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

Experimental

Tso-Hsuan (Eric) Chen

Tso-Hsuan (Eric) Chen

Computational

Max Cohen

Max Cohen

Computational

Charles (Chas) Fields

Charles (Chas) Fields

Experimental

Tejas Goculdas

Tejas Goculdas

Experimental

Yagya Gupta

Yagya Gupta

Experimental

Yung Wei (Jessie) Hsiao

Yung Wei (Jessie) Hsiao

Experimental

Dat Huynh

Dat Huynh

Computational

Nefeli Kamarinopoulou

Nefeli Kamarinopoulou

Experimental

Sophia Kurdziel

Sophia Kurdziel

Computational

Yeonsu Kwak

Yeonsu Kwak

Experimental

Seungyeon (Lina) Lee

Seungyeon (Lina) Lee

Computational

Vinson Liao

Vinson Liao

Computational

Arnav Mittal

Arnav Mittal

Computational

Darien Nguyen

Darien Nguyen

Experimental

Christine Oberhausen

Christine Oberhausen

Experimental

Rucha Railkar

Rucha Railkar

Computational

Esun Selvam

Esun Selvam

Experimental

Sanjana Srinivas

Sanjana Srinivas

Computational

Jessie Sun

Jessie Sun

Experimental

Brandon Vance

Brandon Vance

Experimental

Yifan Wang

Yifan Wang

Computational

Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson

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

Pooja Bhalode

Pooja Bhalode

Computational

Fabio Cameli

Fabio Cameli

Experimental

Siddharth Deshpande

Siddharth Deshpande

Computational

Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Computational

Pavel Kots

Pavel Kots

Experimental

Qiang Li

Qiang Li

Computational

Yilang Liu

Yilang Liu

Computational

Sean Najmi

Sean Najmi

Experimental

Mozhdeh Parizad

Mozhdeh Parizad

Experimental

Abhirup Patra

Abhirup Patra

Experimental

Anjana Puliyanda

Anjana Puliyanda

Computational

Sagar Sourav

Sagar Sourav

Experimental

Vibin Vargheese

Vibin Vargheese

Experimental

Cong Wang

Cong Wang

Experimental

Tianjun Xie

Tianjun Xie

Computational

Mehdi Zare

Mehdi Zare

Computational

Staff

Allie Sethman

Deputy Director

Jeff Everhart

Siemens

Danielle Marenco

Sr. Program Manager

Stavros Caratzoulas

Associate Director, Computational

Kristi Halberg

Assistant to the Director

Bharat Medasani

Weiqing Zheng

Associate Director, Research

Sashank Kasiraju

Computational Scientist

Sunitha Sadula

Lab Manager

Panagiotis Dimitrakellis

Research Associate

Siddhant Meenor Lambor

Software Engineer

Kelly Walker

Technical Communications Specialist

Alumni

Graduate Students

Gerhard Wittreich

Ph.D., 2022

University of Delaware

Jiayi Fu

Ph.D., 2022

Bristol Myers Squibb

Pierre Desir

Ph.D., 2021

3M

Jonathan Lym

Ph.D., 2020

Dow Chemical

Ziwei (Lily) Cheng

Ph.D., 2019

Los Alamos

Stephen Giles

Ph.D., 2018

CFD Research Corporation

Marcel Nunez

Ph.D., 2017

Intel Corporation

Garam Lee

M.S., 2016

University of Notre Dame

Matthew Christiansen

Ph.D., 2014

Shell

Andrew Black

M.S., 2014

empty

Vinit Choudhary

Ph.D., 2013

ExxonMobile

Stephen Edie

M.S., 2012

empty

Khalid Ali Al-Majnouni

Ph.D., 2011

Saudi Aramco

Stuart Collins

M.S., 2009

Cruise

Anne Marie Schilthuis

M.S., 2007

DuPont

Soumitra Raghavendra Deshmukh

Ph.D., 2006

Velocys

Kapil Mayawala

Ph.D., 2006

Merck

Ashwin Mhadeshwar

Ph.D., 2005

ExxonMobile

Stéphanie Raimondeau

Ph.D., 2002

ExxonMobile

Preeti Aghalayam

Ph.D., 2000

IIT Madras

James Reese

M.S., 1999

empty

Empty

Ph.D., 2022

Empty

Yifan Wang

Ph.D., 2021

Meta

Joshua Lansford

Ph.D., 2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jordan Willie

M.S., 2020

Pfizer

Huong Thi Thanh (Hannah) Nguyen

Ph.D., 2018

Continuus Pharmacauticals

Matthew Gilkey

Ph.D., 2018

Stoner, Inc.

