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Kenneth R. Cox
Professor in the Practice
Professor in the Practice in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 
e-mail:Ken.Cox@rice.edu
 
  • BSChE Chemical Engineering (1974) The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • MS Chemical Engineering (1977) University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
  • PhD Chemical Engineering (1979) University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
 
Primary Department
   Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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    Websites
     Rice University ChBE Department
     ChBE: Kenneth R. Cox
     Kenneth R Cox -- ChBE
     Kenneth R Cox Home Page
     K R Cox Home Page
     CENG 403 Chemical Engineering Design Fundamentals
     CENG 404 Chemical Engineering Product and Process Design
     CENG 343 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
     CENG 443 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
     K.R.Cox home Page
     
    Research Areas
     Thermodynamics of electrolytes, sustainability analysis of energy resources, phase equilibria for advanced separations design, gibbs energy modeling for extreme environments, molecular thermodynamics
     
    General Research Interests
     The goal of our research is to develop new mesoscale and molecular modeling methods to characterize complex microstructuring fluids. To accomplish this, we bring together theoretical and computational approaches that provide molecular insight for chemical engineering design. These appproaches include a variety of statistical mechanics, molecular thermodynamics, and computational chemistry techniques. Systems of particular interest to us include biomembranes, colloidal dispersions, thin films, and microstructured polymers.

    We use these fundamental methods to gain clearer understanding into the behavior of commercially important processes and formulations. This research impacts a wide range of products including composite materials, detergent systems, coatings, elastomers, pharmaceuticals, and bioproducts. While we address the key research issues atomistically, we retain a perspective that makes our results immediately useful for engineering applications.

    We find many exciting research challenges in our quest for a molecular understanding of complex macroscopic fluids. Our modeling efforts aim to overcome many restrictions of rigorous molecular models that limit their application to complex fluids. For this, we use coarse graining methods that retain the most important molecular details while identifying realistic ways of averaging less essential factors. Rigorous molecular simulations are very limited by the time scales and number of molecules they can represent, particularly in microstructing systems. Our models must overcome these limitations to make effective use of molec ular knowledge, while successfully predicting colloidal and nanoscale phenomena.
     
    Teaching Areas
     process design, equipment design, separations, process control, laboratory and instrumentation, technical communications, process safety, engineering ethics
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Banasl, Artee; Valiya Parabath, Arjun; Asthagiri, D; Cox, Kenneth R.; Chapman, Walter G. "Thermodynamics of mixtures of patchy and spherical colloids of different sizes: A multi-body association theory with complete reference information." Journal of Chemical Physics, 146 (2017)

     
     

    Djamali, Essmaiil; Chapman, Walter; Cox, Kenneth R. "Prediction of the standard state partial molar volume of aqueous electrolytes to high temperatures and high pressures." Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 60 (December 10, 2015) : 3792-3799.

     
     

    Fouad, Wael A.; Haghmoradi, Amin; Wang, Le; Bansal, Artee; Al Hammadi, Ali; Asthagiri, Dilip; Djamali, Essmaiil; Cox, Kenneth R.; Chapman, Walter G. "Extensions of the SAFT model for complex association in the bulk and interface." Fluid Phase Equilibria

     
     

    Fouad, Wael A.; Yarrison, Matt; Song, Kyoo Y.; Cox, Kenneth R.; Chapman, Walter G. "High pressure measurements and molecular modeling of the water content of acid gas containing mixtures." AIChE Journal, 61 (September 1, 2015) : 3038-3052.

     
     

    Ballal, D; Venkataraman, P; Fouad, WA; Cox, KR; Chapman, WG "Isolating the non-polar contributions to the intermolecular potential for water-alkane interactions." The Journal of Chemical Physics, 141 (2014)

     
     

    Fouad, Wael A.; Ballal, Deepti; Cox, Kenneth R.; Chapman, Walter G. "Examining the Consistency of Water Content Data in Alkanes Using the Perturbed-Chain Form of the Statistical Associating Fluid Theory Equation of State." Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 59 (2014) : 1016-1023.

