Modeling, Theory, and Simulation

We develop mathematical theories, AI-based algorithms, and computational simulations across the atomistic, particle, and continuum levels to model chemical engineering processes, with the aims of gaining fundamental scientific knowledge and devising next-generation applications in in-space manufacturing, renewable energy, drug delivery, geological formation, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and membrane-based separation.


Photo of Henry C. W. Chu Henry Chu Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2017, Cornell University

Research Interests: Complex Fluid Dynamics, Colloid and Interface Science, Electrokinetics, and Rheology

Photo of David Hibbitts David Hibbitts Associate Professor and Moreno Rising Star Professor
(352) 392-0751

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Kinetic Studies, Density Functional Theory, Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization

Photo of Dmitry Kopelevich Dmitry Kopelevich Associate Professor
(352) 392-4422

Ph.D., 2002, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests: Molecular and Multi-scale Modeling, Nanoscale Transport Phenomena, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Photo of Anthony J.C. Ladd Anthony Ladd Professor
(352) 392-6509

Research Interests: Numerical Simulations of Complex Fluids: Reactive Flows in Porous Media, Hydrodynamic Interactions, Dynamics of Filament Networks

Photo of Ranga Narayanan Ranga Narayanan Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-9103

Ph.D., 1978, Illinois Institute of Technology (1981)

Research Interests: Interfacial instabilities, Transport phenomena with life support, materials science and biomedical applications

Photo of Mark Orazem Mark Orazem Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-6207

Research Interests: Electrochemical Engineering: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Corrosion (including cathodic protection), Current Distribution in Electrochemical Systems, Fuel Cells, Mathematical Modeling.

Photo of Janani Sampath Janani Sampath Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2018, The Ohio State University

Research Interests: Polymer Membranes, Polymer-Protein Conjugates, Self-Assembly, Computational Materials Design

Photo of Spyros A. Svoronos Spyros Svoronos Harry and Bertha Bernstein Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(352) 392-9101

Ph.D., 1981, University of Minnesota (1982)

Research Interests: Bioprocess Engineering, Process Modeling, Optimization, and Control, Machine Learning