People at the MBI

Members of the MBI's Executive Committee and Leadership Team are listed immediately below; the Business Development, MBI-affiliated OSU and PNNL researchers, and the MBI research, technical and operations staff are shown further down.

Executive Committee

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Goran Jovanovic, Ph.D.
MBI Co-Director; OSU Professor, Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Microchannel chemical process design and development; Microreactors and micro-separation unit operations design and development; Development of microscale-based biomedical devices; Process intensification for renewable fuels and chemicals
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Ward TeGrotenhuis, Ph.D.
MBI Co-Director; PNNL Chief Engineer, Energy and Efficiency Division & OSU Battelle Professor, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Interests: Separations; Microreactors; Heat pumps
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Kevin Drost, Ph.D.
MBI Associate Director, Business Development; OSU Associate Professor, Thermal Sciences
School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Interests: Thermal sciences; Energy Systems; and Microtechnology-based energy and chemical systems
Phone: 541 713 1344
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MBI Leadership Team

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Todd Miller
MBI Prototyping Manager
Research Interests: Microscale device design and fabrication; Product design for low-cost, high-volume manufacturing
Phone: 541 713 1341
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Vinod Narayanan, Ph.D.
MBI Associate Director of Thermal Energy Systems; OSU Associate Professor, Fluid Mechanics, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Interests: Microscale heat transfer and fluid mechanics; Transport phenomena in novel jets and sprays; Non-intrusive whole imaging techniques
Phone: 541 737 7012
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Brian Paul, Ph.D.
MBI Associate Director of Manufacturing; OSU Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Interests: Arrayed microfluidics for green nanosynthesis; Precision bonding for microsystem packaging; Packaging of arrayed microfluidic systems for distributed and portable energy, chemical and biomedical applications, especially microlamination
Phone: 541 737 7320
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Affiliated OSU and PNNL Researchers

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R. Shane Addleman, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist; Energy and Efficiency Division
Research Interests: Advanced materials and methods for sensing and separations; Supercritical fluid processing surface functionalization of nanomaterials
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Sundar Atre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Interests: Advanced materials and manufacturing techniques for multiscale architectures, with applications in transport, energy, medical, communications and consumer sectors
Phone: 541 737 8272
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Chih-hung Chang, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering and OPIC Director
Research Interests: Electronic materials; Integrated micro-chemical systems; Thin-film electronics; Nanomaterials processing
Phone: 541 737 8548
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Michael Elliott, Ph.D.
Technical Group Manager, Hydrocarbon Processing Group
Research Interests: Process development and evaluation, Separations, Hydrocarbon Conversion
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Karl Haapala, Ph.D.
Assistant Profesor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Interests: Life cycle engineering; Manufacturing process modeling for environmental performance improvement; Evaluation of novel approaches for environmental impact reduction
Phone: 541 737 3122
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Greg Herman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering; School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering and OPIC Associate Director
Research Interests: Mechanistic characterization of heterogeneous catalysts; Advance fabrication methods and designs for solid oxide fuel cells; Green manufacturing processes for displays and solar cells; Development and characterization of novel optical and electrical materials; Advancement of flexible electronic manufacturing methods and applications
Phone: 541 737 2496
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Adam Z. Higgins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Technologies for long-term preservation of biomolecules, cells, tissues and organs (e.g., cryopreservation, desiccation, freeze-drying); Applications of microchannel chemical separations in biology and medicine; Mass transfer in cells and tissues
Phone: 541 737 4600
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Dale King
Research Engineer, Energy and Efficiency Division
Research Interests: Fuel processing (desulfurization and reforming); Fuel cell power systems; Heat activated cooling; Carbon capture processes
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Chris Loeb, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests:  Hydrogen storage; adsorbent systems; adsorbing materials; microchannel heat exchange; multiphysics modeling; desalination; microchannel reactor and separator development
Phone: 541 713 2039
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Rajiv Malhotra, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Interests: Advanced manufacturing
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Joseph McGuire, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Biomedical materials and interfacial phenomena; Biopolymer structure and function at natural and synthetic surfaces; Issues surrounding blood-material compatibility and imparting bioactive function to materials
Phone: 541 737 6306
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Kendra V. Sharp, Ph.D.
OSU Associate Professor, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Interests: Microfluidics for biological and energy applications; Experimental fluid mechanics; Mixing, flow diagnostic techniques, suspension and multi-phase flows, including porous media
Phone: 541 737 5246
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Vincent Remcho, Ph.D.
Professor, Professor of Chemistry and of Materials Science
Department of Chemistry
Research Interests: Lab-on-a-chip technology--fabrication and implementation of separations systems in the microchip format; Molecular recognition technologies--high selectivity sorbents for separations; Proteomics--separation and measurement of proteins from complex mixtures
Phone: 541 737 8181
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Karl Schilke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Non-fouling, biocompatible and bioactive surfaces; Surface coating analysis and characterization; Enyzmatic/"green" catalysis in microreactors
Phone: 541 737 9819
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Hailei Wang, Ph.D.
Research Associate, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
MBI Researcher
Research Interests:
Heat activated power and cooling systems; Electronics cooling; Microchannel heat exchangers; Flow Boiling and heat transfer
Phone: 541 713 1354
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Alexandre Yokochi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Microtechnology-based chemical and energy conversion systems; Alternative energy issues; Energy storage to support renewables integration into grid; Nanocomposite materials synthesis and processing
Phone: 541 737 9357
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MBI Research, Technical and Operations Staff

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Danielle Clair
MBI Operations/Communications; Webmaster
Research Interests: Confluence of ineffability and TMI
Phone: 541 713 1348
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Steve Etringer
Instructor, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
MBI Manufacturing Technologist
Research Interests: Micro-machining process development; Inspection techniques for micro features; Non-traditional material cutting; SolidWorks design practices
Phone: 541 713 1335
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Changqing Pan
Lab Manager, Oregon Process Innovation Center
Phone: 541 713 2016

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Keith Price
MBI Departmental Computer Administrator, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Phone: 541 737 4345
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Neill Thornton
Faculty Research Assistant, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Interests: Integration of sensing; Process control and power management in microfluidic systems
Phone: 541 713 1352
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