Michael Harris

Associate Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Education, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

mtharris@purdue.edu
(765) 494-0963

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1992
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1987
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1981

Research Summary

Dr. Harris' research is in the field of environmental control technology. It focuses on the formation of calcium carbonate nanoparticles during the scrubbing of CO2 from gases, and the development of novel electrokinetics techniques for the removal of ions and charge-carrying contaminants from concrete and other porous media. In the case of the electrokinetics research, algorithms are being developed to accurately account for the complex chemistry of the porous media and the constituents in the liquid phase.

Selected Publications

  • M. T. Harris*, D. W. DePaoli and M. R. Ally, "Modeling the Electrokinetic Decontamination of Concrete", Sep. Sci.Technol.,32, 827-848 (1997).
  • D. W. DePaoli, M. T. Harris, I. L. Morgan and M. R. Ally, "Investigation of Electrokinetic Decontamination of Concrete", Sep.
    Sci. Technol.,32, 387-404 (1997).
  • Y. Zhao, M. T. Carvajal, Y. Y Won and M. T. Harris, "Preparation of Calcium Alginate Microgel Beads by Electrodispersion Reaction Using Internal Source of Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles", Langmuir, 23,12489-12496(2007).