My research interests span several important areas of chemical reaction engineering and bioengineering. Applied mathematics, computer simulations, digital video microscopy, thermal analysis and chemical reactor design are integral parts of my research methodology. Currently, my group is focusing on elucidating the fundamental mechanisms controlling the transport and reaction of nitrogen fertilizers in biochar-amended soils, and on developing hybrid multi-scale models that describe the growth of heterogeneous cell populations in the presence of mass transfer limitations. My current research interests also include the sustainable production of biochar for carbon sequestration and soil amendment, and thermal remediation of soil contaminated with heavy hydrocarbons.
Pyrolytic Remediation of Oil-Contaminated Soils: Reaction Mechanisms, Soil Changes, and Implications for Treated Soil Fertility
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (2018) 57(10)