Faculty and Staff

tracy benson

Tracy J. Benson, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Jack Gill Endowed Chair
Research: Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage, Sustainable Biofules

daniel chen

Daniel Chen, Ph.D.
Research: Flare Modeling, Combustion Mechanisms, Process Modeling & Control, Abnormal Situation Management

helen lou

Helen Lou, Ph.D.
Research: Big Data Analysis and Process Systems Engineering, Sustainable Technologies

qiang xu

Qiang Xu, Ph.D.
Research: Large-scale Dynamic Simulation and Optimization, Optimal Scheduling, Port-related Supply Chain Management

john gossage

John Gossage, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research: Simulation, Engineering Education, Computer-Aided Modeling

sidney lin

Sidney Lin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research: Renewable Energy, Materials Science, Separation Process, Reaction Engineering

peyton richmond

Peyton Richmond, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Undergraduate Programs
Research: Process Systems Engineering with Application to Safety, Engineering Education


Clayton Jeffryes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research: Innovative Bioprocesses, Macroalgal Tissue Cultures, Biogenic Nanomaterials

james henry

James Henry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research: photometric sensors for detection of neurotoxic agents, biosensors, cellular structures

doctor tianxing cai

Tianxing Cai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research: Quantitative Risk Assessment, Chemical Process Safety, Modeling for Process Safety, Process Measurement and Analysis, Nondestructive Testing and Inspection


matthew hall

Matthew Hall
Laboratory Technician
Lucas 123B
(409) 880-8791

gina_m_decuir.jpgGina M. Decuir

Sr. Administrative Associate
Lucas 101
(409) 880-8784


T.C. Ho, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Research: Waste Management, Fluidization, Process Modeling