     
     

    Warudkar, Sumedh S.; Cox, Kenneth R.; Wong, Michael S.; Hirasaki, George J. "Influence of stripper operating parameters on the performance of amine absorption systems for post-combustion carbon capture: Part I. High pressure strippers." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 16 (2013) : 342-350.

     
     

    Warudkar, Sumedh S.; Cox, Kenneth R.; Wong, Michael S.; Hirasaki, George J. "Influence of stripper operating parameters on the performance of amine absorption systems for post-combustion carbon capture: Part II. Vacuum strippers." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 16 (2013) : 351-360.

     
     Yarrison, Matt; Cox, Kenneth R.; Chapman, Walter G., Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research v 45, n 20, Sep 27, 2006, pp. 6770-6777
     
     Articles
     

    Bennett D. Marshall, Kenneth R. Cox and Walter G. Chapman "Supramolecular assembly and surfactant behavior of triblock rod-coil amphiphiles at liquid interfaces using classical Density Functional Theory." , J.Phys.Chem.B, 116, 2370-2738 (2012)

     
     

    Bennett D. Marshall, Christopher P. Emborsky, Kenneth R. Cox and Walter G. Chapman "Effect of bond rigidity and molecular structure on the self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules using second-order classical Density Functional Theory." , Soft Matter, 8, 3138-3142 (2012)

     
     

    J. Chem. Phys. 135, 084708 (2011); doi:10.1063/1.3628452 (15 pages)

     
     

    Fluid Phase Equilibria
    Volume 306, Issue 1, 15 July 2011, Pages 15-30

     
     

    Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research,
    Volume 50, Issue 13, 6 July 2011, Pages 7791-7799

     
     
    Volume 145, Number 2, 467-480, DOI: 10.1007/s10955-011-0263-2
     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    Member of Conference Organizing Committee.  "SAFT Houston 2015." Houston, Texas. (May 17-19, 2015)

     
     

    Program Organizer.  "2011 AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference." Galveston, Texas. (October 6-7, 2011)

     
     

    Workshop Director and Organizer.  "2010 SAChE Faculty Workshop." Baytown, Texas. (August 15-18, 2010)

     
     

    Conference Organizer.  "Texas Area Worshop on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (TAWTSM)." San Antonio, Texas. (March 21, 2010)

     
     Conference Paper
     

    Co-Author.  "Water Content of Natural Gas Systems in Equilibrium with an Aqueous or Hydrate Phase -- Experimental Measurements and Molecular Modeling." AIChE 2017 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (October 31, 2017) With Walter G. Chapman, Wael A. Fouad, Kyoo Song, and Kenneth R. Cox

     
     

    Co-author.  " Incorporating Multi-Body Effects in SAFT: Impact on Model Patchy Colloid and Ion Hydration ." 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (November 11, 2015) With Artee Bansal, D. N. Asthagiri, Kenneth R. Cox and Walter G. Chapman

     
     

    Co-author.  "Corrosion and Scale at Extreme Temperature and Pressure." RPSEA Ultra-Deepwater Flow Assurance TAC Meeting , Sugar Land, Texas. (June 3, 2014)

     
     

    Co-author.  "New Generation SAFT Association for Electrolyte Systems." AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta Georgia. (November 19, 2014) With Artee Bansal, Wael Fouad, Essmaiil Djamali, Kenneth R. Cox and Walter G. Chapman

     
     

    Co-author.  "Thermodynamic Properties of Simple and Multicomponent Electrolytes in Mixed Solvent System to Extreme Temperatures and Pressures." AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta Georgia. (November 16, 2014) With Pradeep Venkataraman, Artee Bansal, Wael Fouad, Mason B. Tomson, Kenneth R. Cox and Walter G. Chapman

