- Jan. 2003 to Present:Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi
Adjunct Professor, Center for Green Manufacturing, University of Alabama Research:Mechanical Motion Using Active Transport; Funding: $312,373 (DARPA)Advanced Liquid Membrane Materials
- Research Associate Oct. 2001-'02:Chemical Engineering; University of Colorado, Boulder (EPA/NSF Funding) Room Temperature Ionic Liquids in Active Facilitated Transport and Advanced Membrane Materials.Funding, in part, resulted from my independently developed research efforts during a previous research tenure (2000). Supervisor: Dr. Richard Noble
- Post-Doc.2000:Chemical Engineering;University of Colorado (Nat. Renewable Eng. Lab. Funding)Initiated new project to study the electrochemical
pumping of carbon dioxide.Responsible for modeling, the development of strategies/proposals for future research,and facilitating
collaboration with other research laboratories. Designed, constructed, and optimized laboratory test equipment.Independently
developed and researched a novel membrane-based carbon dioxide separation that was not part of the original research plan.
Supervisors: Dr. Richard Noble, Dr. Carl Koval, and Dr. Dan DuBois.
- Post-Doc.1999-2000:Chemical Engineering:University of Colorado, Boulder Bioseparations - Supervised/advised graduate and undergraduate research.
Modeled, tested and optimized the mass transport in crystallization equipment (Hanging Drop) and membrane processes (Osmotic
and Acoustic Dewatering).
Supervisor: Dr. Paul Todd
- Lecturer.Spring 1999:Department of Chemical Engineering; University of Colorado, Boulder Instructor for a junior level experimental course in fluid flow, heat transfer, and technical communication.In addition, I designed, constructed, and implemented a new experiment to study fluid distribution systems through testing and scale-up.Supervised two teaching assistants.
- Research Assistant 1994 - 1998:BioServe Space Technologies; University of Colorado, Boulder Process and hardware research & development in
multidisciplinary research teams working on advanced life support for spacecraft.Developed processes for
microgravity plant growth including a membrane condenser, microgravity irrigation, atmospheric treatment, and
environmental controls.Space shuttle missions STS-77, STS-83, and STS-94.
Supervisor: Dr. Alex Hoehn.
- Undergraduate Researcher 1984:Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy) Assisted in the design, construction, and operation of experimental systems for fluidized-bed coal-combustor flue gas treatment including the removal of alkali vapors.