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Faculty & Staff

Our faculty and staff are leaders in their fields. As subject matter experts and dedicated educators, their passion is for providing students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to become future leaders, thinkers, and doers.

Faculty

 
Prashanth R. Buchireddy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1998
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2004
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2013
Email: pxb5173@louisiana.edu
Madison Hall, Room 218-A
 

William M. Chirdon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1998
M.S., Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000
Ph.D., Macromolecular Science and Engineering and Biomaterials, University of Michigan, 2004
Website: http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~wmc8199/
Email: wchirdon@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-6564   
Madison Hall, Room 216-B

Dilip Depan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.S., Chemistry, M.D.S. University, India, 2000
M.S., Applied Chemistry, M.D.S. University, India 2002
Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, National Chemical Laboratory, India 2009
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/ddepan/
Email: ddepan@gmail.com, dxd1117@louisiana.edu
Office: (337) 654-0943  
Madison Hall, Room 218-B

Rafael Hernandez, Ph.D.
Department Head and Professor
J. Madison Nelson/ BORSF Professorship
Associate Director of the Energy Institute of Louisiana

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, 1993
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, 1996
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2002    
Office: 337-482-6062  
Madison Hall, Room 217-D

Jeffrey R. LeBlanc, Ph.D.
Instructor
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2011
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, City College of New York, 2016
Email: jeffrey.leblanc@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-6430
Madison Hall, Room 217-M

Carl McIntyre, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 2003
M.S., Macromolecular Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005
Ph.D., Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008
Email: Carl.McIntyre@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-5052
Research Website: http://www.mclearnlaboratory.com
Madison Hall, Room 217-F

Ashley Picou Mikolajczyk
Instructor

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2013
Email: mikolajczyk@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-5862
Madison Hall, Room 216-A

John C. Prindle, Jr., Ph.D, P.E.
Professor of Practice
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1982
B.S., Mathematics, Texas Tech University, 1983
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1989
Email: john.prindle@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-1217
Madison Hall, Room 217-J

Ramalingam Subramanian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
BORSF Bioprocessing Professorship II
B.E., Chemical Engineering, Annamalai University, Chennai, India, 1998
M.E., Chemical Engineering, Annamalai University, Chennai, India, 2000
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Annamalai University, Chennai, India, 2005  
Office: 337-482-5765
Madison Hall, Room 218-D  

Mark E. Zappi, Ph.D., P.E.
Dean of Engineering
Director of UL Energy Institute of Louisiana
Chevron Endowed Professorship
Professor

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1984
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1991
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1995
Email: zappi@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-6685
Xiao-Dong Zhou, Ph.D.
The Stuller Endowed Chair

Director of the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Professor

B.S., Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, 1994
M.S., Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, 1997
Ph.D. Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2001
Website: www.zhoulab.com
Email: zhou@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-5910
Madison Hall, Room 218-E

 

Staff

 

James Dooley
Computer and Laboratory Technician
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette,1977
Email: jdooley@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-1221
Madison Hall, Room 217-K

Dhan Lord B. Fortela, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines at Los Banos, 2010
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016
Email: dhanlord.fortela@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-5351
Madison Hall, Room 222-B

William “Bill” Holmes
Director of Process Analytics and Process Chemistry
Energy Institute of Louisiana
Email: william.holmes@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-2939
Madison Hall, Room 224
 
 
 
 
 

Elaine K. Strickland
Administrative Assistant
B.S., Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette,1985
Email: estrickland@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-6562   
Madison Hall, Room 217-A

Affiliates of Chemical Engineering

Emmanuel Revellame, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines Los Banos, 2001
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2011
Email: erevellame@louisiana.edu
Office: 337-482-5351