5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURED CATALYSTS AND REACTORS
Robert E. Hayes received his B.Eng. degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1979 and a PhD from the University of Bath, England in 1983, both degrees in Chemical Engineering. He joined the faculty at the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1983, and moved to the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta in 1985, where he is currently professor. His research focuses on chemical reaction engineering, with an emphasis on reactor modelling. One of his primary interests is the use of computational fluid dynamics to model structured reactors. Among his interests are automotive exhaust gas after treatment and other applications of emissions reduction.
Bruce J. Tatarchuk is the Charles E. Gavin III Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University. Bruce’s contributions occur at the interface between multi-scale analysis and the hierarchical design of reactive structures possessing extremely high levels of heterogeneous contacting efficiency. Bruce and his colleagues are responsible for the design and development of microfibrous entrapping techniques which provide unparalleled increases in steady-state reactivity through the intimate balancing of surface kinetics and associated transport properties.
Enrico Tronconi is professor of Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano since 2000. His main research interests are in the area of Catalytic Reaction Engineering with an emphasis on industrial chemical processes for energy conversion and environmental protection. Enrico has addressed the development of novel structured catalysts and reactors concepts for process intensification. In this area he is currently the coordinator of the Italian Research Project of Relevant National Interest (PRIN) “Intensification of Catalytic Processes for Clean Energy, Low-Emission Transport and Sustainable Chemistry using Open-Cell Foams as Novel Advanced Structured Materials”. His research activities are also focused on DeNOx catalytic aftertreatment technologies. His work on the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx emissions from Diesel engines, in collaboration with Daimler AG, Germany, has contributed to the development of the BlueTec technology, which is currently commercialized on Mercedes-Benz vehicles.