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Petroleum Engineering

Maohong Fan

Maohong Fan

 

SER Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Email: mfan@uwyo.edu | Phone: (307) 766-5633

Office Location: EN 4048, Engineering Building

Dept. 3295, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071


Biography

Dr. Fan has led and worked on many projects in the areas of chemical production, clean energy generation and environmental protection, which have been supported by various domestic and international funding agencies such as NSF, DOE and EPA, USGS and USDA in the US, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in Japan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and industrial companies such as Siemens and Caterpillar. He has helped various chemical, environmental and energy companies to overcome their technical challenges. He has published over 175 refereed books, book chapters, and papers in different chemical and environmental engineering, energy, and chemistry journals. As an Associate Editor, Editorial Board Member or Advisory Board Member, he has been serving several international chemical and energy as well as environmental journals. He has been supporting and supervising a number of graduate students and postdocs as well as research scientists in his research areas.

Education

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2003, Osaka University
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2000, Iowa State University
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, 1997, Chinese Academy of Sciences Environmental (Eng.)


Recognition

Dr. Fan has published his research results in various refereed books, book chapters, and journal papers in different chemical and environmental engineering, energy, and chemistry journals such as Nature Communications. He is one of the winners of “Top 50 Nature Communications chemistry and materials science articles in 2019”.

 

He is a global highly cited researcher, named by Clarivate in 2018 and 2019; details found here. The statistics of his research publications are shown here.

Research Interests

  • Assimilation of various methods and processes including (homogenous, heterogeneous and photo as well as bio) catalysis and separation with sorption and membrane as well as chemical looping pathway for conversion of fossil and renewable resources into value-added chemicals/materials and clean fuels 
  • Synthesis of new functional materials including ionic liquids, organic frameworks, magnetic materials and catalysts with different methods including supercritical fluids, crystallization, chemical vapor deposition 
  • Understanding the reaction kinetics and mechanisms associated with generation of chemicals (including petrochemicals) and energy through various theoretical and experimental methods including computation chemistry 
  • Recovering value-added materials from coal and other mineral utilization by-products and co-produced water in fossil energy industries 
  • Water and wastewater treatment 
  • Bioresource production and conversion; carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) 
  • Development of renewable energies 
  • Computations 
  • Life cycle assessments of material production and energy generation processes 


Research Projects

As a PI or Co-PI, he has led various projects in the areas of chemical and clean energy generation and environmental protection, which have been supported by different funding agencies such as NSF, DOE, EPA, USGS, and USDA in the US, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in Japan, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and industrial companies such as Siemens and Caterpillar. He has helped various chemical, environmental, and energy companies to overcome their technical challenges in clean energy production. His NSF projects are related to the development of synergic transformational solar chemical looping and photo-ultrasonic renewable biomass refinery, simultaneous coal and biomass utilization, and application of nanotechnologies in energy production and environmental protection. Additionally, his DOE projects include those in catalysis, mercury removal, CO2 capture and conversion, rare earth extraction, carbon fuel cells, and hydrogen from ethane, catalytic production of near-zero-CH4 syngas, F-T synthesis, catalytic ethylene glycol synthesis.

Read Dr. Fan's current CV here.
See Dr. Fan's publications here.
See Dr. Fan's Google Scholar citations here.
See Dr. Fan's Research page here.

 


 

Courses Taught:

ES 1101
PETE 3900
PETE 4050
PETE 4860
PETE 5050
PETE 5860
PETE 5890
PETE 5960
PETE 5980
First Year Seminar
Undergraduate Research
Life Cycle Analysis
Energy Environment & Materials
Life Cycle Analysis-Graduate
Energy Environment & Materials-Graduate
PETE Seminar
Thesis Research
Dissertation Research
CHE 3040
CHE 4060
CHE/PETE 4990/5150
CHE/PETE 4990/5150
CHE/PETE 4990/5150
CHE/PETE 4990/5150
CHE/PETE 5030
Unit Operations Laboratory I
Reaction Engineering
Green Chemistry and Energy
Nanotechnology
Separation and Purification Technology
Ionic Liquids
Reaction Kinetics


 

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Petroleum Engineering

EN 4015

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Email: pete-info@uwyo.edu

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