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Yaw Yeboah, Sc.D.

Yaw D. Yeboah, Sc.D.
Professor
Phone Number(s)
Room Number
B342
Education
  • Sc.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
  • S.M., Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975
  • S.B., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975
  • S.B., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975
  • S.B., Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975
Research Interests
  • Electrocatalysis/heterogeneous catalysis
  • Combustion and emission control
  • Oilfield scale formation
  • Coal and/or biomass conversion processes
  • Petroleum and natural gas production and processing
  • Energy, materials and the environment
Professional Affiliations & Qualifications
  • Dean, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering (July 2012-July 2015)
  • Head of Department, Energy and Mineral Engineering, Penn State (2004-2012)
  • Judge, Conoco Phillips Energy Prize Awards Competition (2010-2012)
  • Associate Dean, Science & Engineering, School of Arts & Sciences, Clark Atlanta University
  • Technical Director, Research Center for Science and Technology, Clark Atlanta University
  • Member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Educational Council
  • Fairness Reviewer, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Panel Reviewer, National Science Foundation (NSF) programs on Nanotechnology, Material Research Instrumentation, Course Curriculum and Lab Development, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), and Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
  • Panel reviewer, Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs under the administration of the National Research Council Fellowships Office
  • Research Engineer, General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center
Professional Memberships
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) (Life Member)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Combustion Institute
  • National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE)
  • Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
Awards
  • Wilson Award for Outstanding Service, Highest Award for Sustained Service in College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State (2012)
  • Black Achiever in Chemical Engineering Award for extraordinary contributions to chemical engineering and the engineering profession; awarded at the Minority Affairs Reception at the Annual AICHE Meeting and Centennial Celebration, Nov. 17, 2008.
  • First Recipient of the Silimon Humanitarian Award for Superior Service and Community Achievements-Department of Engineering, Clark Atlanta University(2003)
  • Awards for Instructional Excellence-Chemical Engineering; Most Dedicated Professor-Chemical Engineering, Clark Atlanta University (1999 and 2002)
  • Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Research Excellence Awards for Study of the Supercritical Combustion of Hexane Droplets (2002) and Study on Non-thermal Plasma Discharge for Destruction of NOx (1997)
  • Most Outstanding Research Project Team, Research Institute, KFUPM; for the Research Project on Fundamental Study of Oilfield Scaling (1992)
  • Most Outstanding Researcher and Project Manager Awards, Research Institute, KFUPM; for the Research Project on Fundamental Study of Oilfield Scaling (1991)
  • Most Outstanding Research Project Team, Research Institute, KFUPM; for the Study of Catalysis and Catalyst Utilization in Refineries (1988)
  • General Electric Patent Medallion for Inventors (1983)
  • General Electric Managerial Award for Research Leading to Commercialization (1981)
Publications

(Selected publications on diversity of research topics and journals)

