Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program — National Research Council


Dr. Micky Fleischer
Dr. Micky Fleischer

Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Phone: 713-743-4388   |   Fax: 713-743-4323
Email: mfleischer [at] uh [dot] edu


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Católica de Chile, (1973)
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Universidad Católica de Chile, (1973)
M.S. Chemical Engineering, The University of Houston, (1975)
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, The University of Houston, (1978)

Research Interests: 

Dr. Fleischer's current interest is in the area of Economics. His last position with Royal Dutch Shell was Economics Manager of Shell Chemicals, with accountabilities for the investment decision framework in Shell Chemicals from an economics standpoint. Some of the responsibilities included:

  • Promoting standards and tools and ensuring consistency to proposals and decisions for projects and ventures above $ 10 million of capital expenditures
  • Ensuring consistent application of premises and assumptions
  • Promoting learning and developing competencies in Shell Chemicals
  • Taking full account of relevant learnings and developments in the field of economic thinking and related subjects such as value based management, risk management and capital structuring

Awards & Honors: 

Over 35 years as an adjunct professor/lecturer of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department
26 years with Shell in increasingly responsible positions
13 years as CEO and co-owner of Fleischer International Trading, a private enterprise that imported and distributed fine wines in the US
7 Special Recognition Awards as an individual contributor or in leadership positions in Shell
Shell PhD recruiter at Stanford University, University of California – Berkeley and the University of Houston
2011: Cullen College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
2010: University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award
2004: Adjunct Professor, University of Houston
2003-2004: Most Outstanding Lecturer Award of the University of Houston College of Engineering
2002: Shell Chemicals Champions of Excellence Award
1999: Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Houston
1996-1997, 1997-1998, 2000-2001, 2003-2004: Most Outstanding Lecturer Award of the University of Houston College of Engineering
1977: Air Pollution Control Association Best Paper
1975: Lecturer, University of Houston

Selected Publications

  1. Fleischer, M.T., Cathy Cortez-Lambert, Diseye Komonibo, Guoda Liang, Jose Tusell, and Sukhpal Singh,

    “Steam-Methane Reforming Hydrogen Generation Plant,” AIChE Spring Meeting

    , 2014
  2. Fleischer, M.T.,

    "Mathematical Modeling of Chemical Spills on Land," Ecolibrium, 11, 10-13

    , 1982
  3. Fleischer, M.T. and D.M. Prett,

    "Simplified Simulation Speeds Olefins Plant Optimization," Oil & Gas Journal, April 6. 85-89

    , 1981
  4. Fleischer, M.T. and D.M. Prett,

    "Simplified Techniques for Simulating Complex Columns," Chemical Engineering Progress, 2, 72-75

    , 1981
  5. Fleischer, M.T.,

    “Spills: An Evaporation/Air Dispersion Model for Chemical Spills on Land,” Proceedings of 1980 National Conference on Control of Hazardous Materials Spills, 375–380

    , 1980
  6. Fleischer, M.T. and D.M. Prett,

    "Simplified Techniques for Simulation of Complex Distillation Columns," 88th National Meeting of the AIChE

    , 1980
  7. Fleischer, M.T. and F.L. Worley, Jr.,

    "Orthogonal Collocation – Application to Diffusion from Point Sources," Atmospheric Environment, 12, 1349-1357

    , 1978


  1. M. T. Fleischer and H. W. Prengle, Jr.,

    Thermodynamics: Fundamentals and Applications for Chemical Engineers, First Edition, Cognella, 2013. (ISBN: 978-1-62131-643-5). Revised

    , 2014