Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program — National Research Council

Recent Faculty Publications

Vemuri Balakotaiah

  • Ratnakar, R. R., & Balakotaiah, V.,

    Coarse-graining of diffusion-reaction models with catalyst archipelagos. Chemical Engineering Science, 110, 44-54.

    , 2014
  • Salgi, P., & Balakotaiah, V,

    Impact of Gravity on the Bubble-to-Pulse Transition in Packed Beds. Aiche Journal, 60(2), 778-793.

    , 2014
  • V. Balakotaiah and D. H. West,

    Thermal Effects and Bifurcations in Catalytic Partial Oxidations”, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 5, 68-77.

    , 2014

Patrick C. Cirino

  • Li Y and PC Cirino,

    Recent advances in engineering proteins for biocatalysis. Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 111(7), 1273-1287.

    , 2014
  • Grisewood MJ, Gifford NP, Pantazes RJ, Li Y, Cirino PC, Janik MJ, and CD Maranas,

    OptZyme: computational enzyme redesign using transition state analogues. PLoS One.8(10):e75358

    , 2013
  • Qian S and PC Cirino,

    Protein engineering as an enabling tool for synthetic biology. In Synthetic Biology: Tools and Applications. 23-42. Edited by H. Zhao. Elsevier

    , 2013

Jacinta C. Conrad

  • J. Kim, B. Vu, K. Kourentzi, R. C. Willson, and J. C. Conrad,

    “Increasing binding efficiency via reporter shape and flux in a viral nanoparticle lateral-flow assay.” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 9, 6878–6884 [DOI]

    , 2017
  • J. Kim, R. Poling-Skutvik, J. R. C. Trabuco, K. Kourentzi, R. C. Willson, and J. C. Conrad,

    “Orientational binding modes of reporters in a viral-nanoparticle lateral-flow assay.” Analyst 142, 55–64 [DOI]

    , 2017
  • M. C. Byington, M. S. Safari, J. C. Conrad, and P. G. Vekilov,

    “Shear flow suppresses the volume of the nucleation precursor clusters in lysozyme solutions.” J. Cryst. Growth 468, 493–501 [DOI]

    , 2017

Vincent M. Donnelly

  • S. Tian, V. M. Donnelly, and D. J. Economou,

    3. “Transfer of nanopantography-defined patterns using highly selective plasma etching” , J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 33, 030602-1

    , 2015
  • E. Karakas, S. Kaler, Q Lou, V. M. Donnelly, and D. J. Economou,

    “Measurement of absolute CO number densities in CH3F/O2 plasmas by optical emission self-actinometry” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47, 085203

    , 2014
  • W. Zhu, S. Sridhar, L. Liu, E. Hernandez, V. M. Donnelly, and D. J. Economou,

    2. “Photo-Assisted Etching of Silicon in Chlorine- and Bromine-Containing Plasmas” , J. Appl. Phys., 115, 203303

    , 2014

Demetre J. Economou

  • B. Bruneau et al.,

    “Effect of gas properties on the dynamics of the electrical slope asymmetry effect in capacitive plasmas: comparison of Ar, H2 and CF4,” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25, 01LT02

    , 2016
  • B. Bruneau, P. Diomede, D. J. Economou, S. Longo, T. Gans, D. O’Connell, A. Greb, E. Johnson, and J.-P. Booth,

    “Capacitively coupled hydrogen discharges sustained by tailored voltage waveforms: excitation dynamics and ion flux asymmetry,” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol., 25, 045019

    , 2016
  • D. J. Economou,

    “Hybrid Simulation of Low Temperature Plasmas: a Brief Tutorial,” Plasma Processes and Polymers, accepted, DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201600152 [Invited Paper]

    , 2016

William Epling

  • Ashraf Amin, Ali Abedi, Bob Hayes, Martin Votsmeier and William Epling,

    “Methane Oxidation Hysteresis over Pt/Al2O3,” Applied Catalysis A: General 478, 91

    , 2014
  • Di Wang, Feng Gao, Charles H.F. Peden, Junhui Li, Krishna Kamasamudram and William S. Epling,

    “Excellent performance in selective catalytic reduction of NOx with NH3 (NH3-SCR) over a Cu-SSZ-13 catalyst prepared by a solid state ion exchange method,”  ChemCatChem 6,1579.

    , 2014
  • Tayebeh Hamzehlouyan, Chaitanya Sampara, Junhui Li, Ashok Kumar and William Epling,

    “Experimental and kinetic study of SO2 oxidation on a Pt/γ-Al2O3 catalyst,” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 152-153,108.

