Shamsuddin Ilias, Ph.D, P.E.

Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering

Contact: 314 McNair Hall
Phone: (336) 285-3656
Fax: (336) 334- 7904

Ph.D. Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1986
M.Sc. University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran , 1979
B.Sc. Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka 1974

 Teaching Interest

  • CHEN 200 Chemical Process Principles
  • CHEN 220 Analytical Methods in Engineering
  • CHEN 400 Mass Transfer Operations
  • CHEN 705 Transport Phenomena
  • CHEN 715 Advanced Chemical Engineering Analysis
  • CHEN 750 Advanced Separations
Research Interest
  • Membrane Separations & Membrane Reactor
  • Metal-Ceramic Composite Membrane and Material
  • Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts / Catalysis
  • Diffusion in Porous Media and Transport Modeling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic
  • Environmental Engineering
Research Projects

Dr. Ilias is the PI for Thrust Area III of NSF CREST Bioenergy center (one million dollar a year for five years 2012-2017). Thrust Area III research is in the area of Reforming and Processing of Biofuels for Fuel Cells. Major projects are:

  • III-a Develop an H2-selective Pd-alloy composite membrane on microporous supports and demonstrate its application as a membrane reactor-separator for reforming reactions (Ilias, Kuila)
  • III-b Develop low humidity, high temperature proton conducting membranes for PEMFC (Lou, Ilias)
  • III-c Develop CO-tolerant high surface area, low Pt-loading noble/transition metal electrocatalysts for PEMFC electrodes (Ilias, Kuila)
  • Ilias, S., and Islam, M.A., “Methods for Preparing Thin Films by Electroless Plating.” US Patent Application #20100068391 (USPTO assignment date: March 18, 2010).
  • Lou, J., Harinath, V., Ilias, S., and Sankar, J., “An ultrahigh-selectivity oxygen enrichment filled elastomeric silicone polymer membrane incorporating nanofillers.” US Patent #7,264,650 (2007).
  • Ilias, S., Hargrove, S.C., and Talbert, M., “Method for Improving the Permeate Flux of a Cross-flow membrane Filter,” US Patent #6,423,230 (2002).
  • Ilias, S., Hargrove, S.C., and Talbert, M., “Flux-enhanced cross-flow membrane filter,” U.S. Patent #6,168,714 (2001).
  Ten Selected Publications
  • Islam, S.Z., Deshmane, V.G., Ilias. S., “Thermal Stability Study of Pd-composite Membrane Fabricated by Surfactant Induced Electroless Plating (SIEP).” Separation Science and Technology, pp. 1-13 (2015). DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2015.1109661
  • Kosaraju, K., Rahman, A., Duncan, D., Tatineni, B., Y.Basova, Deshmane, V., Abrokwah, R., Hosseinnezhad, S., King, J., Ilias, S., and D.Kuila, D., “Bimetallic Nanocatalysts in Mesoporous Silica for Steam Reforming reactions to produce H2 for Fuel Cells,” Future Energy, Environment, and Materials 88, 337, 2014.
  • Islam, M., and Ilias, S., “Steam Reforming of Methanol in a Pd-composite Membrane Reactor,” Separation Science and Technology, 37 (14-15), pp. 2177-2185 (2012)
  • Bililign, S., Lin, Y-L., Davis, R., Ilias, S., Kurkalova, L., Kyei, Y., Rastigejev, Y., Uzochukwu, Bae, S., “Effects of Global Warming on North Carolina,” The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 3 (2), pp. 53-70 (2012).
  • Islam, M.S., Rahman, M.M., and Ilias, S., “Characterization of Pd–Cu Membranes Fabricated by Surfactant Induced Electroless Plating (SIEP) for Hydrogen Separation, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, pp. 3477-3490 (2012).