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Dr.
Chemical Engineering
North Carolina A&T State University
Department of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 East Market Street, 330 Ronald E. McNair Hall, Greensboro, NC 27411-0001

Phone: 336-334-7564
FAX: 336-334-7904
Email: kroberts@ncat.edu
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B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology 1990
M.S. Georgia Institute of Technology 1992
Ph.D. University of South Carolina 1997

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Kenneth Roberts

Description of Research
This group is currently conducting studies on the effects of catalyst parameters on the oxidation and remediation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other important environmental reaction systems (i.e., N2O Reduction, Hydrotreatment, and De-NOx). The group is also developing methods for characterizing the phase behavior and cleaning performance of several surfactant/ supercritical fluid mixtures for the replacement of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halogenated hydrocarbon solvents for the degreasing and cleaning of precision metal parts. Other research includes the optimization of molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs) performance for stationary power generation applications. Heterogeneous catalysis; Catalytic materials; Environmentally benign process technologies; Interfacial sciences.
Recent Papers or Publications
Captain, D.K., Roberts, K.L., and Amiridis, M.D., The Selective Catalytic Reduction of Nitric Oxide by Propylene over Pt/SiO2, Catalysis Today, vol. 42, pp. 93-100 (1998).

Markel, E.J., Burdick, S.E., Leaphart, M.E., and Roberts, K.L., Synthesis, Characterization, and Thiophene Desulfurization Activity of gamma-Mo2N Macrocrystals, Journal of Catalysis, vol. 182, pp. 136-147 (1999).

Roberts, K.L. and Markel, E.J., Structure Effects of High Surface Area Molybdenum Nitride Powders, Macrocrystals and Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Thiophene Desulfurization, Advanced Catalytic Materials, P. Lednor, D. Nagaki, and L. Thompson editors, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 549, pp. 51-57 (1999).

Special Honors or Awards
North Carolina Louis Stokes AMP Outstanding SMET Faculty Mentor Award 1999

American Society for Engineering Education/MIND New Faculty Award 1998

Faculty of the Year in Chemical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University 1997-1998

GEM Masters Fellow 1990-1992

Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society - Georgia Tech Chapter 1989-Present

Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society - Georgia Tech Chapter 1988- Present

National Achievement Scholar 1986

Member, AIChE, ACS, NACS, MRS, ASEE

Faculty Advisor, NSBE

Program Coordinator, NASA-Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program at N.C. A&T State University 1999-Present

Program Coordinator, Alcoa Student/Faculty Exchange Program in Chemical Engineering at N.C. A&T State University 1998-Present

Member, Waste Management Certification Board of North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC.

Member, E.E. Smith High School Math and Science Academy Advisory Council Committee, Fayetteville, NC.

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