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DATABASE DEVELOPMENT 

Margaret Lencka
Director of Thermophysical Modeling 

Role

Margaret works on thermodynamic modeling of various chemical systems. She is responsible for the maintenance of databanks for the Aqueous thermodynamic model and for the communication with clients regarding thermophysical modeling. Also, she provides thermodynamic expertise in externally sponsored research projects in the areas of physical properties and materials.

 

Accomplishments

Margaret has developed accurate thermodynamic models for numerous complex chemistries, including amines and amine hydrochlorides, phosphorus compounds, mercaptans, disulfides, vanadium compounds, bromide systems in absorption refrigeration, lithium battery electrolytes, chloramines, gallium compounds, inorganic and organic titanium derivatives, strontium and barium nitrates, borates, fluorides, beryllium compounds, organic nitrogen derivatives and many others. In her postdoctoral work at Rutgers University, she developed new methods for the hydrothermal synthesis of ceramic materials. In her PhD work, she developed methods for VLE measurements, especially at low pressures.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Thermodynamic modeling

  • Thermodynamic measurements

  • Hydrothermal synthesis

  • Databank development


Publications

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Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University, Department of Ceramics

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Technical University of Denmark, Dept of Chemical Engineering

  • PhD, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

  • MS/BS, Technical University of Warsaw, Department of Chemical Engineering

Peiming Wang

Senior Scientist and OLI Fellow

Role

Peiming's role at OLI includes the development, implementation, and validation of thermodynamic and transport property models in OLI's Mixed-Solvent Electrolyte (MSE) framework. She provides expertise in thermodynamics, solution chemistry, electrolyte theories, and modeling techniques for a wide range of clients' applications and for sponsored research projects. Peiming also supports and maintains the MSE thermodynamic and transport property databanks.

 

Accomplishments

Peiming played a key role in the development of OLI's MSE thermodynamic model. She also extended OLI's viscosity, self-diffusivity, and electrical conductivity models to mixed-solvent electrolyte solutions, and developed new models for thermal conductivity, surface and interfacial tension for aqueous and mixed solvent electrolyte systems.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Thermodynamics

  • Electrolyte solutions

  • Thermophysical property modeling

  • Chemical and phase equilibria


Publications

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Education

  • Post doctorate, Calorimetry & modeling electrolyte thermodynamics, University of California - Berkeley

  • PhD, Physical chemistry, Brigham Young University

  • MS/BS, Analytical and physical chemistry, University of Science & Technology of China

Jiangping Liu

Senior Chemical Engineer

Role

Jiangping is a part of the OLI Thermophysical Modeling Team. Along with other members, he develops thermodynamic parameters to model the behavior of various systems containing electrolytes and nonelectrolytes using OLI's mixed-solvent electrolyte and aqueous thermophysical property packages. Jiangping works to ensure that the thermodynamic modeling solutions reflect OLI Systems' clients' process simulation needs.

 

Accomplishments

Jiangping has developed thermodynamic parameters for various systems including aqueous mixtures of esters, mercaptans, carboxylic acids and their salts, organic nitrogen and halogen derivatives, strontium chemistry, hydrocarbon systems including carbon dioxide, ammonium salt chemistry, salt densities at high pressures and other systems.
 

In his PhD work at Brigham Young University, Jiangping developed models to predict pure compound and mixture solution dielectric constants through QSPR and NRTL models and molecular dynamics simulation.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Thermophysical properties

  • Molecular dynamics simulation

  • Supercritical fluid extraction


Publications

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Education

  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2011

  • MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, 2006

Ron Springer

Senior Engineer

Role

Ron's primary role is to develop thermodynamic models for the MSE framework. This includes researching, organizing, analyzing, and regressing experimental data for a wide variety of systems.

 

Accomplishments

Ron is an experienced thermophysical modeler. He has developed MSE thermodynamic models for many systems, including most salts consisting of the hydronium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and ammonium cations and the hydroxide, chloride, nitrate, sulfate, bisulfate, carbonate and bicarbonate anions. Ron has also developed the models for carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia,  urea, hydrocarbons and many others.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Thermodynamics

  • Computer software

  • Process simulation


Publications

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Education

  • MSChE, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1986

  • BSChE, University of Cincinnati, 1977

 

Gaurav Das

Senior Development Engineer

Role

Gaurav is a member of the thermophysical property modeling team, and is responsible for the modeling and parameterization of electrolyte systems.

 

Accomplishments

Gaurav extensively studied aqueous electrolyte systems as a part of doctoral thesis work which led to several journal articles.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Fluid phase behavior and thermodynamic property calculation

  • Electrolyte chemistry

  • Statistical thermodynamics

  • Chemical engineering


Publications

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Education

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2015

  • BChE in Chemical Engineering, Jadavpur University, 2006

George Engelhardt

Senior Corrosion Scientist and OLI Fellow

Role

George's role at OLI is to undertake scientific research in the fields of corrosion and electrochemical technology

 

Accomplishments

George has developed fast algorithms for predicting pitting, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue and crevice corrosion growth rates.

 

Author of the OLI EVS model in the Corrosion Analyzer, George developed a Monte Carlo Simulation method for estimating localized corrosion damage on the base of deterministic models

 

George has also developed numerical and analytical methods for solving mass transfer equations in electrolytes under porous deposits, and he has developed models and methods of experimental investigations of bi-layer passive films

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Corrosion

  • Electrochemistry

  • Mass and heat transfer

  • Extreme value statistics

  • Optimization and modeling of chemical & electrochemical processes & equipment


Publications

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Awards

  • German Scientific Society Research Fellowship, Germany, 1993

  • Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany, 1990-1992

  • MSSR Academy of Science Award for the best monograph of 1983 titled "Electrode and Transfer Processes in Electrochemical Machining of Metals"

 

Education

  • Ph.D. (1979) and D.Sc. (1988) in Chemistry, Frumkin Institute of Electrochemistry (Moscow, Russia)

Ali Eslamimanesh

Senior Development Engineer

Role

Ali has recently joined OLI Systems as a Senior Development Engineer. Ali is part of the Thermophysical Modeling Team, and his responsibility will be to model new chemistries and improve and extend the parameters of the OLI databanks.

 

Accomplishments

Ali has published numerous widely cited papers on phase equilibria of complex systems, gas hydrates, and estimation of thermophysical properties.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Thermodynamics of phase equilibria

  • Estimation of thermophysical properties

  • Gas hydrates

  • Acid gas treating

  • Process engineering


Publications

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Awards

  • Elsevier and IUPAC PhD Student Award (2011)

  • Henry V. Kehiaian Award from IACT, Int'l Association of Chemical Thermodynamics (2012)

 

Education

  • Post doctorate at Clarkson University, 2012-2014

  • PhD in Process Engineering, Mines ParisTech, 2012

  • MSc in Natural Gas Engineering, Shiraz University, 2009

  • BSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Isfahan, 2007

Jerzy Kosinski

Consultant, Thermophysical Modeling

Role

Jerzy develops thermodynamic models for the MSE framework. This includes researching, analyzing, and regressing experimental data for various chemical systems.

 

Accomplishments

Jerzy has developed accurate thermodynamic models for numerous chemistries, including oilfield scaling chemistry, various organic acids and their salts, hydrogen peroxide chemistry, caprolactam process chemistry, solution chemistry of titanium, nickel, palladium, cerium, and silica, properties of boric acid and borates, aqueous carbohydrate chemistry and many others.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Thermodynamics

  • Solution chemistry

  • Phase equilibria


Publications

 

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Education

  • MS/BS, Technical University of Warsaw, 1986

 
 
 

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