Petrochemical Process Engineering Expert Including Ethylene

Technical Consultant #1293


  • Process evaluation, development, design, and start-up of petrochemical plants.
  • Fluid, heat and mass transfer theory and equipment as currently practiced.
  • Heat and material balances, process engineering.
  • Ethylene plant design, troubleshooting and operation.
  • HYSYS, SIMSCI PRO II, STELLA process modeling programs.
  • Modeling chemical processing equipment.
  • Industrial short course training, including international clients.
  • Collagen and other protein processing.
  • Polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinyl acetate plant engineering and start up.


  • Professor of Chemical Engineering & Department Chair, 1992-Current
  • Founder and Director, Collagen Research Group, 1996-current
  • Manager, Technology Development, R&D, ARCO Chemical Co., 1988-1992
  • Principal Engineer, Process Services, ARCO Chemical Co., 1979-1988
  • Senior Engineer, Process Design, Air Products & Chemicals Co., 1978-1979
  • Senior Engineer, Process Design, ABB Lummus Co., 1973-1978

Plant Start-up Assignments

  • Petrosar, Corunna, Ontario
  • Product Flexibility, ARCO, Channelview, TX
  • EDC, ARCO, Port Arthur, TX
  • PVA/PVOH, APCI, Calvert City, KY
  • Verax, Inc. Lebanon, NH

Honors & Publications

  • Publications: 150 publications and presentations, 20 invited lectures/seminars, 4 US Patents, 2 World Patents
  • Awards: Lindback Award for Teaching, Zandi Award, Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Grant Award, Who%u2019s Who in American Education
  • Honor Societies: Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Delta, Omega Chi Epsilon
  • American Chemical Society Board of Directors


  • Doctor of Engineering, Dartmouth College
  • MBA (Economics), New York University
  • Master of Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College
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