Faculty of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Lawrence T. Novak

Dr. Lawrence Novak Assistant Professor
  B.S., M.S., & Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
Michigan State University

Reaction engineering, catalysis, polymer engineering, physical properties, process design.

Research Interests

Molecular Modeling of Transport Properties

Rate-based models suitable for equipment and insitu process modeling typically require a capability for predicting transport coefficients over a sufficient range of temperature and pressure. This research focuses on practical molecular theory-based modeling to correlate and predict transport coefficients over the entire fluid region (liquid, gas, and critical fluid) and a large range of temperature and pressure. Potential application areas include: process engineering, product engineering, oil and gas reservoir engineering, pipelines, and fracking.

Chemical Reaction Engineering

Practical models based on principles of physics and chemistry are developed to correlate and predict reaction products in terms of catalyst/enzyme/surface properties and process conditions. Potential application areas include: synfuels, organic chemicals, polymers, biotechnology, biochemical, and biomedical.

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Mailing Address
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department
Fenn College of Engineering
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave., SH 455
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
Campus Location
Stilwell Hall Room 455
1960 East 24th Street
Phone: 216.687.2569
Fax: 216.687.9220
Jorge E. Gatica
Phone: 216.523.7274

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