    , 2014

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*,

    “Periodic, vdW-corrected density functional theory investigation of the effect of Al siting in H-ZSM-5 on chemisorption properties and site-specific acidity”, Catal. Comm. 52, 98-102 [DOI]

    , 2014
  • J. Saavedra, H. A. Doan, C. J. Pursell, L. C. Grabow*, B. D. Chandler*,

    "The critical role of water at the gold-titania interface in catalytic CO oxidation", Science [DOI]

    , 2014
  • Lars C. Grabow,

    “Computational Catalyst Screening” in “Computational Catalysis” edited by A. Asthagiri and M. J. Janik. RSC Catalysis Series, Cambridge, UK [DOI]

    , 2014

Michael P. Harold

  • Bugosh, G., V. Easterling, and M.P. Harold,

    “Anomalous Steady-State and Spatio-Temporal Features of Methane Oxidation on Pt/Pd/Al2O3 Monolith Spanning Lean and Rich Conditions,” Applied Catalysis B. Environmental, 165, 68-78

    , 2015
  • Shrestha, S., M.P. Harold, and K. Kamasamudram,

    “Experimental and Modeling Study of Selective Ammonia Oxidation on Multi-Functional Washcoated Monolith Catalysts,” Chem. Eng. Journal, 278, 24-35

    , 2015
  • Perng, C., V. Easterling, and M.P. Harold,

    “Fast Lean-Rich Cycling for Enhanced NOx Conversion on Storage and Reduction Catalysts,” Catalysis Today, 231, 125-134

    , 2014

Katerina Kourentzi

  • Hagström AE, Garvey G, Paterson AS, Dhamane S, Adhikari M, Estes MK, Strych U, Kourentzi K, Atmar RL, Willson RC.,

    Sensitive detection of norovirus using phage nanoparticle reporters in lateral-flow assay. PLoS One. 10(5): e0126571.

    , 2015
  • Dhamane, S, F Ruiz-Ruiz, WH Chen, K Kourentzi, J Benavides, M Rito-Palomares, and RC Willson,

    Spermine Sepharose as a clustered-charge anion exchange adsorbent. Journal of Chromatography A, 1324: p. 135-140

    , 2014
  • Kisley, L, JX Chen, AP Mansur, B Shuang, K Kourentzi, MV Poongavanam, WH Chen, S Dhamane, RC Willson, and CF Landes,

    Unified superresolution experiments and stochastic theory provide mechanistic insight into protein ion-exchange adsorptive separations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(6): p. 2075-2080

    , 2014

Ramanan Krishnamoorti

  • He, K., Retterer, S. T., Srijanto, B R., Conrad, J. C., and Krishnamoorti, R.,

    “Transport and Dispersion of Nanoparticles in Periodic Nanopost Arrays” ACS Nano, 0.1021/nn404497z

    , 2014
  • Khorasani, Firoozeh Babaye; Poling-Skutvik, Ryan; Krishnamoorti, Ramanan; et al.,

    "Mobility of Nanoparticles in Semidilute Polyelectrolyte Solutions" Macromolecules Volume: 47 Issue: 15 Pages: 5328-5333, DOI: 10.1021/ma501248u

    , 2014
  • Li, P.; White, K. L.; Lin, C. H.; et al.,

    "Mechanical Reinforcement of Epoxy with Self-Assembled Synthetic Clay in Smectic Order" ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Volume: 6 Issue: 13 Pages: 10188-10195, DOI: 10.1021/am5015293

    , 2014

Dan Luss

  • Y. Zheng, , D. Luss, and M.P. Harold,

    "Optimization of LNT-SCR Dual-Layer Catalysts for Diesel NOx Emission Control,"SAE Int. J. Engines 7, 1280-1289

    , 2014
  • Zheng, Y., Liu, Y., Harold, M. P., & Luss, D.,

    LNT-SCR dual-layer catalysts optimized for lean NOx reduction by H-2 and CO. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 148, 311-321

    , 2014
  • A.S. Kota, D. Luss, V. Balakotaiah,

    “Modeling Studies on Low Temperature Aerobic NOx Reduction by a Sequence of LNT-SCR Bricks”’ AIChE J, 3421-3431

    , 2013

Michael Nikolaou

  • Darby ML, Nikolaou M.,

    “Identification test design for multivariable model-based control: An industrial perspective”. Control Engineering Practice 22 (0):165-180. doi:

    , 2014
  • Singh, A., and M. Nikolaou,

    “Debottlenecking level control for tanks in series”, Journal of Process Control (in press)

    , 2014
  • Bassett, J., J. Watters, K. Combs, and M. Nikolaou,

    "Lowering Drilling Cost, Improving Operational Safety, and Reducing Environmental Impact through Zonal Isolation Improvements for Horizontal Wells Drilled in the Marcellus Shale", SPE 168847-MS

    , 2013

Jeremy Palmer

  • J. C. Palmer and P. G. Debenedetti,

    “Recent Advances in Molecular Simulation: A Chemical Engineering Perspective,” AIChE Journal, 61, 370-383 [DOI]

    , 2015
  • S. B. Kim, J. C. Palmer and P. G. Debenedetti,

    “A Computational Study of the Effect of Matrix Structural Order on Water Sorption by Trp-Cage Miniproteins,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 119, 1847-185 [DOI]

    , 2015
  • J. C. Palmer, F. Martelli, Y. Liu, R. Car, A. Z. Panagiotopoulos and P. G. Debenedetti,

    “Metastable Liquid-Liquid Transition in a Molecular Model of Water,” Nature, 510, 385-388 [DOI]

