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2005 Downing Hall
(703) 946-0465

Faculty Details

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., Northwestern University, Department of Chemical Engineering, 1977
M.S., Northwestern University, Department of Chemical Engineering, 1975
B.S., University of Delaware, Department of Chemical Engineering, 1973


Process Design
Biofuels Processing
Applying technology risk to new processes


Kinetics and Reactor Design
Process Design
Industrial Control

Subjects Taught: 

Process Design 1
Process Design 2

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Over 34 years of industrial experience in Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Design and Senior Leadership.

Appointments and Affiliations
• 2013: 2014 :Visiting Lecturer, Northwestern University, Department of Chemical Engineering
• 2013: 2014:Guest lecturer at University of Delaware (Process Design); North Carolina State (Process Design)
• AIChE member: 1972-2013
• International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE) organizing committee (1990)

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
• Holder of 71 patents
• Invited speaker, NATO Meeting on Chemical Reactor Technology for Environmentally Safe Reactors and Products, 1991, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.

Representative Publications
• Degnan,T.F., Chitnis, G.K., Schipper, P.H., “ History of ZSM Fluid Cracking Additive Development at Mobil”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 35-36,(2000), 245-252
• Fligner,M., Schipper, P.H. , Sapre, A.V. and Krambeck, F.J., “ Two Phase Cluster Model in Riser Reactors- Impact of Radial Density Distribution on Yields”, Chemical Engineering Science, 49:24 ( part 2),(1994), 5813-5818.
• Dou, M.S., Harandi, M. H. and Schipper, P.H., “Multi-solid Fluidized Bed Cold Flow Study”, Circulating Fluidized Bed Technology 4, (1993), 399-402.
• Johnson, T.E., Niccom, P.K., Raterman, M.F. and Schipper, P.H., “FCC for the 90’s- New Hardware Developments”, AIChE Symposium Series 291, (1992), 88-94.
• Sapre, A.V., Schipper, P.H. and Petrocelli, F.P., “Design Methods for FCC Atomization”, AIChE Symposium Series 291, (1992), 103-107.
• Avidan, A.A., Krambeck, F.J., Owen, H. and Schipper, P.H., “ FCC Closed Cyclone System Eliminates Post-Riser Cracking”, Oil and Gas Journal, March 26,1991.
• Schipper, P.H., Dwyer, F.G., Sparrell, P.T., Mizrahi, S. and Herbst, J.A., “Zeolite ZSM-5 in Fluid Catalytic Cracking: Performance, Benefits and Applications”, ACS Symposium Series 357 (1988), 65-86.
• Ramage, M.P., Graziani, K.R., Schipper, P.H., Krambeck, F.J. and Choi, B.C., “ KinPtR ( Mobil’s Kinetic Reforming Model)- A Review of Mobil’s Industrial Process Modeling Philosophy”, Advances in Chemical Engineering, 13, (1987), 193-266.
• Schipper,P.H., and Krambeck, F.J., “A Reactor Design Simulation with Reversible and Irreversible Catalyst Deactivation”, Chem. Eng. Science, 41:4,(1986), 1013-1019
• Schipper, P.H., Graziani, K.R., Choi, B.C., and Ramage, M.P., “The Extension of Mobil’s Kinetic Reforming Model to Include Catalyst Deactivation”, Ind. Chem. Eng. Symposium Series, 87, (1985), 33-4
• Pappal, D.A. and Schipper, P.H., “Increasing Motor Octane by Using ZSM-5 in Catalytic Cracking,”, ACS Symposium Series 452, (1991), 45-55.


2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco

Wed, March 1, 2017

One Senior and six juniors chemical engineering students respectively participated in the 2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2016. The­ students were Simone Stanley, April Howard, Anayia Reliford, Mahtab Waseem, Bekuechukwu Uzondu, Diwash Bajracharya and Okeoghene Osevwe. Simone Stanley (Senior Chemical Engineering student) won first place for her presentation of “An Experiment Based Smartphone Education App for a Simple Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics” in the General Engineering and Engineering Education session of the poster competition.Read More >>

ChemE Dept. Chair Ramesh Chawla Invited to Serve on EPA's National Advisory Council

Tue, May 24, 2016

Chemical Engineering Department Chair Ramesh Chawla has been invited to serve on the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology for a two-year term. As a representative member, he will represent the interests of the Howard University Department of Chemical Engineering.Read More >>


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