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Soft Materials Laboratory

College of Engineering and Applied Science

SML Molecular Energy Program


Mission: To develop molecular models of thermodynamic and transport properties of fossil energy and macromolecular fluids and solids; such as oil & gas fluids, interfaces, aqueous electrolytes, ionic liquids, hydrates, nonthermal plasma, and bio-derived & bio-applicable materials.
Projects: Pressure, Volume, Temperature; Enhanced Oil Recovery, Minimum Miscibility Pressure electrolytes, supercritical fluids, ionic liquids, hydrates, nonthermal plasma, block copolymers, interfacial phenomena
Funding: National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute

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Sample publications:

  • Ji, X.; Tan, S.P.; Adidharma, H.; Radosz, M. "Statistical Associating Fluid Theory Coupled with Restricted Primitive Model to Represent Aqueous Strong Electrolytes: Multiple-salt Solutions". Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research, in print.
  • Ji, X.; Tan, S.P.; Adidharma, H.; Radosz, M. "The SAFT1-RPM Approximation Extended to Phase Equilibria and Densities of CO2-H2O and CO2-H2O-NaCl Systems". Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research, accepted.
  • Tan, S.P.; Adidharma, H.; Towler, B.F.; Radosz, M. "Friction Theory and Free-Volume Theory Coupled with Statistical Associating Fluid Theory for Estimating the Viscosity of Pure n-Alkanes". Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research, 2005, accepted.
  • Hu, X.; Legowski, S.; Garikipati, J.; Zhao, G.B.; Radosz, M. "Effects of Synchronization of Laser Induced Fluorescence and Corona Induced Fluorescence in a Pulsed Corona Reactor". IEEE Trans Plasma Science, 2005, 33(4), 1332-1345.
  • Tan, S.P.; Adidharma, H.; Radosz, M. "Statistical Associating Fluid Theory Coupled with Restricted Primitive Model to Represent Aqueous Strong Electrolytes". Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research, 2005, 44, 4442-4452.
  • Zhao, G.B.; Garikipati J.; Hu, X.; Argyle, M.D.; Radosz, M. "Effect of Reactor Pressure on NO Conversion and Energy Efficiency in a Pulsed Corona Discharge Reactor". Chemical Engineering Science, (2005), 60(7), 1927-1937.
  • Adidharma, H.; Radosz, M. "The LJ-Solid Equation of State Extended to Thermal Properties, Chain Molecules, and Mixtures". Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research, 2004, 43, 6890-6897.
  • Tan, S.P., Radosz, M. "Gibbs Topological Analysis for Estimating Phase Equilibrium Tie Lines". Fluid Phase Equilibria 2004, 216, 159-165.
  • Tan, S.P.; Meng, D.; Plancher, H., Adidharma, H.; Radosz, M. "Cloud Points for Polystyrene in Propane and Poly(4-methyl styrene) in Propane". Fluid Phase Equilibria 2004, 226, 189-194.
  • Woloszczuk, S.; Banaszak, M.; Jurga, S.; Pakula, T.; Radosz, M. "Low-temperature Ordering Effects in Diblock Copolymer Melts from Lattice Simulation". Journal of Chemical Physics 2004, 21(23), 12044-12049.
  • Zhao, G.B.; Hu, X.; Yeung, M.C.; Plumb, O.A.; Radosz, M. "Nonthermal-Plasma Reactions of Dilute Nitrogen Oxide Mixtures: NOx-in-Nitrogen". Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research, 2004, 43(10), 2315-2323.
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