Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program — National Research Council

Recent Faculty Publications

Vemuri Balakotaiah

  • Alam, I., West, D. H., & Balakotaiah, V.,

    Transport effects on pattern formation and maximum temperature in homogeneous-heterogeneous combustion. Chemical Engineering Journal, 288, 99-115. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2015.11.053

    , 2016
  • Dadi, R. K., Luss, D., & Balakotaiah, V.,

    Dynamic hysteresis in monolith reactors and hysteresis effects during co-oxidation of CO and C2H6. Chemical Engineering Journal, 297, 325-340. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.03.139

    , 2016
  • Dadi, R. K., Luss, D., & Balakotaiah, V.,

    Bifurcation features of mixtures containing CO and hydrocarbons in diesel oxidation catalyst. Chemical Engineering Journal, 304, 941-952. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.06.119

    , 2016

Praveen Bollini

  • P. Bollini, M. A. Alkhabbaz, & C.W. Jones,

    Important Roles of Enthalpic and Entropic Contributions to CO2 Capture from Flue Gas and Ambient Air Using Mesoporous Silica Grafted Amines, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 13170

    , 2014

Patrick C. Cirino

  • Frei CS, Wang ZQ, Qian S, Deutsch S, Sutter M, & Cirino PC,

    Analysis of amino acid substitutions in AraC variants that respond to triacetic acid lactone. Protein Science, 25(4), 804-814. doi: 10.1002/pro.2873

    , 2016
  • Qian S, & Cirino PC,

    Using metabolite-responsive gene regulators to improve microbial biosynthesis. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 14, 93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.coche.2016.08.020

    , 2016
  • Sharma S, Jaimes-Lizcano YA, McLay RB, Cirino PC, & Conrad, JC,

    Subnanometric Roughness Affects the Deposition and Mobile Adhesion of Escherichia coli on Silanized Glass Surfaces. Langmuir, 32(21), 5422-5433. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00883

    , 2016

Jacinta C. Conrad

  • J. C. Conrad and R. Poling-Skutvik,

    “Confined flow: Consequences and implications for bacteria and biofilms.” Annu. Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng. 9, Review in Advance [DOI]

    , 2018
  • R. B. McLay, H. N. Nguyen, Y. A. Jaimes-Lizcano, N. K. Dewangan, S. Alexandrova, D. F. Rodrigues, P. C. Cirino, and J. C. Conrad,

    “Level of fimbriation alters the adhesion of Escherichia coli bacteria to interfaces.” Langmuir 34, 1133 – 1142 [DOI]

    , 2018
  • R. Chen*, R. Poling-Skutvik*, A. Nikoubashman, M. P. Howard, J. C. Conrad, and J. C. Palmer,

    “Coupling of nanoparticle dynamics to polymer center-of-mass motion in semidilute polymer solutions.” Macromolecules 51, 1865 –1872 [DOI]

    , 2018

Vincent M. Donnelly

  • Kaler, S. S., Lou, Q. W., Donnelly, V. M., & Economou, D. J.,

    Silicon nitride and silicon etching by CH3F/O-2 and CH3F/CO2 plasma beams. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 34(4). doi: 10.1116/1.4949261

    , 2016
  • McGrath, R. T., Donnelly, V. C., Glastras, S. J., Preda, V. A., Sheriff, N., Ward, P.,Fulcher, G. R.,

    Evaluation of Blood Glucose Meter Efficacy in an Antenatal Diabetes Clinic. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 18(2), 68-74. doi: 10.1089/dia.2015.0104

    , 2016
  • Sridhar, S., Liu, L., Hirsch, E. W., Donnelly, V. M., & Economou, D. J.,

    Insights into the mechanism of in-plasma photo-assisted etching using optical emission spectroscopy. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 34(6). doi: 10.1116/1.4964641

    , 2016

Demetre J. Economou

  • Demetre J. Economou,

    “Hybrid Simulation of Low Temperature Plasmas: A Brief Tutorial,” Plasma Processes and Polymers 14, 1600152

    , 2017
  • Sanbir S. Kaler, Qiaowei Lou, Vincent M. Donnelly and Demetre J. Economou,

