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Patricia Taboada-Serrano

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-7337
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Patricia Taboada-Serrano

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, Mayor de San Andres University (Bolivia); MS, Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela); Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

585-475-7337

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Journal Paper
Li, Xiang, et al. "Hierarchically-Structured Ti/TiO2 Electrode for Hydrogen Evolution Synthesized via 3D Printing and Anodization." Journal of Energy and Power Technology 2. 2 (2020): 1-16. Web.
Zhang, Yali and Patricia Taboada-Serrano. "Model for gas-hydrate equilibrium in porous media that incorporates pore-wall properties." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 22. 10900 (2020): 1-11. Print.
Li, Xiang, et al. "Titanium dioxide nanotubes as model system for electrosorption studies." Nanomaterials 8. 404 (2018): 1-13. Web.
Ney, Evan, Chia-Hung Hou, and Patricia Taboada-Serrano. "Electrical double layer potential inside nanopores from Classic Electrodynamics and Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulations." ACS Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 63. (2018): 2557-2566. Print.
Li, Xiang, et al. "Electrosorption of monovalent alkaline metal ions onto mesoporous titanium dioxide nanotubes." Electrochimica Acta 231. (2017): 632-640. Print.
Book Chapter
Henry, Frances, et al. "CHAPTER 4: Women, Energy and Water: The Effects of Gender and Culture on the Roles and Responsibilities of Women." Guide Towards a Sustainable Energy Future For the Americas. Mexico City, Mexico: The Global Network of Academies of Sciences and Inter American Network of Academies of Sciences Press, 2016. 97-130. Print.
Full Patent
Taboada-Serrano, Patricia, et al. "Integrated magnetic-seeding, sorption, electrosorption and high-gradient magnetic filtration process." U.S. Patent 8,551,617, 2013. 8 Oct. 2013.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Taboada-Serrano, Patricia. "Energy for Underserved Populations: Gender Considerations." Inter American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) Energy Project Meeting. Inter American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) and the Colombian Academy of Sciences. Colombian Academy of Sciences, Bogota, Colombia. 9 Jun. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Currently Teaching

CHME-490
3 Credits
This course examines typical constraints on design and their integration with technology. Economics, environmental considerations, hazards analysis, ethics, and globalization and supply chain management ideas are among the concepts introduced. Modern examples that integrate knowledge of unit operations and processes with design constraints are examined.
CHME-310
3 Credits
This is a course in the fundamentals of both single and multiple-component thermodynamics. The first and second laws of thermodynamics and concepts of entropy and equilibrium are examined in open and closed control volume systems. Energy, work, and heat requirements of various unit operations are examined. Equations of states and properties of fluids are explored. Phase transition and equilibrium involving single-and multiple components are examined for both ideal and non-ideal systems. Energy released/absorbed during chemical reaction and solution creation are imbedded in analysis of chemical engineering processes
MTSE-777
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a capstone project using research facilities available inside or outside of RIT.
CHME-491
2 Credits
This course extends the laboratory experience from the previous Chemical Engineering Principles Lab, and focuses on unit operations common to engineering practice. Students work in teams to design experimental procedures on existing equipment, and to in some cases, manipulate experimental apparatus to achieve specific experimental goals.
CHME-510
3 Credits
The course extends the concepts of energy, entropy, phase equilibrium and multi-component mixtures from ideal to real fluids via the introduction of state functions, fluid models and generalized conditions for equilibrium of solutions and phases. Models for real-fluid behavior are implemented in the context of actual chemical processes. Additionally, real-fluid behavior is linked to molecular properties in order to introduce predictive approaches to fluid behavior.
CHME-610
3 Credits
The course extends the concepts of energy, entropy, phase equilibrium and multi-component mixtures from ideal to real fluids via the introduction of state functions, fluid models and generalized conditions for equilibrium of solutions and phases. Models for real-fluid behavior are implemented in the context of actual chemical processes. Additionally, real-fluid behavior is linked to molecular properties in order to introduce predictive approaches to fluid behavior.

In the News

  • August 28, 2020

    world map showing where gas hydrates have been discovered.

    Team develops model to determine stability of gas hydrates

    Natural gas-hydrates—crystalline compounds of gas molecules—are found in permafrost and marine sediments. While these gas hydrates can be used as alternative energy resources, they also pose a danger in terms of global warming. RIT researchers Patricia Taboada-Serrano and Yali Zhang developed a comprehensive model to better validate location of gas-hydrate deposits in marine sediments.

  • November 6, 2018

    Patricia Taboada-Serrano poses for a photo in front of a fume hood in a lab.

    Faculty-researcher honored as Emerging Investigator

    Patricia Taboada-Serrano, an associate professor of chemical engineering, was named a 2018 Emerging Investigator by the American Chemical Society for her work in developing water treatment technology through molecular engineering