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Richard Davis
Dr. Richard Davis, Professor & Head

PhD Chemical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara
BS Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Numerical modeling and simulation of transport phenomena and separation processes; Physico-chemical and thermodynamic property measurement, correlation, and estimation; Gas absorption; Membrane separations; Advanced oxidation; Bioprocess Engineering; Engineering Education.

  • 2009 Omega Chi Epsilon Award
  • 2003 Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2000 Omega Chi Epsilon Award
  • 2000 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

Office: 172 Engineering Building
Phone: (218) 726-6162
Email: rdavis@d.umn.edu
Website: http://www.d.umn.edu/~rdavis


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Dr. Keith Lodge, Associate Professor

PhD Chemistry, University of Sheffield
BSc Molecular Sciences, University of Warwick

Distribution coefficients and physical-chemical properties of hydrophobic pollutants; applications of surface and colloid science to environmental science and engineering; the formation of emulsions in alkanol and water systems; role of freshwater sediments in the bioaccumulation and transport of hydrophobic pollutants; physical characterization of freshwater sediments; environmental chemical analysis.

  • 2002 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

Office: 221 Engineering Building
Phone: (218) 726-6164
Email: klodge@d.umn.edu
Website: http://www.d.umn.edu/~klodge


Michael Rother
Dr. Michael Rother, Associate Professor

PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

The effects of surfactants of droplet interactions in viscous flows.

  • 2010 SCSE Young Teacher Scholar Award
  • 2006 Omega Chi Epsilon Award

Office: 223 Engineering Building
Phone: (218) 726-6154
Email: mrother@d.umn.edu


Steven Sternberg
Dr. Steven Sternberg, P.E., Associate Professor

PhD Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
MS Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

Bio-separation of heavy metal contaminants in wastewater and ground water. Experimental and numerical modeling of transport phenomena in porous media. Fractal geometry and statistics. Environmental justice, education and social outreach.

  • 2009 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
  • 2004 MSPE Faculty Award
  • 1999 Saiki Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence

Office: 227 Engineering Building
Phone: (218) 726-6165
Email: ssternbe@d.umn.edu
Website: http://www.d.umn.edu/~ssternbe/


Dr. Guy Sander, Assistant Professor

PhD Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Metabolic Engineering of plant tissue and algal systems. Identificaiton of heterogeneous polycyclic plant metabolites using chromatorgraphy and mass spectrometry. Metabolomics; Biochemical Engineering; Biorenewable chemicals, fuels, and materials.

  • 2011 Omega Chi Epsilon Award

Office: 215 Engineering Building
Phone: (218) 726-7828
Email: gsander@d.umn.edu


Xiao-Yan Wang, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering; Minor in Mechanical Engineering Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Office: 2xx Engineering Building
Phone: (218) 726-7828
Email: wang4060@d.umn.edu


Zhihua Xu, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
B.E. in Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Office: 225 Engineering Building
Phone: (218) 726-7127
Email: xuz@d.umn.edu


J. Moe Benda, Instructor
Director, Iron Range/UMD Graduate Engineering Education Program

MS Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

Office:
Mesabi Range College
C170 Administration Building
1001 Chestnut Street West
Virginia MN 55792-3401
Email: mbenda@d.umn.edu

Office: (218) 749-7776
Fax: (218) 726-6360
Cell: (218) 290-5366


Julie DeRoche, Executive Office & Administrative Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities: provides support to department head in academic, personnel and budget areas; provides instructional support for faculty; payroll administrator for department; department budget administrator; department purchasing; department course scheduling, assists students with University policies and procedures; updates website for faculty/staff and alumni.

Office: 176 Engineering Building
Phone: (218) 726-7126

Lyndon Ramrattan, Lab Services Coordinator

Office: 226 Engineering Building
Phone: (218) 726-6171

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