     
     Invited Papers
     

    Presenter/Author.  "Communications Training in Chemical Engineering Design: Responding to an Evolving Profession." WAC 2002: The Sixth National Writing across the Curriculum Conference, Rice University. (March 9, 2002)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Invited Speaker.  "Bridging Between Engineering Communities: A Hitchhiker's Guide." Energy Rubber Group 2013 Winter Technical Meeting, Houston Texas. (January 17, 2013)

     
     

    Invited Speaker.  "Oil and Gas from a Chemical Engineering Therodynamics Perspective: Tricks of the Trade." Society of Professional Women in Petroleum Monthly Meeting, Houston Texas. (September 13, 2012)

     
     

    Author and Presenter.  "Chemical Engineering as an Eggs-Act Science." Centennial Campaign Lecture Series, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (Friday, November 4, 2011) With Kenneth R. Cox

     
     

    Author and Presenter.  "Bridging Between Engineering Communities: A Hitchhiker's Guide." Seminar series sponsored by Graduate Student Association, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (November 30, 2011) With Kenneth R. Cox

     
     

    "Distillation Through Young Eyes: Lessons Learned from Students and Evoluton of Chemical Engineering Education." Second Annual Spring Distillation Symposium, South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Houston, Texas. (April 29, 2004)

     
     

    "Smart Molecular Thermodynamics with Applications to Associating, Micellar, and Polymer Systems." Gulf Coast Scientists, Dow Chemical, Freeport Texas. (January 8, 2004) With Walter G Chapman

     
     

    "A perspective on Physical Property Methods for Process Simulation." Spring Distillation Symposium/South Texas Section AIChE, Houston, Texas. (April 3, 2003)

     
     Lectures
     

    Co-author.  "A Molecular-Level Model for Predicting Properties of Electrolytes At High Pressure and Temperature." 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. (Monday, November 4, 2013) With Walter Chapman, Essmaiil Djamali, Pradeep Venkataraman, Bennett Marshall, Artee Bansal, Wael Fouad

     
     

    Co-author.  "Application of Classical Density Functional Theory to the n-Alkane / Water Interface: Accurate Interfacial Properties Using Bulk
    Phase Parameters." 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. (Tuesday, November 5, 2013) With Bennett Marshall, Walter G. Chapman, and Kenneth R. Cox

     
     

    Presenter and Author.  "Bridging Between Engineering Communities: A Hitchhiker's Guide." 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. (Tuesday, April 30, 2013)

     
     

    Presenter and Author.  "Corrosion and Scale at Extreme Temperature and Pressure." RPSEA 2013 Ultra Deepwater Technology Conference, The Woodlands, Texas. (Tuesday, October 29, 2013) With Walter Chapman, Essmaiil Djamali, Pradeep Venkataraman, Bennett Marshall, Artee Bansal, Wael Fouad

     
     

    Presenter and Author.  "SAFT EOS model of electrolytes for scale and corrosion applications at extreme high temperatures and pressures." 13 th International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Products and Process Design , Iguazu Falls, Argentina. (Monday, May 27, 2013) With Walter G. Chapman Bennett Marshall Pradeep Venkataraman Artee Bansal Wael Fuad Essmaiil Djamali

     
     

    Presenter and Author.  "Simulation Through the Eyes of a Practitioner Turned Academic." 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. (Tuesday, April 30, 2013)

     
     

    Presenter and Author.  "Water Content of Liquid CO2 in Equilibrium with Liquid Water and/or Hydrate." 92nd Annual Gas Processors Association Convention, San Antonio, Texas. (Monday, April 8, 2013) With Kenneth R. Cox Walter G. Chapman Kyoo Song Raymond French Aleksandra Dominik

     
     

    Co-author.  "A Techno-Economic Evaluation of Various Stripper Configurations in Amine Absorption Technology for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture." AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (October 31, 2012) With Sumedh Warudkar, Michael S. Wong and George J. Hirasaki

     
     

    Co-author.  "Insight Into Phase Behavior and Microstructure of Complex Fluids – in Honor of Keith Gubbins' 75th Birthday." AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (October 29, 2012) With Walter Chapman, Bennett D. Marshall II, Kai Gong, Deepti Ballal

     
     

    Co-author.  "Supramolecular Assembly and Surfactant Behavior of Triblock Rod – Coil Amphiphiles At Liquid Interfaces Using Classical Density Functional Theory." AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (November 1, 2012) With Bennett Marshall and Walter Chapman

     
     

    Co-Author.  "Comparison of Amine-Based Absorbents for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture ." AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Wednesday, October 19, 2011) With Sumedh S. Warudkar, Kenneth R. Cox, Michael S. Wong and George J. Hirasaki

     
     

    Co-Author.  "Correlation and Prediction of Water Content In Alkanes Using a Molecular Theory ." AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Monday, October 17, 2011) With Chris Emborsky, Kenneth R. Cox, and Walter Chapman

     
     

    Co-Author.  "Effect of Bond Rigidity and Molecular Structure On the Self Assembly of Amphiphilic Molecules Using Second Order Classical Density Functional Theory ." AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Monday, October 17, 2011) With Bennett D. Marshall II, Chris Emborsky, Kenneth R. Cox and Walter G. Chapman

     
     

    Author and Presenter.  "Infinite Dilution Revisited: Filling Predictive Gaps in Physical Property Models ." 2011 AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference, Galveston, Texas. (Friday, October 7, 2011) With Kenneth R. Cox

     
     

    Co-author.  "Application of Interfacial-SAFT (iSAFT) Density Functional Theory in Multiscale Modeling of Inhomogeneous Systems." Texas Area Workshop on Thermodynamics and Statisitcal Mechanics, San Antonio, Texas. (March 21, 2010) With Zhengzheng Feng, Chris Emborsky, Walter Chapman

     
     

    Co-author.  "Microstructure and Phase Behavior of Block Copolymer / Nanoparticle Composites: Application of the Interfacial SAFT (iSAFT) Density Functional Theory." 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (November 8, 2010) With Zhengzheng Feng, Christopher Emborsky, and Walter Chapman

     
     

    Author and Presenter.  "Process Safety Resources for the Classroom." 2010 SAChE Faculty Workshop, Baytown, Texas. (August 16, 2010)

     
     

    Co-author.  "Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Molecules or Nanoparticles Using the i-SAFT Density Functional Theory." Texas Area Workshop on Thermodynamics and Statisitcal Mechanics, San Antonio, Texas. (March 21, 2010) With Chris Emborsky and Walter Chapman

     
     

    Co-author.  "Self-Assembly of Mixed Amphiphile Systems Using the iSAFT Density Functional Theory." 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (Nobember 8, 2010) With Christopher Emborsky, Zhengzheng Feng, and Walter Chapman

     
     

    Speaker.  "Molecular Design of Self-Assembling Surfactant and Copolymer Systems ." AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia. (November 20, 2008) With Shekhar Jain, Adam Bymaster, Chris Emborsky, Kenneth R. Cox, Walter G. Chapman

     
     

    "Molecular Modeling of the Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Molecules Using the iSAFT DFT." AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia. (November 18, 1008) With Christopher Emborsky, Shekhar Jain, Zhengzheng Feng, Kenneth Cox, Walter Chapman

     
     

    "Thermodynamic Insights: Solving Distillation Mysteries Using a Simulation Lense." AIChE 2007 Spring National Meeting, Houston Texas. (April 25, 2007)

     
     

    "Chemical Engineering Alchemy: The Guts to Gold Project." American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas. (November 11, 2004)

     
     

    "Coordinating Laboratory Courses Across Engineering and Science Curricula." American Society for Engineering Education Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (June, 2004) With A. Saterbak, B. Beason, J. Bordeaux, D. Caprette

     
     

    "Essential Equation of State Characteristics for Molecular Insights in Chemical Engineering Design." AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 27, 2004)

     
     

