Multiscale Reaction Engineering

Team

Principal Investigator

Dion G. Vlachos

Dion G. Vlachos

Dionisios (Dion) G. Vlachos is the Unidel Dan Rich Chair in Energy Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware, the Director of the University of Delaware Energy Institute (UDEI), of the UD node of the manufacturing institute RAPID, and of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI), an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). He is the ExxonMobil Visiting Chair Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2018-2021.

He obtained a five-year diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1987, his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1990 and 1992 respectively, and spent a postdoctoral year at the Army High Performance Computing Research Center in Minnesota. After that, Dr. Vlachos joined the University of Massachusetts as an assistant professor, was promoted to an associate professor in 1998 and joined the University of Delaware in 2000. He was a visiting fellow at Princeton University in the spring of 2000, a visiting faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in the spring of 2007 and the George Pierce Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2007, and the Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2009-2016.

Professor Vlachos is the recipient of the 2016 Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Award, the R. H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering from AIChE (2011) and is an AAAS Fellow (since 2009). He also received a NSF Career Award and an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. He is a member of AIChE, ACS, the Combustion Institute, MRS, the North American Catalysis Society (NACS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He has given several named lectures: the Doumas Lecture, Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2016, the ICI Distinguished Lecturer, DB Robinson Lectureship Series at the University of Alberta, 2014-2015, and the J. D. Lindsay Lecture Series, Chemical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, Oct. 8, 2014. Dr. Vlachos’ main research thrusts entail circular economy and waste derivatization, multiscale modeling and simulation, distributed (bio)chemical manufacturing, process intensification and novel catalytic reactors, renewable fuels and chemicals, catalyst informatics and in silico materials prediction, and kinetic modeling of biomass, shale gas, nitrogen cycle, and CO2 cycle.

He is the corresponding author of more than 400 refereed publications with over 22,000 citations, and an h factor of 84 (google scholar), and has given over 270 plenary lectures, keynote lectures and other invited talks. Professor Vlachos has served as an executive editor of the Chemical Engineering Science journal and also served or currently serves on the editorial advisory board of ACS Catalysis, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Applied Catalysis A: General and others.

 

For full CV and to learn more, visit Professor Vlachos’ faculty profile.

Graduate Students

Erha Andini

Erha Andini

Experimental

Montgomery Baker-Fales

Montgomery Baker-Fales

Experimental

Sai Batchu

Sai Batchu

Computational

Himaghna Bhattacharjee

Himaghna Bhattacharjee

Computational

Eric Chen

Eric Chen

Computational

Tai-Ying (Chris) Chen

Tai-Ying (Chris) Chen

Computational

Tso-Hsuan (Eric) Chen

Tso-Hsuan (Eric) Chen

Computational

Max Cohen

Max Cohen

Computational

Pierre Desir

Pierre Desir

Experimental

Elvis Ebikade

Elvis Ebikade

Experimental

Jiayi Fu

Jiayi Fu

Experimental

Tejas Goculdas

Tejas Goculdas

Experimental

Yagya Gupta

Yagya Gupta

Experimental

Yung Wei (Jessie) Hsiao

Yung Wei (Jessie) Hsiao

Experimental

Nefeli Kamarinopoulou

Nefeli Kamarinopoulou

Experimental

Sophia Kurdziel

Sophia Kurdziel

Computational

Joshua Lansford

Joshua Lansford

Computational

Seungyeon (Lina) Lee

Seungyeon (Lina) Lee

Computational

Vinson Liao

Vinson Liao

Computational

Channing Richter

Channing Richter

Computational

Natalia Rodriquez Quiroz

Natalia Rodriquez Quiroz

Experimental

Esun Selvam

Esun Selvam

Experimental

Sanjana Srinivas

Sanjana Srinivas

Computational

Brandon Vance

Brandon Vance

Experimental

Yifan Wang

Yifan Wang

Computational

Zhaoxing (Joe) Wang

Zhaoxing (Joe) Wang

Computational & Experimental

Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson

Computational

Gerhard Wittreich

Gerhard Wittreich

Computational

Alfred Worrad

Alfred Worrad

Computational

Yurong Wu

Yurong Wu

Experimental

Piaoping Yang

Piaoping Yang

Computational

Kewei Yu

Kewei Yu

Experimental

Jiahua Zhou

Jiahua Zhou

Experimental

Xue (Sherry) Zong

Xue (Sherry) Zong

Computational

Postdoctoral Scholars

Souryadeep Bhattaryya

Souryadeep Bhattaryya

Experimental

Rajasekhar Busigari

Rajasekhar Busigari

Experimental

Fabio Cameli

Fabio Cameli

Experimental

Weiqi Chen

Weiqi Chen

Experimental

Panagiotis Dimitrakellis

Panagiotis Dimitrakellis

Experimental

Pavel Kots

Pavel Kots

Experimental

Qiang Li

Qiang Li

Computational

Abhinav Malhotra

Abhinav Malhotra

Computational

Abhirup Patra

Abhirup Patra

Computational

Boris Sheludko

Boris Sheludko

Experimental

Vibin Vargheese

Vibin Vargheese

Experimental

Cong Wang

Cong Wang

Experimental

Yunzhu Wang

Yunzhu Wang

Experimental

Tianjun Xie

Tianjun Xie

Computational

Alumni

Graduate Students

Alexander Mironenko
Ph.D., 2018, University of Chicago

Geun Ho Gu
Ph.D., 2018, KAIST

Marcel P. Nunez
Ph.D., 2017, Intel

Ryan Patet
Ph.D., 2017, Cargill

Tyler Josephson
Ph.D., 2017, University of Minnesota

Taylor Robie
M.S., 2016

Vassili Vorotnikov
2016, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Marco Armenante
M.S., August 2015, Merck