    “Atomic Layer Etching of Silicon Dioxide Using Alternating C4F8 and Energetic Ar+ Plasma Beams,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 234001

    , 2017
  • Wen Yan and Demetre J. Economou,

    “Gas flow rate dependence of the discharge characteristics of a helium atmospheric pressure plasma jet interacting with a substrate,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 415205

    , 2017

Micky Fleischer

  • 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
  • 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

Lars C. Grabow

  • A. Ghorbanpour, J. D. Rimer, & L. C. Grabow,

    "Computational Assessment of the Dominant Factors Governing the Mechanism of Methanol Dehydration over H-ZSM-5 with Heterogeneous Aluminum Distribution", ACS Catalysis, 6(4), 2287-2298 [DOI

    , 2016
  • B. Baek, A. Aboiralor, J.D. Massa, S. Wang, P. Kharidehal, L.C. Grabow,

    "Strategy to Improve Catalytic Trend Predictions for Methane Oxidation and Reforming", AIChE Journal [DOI]

    , 2016
  • H. V. Tran, H. A. Doan, B. D. Chandler & L. C. Grabow,

    "Water-assisted oxygen activation during selective oxidation reactions", Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 13, 100-108. [DOI]

    , 2016

Michael P. Harold

  • Bugosh, G., and M.P. Harold,

    “Impact of Zeolite Beta on Hydrocarbon Trapping and Light-off Behavior of Pt/Pd/Al2O3 Monolith Catalysts,” Emission Control Science and Technology, 3, 123-134

    , 2017
  • Lang, W., P. Laing, Y. Cheng, C. Hubbard, and M.P. Harold,

    “Co-Oxidation of CO and Propylene on Pd/CeO2-ZrO2/Al2O3 Monolith Catalysts: A Light-off, Kinetics, and Mechanistic Study,” Appl. Catal. B. Environ., 218, 430-442

    , 2017
  • Nguyen, H., M.P. Harold, and D. Luss,

    “Assessing Intrusion by the Capillary During Spatially Resolved Mass Spectrometry Measurement,” Chem. Eng. Journal, 307, 845-859

    , 2017

Alamgir Karim

  • Abul F Huq, Ph.D.; Ali Ammar, Ph.D. student; Abdullah M Al-Enizi; Alamgir Karim,

    "In-situ Orientation and Crystal Growth Kinetics of P3HT in Drop Cast P3HT:PCBM Films," Polymer, In Press

    , 2017
  • Aisha Al-Saygh, Deepalekshmi Ponnamma, Mariam Al-Maadeed, Poornima Vijayan P, Alamgir Karim, Mohammad Hassan,

    "Flexible Pressure Sensor based on PVDF Nanocomposites containing Reduced Graphene Oxide-Titania Hybrid Nanolayers," Polymer, In Press

    , 2017
  • Alamgir Karim, Ren Zhang, Bongjoon Lee, Christopher M Stafford, Jack F Douglas, Andrey V Dobrynin, Michael R Bockstaller,

    "Entropy-Driven Segregation of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles under Confinement," PNAS, In Press

    , 2017

Katerina Kourentzi

  • Jacinto MJ, Trabuco JRC, Vu BV, Garvey G, Khodadady M, Azevedo AM, Aires-Barros MR, Chang L, Kourentzi K, Litvinov D, Willson RC.,

    Enhancement of lateral flow assay performance by electromagnetic relocation of reporter particles. PLOS One, 13:e0186782

    , 2018
  • Kim J, Vu B, Kourentzi K, Willson RC, Conrad JC,

    Increasing Binding Efficiency via Reporter Shape and Flux in a Viral Nanoparticle Lateral-Flow Assay. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 9: 6878-84,

    , 2017
  • Kisley L, Patil U, Dhamane S, Kourentzi K, Tauzin LJ, Willson RC, Landes CF.,

    Competitive multicomponent anion exchange adsorption of proteins at the single molecule level. Analyst, 142 3127-3131,

