catalysis
- Polymer-based nanoengineering leading to new materials and devices benefitting manufacutring processes and medical diagnostics
- Innovations in sustainable engineering.