T. Dallas Swift
Ph.D., June 2015, OSIsoft

Timothy D. Courtney
Ph.D., October 2014, Air Products

Nima Nikbin
Ph.D., June 2014, Dow

Matthew A. Christiansen
Ph.D., June 2014, Shell

Jonathan E. Sutton
Ph.D., June 2014, Oak Ridge National Lab

Jacob A. McGill
Ph.D., October 2013, Apogee Research

Sarah A. Tupy
Ph.D., August 2013, 3M

Vinit Choudhary
Ph.D., April 2013, ExxonMobil

Matthew S. Mettler
Ph.D., June 2012, ExxonMobil

Stephen M. Edie
M.S., May 2012

Michael Salciccioli
Ph.D., April 2012, ExxonMobil

Jacob Weiner
M.S., December 2011, Univ. of Delaware

Danielle A. Hansgen
Ph.D., June 2011, Intel

William W. Lonergan
Ph.D., May 2011, ExxonMobil

Khalid Al-Majnouni
Ph.D., January 2011, Saudi Arabia

Justin A. Federici
Ph.D., June 09, ExxonMobil

Stuart D. Collins
M.S., June 09, OSISoft

Abhijit Chatterjee
Ph.D., May 2007, Los Alamos Nat. Lab

Jeffery Ludwig
Ph.D., March 2007, ExxonMobil

Jeffrey D. Rimer
Ph.D., Oct. 2006, NYU

Soumitra R. Deshmukh
Ph.D., June 2006, Velocys

Mark A. Snyder
Ph.D., April 2006, Asst. Prof. at Lehigh Univ.

Joseph M. Fedeyko
Ph.D., March 2006, Johnson Matthey

Kapil Mayawala
Ph.D., May 2006, Novartis

Ashish. D. Mhadeshwar
Ph.D., Jun 05, GE

Daniel G. Norton
Ph.D., Apr 05, GE

Griselda Bonilla
Ph.D., Jan. 04, IBM

Scott M. Fisher
Ph.D., Nov. 03, GE

Stephanie Raimondeau
Ph.D., Aug. 02, ExxonMobil

Mallika Gummalla
Ph.D., Nov. 01, UTRC

Preeti Aghalayam
Ph.D., Dec. 00, Asst. Prof., IIT Bombay

Vladimiros Nikolakis
Ph.D., Dec. 00, Asst. Prof., Research Inst., Univ. of Patras

Young K. Park
Ph.D., Apr. 00, UTRC

Pierre-André Bui
Ph.D., May 98, GE

A.M.S. Schilthuis
M.S., April 07

Asawari Samant
M.S., June 07, Mathworks

Benjamin J. Feist
M.S., May 06, Air Liquide

R. Lam
M.S., Feb. 01, EmKaltenbach-Thuring, France

J. Reese
M.S., Dec. 99

S. Kalamatianos
M.S., Jan. 1995, Dimensions International, Inc.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Glen Jenness
Environmental Research and Development Center

Evangelos Miliordos
Asst. Prof., Auburn University

Jechan Lee
Sejong University

Ioanna Fampiou
Havard University

Sai Konda
Managing Editor, Journal of Phyrsical Chemistry A/B/C

Jeff Christianson
Cerner Corporation

Ruichang Xiong
AspenTech

George Tsilomelekis
Rutgers Univ.

Liu Yang
Johnson Matthey

Wei Guo
Beijing Institute of Technology

Shengguang Wang
Univ. of Houston

Despoina Tzoulaki
Haldor Topsoe A/S

Kyungtae Lee
Pennsylvania State Univ.

Marta Leon Garcia
MeadWestvaco

Nageswara Peela
Asst. Prof., IIT, Guwahati

Vivi Panagiotopoulou
Technical Univ. of Crete

Yu-Chuan Lin
Assoc. Prof., Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Giannis Mpourmpakis
Asst. Prof., Univ. of Pittsburgh

Christina Bagia
Scientist, Duquesne University

Jungho Jae
KIST

Neeraj Rai
Asst. Prof., Mississippi State Univ.

Santiago Builes
Asst. Prof. EAFIT Univ., Columbia

Jacob Kruger
NREL

Prasad Vegendla
Argonne National Lab

Yulin Huang
Asst. Prof., China

Samir H. Mushrif
Asst. Prof., Nanyang Technological University

Michail Stamatakis
Lecturer, UCL

Nasser M. Abukhdeir
Asst. Prof., Univ. of Waterloo

Kowtilya Bijjula
Intel

Neal Fernandes
Acumentrics Co.

Tanmay Basak
Prof., IIT Madras

Dave Kragten
Unimin

Marina Lebedeva
PennState

Niket Kaisare
Prof., IIT-Madras, Jan. 2005-May 2007

Altaf Karim
Sept. 2006-June 2007

Ayman Karim
PNNL, Jan. 2007-May 2008

George Stefanidis
Asst. Prof., Delft Univ.

Vinay Prasad
Asst. Prof., Univ. of Alberta

P. Chakraborty
Univ. of Maryland

H. Wang
Dow Chemicals, Houston

Research Staff

Vladimiros Nikolakis
W.L. Gore

Weihua Deng
Laboratory Manager, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Univ. of Delaware

Giannis Mpourmpakis
Asst. Prof., Univ. of Pittsburgh

Christina Bagia
Scientist, Duquesne Univ.

Ying Chen
Self-employed