Dr. Reginald Rogers received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.S. from Northeastern University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan-all in Chemical Engineering. His research at the University of Michigan focused on the fundamental understanding of particle interaction potentials for potential applications including photonics. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Rogers joined the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering department at Rochester Institute of Technology as a Postdoctoral Fellow. This research included synthesis and characterization of lithium ion battery cathode materials and adsorption using carbon nanotubes. In July 2012, Reginald transitioned to an Assistant Professor position in the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering department where he continues his research interests in separation technology via adsorption with carbon nanotubes as well as next-generation battery materials.
Dr. Rogers has presented his work at several conferences including the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual meetings. He has served as chair and co-chair for several sessions at AIChE. He has also reviewed numerous papers for journals including Journal of Materials Chemistry, Energy & Environmental Science, and Dalton Transactions. Dr. Rogers also participates in several outreach events at RIT including College & Careers and the Rochester Engineering Society Explorers programs.
Dr. Rogers current research interests are in the areas of adsorption and next generation battery technology with a focus on the use of carbon nanotubes for environmental applications and chemical/biological sensors. His current projects deals with the use of carbon nanotubes to tailor adsorption systems for isolation and/or removal of organic and inorganic compounds from aqueous regimes (e.g. groundwater). Research efforts involve analysis of batch and packed column systems using mathematical models to develop a fundamental understanding of experimental results.