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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

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
CHME-492
3 Credits
Students work in teams to design and simulate a realistic chemical manufacturing plant. An assigned project requires students to draw on, and integrate, knowledge from all core chemical engineering courses taken over the previous 5 years. The course is taught in the chemical engineering computer lab and makes extensive use of both chemical process simulation software (ChemCad), software for drawing piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s) as well as online resources that chemical engineers use to size and select parts and equipment.
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.

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

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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.