    "Experimental measurements and modeling of ultra-high pressure water content of bonary hydrocarbon + water mixtures." American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas. (November 8, 2004) With Walter G Chapman, Aleksandra Dominik, Matthew Yarrison

     
     

    "Using the SAFT EOS to Improve Parameter Estimation." AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, Lousiana. (March 31, 2003)

     
     Other
     

    Zhengzheng Feng, Chris Emborsky, Kenneth R. Cox, and Walter G. Chapman, Application of Interfacial SAFT (iSAFT) Density Functional Theory in Multiscale Modeling of Inhomogeneous Systems, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee (November 12, 2009)

     
     

    Shekhar Jain, Adam Bymaster, Chris Emborsky, ZhengZheng Feng, Kenneth Cox and Water Chapman, Molecular Modeling of Nano-particle / Copolymer and Surfactant Systems, Seventeenth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, Colorado, June 24, 2009

     
     

    Chris Emborsky, Zhengzheng Feng, Kenneth R. Cox, and Walter G. Chapman, Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Molecules Using the i-SAFT Density Functional Theory,AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee (November 13, 2009)

     
     

    "A Global Perspective for Sustainable Design: New Opportunities for Deep Fried Seage and Pureed Kelp." American Institute of Chemical Engineers, San Francisco, California. (November 16, 2006)

     
     

    "Rigorous and Exact: the "What Not to Teach" of Property Estimation." American Institute of Chemical Engineers, San Francisco, California. (November 14, 2006)

     
     

    Speaker and Author.  "Limiting Lemmas and Lemons: The Common Pitfalls of Modeling Excess Gibbs Energy Data." AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (March 13, 2002) With Raymond French and George Koplos

     
     

    Presenter/Author.  "Tiers and Tools: Perspective of a Practitioner Turned Academic--Leveraging Modern Technologies in Teaching Engineering Design." AIChE 2002 Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana. (November 14, 2002)

     
     Panelist
     

    Invited Panelist.  "Chemical Process and Product Careers in Academia vs. Industry." AIChE 2017 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (October 29, 2017)

     
     

    Invited Panelist.  "Future Directions for SAFT." SAFT Houston 2015, Houston, Texas. (May 19, 2015)

     
     

    "Process Safety Forum." South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Houston, Texas. (March 2, 2006)

     
     

    Invited Panelist.  "What Must be Done to Ensure that College Students Communicate Well in Their Fields?." WAC 2002: The Sixth National Writing across the Curriculum Conference, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (March 9, 2002)

     
     Posters
     

    Co-author.  "Towards a Generalized Molecular Model for Upstream and Downstream Applications ." 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (November 10, 2015) With Wael A. Fouad, Le Wang, Amin Haghmoradi, Kenneth R. Cox and Walter G. Chapman

     
     

    Co-author.  "Molecular design of soft materials using classical density
    functional theory." 13 th International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Products and Process Design, Iguazu Falls, Argentina. (Tuesday, May 28, 2013) With Z. Feng, B.Marshall, K. Gong, D. Ballal, K. Cox, W. Chapman

     
     

    Co-author.  "Molecular Modeling of Complex Fluids." 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (November 8, 2010) With Christopher Emborsky and Walter Chapman

     
     

    "Influence of Media Phase Solute Structuring on Intercellular Interactions." 11th International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design, Hersonissos, Crete Greece. (May 21, 2007)

     
     

    "Water Content of Natural Gas Systems from the Kobayashi Laboratory: From Reservoir Gas Conditions to Cryogenic Gas Processing." 11th International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design, Hersonissos, Crete Greece. (May 23, 2007) With Walter G. Chapman, Matt Yarrison, Kyoo Song

     
     

    "Limtations and Limiting Laws: Advanced EOS Models for Complex Solutions." Tenth International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design, Snowbird, Utah. (May 19, 2004)

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    Invited Seminar Speaker.  "Introducing Molecular Techniques to a Macroscopic World." School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. (November 2, 2010)

