Education

  • B.S.: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1981
  • M.S.: The University of Texas at Austin, 1983
  • Ph.D.: The University of Texas at Austin, 1986

Credentials

  • Professional Engineer, State of Ohio

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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 2011-to Present,Associate Professor - Educator,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2006-2011,Research Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2005-2006,Visiting Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2000-2004,Manager, Process Technology,Cognis Corporation/Henkel Corporation,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1998-2000,Strategic Planning Analyst,Henkel Corporation,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1990-1998,Principal Process Engineer,Henkel Corporation,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1986-1990,Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1981-1985,Research Associate,The University of Texas at Austin,Austin, TX
  • 1981,Unit Operations Instructor,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,Blacksburg, VA
  • 1980-1981,Grader,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,Blacksburg, VA
  • 1977-1979,Cooperative Education Student,Oak Ridge National Laboratory,Oak Ridge, TN
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Research Grants
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  • OCRC AY07-08-A309/01/2007-09/30/2009. Ohio Department of Development. Advanced Adsorbent for Direct Capture of Gas-Phase Toxics, PI, Completed.
  • OCRC AY07-08-A209/01/2007-09/30/2008. Ohio Department of Development. Advanced Adsorbents for Warm Gas Mercury Capture in Coal Gasification, PI, Active.
  • UT12214F / OCRC AY08-09-A2-C08/01/2008-09/30/2011. Ohio Department of Development. Advanced Adsorbents for the Warm-Gas Capture of Gas-Phase Toxics in Coal Gasification, PI, Active.
  • SRS 00692606/15/2010-06/14/2012. Babcock & Wilcox Y-12, LLC. Thermodynamic Properties of Solvents for Carbon Dioxide Capture, PI, Active.
  • RCD 1481 / DE-FE000771610/01/2011-08/31/2012. Department of Energy. Optimized Solvent For Energy-Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Capture of CO2 At Coal-Fired Power Plants, PI, Active.
  • SRS 00809905/01/2012-09/30/2013. Babcock & Wilcox Y-12, LLC. Nanostructured Chelating Adsorbents for Direct Capture of Mercury From Coal Combustion Flue Gas, PI, Active.
  • DUE-135665607/01/2014-06/30/2019. National Science Foundation. S-STEM: "Bridging Our Students to Their Future", Collaborator, Awarded.
  • 14-0108/08/2014-08/31/2016. Ohio Coal Development Office. Integrated Low-Temperature SCR, Mercury, and Trace Metal Capture for Power Plants Fired Using Ohio Coal, PI, Awarded.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order)
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  • Kim,J., Desch,R. J., Thiel,S. W., Guliants,V. V., Pinto,N. G. (2012). Adsorption of biomolecules on mesostructured cellular foam silica: Effect of acid concentration and aging time in synthesis. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 149 (1), 60, 68.
  • Kim,J., Desch,R. J., Thiel,S. W., Guliants,V. V., Pinto,N. G. (2011). Energetics of lysozyme adsorption on mesostructured cellular foam silica: Effect of salt concentration. Journal of Chromatography A, 1218 (38), 6697, 6704.
  • Kim,J., Desch,R. J., Thiel,S. W., Guliants,V. V., Pinto,N. G. (2011). Energetics of protein adsorption on amine-functionalized mesostructured cellular foam silica. Journal of Chromatography A, 1218 (43), 7796, 7803.
  • He, J., Reddy, G.K., Thiel, S.W., Smirniotos, P.G., Pinto, N.G. (2011). (In Press). Ceria-modified manganese oxide/titania materials for removal of elemental and oxidized mercury from flue gas. Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
  • Katiyar,A., Thiel,S. W., Guliants,V. V., Pinto,N. G. (2010). Investigation of the mechanism of protein adsorption on ordered mesoporous silica using flow microcalorimetry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1217 (10), 1583, 1588.
  • Yadav,S., Wickett,R. R., Pinto,N. G., Kasting,G. B., Thiel,S. W. (2009). Comparative thermodynamic and spectroscopic properties of water interaction with human stratum corneum. Skin Research and Technology, 15 (2), 172, 179.
  • Jaladi,H., Katiyar,A., Thiel,S. W., Guliants,V. V., Pinto,N. G. (2009). Effect of pore diffusional resistance on biocatalytic activity of Burkholderia cepacia lipase immobilized on SBA-15 hosts. Chemical Engineering Science, 64 (7), 1474, 1479.
  • Yadav,S., Thiel,S. W., Kasting,G. B., Pinto,N. G. (2009). Thermodynamics of water interactions with human stratum corneum. II. Interpretation via the Guggenheim-Anderson-deBoer isotherm. Chemical Engineering Science, 64 (7), 1480, 1487.
  • Ji,L., Sreekanth,P. M., Smimiotis,P. G., Thiel,S. W., Pinto,N. G. (2008). Manganese oxide/titania materials for removal of NOx and elemental mercury from flue gas. Energy and Fuels, 22 (4), 2299, 2306.
