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Fall 2017


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”


Publications – Energy Systems Modeling

E. Gençer, C. Miskin, X. Sun, M.R. Khan, P. Bermel, M. Ashraf Alam, et al., Directing solar photons to sustainably meet food, energy, and water needs, Sci. Rep. 7 (2017) 3133. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03437-x

E. Gencer, R. Agrawal, Synthesis of efficient solar thermal power cycles for baseload power supply, Energy Convers. Manag. (2017). doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2016.10.068.

E. Gençer, R. Agrawal, Strategy to synthesize integrated solar energy coproduction processes with optimal process intensification. Case study: Efficient solar thermal hydrogen production, Comput. Chem. Eng. (2017). doi:10.1016/j.compchemeng.2017.01.038.

E. Gençer, R. Agrawal, Synthesis of efficient solar thermal power cycles for baseload power supply, (2016). doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2016.10.068.

E. Gençer, R. Agrawal, A commentary on the US policies for efficient large scale renewable energy storage systems: Focus on carbon storage cycles, Energy Policy. 88 (2016) 477–484. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.11.003 0301-4215/.

E. Gençer, M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal, Integrated Solar Thermal Hydrogen and Power Coproduction Process for Continuous Power Supply and Production of Chemicals, Comput. Aided Chem. Eng. 37 (2015) 2291–2296. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-63576-1.50076-5.

E.I. Al-Musleh, D.S. Mallapragada, R. Agrawal, Efficient electrochemical refrigeration power plant using natural gas with ∼100% CO2 capture, J. Power Sources. 274 (2015) 130–141. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.09.184.

E. Gençer, D.S. Mallapragada, F. Maréchal, M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal, Round-the-clock power supply and a sustainable economy via synergistic integration of solar thermal power and hydrogen processes, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 112 (2015) 201513488. doi:10.1073/pnas.1513488112.

E. Gencer, D. Mallapragada, M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal, Synergistic biomass and natural gas conversion to liquid fuel with reduced CO2 emissions, Comput. Aided Chem. Eng. (2014). doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-63433-7.50072-9.

E.I. Al-musleh, D.S. Mallapragada, R. Agrawal, Continuous baseload renewable power using chemical refrigeration cycles, Comput. Chem. Eng. 71 (2014) 591–601. doi:10.1016/j.compchemeng.2014.10.002.

E. Gençer, E. Al-musleh, D.S. Mallapragada, R. Agrawal, Uninterrupted Renewable Power through Chemical Storage Cycles, Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng. 5 (2014) 29–36. doi:10.1016/j.coche.2014.04.001.

D.S. Mallapragada, R. Agrawal, Limiting and achievable efficiencies for solar thermal hydrogen production, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy. 39 (2014) 62–75. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.10.075.

E.I. Al-musleh, D.S. Mallapragada, R. Agrawal, Continuous power supply from a baseload renewable power plant, Appl. Energy. 122 (2014) 83–93. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.02.015.

D.S. Mallapragada, G. Duan, R. Agrawal, From shale gas to renewable energy based transportation solutions, Energy Policy. 67 (2014) 499–507. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2013.12.056.

D. Mallapragada, R. Agrawal, Role of Natural Gas in America’s Energy Future: Focus on Transportation, Glob. Policy Res. Inst. Policy Briefs. 1 (2013).

E.I. Al-musleh, D.S. Mallapragada, R. Agrawal, GWh Level Renewable Energy Storage and Supply using Liquid CO2, in: Comput. Aided Chem. Eng., (2013): pp. 415–420. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-63234-0.50070-1.

D.S. Mallapragada, N.R. Singh, V. Curteanu, R. Agrawal, Sun-to-fuel assessment of routes for fixing CO2 as liquid fuel, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 52 (2013) 5136–5144. doi:10.1021/ie301125c.

N.R. Singh, D.S. Mallapragada, R. Agrawal, W.E. Tyner, Economic analysis of novel synergistic biofuel (H2Bioil) processes, Biomass Convers. Biorefinery. 2 (2012) 141–148. doi:10.1007/s13399-012-0043-5.

D.S. Mallapragada, N.R. Singh, R. Agrawal, Energy Systems Analysis for a Renewable Transportation Sector, Elsevier B.V., (2011). doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-54298-4.50156-2.

R. Agrawal, N.R. Singh, Solar Energy to Biofuels, Annu. Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng. 1 (2010) 343–364. doi:10.1146/annurev-chembioeng-073009-100955.

N.R. Singh, W.N. Delgass, F.H. Ribeiro, R. Agrawal, Estimation of liquid fuel yields from biomass, Environ. Sci. Technol. (2010). doi:10.1021/es100316z.

R. Agrawal, D.S. Mallapragada, Chemical Engineering in a Solar Energy-Drive Sustainable Future, AIChE. 56 (2010) 2762–2768. doi:10.1002/aic.12435.

R. Agrawal, N.R. Singh, Synergistic routes to liquid fuel for a petroleum-deprived future, AIChE J. (2009). doi:10.1002/aic.11785.

R. Agrawal, N.R. Singh, F.H. Ribeiro, W.N. Delgass, D.F. Perkis, W.E. Tyner, Synergy in the hybrid thermochemical-biological processes for liquid fuel production, Comput. Chem. Eng. 33 (2009) 2012–2017. doi:10.1016/j.compchemeng.2009.06.026.

R. Agrawal, N.R. Singh, F.H. Ribeiro, W.N. Delgass, Sustainable fuel for the transportation sector, PNAS. 104 (2007) 4828–4833. doi:10.1073/pnas.0609921104.