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Fall 2017


Prof. Rakesh Agrawal received the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research during the 2017 AIChE National Meeting.


Swapnil Deshmukh, Zheyu Jiang, Radhakrishna Tumbalamgooty, Taufik Ridha, and Parham Mobed presented their works during the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting.


Swapnil Deshmukh is recognized at the Chemical Engineering GSO Graduate Research Symposium for Best Poster in the Materials and Nanotechnology Category

Summer 2017


Swapnil Deshmukh and Ryan Ellis attend the Hands on Photovoltaic Experience (HOPE) educational conference and present their work on solution processed CIGSSe


Prof. Agrawal’s Sustainable Full Earth Concept Recognized in News Article from DNA


Dr. Rakesh Agrawal awarded NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) funding for graduate education in STEM fields


Scott McClary and Joseph Andler’s paper titled “Solution-Processed Copper Arsenic Sulfide Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications” is published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C


Joseph Andler presents a poster at the 2017 Crystal Growth and Assembly Gordon Research Conference entitled ” Luzonite Nanoparticle to Enrgaite Grain Polymorphic Transition for Thin-film Photovoltaics”


Taufik Ridha presents a poster at the 2017 EFRC-Hub-CMS PI Meeting entitled ” Systems-Level Molecular Mapping of Biomass-derived Molecules to Target Products”


Scott McClary is nominated for the Best Student Presentation Award at the 2017 PVSC


Scott McClary gives a talk at the 2017 Photovoltaic Specialist Conference in Washington DC titled, “Fabrication of Copper Arsenic Sulfide Thin Films from Nanoparticles for Application in Solar Cells”


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Yiru_Li

Yiru Li

Research Interests

My research focuses on the process design and optimization of renewable energy systems, aiming at efficient energy consumption and a sustainable economy. Specifically, I am investigating the coproduction of electricity and hydrogen from solar thermal energy in various processes.

Publications

  • Yunhai Ma, Dali Cai, Yiru Li, Ning Wang, Usman Muhammad, Anna Carlsson, Dong Tang et al. “The influence of straight pore blockage on the selectivity of methanol to aromatics in nanosized Zn/ZSM-5: an atomic Cs-corrected STEM analysis study.” RSC Advances 6, no. 78 (2016): 74797-74801.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2015.

Contact Information

li2232@purdue.edu

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Taufik Ridha

Taufik Ridha

Research Interests

My research interest focuses on developing a methodology for systematic screening of process routes based on fundamental knowledge of biomass conversion reaction systems with the aim of generating biorefinery design. Specifically, using process system engineering principles and mathematical models, I am investigating the use of automated reaction network generator tool to identify new production routes and opportunities for heat and mass integration in biorefinery design.

Publications

  • Pittman, W.; Ridha, T.; Nayak, S.; Carreto, V.; Mannan, M.S. “Zero-Energy Determination: Confirmation of Vessel and Pipeline Discharge and De, Energizing through Non-Invasive Techniques with Strain Gauges”. Process Safety Progress. Vol. 33-2, 195-199, June 2014.

Educational Background

2010-2014, B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Minor in Process Safety Engineering, Texas A&M University.

Contact Information

tridha@purdue.edu

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Alumni

Emre Gencer

Dr. Emre Gencer

Emre Gencer joined the group as a graduate student in fall 2011. His research area focuses on the synthesis and optimization of processes to satisfy essential human needs including fuel, chemicals, and electricity, using renewable energy sources to enable a solar economy. He successfully defended his Ph.D. in Fall 2016 and started working for MIT in September, 2016.

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Dharik Mallapragada

Dr. Dharik S. Mallapragada

Dharik Mallpragada joined the group as a graduate student in fall 2008. His research area focuses on developing novel processes through synergistic integrations. He successfully defended his Ph.D. in Fall 2013 and started working for Sabic in November, 2013. He is now currently working for ExxonMobil.

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Dr. Navneet R. Singh

The graduate student with whom, the idea of forming such a group was coined in the fall of 2005. Navneet, through his pioneering work on process systems integration and modeling, has provided direction for future experimental and theoretical studies being pursued. He successfully defended his Ph.D. in Fall 2009 and started working for Bayer Cropscience in November, 2009.

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