Faculty and Staff

t c ho

T.C. Ho, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering
Aldredge Endowed Chair in Engineering
Research: Waste Management, Fluidization, Process Modeling

doctor srinivas palanki

Srinivas Palanki, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Research: Real-time Optimization of Finite-time Processes, Nonlinear Robust Control and Modeling of Nonlinear Processes



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

rafael tadmor

Rafael Tadmor, Ph.D.
Research: Wetting/Dewetting, Adhesion of Solids, Soft Matter Physics, Tribology, Rough Surface Contacts & Biolubrication

qiang xu

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

tracy benson

Tracy J. Benson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research: Sustainable Biofuel, CO2 Conversion Technologies, Engineering Education

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

james henry

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


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

doctor tianxing cai

Tianxin Cai, Ph.D.
Research: Quantitative Risk Assessment, Chemical Process Safety, Modeling for Process Safety, Process Measurement and Analysis


candy cazares

Candy Cazares
Administrative Associate, Sr.
Lucas 101
(409) 880-8054


matthew hall

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