  • Peise,O., Ji,L., Thiel,S. W., Pinto,N. G. (2008). New adsorbents for direct warm-gas capture of mercury. Main Group Chemistry, 7 (3), 181, 189.
  • Ji,L., Thiel,S. W., Pinto,N. G. (2008). Pyrrolidinium imides: Promising ionic liquids for direct capture of elemental mercury from flue gas. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus, 8 (3-4), 349, 358.
  • Ji,L., Thiel,S. W., Pinto,N. G. (2008). Room temperature ionic liquids for mercury capture from flue gas. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 47 (21), 8396, 8400.
  • Radovanovic,P., Thiel,S. W., Hwang,S. -T (1992). Formation of asymmetric polysulfone membranes by immersion precipitation. Part I. Modelling mass transport during gelation. Journal of Membrane Science, 65 (3), 213, 229.
  • Radovanovic,P., Thiel,S. W., Hwang,S. -T (1992). Formation of asymmetric polysulfone membranes by immersion precipitation. Part II. The effects of casting solution and gelation bath compositions on membrane structure and skin formation. Journal of Membrane Science, 65 (3), 231, 246.
  • Thiel,S. W. (1990). Concentration-dependent solute activity coefficients and solute transport in pressure-driven membrane separation processes. Journal of Membrane Science, 48 (2-3), 127, 140.
  • Thiel,S. W., Lloyd,D. R. (1990). Frictional and osmotic effects in the pressure-driven membrane separation of dilute solutions. Journal of Membrane Science, 50 (2), 131, 139.
  • Radovanovic,P., Thiel,S. W. (1990). Partition coefficients at infinite dilution from Flory-Huggins theory. Journal of Liquid Chromatography, 13 (8), 1571, 1583.
  • Radovanovic,P., Thiel,S. W., Hwang,S. -T (1990). Transport of ethanol-water dimers in pervaporation through a silicone rubber membrane. Journal of Membrane Science, 48 (1), 55, 65.
  • Thiel,S. W., Lloyd,D. R. (1989). Multicomponent effects in the pressure-driven membrane separation of dilute solutions of nonelectrolytes. Journal of Membrane Science, 42 (3), 285, 302.
  • Thiel, S.W. (1989). Linear relationships between rejection and flux in pressure-driven membrane separation processes. Journal of Membrane Science, 43, 307, 311.
  • Thiel,S. W., Lloyd,D. R. (1988). Application of the stefan-maxwell equations to the pressure-driven membrane separation of dilute multicomponent solutions of nonelectrolytes. Journal of Membrane Science, 37 (3), 233, 249.
  • Thiel,S. W., Lloyd,D. R., Dickson,J. M. (1985). Analysis of transport in a pressure-driven membrane separation process., eds., Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Am. Chem. Soc., 1985, Paper 9, p.113, 123..
  • Thiel,S. W., Lloyd,D. R., Dickson,J. W. (1985). Physicochemical interpretation of the behaviour of a pressure-driven membrane separation process., eds., Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Am. Chem. Soc., 1985, Paper 10, p.126, 139..
  • Babai-Pirouz,M., Thiel,S. W., Lloyd,D. R., Dickson,J. M. (1984). The effect of solute-membrane affinity on cyclic hydrocarbon-water transport in pressure-driven membrane separation processes. Journal of Membrane Science, 21 (1), 21, 33.
  • Thiel,S. W., Lloyd,D. R. (1983). Physicochemical interactions in pressure-driven membrane separation of glucose, ascorbic acid, citric acid, and mannitol from single solute aqueous solution. Desalination, 46 (1-3), 399, 406.
  • Horner, D.E., Mailen, J.C., Thiel, S.W., Scott, T.C., Yates, R.G. (1980). Interphase transfer kinetics of uranium using the drop method, Lewis cell, and Kenics mixer. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Fundamentals, 19, 103, 109.
  • Horner,D. E., Mallen,J. C., Coggins Jr.,J. R., Thiel,S. W., Scott,T. C., Pih,N., Yates,R. G. (1980). Interphase transfer kinetics of thorium between nitric acid and tribultyl phosphate solutions using the single drop and the Lewis cell techniques. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Fundamentals, 19 (3), 287, 291.
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Courses Taught
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  • Regular Course20-CHE-422 PRIN HEAT TRANS Undergraduate
  • Regular Course20-CHE-423 PRIN MASS TRANS Undergraduate
  • Regular Course20-CHE-362 CHEM EN THERMODYNAM Undergraduate
  • Regular Course20-CHE-462 CHEM REACT ENGRG Undergraduate
  • Regular Course ,20-CHE-461 EQUILIBRIUM PROCESSES. Undergraduate
  • Regular Course20-CHE-660 MEMBRANE SEPARATIONBoth
  • Old Course Revised ,20-CHE-655 ADSOPRTION PROCESSES. Both
  • New Course Developed ,20-CHE-600 PROCESS DEVELOPMENT. Both
  • New Course Developed ,20-CHE-641 NON-EQUILIBRIUM THERMODYNAMICS. Both
  • Regular Course ,20-CHE-623 BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING. Both
  • New Course Developed ,20-CHE-624 BIOTRANSFORMATIONS. Both
  • Regular Course ,20-CHE-437 CHE LAB V. Undergraduate
  • Regular Course20-CHE-545 ,PROCESS DESIGN I. Undergraduate
  • Regular Course20-CHE0546 ,PROCESS DESIGN Ii. Undergraduate
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