     
     Session Chair
     

    Session Chair.  "Physical Properties for Chemical Process and Product Design." AIChE 2017 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (October 30, 2017)

     
     

    Session Co-Chair.  "Best Senior Design Competition." 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting & 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, Austin, Texas. (April 27, 2015)

     
     

    Session Co-Chair.  "Physical Properties for Chemical Process and Product Design." 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (November 9, 2015)

     
     

    Session Co-Chair.  "Sustainable and Green Product Design." 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (November 9, 2015)

     
     

    Session Chair.  "Tools for Product Design." 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (November 9, 2015)

     
     

    Session Co-Chair.  "Best Senior Design Competition." AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 2, 2014)

     
     

    Session Co-Chair.  "Physical Properties for Chemical Product Design." AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta Georgia. (November 17, 2014)

     
     

    Session Co-Chair.  "Designing Unusual Chemical Products." 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. (Monday, April 29, 2013)

     
     

    Session Chair.  "Physical Properties for Chemical Product Design." 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. (unday, November 3, 2013)

     
     

    Session Co-Chair.  "Renewable Substitutes for Petroleum Products." 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. (Wednesday, May 1, 2013)

     
     

    Session Co-chair.  "Accelerating Process R&D Through Modeling, Rapid Experimentation and Open Innovation." AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (October 29, 2012) With Saniago Faucher

     
     

    Session Co-chair.  "Tools for Chemical Product Design." AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (October 29, 2012) With Michael Hill

     
     

    "Thermodynamics and Process Simulation ." 2011 AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference, Galveston, Texas. (Friday, October 7, 2011)

     
     

    Session Co-Chair.  "Physical Properties for Chemical Product Design." 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (November 9, 2010)

     
     

    Session Chair.  "Technology Transfer in Product Design via ChE Education and Commercial Product Manufacturing." 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (Nobember 8, 2010)

     
     

    "Molecular Modeling for Product Design." AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia. (November 20, 2008)

     
     

    "Perspectives and Prospects for Thermodynamic Modeling, Simulation, and Experimentation in Chemical Engineering." AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia. (November 18, 1008)

     
     

    "Methodologies for Teaching Product Design." AIChE 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (November 6, 2007) With Michael Hill

     
     

    "Perspectives 1977 vs 2007." 11th International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design, Hersonissos, Crete Greece. (May 25, 2007) With Tyler Thompson

     
    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     ChBE Professional Excellence Award, ChBE Alumni Committee (November 6, 2014)

     Distinguished Service Award, South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (October 9, 2014)

     Distinguished Faculty Associate -- Duncan College, (May 2012)

     George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, Rice University (May 14, 2011)

     The Gary Leach Award, Board of Directors of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2011)

     Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Board of Directors of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (July 2011)

     C.M. and Demaris Hudspeth Award for Student Lif and Clubs, Rice University (April 23, 2008)

    Positions Held
     Area Coodinator 12 G Product Design, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of SAChE Safety in Chemical Engineering Education Committee, AIChE/CCPS. (2006 - 2017)

     Chair of South Texas Section, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2011 - 2011)

     Area Coordinator, AIChE Programming Group 12G. (2010 - 2010)

     Chair Elect of AIChE Programming Area 12G, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2011 - 2011)

     Workshop Director, SAChE (Safety and Chemical Engineering Education Program of AIChE and SAChE). (2010 - 2010)

     Chair-Elect, South Texas Section, AIChE. (2010 - 2010)

     Chair Elect Area 12G Product Design, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2012 - 2012)

     Chair Area 12G Product Design, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2012 - 2012)

     Past Chair South Texas Section, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2012 - 2012)

     Chair Area 12G Product Design, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2013 - 2013)

     Area Coordinator 12G Product Design, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2008 - 2010)

     Chair Area 12G Product Design, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2010 - 2015)

     Past Chair -- Programming Area 12G: Product Design, American Institute of Chemical Engineering. (2016 - 2017)

     Executive Committee Position 2, South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. (2008 - 2008)