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Prof. William Koros
Prof. William Koros Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


​William J. Koros is the Roberto C. Goizueta Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Membranes at the Georgia Institute of Technology.   Dr. Koros is a BS, MS and PhD CHE graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.  He was a member of the CHE faculty from 1984-2001, and served as the Chair of the Department at UT from 1993-1997.  Dr. Koros also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Membrane Science for 17 years from 1991-2008.    His research has been recognized by the AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology in 1995 and the AIChE Separation Division Clarence Gerhold Award in 1999.  He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2000 and was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2002 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003.  In 2008, Dr. Koros received the Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Science and Technology from the North American Membrane Society.   He also received the William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Publications in 2010 and served as the 63rd Institute Lecturer for the AICHE in 2011.  He has 34 US patents and over 400 refereed publications with over 20,000 ISI Web of Science citations and an h-index of 78.   

All sessions by Prof. William Koros

  • Day 1Monday, February 20th
Session 1: Advanced Membranes/Processes I
9:00 am

Carbon Molecular Sieve Membranes: Structure & Gas Separation Applications

Characterization beyond traditional microscopy, scattering and spectroscopy is needed to engineer the sub-angstrom discrimination between penetrants in carbon molecular sieve (CMS) membranes. A method based on molecular scale gas diffusion probes is described to assist in engineering relevant membrane properties. The method is also used to test hypotheses about the evolution of structure responsible for fundamental properties of CMS materials derived from a high performance CMS precursor polymer, 6FDA:BPDA-DAM. Linking hypotheses about structural changes likely to occur during pyrolysis with the probe data provides insights regarding transformation of the random coil polyimide into ultra-rigid CMS, with exquisite size and shape diffusion selectivity. The results provide a framework for understanding and tuning properties of this special class of materials with important technological advantages in energy-intensive gas separations.

Level 0, between bld. 4 and 5 09:00 - 09:30 Details