Orhan Talu, Dr.
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 Title: Professor & Assoc Dir, FRDI
Director, Doctor of Engineering
 Dept: Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
 Office: FH 466
 Phone: 216-687-3539
 Fax: 216-687-9220
 Email: O.TALU@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 466, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Themodynamics, kinetics, processes and materials for solid-fluid interfaces
 
Education:
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1984
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1980
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1978
 
Brief Bio:
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Research Interests:
Main theme is interfacial phenomena between solids and fluids, from molecular simulations, to porous material synthesis, and to processes with heavy emphasis on experiments.

THERMODYNAMICS; phase equilibria, interfacial phenomena, adsorption, molecular simulations, experimental measurements, classical/statistical modeling

KINETICS; micropore diffusion, meso/macropore diffusion, membrane permeation and diffusion, measurements, theoretical modeling

PROCESSES; gas separations, gas (methane and hydrogen) storage, environmental problems, bioseparations, ion-exchange

MATERIALS; silica systems (e.g. zeolites, mesoporous silica) in different forms (e.g. powder, membrane, agglomerate) with/without field enhancement (e.g. high gravity, electrical, magnetic) and characterization of porous materials
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
International Adsorption Society (IAS)
Association of Turkish-American Scientists
Sigma Xi
NIST - IAS joint committee for Adsorbent/Adsorption  Standards
American Association for the Advancement of Science
 
Professional Experience:
Associate Director: September 2009 - present
Fenn R&D Ins.: Industrial Services & Contracts
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Director: January 2007 - 2013
Doctor of Engineering
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Adjunct Staff: January 1999 - 2010
Biomedical Engineering
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Director: January 1998 - February 2007
Applied Biomedical Engineering
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Professor: September 1996 - present
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Chairperson: April 1996 - July 2005
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Visiting Scholar: September 1994 - August 1995
Laboratoire d'Informatique pour la Mecanique et Les Sciences de
l'Ingenieur, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
(CNRS/LIMSI) Orsay, FRANCE

Associate Professor: July 1990 - September 1996
Department of Chemical Engineering
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio


Assistant Professor: July 1986 - June 1990
Department of Chemical Engineering
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Post-Doctoral Assoc.: May 1984 - June 1986
Department of Chemical Engineering / Department of Economics
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
 
University Service:
Associate Director:  Fenn R&D Ins., Industrial Services & Contracts, 2009 ¿ present
Senator: Faculty Senate, Cleveland State University, 2011 - present
Member: Peer Review Committee, Fenn College of Engineering, 2012 ¿ present
Director: Doctor of Engineering, Fenn College of Engineering, 2007-2013
Member: Chemical & Biomedical Eng. Faculty Search Committee, 2013 - 2014
Member: Graduate Council, Cleveland State University, 2011 ¿ 2013
Director: Doctor of Engineering, Fenn College of Engineering, 2007-2013
Member: Chemical & Biomedical Eng. Visiting Lecturer Search Committee, summer 2013
Member: Chemical & Biomedical Eng. Faculty Search Committee, 2012 - 2013
Member: University Distinguished Faculty Selection Committee, 2012
Member: University Strategic Planning Committee, Cleveland State University, 2008 -2011
Convener: Industrial Relations Affinity Group, Fenn College of Engineering, 2008-2009
Chairman: Steering Committee, Applied Biomedical Engineering, Fenn College of Engineering/Cleveland Clinic Foundation Lerner Research Institute, 1997 - 2007
Member: Graduate Council, Cleveland State University, 2003 ¿ 2005
Member: Graduate Dean Search Committee, Cleveland State University, 2000
Member: Graduate Council, Cleveland State University, 1993 - 2002
Member: Steering Committee, Molecular Medicine Program Development, 1999
Member: Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Fenn College of Engineering, 1997
Member: Strategic Planning Committee, Fenn College of Engineering, 1997
Chairman: Search Committee for Associate Dean of Operations, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Fenn College of Engineering, 1997
Member: Advisory Committee for the Center for International Studies and Programs, Cleveland State University, 1996 - 1998
Chairman: Fenn College of Engineering Dean Search Advisory Committee, 1995 - 1996
Member: Faculty Affairs Committee, Fenn College of Engineering, 1993 - 1994
Coordinator: Chemical Engineering Graduate Program, 1992 - 1994
Member: Graduate Affairs Committee, Fenn College of Engineering, 1992 - 1994
Chairman: Chemical Engineering Chairperson Search Committee, 1991 - 1992
Member: University Research Council, Cleveland State University, 1989 - 1992
Member: Lab. Sci. Faculty Development Committee, Cleveland State University, 1989 - 1992
Member: Faculty Affairs Committee, Fenn College of Engineering,  1987 - 1991
Chairman:  Faculty Affairs Committee, Fenn College of Engineering,  1989 - 1991
Member:  Computer Committee, Fenn College of Engineering, 1988 - 1993
Member: Academic Computing Advisory Committee, Cleveland State University,  1989 - 1993
Faculty Advisor: AIChE Student Chapter, Cleveland State University, 1986 - 1993
Coordinator: Chemical Engineering Department Seminar Series, 1987 - 1989
 
Professional Service:
PRESIDENT:
International Adsorption Society, 2007 - 2010

VICE-PRESIDENT:
International Adsorption Society, 2004 - 2007

AREA CHAIR:
Adsorption and Ion Exchange, AIChE Group 2e, 93/95

AREA VICE_CHAIR:
Adsorption and Ion Exchange, AIChE Group 2e, 91/93

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES:
11th Int. Conf. Fund. of Adsorption, Honorary Committee, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2013

10th Int. Conf. Fund. of Adsorption, Honorary Committee, Awaji Hyogo, Japan, May 2010

9th Int. Conf. Fund. of Adsorption, Honorary Scientific Committee, Giardini Naxos, Sicily-Italy, May 2007

4th Pacific Basin Conference on Adsorption Sci. and Tech., Scientific Board, Tianjin, China May 2006

8th Int. Conf. Fund. of Adsorption, Conference Chairman, Sedona, Arizona, May 2004

3rd Pacific Basin Conference on Adsorption Sci. and Tech., Scientific Board, Kyungju, Korea, May 2003

7th Int. Conf. Fund. of Adsorption, Scientific Board, Nagasaki, Japan, May 2001

6th Int. Conf. Fund. of Adsorption, US vice-chair, Giens, France, May 1998

5th Int. Conf. Fundamentals of Adsorption, Organizing Committee, Asilomar, CA, May 1995.



