Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, Northeastern University; Ph.D., University of Michigan
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a capstone project using research facilities available inside or outside of RIT.
A first course for chemical engineers, introducing units, dimensions and dimensional analysis, simple material balances for batch and continuous systems in steady and unsteady states with and without chemical reaction, and elementary phase equilibrium in multiple component systems. Energy balances on non-reactive systems in open and closed systems are introduced.
This is the first course of a two-course sequence that provides the foundation for success in the chemical engineering program at RIT and the field of chemical engineering. This course provides a historical perspective on the origin of the discipline and an overview of the traditional and contemporary issues that chemical engineers address. Within this context, the course compares and contrasts the differing roles of chemical engineers and chemists in society. Additionally the course introduces the methodology chemical engineers use to solve problems, engineering ethics, and career options in chemical engineering.
This course covers the analysis and design of chemical processes for the separation and purification of mixtures. The course includes an introduction to the fundamentals of diffusion leading up to mass transfer coefficients and their use in solving a variety of engineering problems. Design methodologies are examined for equilibrium based processes (such as absorption, stripping, and distillation). Rate-based separation processes, including packed columns and batch adsorption, are examined and contrasted with equilibrium-based processes.
This course examines how chemical engineering analysis can be applied to address some of society’s current and future challenges. Particular attention is focused on the size and scale of a system and its affect on the engineering constraints and the ultimate solution of problems. The course enables students to recognize that the processes and equipment that chemical engineers design to solve local problems affect the broader problems that society faces, such as the supply of energy and preservation of the environment. The course demonstrates the power of the system balance as an essential tool for engineering analysis, and provides students with some elementary training in its use.
Litts, Benjamin S., et al. "Construction of a Carbon-Nanomaterial Based Nanocomposite Aerogel for the Removal of Organic Compounds from Water." ACS Applied Nano Materials 1. 8 (2018): 4127-4134. Print. *
Rogers, Reginald E. and Todd E. Pagano. "Undergraduate Research at Rochester Institute of Technology: Intentional Efforts Towards an Inclusive Undergraduate Research Environment for Underrepresented Students." Summer 2018 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research. (2018): DOI: 10.18833/spur/1/4/2. Print. *
Cresce, Arthur V., et al. "Solvation Behavior of Carbonate-Based Electrolytes in Sodium Ion Batteries." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19. (2017): 574-586. Web. *
Rocha, John-David R., et al. "Emerging Investigators Series: Highly Effective Adsorption of Organic Aromatic Molecules by Electronically Sorted Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes." Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 3. (2017): 203-212. Print. *
Dichiara, Anthony B., et al. "Removal of Copper Ions from Aqueous Solutions via Adsorption on Carbon Nanocomposites." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7. (2015): 15674-15680. Web. * £
Dichiara, Anthony B., Steven J. Weinstein, and Reginald E. Rogers. "On the Choice of Batch or Fixed Bed Adsorption Processes for Wastewater Treatment." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 54. (2015): 8579-8586. Web. * £
Dichiara, Anthony B., Samuel F. Harlander, and Reginald E. Rogers. "Fixed Bed Adsorption of Diquat Dibromide from Aqueous Solutions using Carbon Nanomaterials." RSC Advances 5. (2015): 61508-61512. Web. * £
Dichiara, Anthony B, Jared Benton-Smith, and Reginald E Rogers. "Enhanced Adsorption of Carbon Nanocomposites Exhausted with 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid after Regeneration by Thermal Oxidation and Microwave Irradiation." Environmental Science: Nano 1. 2 (2014): 113. Print. £
Dichiara, Anthony B, et al. "Free-standing Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Hybrid Papers as Next Generation Adsorbents." Nanoscale 6. 12 (2014): 6322-6327. Print. * £
Dichiara, Anthony B., Tyler J. Sherwood, and Reginald E. Rogers. "Binder Free Graphene-single-wall Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Papers for Removal of Polyaromatic Compounds from Aqueous Systems." Journal of Materials Chemistry A 1. (2013): 14480-14483. Web. «
Rogers, Reginald E, et al. "Impact of Microwave Synthesis Conditions on the Rechargeable Capacity of LiCoPO4 for Lithium Ion Batteries." Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 43. (2013): 271-278. Print. « £
Forney, Michael W, et al. "High Performance Silicon Free-standing Anodes Fabricated by Low-pressure and Plasma-enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition onto Carbon Nanotube Electrodes." Journal of Power Sources 228. (2013): 270-280. Print. £
DiLeo, R A, et al. "Balanced Approach to Safety of High capacity Silicon-Germanium-Carbon Nanotube Free-standing Lithium Ion Battery Anodes." Nano Energy. (2012): 268-275. Print. *
Forney, M W, et al. "High Performance Silicon Free-standing Anodes Fabricated by Low-pressure and Plasma-enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition onto Carbon Nanotube Electrodes." Journal of Power Sources. (2012): 270-280. Print. *
Published Conference Proceedings