    , 2017

Ramanan Krishnamoorti

  • Babayekhorasani, F., Dunstan, D. E., Krishnamoorti, R., & Conrad, J. C.,

    "Nanoparticle dispersion in disordered porous media with and without polymer additives" Soft Matter, 12(26), 5676-5683, DOI: 10.1039/c6sm00502k

    , 2016
  • Babayekhorasani, F., Dunstan, D. E., Krishnamoorti, R., & Conrad, J. C.,

    "Nanoparticle diffusion in crowded and confined media", Soft Matter, 12(40), 8407-8416. DOI: 10.1039/c6sm01543c

    , 2016
  • Kumaraswamy, G., Kumar, S., Kulkarni, S., Srivastav, A., Chowdhury, P. R., Kumar, G. V. P., Frenkel, D.,

    "Nanocomposites: general discussion", Faraday Discussions, 186, 277-293, DOI: 10.1039/c6fd90003h

    , 2016

Dan Luss

  • Dadi, R. K., Luss, D., & Balakotaiah, V.,

    "Dynamic hysteresis in monolith reactors and hysteresis effects during co-oxidation of CO and C2H6", Chemical Engineering Journal, 297, 325-340, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.03.139

    , 2016
  • Dadi, R. K., Luss, D., & Balakotaiah, V.,

    "Bifurcation features of mixtures containing CO and hydrocarbons in diesel oxidation catalyst", Chemical Engineering Journal, 304, 941-952, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.06.119

    , 2016
  • Zheng, Y., Harold, M. P., & Luss, D.,

    "Effects of CO, H-2 and C3H6 on Cu-SSZ-13 catalyzed NH3-SCR", Catalysis Today, 264, 44-54, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod2015.06.028

    , 2016

Michael Nikolaou

  • Bhattacharya, S., & Nikolaou, M.,

    Comprehensive Optimization Methodology for Stimulation Design of Low-Permeability Unconventional Gas Reservoirs. Spe Journal, 21(3), 947-964

    , 2016
  • Panjwani, S., & Nikolaou, M.,

    Ensuring integral controllability for robust multivariable control. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 92, 172-179 [DOI]

    , 2016
  • Panjwani, S., & Nikolaou, M.,

    Experiment Design for Control-Relevant Identification of Partially Known Stable Multivariable Systems. Aiche Journal, 62(9), 2986-3001 [DOI]

    , 2016

Mehmet Orman

  • Orman MA, Brynildsen MP,

    Persister formation in Escherichia coli can be inhibited by treatment with nitric oxide, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 93:145-154

    , 2016
  • Orman MA, Henry TC, DeCoste CJ, Brynildsen MP,

    Analyzing persister physiology with fluorescence activated cell sorting, Methods in Molecular Biology, 1333: 83-100

    , 2016
  • Rao RT, Yang Q, Orman MA, Berthiaume F, Ierapetritou MG, Androulakis IP,

    Burn trauma disrupts circadian rhythms in rat livers, International Journal of Burns and Trauma, 6:12

    , 2016

Jeremy Palmer

  • Kim, S. B., Palmer, J. C., & Debenedetti, P. G.,

    "Computational investigation of cold denaturation in the Trp-cage miniprotein", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(32), 8991-8996 [DOI]

    , 2016
  • Palmer, J. C., Martelli, F., Liu, Y., Car, R., Panagiotopoulos, A. Z., & Debenedetti, P. G.,

    "Metastability and no criticality Reply", Nature, 531(7593), E2-E3.

    , 2016
  • Palmer, J. C., Singh, R. S., Chen, R. J., Martelli, F., & Debenedetti, P. G.,

    Density and bond-orientational relaxations in supercooled water. Molecular Physics, 114(18), 2580-2585 [DOI]

    , 2016

Jeffrey Rimer

  • Chawla, A., Li, R., Jain, R., Clark, R.J., Sutjianto, J.G., Palmer, J.C., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Cooperative Effects of Inorganic and Organic Structure-Directing Agents in ZSM-5 Crystallization”, Mol. Syst. Des. Eng. 3, 159-170

