Brian obtained a B.S. in Biochemistry from Brigham Young University followed by M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Oklahoma State University under the direction of Drs. Gasem and Robinson. His graduate research focused on development and process simulation of new solvents for extractive distillation and experimental and modeling work of liquid-liquid equilibrium of aqueous-hydrocarbon systems. Since being awarded his Ph.D. in 2007, Brian has worked first as a post-Doc and now as a Research Associate in the School of Chemical Engineering at OSU. His research interests include the transdermal delivery of pharmaceutical therapeutics and endeavors related to advanced energy research. Brian enjoys playing basketball, cycling and spending time with his family.
Krishna obtained a B.E. degree in Chemical Engineering at BITS, Pilani, India in 2005. After graduation he worked at IICT, Hyderabad, India as a research assistant. He came to Oklahoma State University to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Currently, his research focuses on computational chemistry and molecular modeling with additional research interests including molecular design and predictive modeling. Krishna enjoys playing cricket, tennis and computer games, and also likes climbing.
Solomon received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at Bahirdar University, Ethiopia in 2006. He worked as a graduate assistant in the department of Chemical Engineering at Bahirdar University. Solomon came to Oklahoma State University in 2008 to work on a M.S. in Chemical Engineering with Dr. AJ Johannes in process design and economic evaluation of ethanol production by biomass gasification. Solomon joined the Ph.D. program at the School of Chemical Engineering at OSU and is currently focused on research involving phase behavior and thermophysical property models for bi-phasic catalytic processes. He enjoys playing basketball, soccer and table tennis, and also likes traveling and watching movies.
Christian received a B.Eng. degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Benin, Nigeria in 2008. After graduation he worked at PZ Cussons as a Graduate Assistant. He came to Oklahoma State University to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. His current research focuses on bi-phasic reactor modeling for kinetically constrained reactions undergoing simultaneous phase and chemical equilibria. Christian enjoys singing, latin dancing, Aikido and learning languages.