Multiphase Flow and Powder Reaction Engineering Laboratory
The Ohio State University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor L.-S. Fan
Distinguished University Professor, and C. John Easton Professor in Engineering
Ph.D. (ChE), West Virginia University, 1975
M.S. (ChE), West Virginia University, 1973
M.S. (Statistics), Kansas State University, 1978
B.S., National Taiwan University, 1970
Tel: (614) 688-3262
Fax: (614) 292-3769
The multiphase flow and powder reaction engineering laboratory in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Ohio State University is engaging in teaching and research in both the fundamentals and applications of fluidization and fluid-particle principles, powder technology and multiphase reactor engineering. In the last 27 years, 30 M.S. and 40 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded from the research conducted in this laboratory and 57 Post-doctoral and visiting professors or scientists have participated or are currently participating in research here.
U.S. Department of Energy, ARPA-E Featured Project: OSU Syngas Chemical Looping (March 2011)
U.S. Energy Department Supports Professor’s Clean Coal Research - College of Engineering (November 4th, 2009)
Energy Leaders Tour Ohio State Clean Coal Research Facilities - College of Engineering (May 12
Honors and Awards
(A number of honors and awards including the following)
1994 Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle System from Particle Technology Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
1996 Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
1999 American Society of Engineering Education Chemical Engineering Division Union Carbide Lectureship Award.
2000 Malcolm E. Pruitt Award from the Council for Chemical Research for 'Recognition of outstanding contributions to the progress of chemistry and chemical engineering by promotion of mutually beneficial interactions among universities, the chemical industry, and government'.
2001 Elected to National Academy of Engineering 'Citation: for his pioneering, multifaceted contributions to research and education in the field of fluidization and particle technology'.
2002 Awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree 'Doctorate Honoris Causa' from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores en Engenieria, Puebla, Mexico, 'Citation: distinguished contributions to Engineering Education, outstanding contributions to Engineering Technology, and high interest in the Globalisation of Engineering'.
2005 Elected as Corresponding Member of Mexican Academy of Science.
2005 Joseph Sullivant Medal of The Ohio State University.'Given every five years - the highest honor that the Ohio State University can bestow upon one of its alumni or faculty members for eminent achievements'.
2006 E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, American Chemical Society.
2006 Elected as Academician of the Academia Sinica, Republic of China, 27th Convocation of the Academy, July, 2006. Taipei, Taiwan.
2007 International Fluidization Award of Achievement: Engineering Conference International, presented at the International Conference on Fluidization XII, May, 2007. Harrison Hot Spring, British Columbia, Canada.
2008 The Ohio State University Faculty Award for Distinguished University Services.
2008 Albert Einstein Chair Professorship: Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2008 International Pitt Award for Innovation in Coal Conversion: International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2008, September, 2008. Pittsburgh, PA. USA.
2008 Particle Technology Forum Award for Life Time Achievement: AIChE.
2008 One of the 100 Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era: Centennial Celebration of the AIChE, Annual AIChE Meeting, November, 2008. Philadelphia, PA. USA.
2009 Elected as Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering.