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Liang-Shih Fan

  • Dist Univ Prof/C J Easton Prof, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng
  • 302 CBEC
    151 W. Woodruff Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-688-3262

About

Education

  • Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1975
  • M.S., West Virginia University, 1973
  • M.S. (Statistics), Kansas State University, 1978
  • B.S., National Taiwan University, 1970

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Professor Fan, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is one of the world's leading authorities on fluidization and multiphase flow, powder technology, and energy and environmental reaction engineering. He invented the leading clean-coal technology in the United States, which enables power plants to burn sulfur-rich coal in a more cost-effective, environmentally sound way. His chemical looping processes for electricity, hydrogen, fuel and chemical production have been licensed and are currently being demonstrated at a pilot scale for commercial applications.

He also invented the first and only Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography for 3-dimensional real-time imaging of multiphase flows and reactor systems – commercialized by spinoff company Tech4Imaging and used worldwide in academic research and industrial practice.

Professor Fan has 66 patents and has written or edited 7 books on chemical looping and gas-solid flows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors

  • September, 2016

    Invited Lecture.

  • May, 2016

    Plenary/Keynote Speaker.

  • January, 2016

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • November, 2015

    67th Institute Lecture, AIChE Annual Meeting.

  • October, 2015

    Keynote Lecture. DeVry Institute of Technology.

  • October, 2015

    Plenary Lecture, Chemical Engineering Forum.

  • July, 2015

    Plenary/Keynote Lecture. Calvary Baptist College.

  • May, 2015

    Plenary/Keynote Lecture.

  • May, 2015

    EPIC Keynote Lecture.

  • December, 2014

    Pei-Yang Lecture.

  • November, 2014

    Wilhelm Award Honoring Session at Annual AIChE Meeting.

  • August, 2014

    R&D 100 Award, jointly with ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), for HECLOT: High-Efficiency Calcium Looping Technology.

  • May, 2014

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Cornish College of the Arts.

  • May, 2014

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Academy Education Center.

  • April, 2014

    Ryckman Lecture, Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering.

  • January, 2014

    Who's Who in Energy 2014.

  • December, 2013

    Deepak Group's Padma Bhushan Prof L K Doraiswamy Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award.

  • December, 2013

    Reuel Shinnar Lecture, Chemical Engineering Department.

  • November, 2013

    Foreign Member.

  • August, 2013

    Plenary/Keynote Lecture. Carver State Technical College.

  • August, 2013

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Carver State Technical College.

  • April, 2013

    Distinguished Lecturer, Chemical Engineering.

  • April, 2013

    Distinguished Lecturer, Bold Aspirations Lecturer.

  • January, 2013

    R. H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering.

  • January, 2013

    Distinguished Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • January, 2013

    Distinguished Lecturer.

  • January, 2013

    Who's Who in Energy 2013.

  • January, 2013

    Distinguished Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Department.

  • January, 2013

    Fellow.

  • October, 2012

    Innovator of the Year Award.

  • May, 2012

    Engineering Innovator Award.

  • March, 2012

    Distinguished Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering.

  • February, 2012

    Plenary/Keynote Lecture. Banner Institute.

  • August, 2011

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • August, 2011

    Plenary/Keynote.

  • April, 2011

    Distinguished Lecturer.

  • January, 2011

    Certificate of Recognition for Excellence and Service as Chair.

  • January, 2008-
    December, 2010

    Distinguished Research Chair.

  • October, 2010

    Appointed Honorary Professor.

  • October, 2010

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Wallace Community College.

  • July, 2010

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. College of the Atlantic.

  • June, 2010

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Fredd State Technical College.

  • June, 2010

    Plenary/Keynote. Fredd State Technical College.

  • May, 2010

    Plenary/Keynote Lecture. Harid Conservatory of Music.

  • April, 2010

    Texas Distinguished Faculty Lectureship in Chemical Engineering.

  • March, 2010

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Harid Conservatory of Music.

  • November, 2009

    Elected as Foreign Mmeber.

  • November, 2009

    Plenary Session on "Energy Policy and Technology".

  • November, 2009

    Best Paper Award in Fluidization and Fluid-Particle Systems.

  • November, 2009

    Journal of Taiwanese Institute of Chemical Engineering Festchrift Issue in Honor of L.S. Fab.

  • November, 2009

    Plenary/Keynote Speaker. Pittsburgh Technical Institute.

  • July, 2009

    Plenary/Keynote Speaker. Pittsburgh Technical Institute.

  • June, 2004-
    June, 2009

    Elected to the Governing Board representing the U.S.

  • May, 2009

    Charles Ellison MacQuigg Award for Outstanding Teaching.

  • April, 2009

    2009 Western Distinguished Engineering Lectureship.

  • January, 2009

    65. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research Festschrift Issue in Honor of L.-S. Fan.

  • January, 2009

    Festschrift Issue.

  • November, 2008

    Award for Life Time Achievement.

  • November, 2008

    National Taiwan University Distinguished Alumnus Award.

  • September, 2008

    International Pitt Award for Innovation in Coal Conversion. Magnolia Bible College.

  • September, 2008

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. American Samoa Community College.

  • April, 2008

    Norman Li Lectureship.

  • January, 2008

    Albert Einstein Chair Professorship.

  • January, 2008

    Invited Lecturer.

  • January, 2008

    Shell Chair Professorship.

  • January, 2008

    Faculty Award for Distinguished University Service.

  • January, 2008

    Named as one of the ” One Hundred Engineers in the Modern Era”.

  • September, 2007

    Plenary/Keynote Speaker. Culinary Institute of America.

  • May, 2007

    International Fluidization Award of Achievement.

  • March, 2007

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • January, 2007

    International Fluidization Award of Achievement. Fredd State Technical College.

  • October, 2006

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • July, 2006

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • July, 2006

    Elected as Academician of the Academia Sinica. College of Saint Thomas More.

  • April, 2006

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Calvary Baptist College.

  • March, 2006

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • January, 2006

    Recipient.

  • January, 2006

    E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.

  • November, 2005

    Elected as a Correspondence Member.

  • November, 2005

    Distinguished Chemical Engineering Alumnus Award.

  • October, 2005

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Medical Center of Central Georgia.

  • September, 2005

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Medical Center of Central Georgia.

  • August, 2005

    Joseph Sullivant Medal.

  • June, 2005

    Distinguished Visiting Professorship.

  • May, 2005

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • April, 2005

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • January, 2005

    Honorary Visiting Professorship.

  • January, 2005

    Corresponding member.

  • May, 2004

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Carver State Technical College.

  • January, 2004

    Honorary Visiting Professorship.

  • January, 2004

    Certificate of Recognition for Service to the Societal Impact Operating Council.

  • December, 2003

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • October, 2003

    Appointed to C. John Easton Professorship of Engineering.

  • October, 2003

    International Multiphase Flow Lectureship.

  • October, 2003

    Ralph Peck Memorial Lectureship.

  • September, 2003

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Border Institute of Technology.

  • May, 2003

    Distinguished Visiting Scientist Award.

  • January, 2003

    Certificate of Recognition for Service to the Societal Impact Operating Council.

  • September, 2002

    Awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa).

  • May, 2002

    Lumley Research Award.

  • November, 2001

    Lectureship of the Centennial Lecture Series.

  • September, 2001

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Calvary Baptist College.

  • June, 2001

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • February, 2001

    Elected to National Academy of Engineering.

  • January, 2001

    National Academy of Engineering.

  • September, 2000

    Malcolm E. Pruitt Award.

  • August, 2000

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Cornish College of the Arts.

  • April, 2000

    Minority Engineering Program Department of the Year Award.

  • April, 2000

    Lectureship of the NCE Cullimore Memorial Lecture Series.

  • March, 2000

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • January, 2000

    Elected to Fellow.

  • October, 1999

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • August, 1999

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Medical Center of Central Georgia.

  • June, 1999

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Dubois Business College.

  • March, 1999

    Lectureship of the Inaugural Henry E. Bent Distinguished Lecture Series.

  • January, 1999

    Clara M. and Peter L. Scott Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education.

  • January, 1999

    Union Carbide Lectureship Award.

  • December, 1998

    Powder Technology Journal Festschrift.

  • May, 1998

    Lumley Research Award.

  • December, 1997

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • November, 1997

    Honoree.

  • June, 1997

    Distinguished Department Teaching Award.

  • June, 1995-
    June, 1997

    Visiting Professorship of The Netherlands.

  • May, 1997

    Distinguished Chemical Engineering Alumnus Award.

  • November, 1996

    Gary Leach Recognition Award.

  • November, 1996

    Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research.

  • August, 1996

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • June, 1996

    Named Distinguished University Professor.

  • June, 1996

    FLOTU Prize.

  • May, 1996

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. Calvary Baptist College.

  • January, 1996

    Distinguished University Professor.

  • January, 1996

    Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research.

  • March, 1995

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer. American Samoa Community College.

  • January, 1995

    Fluidized Process Recognition Award.

  • January, 1992-
    January, 1995

    Selected for Best Articles in a Single-Subject Source Book for the paper "Particulates Reaction Engineering,".

  • December, 1994

    Kramers Fysisch Technologisch Lectureship.

  • November, 1994

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • September, 1994

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • January, 1994

    Certificate of Recognition for Service to the Particle Technology Forum.

  • January, 1994

    Institution Eminent Speaker Award.

  • January, 1994

    Fluidization Lectureship Award.

  • January, 1994

    Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle System.

  • September, 1993

    JAN-E PURKYNE Medal.

  • May, 1993

    Lumley Research Award.

  • January, 1993

    Certificate of Recognition for Service to the Particle Technology Forum.

  • January, 1993

    Alexander von Humboldt Research Award.

  • May, 1992

    International Outstanding Faculty Award.

  • September, 1991

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • June, 1991

    Distinguished Visiting Professorship Award.

  • October, 1990

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • September, 1990

    Plenary/Keynote Speaker.

  • May, 1990

    Distinguished Visiting Scientist Award.

  • January, 1990

    Fulbright-Hays Senior Scholar Award.

  • May, 1989

    Senior Research Award.

  • May, 1989

    Charles Ellison MacQuigg Award for Outstanding Teaching.

  • September, 1988

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • May, 1987

    Stanley E. Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education.

  • May, 1985

    Innovation in Chemical Engineering Award.

  • May, 1985

    Senior Research Award.

  • May, 1983

    Distinguished Research Award.

  • May, 1983

    Sigma Xi Research Award.

  • May, 1983

    International Energy Expert Award.

  • May, 1983

    Plenary/Keynote Lecturer.

  • January, 1983

    Distinguished Scholar Award.

  • May, 1982

    Senior Research Award.

  • January, 1980

    Research Award of Battelle Memorial Institute.