A Novel Laboratory Course on Advanced ChE Experiments


  • J. Lauterbach Purdue University
  • S. White Purdue University
  • Z. Liu Purdue University
  • G.M. Bodner Purdue University
  • W.N. Delgass Purdue University


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Author Biographies

J. Lauterbach, Purdue University

Jochen Lauterbach is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. He received his Diploma in Physics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, in 1992 and his PhD in Chemistry from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, in 1994. His research focuses on nonlinear phenomena in heterogeneous catalysis, imaging surface processes in situ with ellipsomicroscopy, and the characterization of polymer-metal interfaces
using surface second harmonic generation.

S. White, Purdue University

Scott R. White is a PhD graduate student in Science Education at Purdue University. He received his BS in Chemistry and Secondary Education Certification in 1992 from Harding University. He received his MS in Chemistry from Purdue University in 1996 with G.M. Bodner. His research interests are in teaching and learning in science and curriculum reform.

Z. Liu, Purdue University

Zhufang Liu is a research associate in the School of Chemical Engineering. He is responsible for the Dow Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory and designs and develops new experimental procedures. He received both his BS in Chemical Engineering (1983) and his MS in Polymer Science (1986) from Tianjin University, China, and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia (1995).

G.M. Bodner, Purdue University

George M. Bodner is Professor of Chemistry and Education at Purdue. He received his BS in Chemistry from the State University of New York, Buffalo (1969) and his PhD in inorganic and organic chemistry from Indiana University (1972). His research interests are learning theory, overcoming barriers to curriculum reform, and understanding the conditions for appropriate use of technology in teaching and learning chemistry.

W.N. Delgass, Purdue University

W. Nicholas Delgass is Professor and Associate Head of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. He receive his BSE degrees in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Michigan in 1964 and his MS (1966) and PhD (1969) degrees in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. His teaching interests are in reaction engineering, catalysis, the chemical process industry, and laboratory. His research is on kinetic and spectroscopic characterization of heterogeneous catalysts. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Catalysis.