RAMON L. CERRO

Professor and Chair of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Office: EB 131 ++++ Phone : (256) 824-7313 ++++ FAX: (256) 824-6839


This is a recent picture, taken in the lab. Behind me is the laminar-flow hood and inside it, the Langmuir trough.


GRADUATE STUDENTS, POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS AND VISITING PROFESSORS


M. Elena Diaz Martin (Ph.D. Fall 2004-Currently Univ. Salamanca, Spain)



Dr. F. Javier Montes (Ph.D. Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)



James Otto (MS Student)



Megan Jekel (MS, Spring 2005)



Mauro Torrigiani (MS, Fall 2005)



Javier Fuentes (Ph.D. November 2003-Currently UMIST-UK)


>Rupak Das (MS July 2000-Currently Graduate Student GaTech)



 


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Information and pictures of our lab.


RECENT PAPERS AND PAPERS UNDER PREPARATION


How do Bubbles Enter a Capillary?

Chemical Engineering Science , 52 , 1685, 1997.


Fundamental Correlations for the Computation of Design Parameters for Ordered Packings

I&EC Research , 36 , 771, 1997.


Spreading over Complex Packing Surfaces

I&EC Research, 37, 626-635, 1998.


Influence of Flow Properties on the Performance of the Monolith Froth Reactor for Catalytic Wet Oxidation of Acetic Acid

I&EC Research, 37, 1203-10, 1998.


Catalytic Wet Oxidation of Acetic Acid using Platinum on Alumina Monolith Catalyst

Catalysis Today, 40, 59-72, 1998.


Flow Patterns of Liquid Slugs During Bubble-Train Flow in Capillaries

Chemical Engineering Science 52 ,2947, 1997.


Dispersion During Bubble-Train Flow in Capillaries

Chemical Engineering Science, 54, 61-76, 1999.


Estimation of Liquid Distribution and Mass Transfer Parameters for Ordered Packings

This paper was presented at the Distillation & Absorption '97 Conference. This international conference, sponsored by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) and the Netherlands Process Technology Federation takes place every five years. This conference was held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, 8-10 September 1997


> Heat Transfer Performance of Fintubes with Solid versus Serrated Fins

Journal of the Mexican Academy of Chemical Engineering, July 1999.


> Mass Transfer from Oscillating Bubbles in Bioreactors

Special issue of ISCRE-15/Chem. Eng. Sci., 54, 3127-3136 1999.


> Pressure Drop in Monolith Reactors

Catalysis Today, 69, 171-174, 2001


> Enhanced CO2 diffusion in wedges

Chemical Engineering J. 87, 31-40, 2002


> Comparison of theoretical and experimental characteristics of oscillating bubbles

Special issue of I&EC Research in honor of Professor W. Schowalter, I&EC Research, 41, 6235-6245, 2002.


> Moving Contact Lines and Langmuir-Blodgett Film Deposition.

J. Colloid and Interface Science, 257, 276-283, 2003.


> On the use of ceramic monoliths as stationary phase in affinity chromatography

Biotechnology Progress, 19 , 921-927, 2003.


> Transition from Split Streamlines to Dip-Coating During Langmuir-Blodgett Film Deposition

Thin Solid Films, vol. 460, 1/2, 274-278, 2004.


> Modeling of monolith-supported affinity chromatography

Biotechnology Progress, vol. 20, pp. 811-817, 2004.

Flow Patterns and Interfacial Velocities Near a Moving Contact Line, by J. Fuentes and R. L. Cerro. Experiments in Fluids, vol 38, pp 503-510, 2005

The Effects of Deposition Velocity and pH on the Order and Structure of Cadmium Arachidate Langmuir-Blodgett Films, by E. Diaz Martin, B. Johnson, K. Chittur and R. L. Cerro. Langmuir, vol. 21, pp 61-616, 2005

On the Effect of Molecular Forces on Moving Contact Lines, by J. Fuentes, M. Savage and R. L. Cerro. To be submitted Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (2004). Preprint of article Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2004

ON THE EFFECT OF SUBPHASE pH AND COUNTERIONS ON TRANSFER RATIOS AND DYNAMIC CONTACT ANGLES DURING DEPOSITION OF MULTIPLE LANGMUIR-BLODGETT MONOLAYERS , by E. Diaz Martin and R. L. Cerro. Thin Solid Films, vol. 485, pp. 224-229, 2005

Flow Bifurcation during Removal of a Solid from a Liquid Pool. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 2003, by E. Diaz Martin and R. L. Cerro. To be submitted Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, (2004). Preprint of article Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2004

Surface Potentials and Ionization Equilibrium in Y-type Deposition of Multiple Langmuir-Blodgett Films: I. Effect of pH and Counterions, by E. Diaz Martin and R. L. Cerro. JCIS, vol. 285, pp 686-693, 2005

Surface Potentials and Ionization Equilibrium in Y-type Deposition of Multiple Langmuir-Blodgett Films: II. Theoretical Model, by E. Diaz Martin, F. J. Montes and R. L. Cerro. To be submitted Journal of Colloid and Interface Science , (2004). JCIS, vol 285, pp 694-702 2005


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