Daniel Chen, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

  • Sustainable Water Management and Technologies, Two-Volume Set: Sustainable Water Management (Volume I) and Sustainable Water Technologies (Volume II), Editor, Daniel H. Chen, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2016. Print ISBN: 978-1-4822-1518-2 eBook ISBN: 978-1-4822-1519-9
  • Anan Wang, Helen H. Lou, Daniel Chen, Anfeng Yu, Wenyi Dang, Xianchang Li , Christopher Martin, Vijaya Damodara, Ajit Patki, “Combustion Mechanism Development and CFD Simulation for the Prediction of Soot Emission during Flaring,” in press, Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 2016.
  • Ajit Patki, Xianchang Li, Daniel Chen, Helen Lou, Peyton Richmond, Vijaya Damodara, Lan Liu, Kader Rasel, Arokiaraj Alphones, Jenny Zhou, "Numerical Simulation of Black Carbon (Soot) Emissions from Non-Premixed Flames," Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, v. 2, pp. 15-24, 2014.
  • Kanwar Devesh Singh, Preeti Gangadharan, Daniel H. Chen, Helen H. Lou, Xianchang Li & Peyton Richmond (2014), “Computational fluid dynamics modeling of laboratory flames and an industrial flare”, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 64:11, 1328-1340, DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2014.948229.
  • Rakesh B. Sadu, Daniel H. Chen, Ashwini S. Kucknoor, Zhanhu Guo, Andrew J. Gomes, "Silver Doped -TiO2/Polyurethane Nano-Composites For Antibacterial Textile Coating", BioNanoScience: Volume 4, Issue 2 (2014), Page 136-148, DOI: 10.1007/s12668-014-0125-x.


  • Ph.D. (Ch.E.), Oklahoma State University, 1981
  • M.S. (Ch.E.), National Taiwan University, 1976
  • B.S. (Ch.E.), National Cheng Kung University, 1970

Awards & Honors

  • University professor, 2016; University Scholar, 2010.
  • 3.5 million of total completed and on-going grants from DOD, DOE, EPA, USDA, NSF, TCEQ, AQRP, ATP, & private sectors.
  • "Abnormal Situation Management & Big Data," D. Chen (PI), Distinguished Research Fellow Award and Visionary Initiatives, Lamar University, 09/01/16-8/31/2019.
  • “Modeling and Set Point Determination for Flare Operations,” D. Chen (PI), H. Lou, X. Li, and C. Martin, Texas Air Research Center (TARC), 09/01/15-7/15/2017.
  • “MRI: Acquisition of an LC/MS/MS System for Multidisciplinary Research and Educational Projects," Daniel H. Chen (PI), David L. Cocke, Che-Jen Lin, Paul Bernazzani, Andrew Jewel Gomes, NSF CBET-1338088, $456,549, 09/01/2013-08/31/2017.
  • “Computational Fluid Dynamics and Neural Network Modeling of Industrial Flares," 10 grants from 05/01/07-07/15/17, $886,765, TCEQ, AQRP, HARC, and TARC, with K. Li, H. Lou, X. Li, C. Martin, and P. Richmond (D. Chen served as PI for 6, K. Li for 2 and H. Lou for 2). “Flare Performance Optimization: DRE/CE vs. Soot,” Daniel H. Chen (PI), Helen Lou, Xianchang Li, Peyton Richmond, Matthew Johnson (Carleton University, Canada), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), 01/01/14-8/31/2014,
  • “Field Sampling, Chemical Analysis, and Photochemical Treatment of Herbicides/Pharmaceuticals-Contaminated Water and Sediment in the Rio Grande Basin,” 6 grants spanning from 07/01/04 to 08/31/13, $265,000, D. Chen (PI), with A. Gomes, K. Urbanczyk, B. Wang, H. R. Yoder, D. Flaherty, K. Sternes, and R. Tadmor.
  • “ALEP Fuel Cell Catalyst & Hydrogen,” David Cocke (PI), Jack R. Hopper, Daniel H. Chen, Sidney Lin, US Army Missile Defense Command, $7,250,000, 2005-2012.
  • “Improving Engineering Curricula by Integrating PBL Pedagogy with Modern Manufacturing Case Studies,” National Science Foundation, CCLI 0737089 $149,897, 03/15/08-02/28/10.
  • “Green Construction Materials for Air-borne Pollutants Removal,” Texas Air Research Center, $70,277,09/01/06-08/31/09. “Photocatalytic Coating on Road Pavements/Structures for NOx Abatement,” USEPA/Houston Advanced Research Center, $50,000, 01/01/06-02/28/08.
  • “Leaks Detection and Source Identification Using Airborne, On-Water, and On-Road Infrared Camera and GPS system,” Daniel H. Chen, David Furry, TCEQ, $102,170, 2005 (TxAQII Remote Sensing VOC Project).“TexAQS II Remote Sensing Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Data Analysis,” Daniel H. Chen, TCEQ, $10,000, 2006.
  • “Controller Performance Diagnostics, Process/Controller Parameter Identification, and Predictive Maintenance,” Nexus Engineering, $76,160, 2001-2005.
  • Ten (10) consecutive Exxon-Mobil grants to support process modeling, simulation, and control education to undergraduate/ graduate students and area engineers (1998-2007).
  • Omega Chi Epsilon, Faculty Advisor (1998-2007); Tau Beta Pi, Sponsor Faculty (1982-2014).