SYMPOSIUM CHAIRMAN:
Thermodynamics of Adsorption, Fund. of Adsorption 10, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2013

Hydrogen Adsorption and Storage, AIChE Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2010

Energy Applications of Adsorption , AIChE Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, November 2009

Experimental Methods in Adsorption, AIChE Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2007

Adsorption in Hydrogen Economy, AIChE Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2005

Simulated Moving Bed, 8th Int. Conf. Fundamentals of Adsorption, Sedona, Arizona, May 2004

Mixed Gas Adsorption, AIChE Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 2003

Fundamentals of Adsorption and Ion-Exchange, AIChE Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2002

Fundamentals of Adsorption and Ion Exchange I, AIChE Meeting, Reno, Nevada, November 2001

Fundamentals of Adsorption and Ion Exchange II, AIChE Meeting, Reno, Nevada, November 2001

Multicomponent Adsorption, Fund. of Adsorption 7, Nagasaki, Japan, May 2001

New Developments in Adsorption and Ion-Exchange Processes, AIChE Meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 2000

Mixed Gas Adsorption, AIChE Meeting, Dallas, Texas, November 1999

Thermodynamics of Condensed Phases-Adsorption, AIChE Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida 1998

Experimental Methods in Adsorption, AIChE Meeting, Los Angeles, November 1997

Fundamentals of Adsorption, AIChE Meeting, Chicago, November 1996

Applications of Ion Exchange for Metal Ion and Molecular Separations from Materials to Processes, AIChE Meeting, Miami Beach, November 1995.    

Applications of Adsorption in Energy Storage and Transfer Systems, AIChE Meeting, San Francisco, November 1994.

Liquid Phase Adsorption, AIChE Meeting, St. Louis, November 1993

Gas Phase Applications of Adsorption, AIChE Meeting, Los Angeles, November 1991

Liquid Phase Applications of Adso
 
Research Grants:
MRI: Acquisition of an integrated atomic force microscope/ Inverted optical microscope for interdisciplinary research at CSU,
8/13-8/16, National Science Foundation, Arlington VA           $ 289,939

Next Generation Personal Medical Oxygen Concentrators,
4/12 - 12/15, Invacare Corp., Elyria, OH      $ 538,171

MRI: Acquisition of a field emission scanning electron microscope for multidisciplinary nanotechnology research,
10/11 ¿ 9/14, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA       $ 472,115
Sub-Nanostructured Non-Transition Metal Complex Grids For Hydrogen Storage
1/04-6/08, Dept. of Energy, Washington D.C.      $ 1,378,455

Power Partnership for OH
6/04-5/07, Part of 16 mil$ collaboration between North East OH universities and companies, Wright Capital Project Fund, State of Ohio $ 412,222

Performance of Microporous Adsorbents under Cycling at very High Pressures
6/03-10/03, Eaton Corp., Milwaukee, WI $ 72,366

Application of Molecular GatesTM Technology to Oxygen Enrichment of Air Streams and Simplified Purification of Natural Gas
12/99-11/02, part of 4.5 mil$ NIST/ATP collaborative research between Engelhard Corp., U. of South Alabama, U. of Massachusetts and CSU/AMC $ 965,941

Multi-component Adsorption Equilibria of a n-C4H10-CO2 System
6/98-5/99, The BOC Gases, Murray Hill, NJ $ 40,000

Application of Single Crystal Membrane Technique for Investigation of Binary Diffusivities in Zeolites
3/98-2/01, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA $ 248,604

Explatory Research on Diffusion of Gases through Adsorbents
1/98-12/98, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA $ 25,000

Evaluation of H2O Tx Cells
6/98-9/98, ARx Technologies, Cleveland, OH $ 19,090

Sixth International Conference on Fundamentals of Adsorption
1/98-12/99, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA $ 15,000

A Novel Fermentation/Separation Process for Lactic Acid Production
7/96-6/98, Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing Program,OH $ 45,431

Development of Single Crystal Membrane Technique for Direct Measurement of Micropore Diffusivity
4/94-9/97, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA $ 159,715

Collection of Oxygen/Nitrogen Binary Data on X-5297 for PSA Air Separation Process Evaluation;
6/94-9/96, Engelhard Corp., Iselin, NJ $ 82,098

Diffusion of Gases through Adsorbent Particles
10/95-9/96, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA $ 20,000

Environmental Experiments in Chemical Engineering Laboratory
6/94-5/95, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA $ 20,149

In-Plant Testing of Ion-exchange Membranes to treat Electroplating Wastewater,
4/93-4/94, NASA/Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH $ 39,693

Optimization of the Adsorption Process for Removal and Recovery of Ammonia from Off-Gases
1/91-6/91, GE Lighting, Euclid, OH $ 50,383
    
Moderation of Ammonium Concentration in Industrial Waste-Waters by Ion-Exchange
1/91-6/91, GE Lighting, Euclid, OH

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