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Faculty Profile

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Name: George M. Bollas
Title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
E-Mail: george.bollas@uoconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://pdsol.engr.uconn.edu
Program/Department Website: http://www.cbe.engr.uconn.edu/george-bollas
Office Telephone: (860) 486-4602



Keywords | Categories: biomass pyrolysis, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, chemical-looping, control, energy processes, fault detection, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, fluid catalytic cracking, Institute of Materials Science, optimization, simulation

Professional Summary

Dr. George Bollas is a process design expert and winner of the prestigious NSF CAREER and ACS PRF DNI Awards. He is the director of the Process Design Simulation and Optimization Laboratory (PDSOL), which performs research on system intensification and processes that address the growing energy crisis and the environmental impact of energy production. His current research portfolio includes model-based and experimental analyses of processes for chemical-looping combustion with an emphasis on the scale-up of existing pilot plants to power plant capacities; experimental and theoretical studies of biomass pyrolysis, gasification, and catalyst deactivation during biomass catalytic processing; Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis; and model-based fault diagnostics identification and avoidance of aircraft cabin air and temperature control systems.