    , 2018
  • Shen, Y., Le, T.T., Li, R., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Optimized Synthesis of ZSM-11 Catalysts using 1,8-Diaminooctane as a Structure-Directing Agent”, ChemPhysChem 19, 529-537

    , 2018
  • Alamani, B.G., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Molecular Modifiers of Kidney Stone Growth”, Curr. Opin. Nephrol. Hypertens. 26, 256-265

    , 2017

Megan Robertson

  • Cooksey, T. J.; Singh, A.; Le, K. M.; Wang, S.; Kelley, E. G.; He, L.; Vajjala Kesava, S.; Gomez, E. D.; Kidd, B. E.; Madsen, L. A.; Robertson, M. L.,

    "Tuning Biocompatible Block Copolymer Micelles by Varying Solvent Composition: Core/Corona Structure and Solvent Uptake," Macromolecules, 50, 4322-4334 [DOI]

    , 2017
  • Ding, W.; Wang, S.; Yao, K.; Ganewatta, M. S.; Tang, C.; Robertson, M. L.,

    "Physical Behavior of Triblock Copolymer Thermoplastic Elastomers Containing Sustainable Rosin-Derived Polymethacrylate End Blocks," ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5, 11470-11480 [DOI]

    , 2017
  • Garcia, J. M.; Robertson, M. L.,

    "The Future of Plastics Recycling," Science, 358, 870-872 [Link]

    , 2017

Navin Varadarajan

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    Mahendra, A., Peyron, I., Thaunat, O., Dollinger, C., Gilardin, L., Sharma, M., Lacroix-Desmazes, S., Generation of Catalytic Antibodies Is an Intrinsic Property of an Individual's Immune System: A Study on a Large Cohort of Renal Transplant Patients, Journal of Immunology, 196(10), 4075-4081, DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1403005

    , 2016
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    Singh, H., Huls, M. H., Figliola, M. J., Zhang, L., Mi, T. J., Maiti, S., Kebriaei, P., Next-Generation Non-Viral Gene Transfer to Redirect T-Cell Specificity, Molecular Therapy, 24, S110-S111.

    , 2016
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    Aquino-Lopez, A., Senyukov, V., Romain, G., Varadarajan, N., & Lee, D. A., IFN gamma has variable effects on expression of MHC Class I and ICAM-1 in pediatric cancers which alter sensitivity to NK cell mediated lysis, Journal of Immunology, 196

    , 2016

Peter Vekilov

  • Byington, M. C., Safari, M. S., Conrad, J. C., & Vekilov, P. G.,

    Protein Conformational Flexibility Enables the Formation of Dense Liquid Clusters: Tests Using Solution Shear. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7(13), 2339-2345 [DOI]

    , 2016
  • Lu, L., Li, X. J., Vekilov, P. G., & Karniadakis, G. E.,

    Probing the Twisted Structure of Sickle Hemoglobin Fibers via Particle Simulations. Biophysical Journal, 110(9), 2085-2093 [DOI]

    , 2016
  • M.A.C. Potenza, T. Sanvito, F.P. Mariani, P.G. Vekilov, D. Maes.,

    Confocal Depolarized Dynamic Light Scattering: a Technique for Complex Fluids.  Medical Research Archives, 2(2)

    , 2016

Richard C. Willson

  • Chen, H., Hagstrom, A. E. V., Kim, J., Garvey, G., Paterson, A., Ruiz-Ruiz, F., Willson, R. C.,

    Flotation Immunoassay: Masking the Signal from Free Reporters in Sandwich Immunoassays. Scientific Reports, 6 [DOI]

    , 2016
  • Gonzalez-Gonzalez, M., Willson, R. C., & Rito-Palomares, M,

    Elimination of contaminants from cell preparations using aqueous two-phase partitioning. Separation and Purification Technology, 158, 103-107 [DOI]

    , 2016
  • Kisley, L., Poongavanam, M. V., Kourentzi, K., Willson, R. C., & Landes, C. F.,

    pH-dependence of single-protein adsorption and diffusion at a liquid chromatographic interface. Journal of Separation Science, 39(4), 682-688 [DOI]

    , 2016