Seminars 2015-2017

Seminars hosted by the Energy and Environmental Systems Department and given by members of the CREST Center: 2016 - 2017 Academic Year

  • October 4, 2016

Speaker: Ms. Smith-Foust, Vicki, Ph.D. candidate (Adviser: Dr. Kurkalova, Economics/EES)

Topic: “An Analysis of the Diffusion of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitment in the Higher Education Sector”

  • October 18, 2016

Speaker: Mr. Eshun, John, Ph.D. candidate (Adviser: Dr. Wang, Biological Engineering)

Topic: “Investigation of the reaction kinetics during biomass pyrolysis and gasification”

  • October 25, 2016

Speaker: Mr. Ogbole, Emmanuel, Ph.D. candidate (Adviser: Drs. Ilias/Lou, Chemical Engineering)

Topic: “Permeability Trend Through Zeolite 4A/SiO2 filled Polydimethylsiloxane Mixed Matrix Membrane”

  • November 8, 2016

Speaker: Ms. Rahman, Quazi Mahzabin, Ph.D. candidate (Adviser: Dr. Wang, Biological Engineering)

Topic: “A novel biorefinery approach for production of biodiesel and organic fertilizer from wet microalgae”

Seminars hosted by the Energy and Environmental Studies Department and given by members of the CREST Center: 2015 - 2016 Academic Year

  • Speaker: Dr. Debasish Kuila, Department of Chemistry, NCA&T State University

Topic: “Nanocatalyst Development for Fuels from Biomass using Si-Microreactors and Tubular Reactors”,

October 1, 2015

  • Speaker: Mr. Abrokwah, Richard Yeboah, Ph.D. candidate (Advisor: Dr. Kuila, Chemistry)

Topic: “Si-Microreactor Coated with TiO2 Supported Co, Ru and Fe Nanocatalysts for Production of Biofuels via Fisher-Tropsch Synthesis”

January 28, 2016

  • Speaker: Ansah, Emmanuel, Ph.D. candidate (Advisor: Dr. Wang, Biological Engineering)

Topic: “Co-pyrolysis of microalgae and Low density polyethylene to hydrocarbons: Kinetic study and Catalytic effect of activated carbon”

February 4, 2016

  • Speaker: Rahman, Quazi Mahzabin, Ph.D. candidate (Advisor: Dr. Wang, Biological Engineering)

Topic: “Production of biodiesel and organic fertilizer from wet microalgae through fermentation and simultaneous extraction & transesterification (SET) process”

February 18, 2016

  • Speaker: -Eshun, John, Ph.D. candidate (Advisor: Dr. Wang, Biological Engineering)

Topic: “Effect of temperature on syngas composition during pyrolysis and CO2 gasification of woody biomass”

March 17, 2016

  • Speaker: Boakye-Boaten, Nana Abayie, Ph.D. candidate (Advisor: Dr. Shahbazi, Biological Engineering)

Topic: “Significant Uses of Miscanthus Press Juice within a Green Biorefinery Platform”

March 31, 2016

  • Speaker: Ogbole, Emmanuel, Ph.D. candidate (Advisor: Dr. Lou, Chemical Engineering)

Topic: “Investigating the Transport Behavior of O2 and N2 through Surface-Treated Fumed Silica /Polydimethylsiloxane Mixed Matrix Membrane”

April 14, 2016

  • Speaker: Rafati, Mohammad, Ph.D. candidate (Adviser: Dr. Wang, Biological Engineering)

Topic: “Process simulation study of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis for BTL application with the aim of maximizing CO2 utilization”

May 5, 2016

  • Speaker: Samieadel, Alireza, Ph.D. candidate (Advisor: Dr. Fini, Civil Engineering)

Topic: “Life-cycle assessment of Bio modified binder”

May 12, 2016