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 Chair for Graduate Studies, 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 and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(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 Juan Manuel Restrepo-Flórez Juan Manuel Restrepo-Flórez Assistant Professor

Dr. Restrepo-Flórez will start January 2023

Research Interests: Sustainability, Process Synthesis, Optimization, Energy Efficient Separations (membranes and adsorption)

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 Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
(352) 392-9101

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

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