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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
• 2018- : Global Leadership Council, University of North Carolina
• 2013-2018: Adjunct Professor, Howard University, Department of Chemical Engineering
• 2014-2018: Adjunct Professor, University of Delaware, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
• 2013-2018: Visiting Lecturer, Northwestern University, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
• 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.


Assistant Professor Patrick Ymele-Leki Mentors Postdoctoral Researcher and 2018 Research Week Winner

Fri, April 20, 2018

Chemical Engineering postdoctoral researcher Jyothirmai Simhadri was announced as the Post Doc/Resident/Fellow/Research Associate winner in the Physical Sciences and Engineering category for her research submission titled: "Development of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms for Iodate Reduction in Groundwater". Read More >>

Howard, Bajracharya & Shakya Win 2017 ExxonMobil/AIChE-NCS Award

Tue, April 3, 2018

Seniors April Howard, Diwash Bajracharya, and Preety Shakya (pictured left to right) were the 2017 recipients of the ExxonMobil/AIChE-NCS Award.Read More >>


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