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Faculty Details

Adjunct Lecturer

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.


Associate Professor Preethi Chandran Partners with Heart of Tabitha Foundation on STEM and College Readiness Workshop

Fri, September 11, 2020

The Heart of Tabitha Foundation partnered with Howard University Chemical Engineering Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Preethi Chandran, Ph.D., and Catholic University Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Otto Wilson, Ph.D., to continue offering its annual summer workshop for local high school students in a virtual setting. The workshop focused on college readiness and STEM careers and featured speakers from several professions. Read More >>

Assistant Professor Solmaz Tabtabaei Receives $450K USDA Grant to Research 3D Food Printing for Plant Proteins

Mon, August 17, 2020

Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Solmaz Tabtabaei recently received a four-year $450K grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for her research on the classification of legumes and cereals for 3D food printing.Read More >>


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