Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100
Another major thrust of his current research is efficient conversion of biomass to liquid fuel and maximizing liquid fuel from a given quantity of biomass. He is also involved in modeling to find the role of biofuels vis-a-vis other solar energy derived alternatives to propel an entire transport sector in a solar economy. Biomass to Liquid Fuels Website
The group is also involved with developing efficient separation processes. Currently methods to synthesize and identify energy efficient distillation configurations for multicomponent separation are being developed. Additional effort is being devoted to develop optimal methods for membrane separation processes. Separations Group Website
He has a broad experience in hydrogen production and purification technologies. This has evolved from his earlier activity in developing integration steps within coal gasification combined cycles for power as well as syngas generation.
His research interests also include basic and applied research in process development, gas liquefaction processes, cryogenics, and thermodynamics.
- Easa Al-Musleh
- Robert Boyne
- Kevin Brew
- Nathan Carter
- Harshavardhan Choudhari
- John Degenstein
- Emre Gencer
- Brian Graeser
- Chuck Hages
- Josh Huff
- Chinmay Joglekar
- Mark Koeper
- Guatam Madenoor Ramapriya
- Steve Mcleod
- Caleb Miskin
- Bethlehem Negash
- Hye-Yeon Park
- Erik Sheets
- Vinod Venkatakrishnan
- Bryce Walker
- Ruihong Zhang
- Xin Zhao
- Ankur Sarkar
- Stephen Szczepaniak
- Lei Zhong
- Yusheng Zhu
Awards and Honors
“From Shale Gas to Renewable Energy Based Transportation Solutions,” D. S. Mallapragada, G. Duan and R. Agrawal, Accepted for Publication in Energy Policy.
“9.2% Efficient Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 Solar Cells from Selenized Nanoparticle Inks,” C. K. Miskin, W.-C. Yang, C. J. Hages, N. J. Carter, C. S. Joglekar, E. A. Stach, and R. Agrawal, Accepted for Publication in Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications.
“Improved performance of Ge-alloyed CZTGeSSe thin-film solar cells through control of elemental losses,” C. J. Hages, S. Levcenco, C. K. Miskin, J. H. Alsmeier, D. Abou-Ras, R. G. Wilks, M. B?r, T. Unold, and R. Agrawal, Available on line in Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pip.2442/abstract
“Limiting and Achievable Efficiencies for Solar Thermal Hydrogen Production,” D. S. Mallapragada and R. Agrawal, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39, 62 (2014).
“High-pressure fast-pyrolysis, fast-hydropyrolysis and catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of cellulose: Production of liquid fuel from biomass,” V.K. Venkatakrishnan, J. C. Degenstein, A. D. Smeltz, W. N. Delgass, R. Agrawal and Fabio H. Ribeiro, Accepted for publication in Green Chemistry. http://xlink.rsc.org/?doi=C3GC41558A
“Real-time observation of Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cell absorber layer formation from nanoparticle precursors,” R. Mainz, B. Walker, S. S. Schmidt, O. Zander, A. Weber, H. Rodriguez-Alvarez, J. Just, M. Klaus, R. Agrawal and T. Unold, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 18281(2013)
"Sun-to-Fuel Assessment of Routes for Fixing CO2 as Liquid Fuel," D. Mallapragada, N. Singh, V. Curteanu and R. Agrawal, I&EC Res, 52, 5136 (2013).
“New Multicomponent Distillation Configurations with Simultaneous Heat and Mass Integration,” A. A. Shenvi, V. H. Shah and R. Agrawal, AIChEJ, 59(1), 272 (2013).
“Ink Formulation and Low-Temperature Incorporation of Sodium to Yield 12% Efficient Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 Solar Cells from Sulfide Nanocrystal-Inks," Q. J. Guo, G. M. Ford, R. Agrawal and H. W. Hillhouse, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications., 21(1), 64 (2013)
“Enhancing the performance of CZTSSe solar cells with Ge alloying,” Q. J. Guo, G. M. Ford, W-C.Yang, C. J. Hages, H. W. Hillhouse and R. Agrawal, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 105, 132 (2012).
“A Synthesis Method for Multicomponent Distillation Sequences with Fewer Columns,” A.A. Shenvi, V. H. Shah, J. A. Zeller and R. Agrawal, AIChEJ, 58(8), 2479 (2012).