  1. Y. Noda, U. Wongsiriwan, C. Song, P. Prasassarakich and Y. Yeboah, Sequential Combination of Organic Acid and Base for Conversion of Cellulose, Energy and Fuels, 2012, 26, 2376−2385.
  2. P. Naredi, Y. D. Yeboah and S. Pisupati, Effect of furnace purging on kinetic rate parameter determination using thermogravimetric analysis, Energy Fuels, 2011, 25 (11), pp 4937–4943.
  3. U. Wongsiriwan, Y. Noda, C. Song, P. Prasassarakich, and Y. Yeboah, Lignocellulosic Biomass Conversion by Sequential Combination of Organic Acid and Base Treatments, Energy and Fuels, 2010, 24, 3232-3238.
  4. D. Chen, Y. Yeboah, Y. Gong, Geochemical and hydrogeological data assimulation with geo-spatial modeling technology, J. of Hydrologic Eng, Vol. 14, No. 11, Nov. 1, 2009.
  5. Y. Gong, Yeboah Y.D., Lvov S.N., Balashov V., and Wang Z., Fe-Modified, Pt-Based Cathodic Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction with Enhanced Methanol Tolerance, J. Electrochemical Soc., 2007, 154, B560-B565.
  6. Y. D. Yeboah, Z. Wang, and K. Bota, Studies of Gap Space Effects on NO Removal in a Double Dielectric Barrier Discharge System, Technology, Vol. 9, pp. 267-273, 2005.
  7. Y. D. Yeboah, Z. Wang, and K. Bota, NOx removal from continuous stream by a silent plasma discharge, Technology, Vol. 9, pp. 275-285, 2005.
  8. J. Bender, R. Lee, M. Sheppard, K. Brinkley, P. Phillips, Y. Yeboah and R. Chee Wah (2004), "A waste effluent treatment system based on microbial mats for black sea bass Centropristis striata recycled-water mariculture", Aquacultural Engineering, 31, 73-82.
  9. Z. Wang, Y. D. Yeboah, T. Bai, and K. Bota (2004), "Gap space optimization for NO removal in a nonthermal plasma discharge", Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, Vol. 24, issue No. 3, September 2004, 405-420, Plenum Publishing Corporation, NY, NY.
  10. A. Sheth, C, Sastry, Y. D. Yeboah, Y. Xu, and P. Agrawal (2004), "Catalytic gasification of coal using eutectic salts: Reaction kinetics for hydro gasification using binary and ternary eutectic catalysts", Fuel, 83, 557-572.
  11. Y. D. Yeboah, Y. Xu, A. Sheth, A. Godavarty and P. K. Agrawal (2003), "Catalytic gasification of coal using eutectic salts: Identification of eutectics", Carbon, 41, 203-214.
  12. A. Sheth, Y. D. Yeboah, A. Godavarty, Y. Xu, and P. K. Agrawal (2003), "Catalytic gasification of coal using eutectic salts: Reaction kinetics with binary and ternary eutectic catalysts", Fuel, 82, 303-317.
  13. A. Sheth, C. Sastry, Y. D. Yeboah, X. Xu, and P.K. Agrawal (2003), "Catalytic gasification of coal using eutectic salts: Recovery, regeneration and recycle of spent eutectic catalysts", Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, Volume 53, pp451-460, April.
  14. S. Aliabadi, A. Johnson, A. A. Abatan, J. Abedi, Y. Yeboah and K. Bota (2002), "Stabilized Finite Element Formulation of Buoyancy Driven Incompressible Flows", Journal of Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering (CNME), Volume 18, Issue 5, Pages: 315-324.
  15. J. Nie, J. D. Miller and Y. D. Yeboah (1998), The effect of ink types and printing processes on floatation deinking efficiency of wastepaper recycling, Int. Journal of Environ. Eng. and Policy, Springer, 1, 47-58.
  16. Yeboah, Y. D., M. R. Saeed and A. K. K. Lee (1994), "Kinetics of Strontium Sulfate Precipitation from Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions", J. of Crystal Growth, 135, pp 323-330.
  17. Yeboah, Y. D., M. R. Saeed and A. K. K. Lee, (1994) "Strontium Sulfate Precipitation from Electrolyte Solutions", AIChE Journal, 40, pp 1422.
  18. Singh R. P., Y. D. Yeboah, E. R. Pambid and P Debayle (1991), " Stability Constant of the Calcium-Citrate (3-) ion pair complex", J. Chem. Eng. Data, 36, 52-54.
  19. Yeboah, Y. D., A. Maadhah and A. Aitani (1991), "The measurement of the extent of reduction of steam-re-forming catalysts using thermal analysis techniques", Thermochimica Acta, 185, 73-82, Elsevier Sci. Pub., Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  20. Yeboah, Y. D., and A. M. Aitani (1989), "Thermal Analysis of Steam reforming catalysts" Thermochimica Acta, 149, 147-156, Elsevier Sci. Pub, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  21. Yeboah, Y. D., J. P. Longwell, J. B. Howard and W. A. Peters (1982), "Pyrolytic Desulfurization of Coal in Fluidized-Beds of Calcined Dolomite", Ind. and Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. and Dev., 21, 324.
  22. Yeboah, Y. D., J. P. Longwell, J. B. Howard and W. A. Peters (1980), "Effect of Calcined Dolomite on the Fluidized-Bed Pyrolysis of Coal", Ind. and Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. and Dev., 10, 646.