    , 2014

Jeffrey Rimer

  • Chung, J., Granja, I., Taylor, M.G., Mpourmpakis, G., Asplin, J.R., and Rimer, J.D.,

    “Molecular Modifiers Reveal a Mechanism of Pathological Crystal Growth Inhibition”, Nature 536, 446-450

    , 2016
  • Ghorbanpour, A., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.,

    "Computational assessment of the dominant factors governing the mechanism of methanol dehydration over H-ZSM-5 with heterogeneous Al distribution", ACS Catalysis 6, 2287-2298

    , 2016
  • Ketchum, M.A., Lee, A.M., Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D.,

    “Biomimetic Assay for Hematin Crystallization Inhibitors: A New Platform to Screen Antimalarial Drugs“, Cryst. Growth Des., In Press

    , 2016

Megan Robertson

  • Kristufek, S. L.; Yang, G.; Link, L. A.; Rohde, B. J.; Robertson, M. L.; Wooley, K. L.,

    "Synthesis, Characterization and Cross-linking Strategy of a Quercetin-based Epoxidized Monomer as a Naturally-Derived Replacement for DGEBA in Epoxy Resins," ChemSusChem, in press.

    , 2016
  • Mauck, S. C.; Wang, S.; Ding, W.; Rohde, B. J.; Fortune, C. K.; Yang, G.; Ahn, S. K.; Robertson, M. L.,

    "Biorenewable Tough Blends of Polylactide and Acrylated Epoxidized Soybean Oil Compatibilized by a Polylactide Star Polymer," Macromolecules, 49, 1605-1615

    , 2016
  • Pesek, S. L.; Lin, Y. H.; Mah, H. Z.; Kasper, W.; Chen, B.; Rohde, B. J.; Robertson, M. L.; Stein, G. E.; Verduzco, R.,

    "Synthesis of Bottlebrush Copolymers based on Poly(dimethylsiloxane) for Surface Active Additives," Polymer, 98, 495-504

    , 2016

Gila Stein

  • E. Kumarasamy, S.N. Sanders, A.B. Pun, S.A. Vaselabadi, J.Z. Low, M.Y. Sfeir, M.L. Steigerwald, G.E. Stein, L.M. Campos,

    "Properties of Poly- and Oligo-Pentacenes Synthesized from Modular Building Blocks," Macromolecules, 49, 1279-1285 [DOI]

    , 2016
  • N. Mahadevapuram, I. Mitra, A. Bozhchenko, J. Strzalka, G.E. Stein,

    "In-plane and out-of-plane defectivity in thin films of lamellar block copolymers,'' Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 54, 339-352. [DOI]

    , 2016
  • N. Mahadevapuram, I. Mitra, S. Sridhar, J. Strzalka, G.E. Stein,

    "Ordering of Lamellar Block Copolymers on Oxidized Silane Coatings", European Polymer Journal, 75, 495-503, [DOI]

    , 2016

Navin Varadarajan

  • Liadi I; Singh H; Romain G; Rey-Villamizar N; Merouane A; Adolacion JR; Kebriaei P; Huls H; Qiu P; Roysam B; Cooper LJ; Varadarajan N.,

    Individual motile CD4+ T cells can participate in efficient multi-killing through conjugation to multiple tumor cells Cancer Immunol Res doi: doi:10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-14-0195

    , 2015
  • Merouane A; Villamizar NR; Liu Y; Liadi I; Romain G; Singh H; Lu J; Cooper LJN; Varadarajan N; Roysam B,

    Automated and Quantitative Profiling of Individual Cell-Cell Interactions from High-throughput Time-lapse Imaging Microscopy in Nanowell Grids (TIMING) Bioinformatics doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv355

    , 2015
  • Romain G; Senyukov V; Rey-Villamizar N; Merouane A; Kelton W; Liadi I; Mahendra A; Charab W; Georgiou G; Roysam B; Lee DA; Varadarajan N,

    Antibody Fc engineering improves frequency and promotes kinetic boosting of serial killing mediated by NK cells Blood Nov 20;124(22):3241-9.

    , 2014

Richard C. Willson

  • Kisley L, Chen J, Mansur AP, Shuang B, Kourentzi K, Poongavanam MV, Chen WH, Dhamane S, Willson RC, Landes CF,

    Unified superresolution experiments and stochastic theory provide mechanistic insight into protein ion-exchange adsorptive separations. Proc Natl Acad Sci 111: p. 2075-2080.

    , 2014
  • Paterson AS, Raja B, Garvey G, Kolhatkar A, Hagstrom AE, Kourentzi K, Lee TR, Willson RC,

    Persistent Luminescence Strontium Aluminate Nanoparticles as Reporters in Lateral Flow Assays. Anal Chem. p.9481-9499

    , 2014
  • Adhikari M, Dhamane S, Hagstrom AEV, Garvey G, Chen WH, Kourentzi K, Strych U, Willson RC,

    “Functionalized viral nanoparticles as ultrasensitive reporters in lateral-flow assays”, Analyst, DOI: 10.1039/c3an00891f

    , 2013