Harel, Dan, et al. "The Language of Capstone: A Translator." Proceedings of the Capstone Design Conference. Ed. Capstone Conference. Rochester, NY: n.p., 2018. Web. *
Rogers, Reginald E. and Todd E. Pagano. "Mending the Gap: An Intentional Focus on Integrating Underrepresented Minority and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students into the Research Culture." Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Ed. American Society for Engineering Education. Salt Lake City, UT: n.p., Web. «
Rogers, Reginald E. "Integrating Process Safety and Ethics in Classroom Discussion through Surveys." Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Ed. American Society for Engineering Education. Salt Lake City, UT: n.p., Web. «
Dichiara, Anthony B, Michael R Webber, and Reginald E Rogers. "Removal of Metal Ions and Organic Compounds from Aqueous Environments Using Versatile Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Hybrid Adsorbents." Proceedings of the 2014 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. Ed. Yoong Ahm Kim. Boston, MA: Cambridge Press, 2014. Print. * £
Ganter, Matthew J, et al. "Electrochemical Performance and Safety of Lithium Ion Battery Anodes Incorporating Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes." Proceedings of the MRS Proceedings. Ed. Cambridge University Press. Boston, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Web. *
Rogers, Reginald E. "Clean or Dirty Water? Utilizing Carbon Nanomaterials Towards Achieving a Global Grand Challenge." University of Missouri Chemical Engineering Seminar Series. University of Missouri. Columbia, MO. 27 Feb. 2018. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald E. "Got Clean Water? How Carbon Nanomaterials Play a Role in Achieving this Grand Challenge." Clemson University Graduate Seminar Series. Clemson University. Clemon, SC. 15 Mar. 2018. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald E. "Using Carbon Nanomaterials to Address the Grand Challenge of Clean Water for all People." 256th ACS National Meeting. American Chemical Society. Boston, MA. 20 Aug. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Rogers, Reginald E. "Sustaining the Pipeline of Underrepresented Groups in STEM via the Classroom and Research Lab." ACS Chicago Local Section Meeting. American Chemical Society Chicago Section. Chicago, IL. 21 Sep. 2018. Keynote Speech.
Rogers, Reginald E. "Nanomaterials for Next Generation Applications: How Carbon Nanomaterials Can Shape Energy and Separation Applications." Cleveland State University Seminar Series. Cleveland State University. Cleveland, OH. 9 Mar. 2017. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald E. "New Opportunities in Separation Engineering Using Carbon Nanomaterials." Oregon State Graduate Seminar Series. Oregon State University & eChemion. Corvallis, OR. 1 Jun. 2017. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald E. "Clean Water: How Carbon Nanotubes Could Help Accomplish the Grand Challenge." ITDL-205 — Grand Challenges: Clean Water. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 31 Aug. 2017. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald E. "Using Carbon Nanomaterials for Selective Adsorption of Contaminants from Water Systems." SUNY-Geneseo Chemistry Seminar Series. State University of New York at Geneseo. Geneseo, NY. 13 Oct. 2017. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald E. "New Opportunities in Separation Engineering Using Carbon Nanomaterials." Amgen Seminar Series. University of Rhode Island. Kingston, RI. 30 Nov. 2017. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald E. "STEM Education: Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and Research Laboratory." NOBCChE National Meeting. National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. Minneapolis, MN. 2 Nov. 2017. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald. "Carbon Nanomaterials: Next Generation Separation Material for Improved Water Use." Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series. Virginia Polytechnic University (Virginia Tech). Blacksburg, VA. 7 Oct. 2016. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald E. "Free-standing Carbon Nanocomposites as Next Generation Adsorbents." Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series. Colorado School of Mines. Golden, CO. 24 Oct. 2014. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald E. "Microwave Synthesis of Novel Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Applications." Graduate Seminar. Alfred University. Alfred, NY. 4 Apr. 2013. Lecture.
Rogers, Reginald E. "Microwave Synthesis of Novel Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Applications." -. Army Research Laboratory. Adelphi, MD. 17 Jul. 2013. Lecture.
National/International Competition Award Winner
Rogers, Reginald E. National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. Henry C. McBay Outstanding Teacher Award. Minneapolis, MN, 2017.
Rogers, Reginald E. National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. Joseph N. Cannon Award in Chemical Engineering. Orlando, FL, 2015.
Sherwood, Tyler J. and Reginald E. Rogers. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Student Poster Session - 2nd Place Winner. San Francisco, CA, 2013. £
Benton-Smith, Jordan and Reginald E. Rogers. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Student Poster Session - 2nd Place Winner. San Francisco, CA, 2013. £
Landi, Brian J., et al. "Lithium-Ion Batteries Based on Carbon Nanomaterials." Carbon Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2015. 339-364. Print.
Rogers, Reginald E. "Hybrid This - Hybrid That - Hybrids in Energy Storage." eChemion Expert Blog. (2015). Web.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
6/21/2015 - 6/26/2015
Gordon Research Conference
Gordon Research Conference