Ryan Patet

Ph.D., 2017

Cargill

T. Dallas Swift

Ph.D., 2015

Element

Nima Nikbin

Ph.D., 2014

Dow Chemical

Sarah Tupy

Ph.D., 2013

3M

Matthew Mettler

Ph.D., 2012

ExxonMobile

Danielle Hashagen

Ph.D., 2011

Intel

Jacob Weiner

M.S., 2011

LifeLens Technologies

Abhijit Chatterjee

Ph.D., 2007

IIT Bombay

Asawari Samant

M.S., 2007

Anyscale

Mark Snyder

Ph.D., 2006

Lehigh University

Benjamin Feist

M.S., 2001

Excel Engineering

Griselda Bonilla

Ph.D., 2004

IBM

Mallika Gummalla

Ph.D., 2001

AE Industrial Partners

Vladimiros Nikolakis

Ph.D., 2000

Gore

Pierre Bui

Ph.D., 1998

GE

Natalia Rodriguez Quiroz

Ph.D., 2022

McKinsey

Elvis Ebikade

Ph.D., 2021

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Angela Norton

Ph.D., 2020

ONR

Hsuan-Lan (Sandy) Wang

M.S., 2020

WuXi Biologics

Alexander Mironenko

Ph.D., 2018

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Geun Ho Gu

Ph.D., 2018

Korea Institute of Technology (KENTECH)

Tyler Josephson

Ph.D., 2017

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Timothy Courtney

Ph.D., 2014

Air Products

Jonathan Sutton

Ph.D., 2014

Eastman Chemical Company

Jacob McGill

Ph.D., 2013

Apogee Research

Michael Salciccioli

Ph.D., 2012

ExxonMobile

William Lonergan

Ph.D., 2011

ExxonMobile

Justin Federici

Ph.D., 2009

ExxonMobile

Jeffrey Ludwig

Ph.D., 2007

ExxonMobile

Jeffrey Rimer

Ph.D., 2006

University of Houston

Joseph Fedeyko

Ph.D., 2006

Johnson Mathey

Daniel Norton

Ph.D., 2005

Regeneron

Scott Fisher

Ph.D., 2003

SABIC

Robert Lam

M.S., 2001

Yara International

Young Park

Ph.D., 2000

Carrier

Stavros Kalamatianos

M.S., 1995

Knowesis

Postdoctoral Scholars

Abinav Malhotra

Culture Biosciences

Weiqi Chen

Star Research

Shizhong Liu

Citadel

Sha Li

Isreal Institute of Technology

Himanshu Goya

IIT Madras

Talin Avanesian

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Li Shuai

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

Evangelos Miliordos

Auburn University

Sai Konda

ACS

George Tsilomenlekis

Rutgers University

Shengguang Wang

University of Houston

Marta Leon Garcia

Ingevity

Yifang Zhao

Queens University, Belfast

Santiago Builes Toro

EAFIT University, Columbia

Yulin Huang

DDH Advanced Materials & Systems, Inc.

Nassar Abukhdeir

University of Waterloo

Georgios Stefanidis

KU Leuven

Niket Kaisare

IIT Madras

Tanmay Basak

IIT Madras

Rajasekhar Reddy Busigari

IIT Dhanbad

Yunzhu Wang

Singapore

Zhaohui Liu

empty

Lalit Gangurde

empty

Hilal Ezgi Toraman

Penn State University

Konstantinos Goulas

Oregon State University

Eugenio Souza

Brazil

Davood Pourkargar

Kansas State University

Jeffrey Christianson

AutoAlert

Liu Yang

Air Liquide

Despoina Tzoulaki

Grant Thornton Greece

Nageswara Rao Peela

ITT, Guwahati

Jungho Jae

Pusan National University

Jacob Kruger

NREL

Michail Stamatakis

UCL, London

Hangyao Wang

Dow Chemical

Vinay Prasad

University of Alberta

Altaf Karim

COMSATS University Islamabad

David Kragten

Specialty Granules, LLC

Boris Sheludko

Amogy

Konstantinos Alexopoulos

Penn State University

Sibao Liu

Tianjin University

Udit Gupta

Siemens

Fanglin Che

Umass Lowell

Glen Jenness

EDRC

Ioanna Fampiou

Villanova University

Jechan Lee

Ajou University, South Korea

Ruichang Xiong

Aspen Technology

Wei Guo

Beijing Institute of Technology

Kyungtae Lee

University of Virginia

Paraskevi (Vivi) Panagiotopoulou

University of Crete

Neeraj Rai

Mississippi State University

Prasad Vegendla

Argonne National Laboratory

Samir Mushrif

University of Alberta

Kowtilya Bijjula

Intel

Ayman Karim

Virginia Tech University

Neal Fernandes

Powerhouse Wind Ltd

Marina Lebedeva

Penn State

Scientific Research Staff

Basudeb Saha

2015-2020

Assoc. Director of Research, RiKarbon

Giannis Mpourmpakis

2011-2013

Assoc. Prof., University of Pittsburgh

Vladimiros Nikolakis

2011-2015

Assoc. Director of Research, W.L. Gore

Christina Bagia

2011-2013

Magee Women’s Research Inst. & Foundation

Weihua Deng

2012-2015

Lab Manager, CBD, University of Delaware

Ying Chen

2009-2012

Self-employed