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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Ivelisse Ortiz-Hernandez

Title: Instructor, Chemical Engineering College of Engineering and Computing
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-7268
Fax: 803-777-8265
Office: Swearingen Engineering Center
Room 2C18
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: CV of Dr. Ortiz-Hernandez
headshot of Ivelisse Ortiz-Hernandez


Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2006
B.Ch.E., University of Puerto Rico, 2000


Dr. Ortiz-Hernandez background involves the study of heterogeneous catalytic systems under reaction conditions. Her research interest involves the development and characterization of new catalytic materials with applications in environmental and alternate energy systems. She is also interested in the use of analytical instrumentation techniques for the characterization of materials and the study of chemical reactions. Her experience involves the teaching and developing of new curriculums in the area of chemical engineering and chemical technology.


  • “In-Situ Investigation of Solid-Liquid Catalytic Interfaces by Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy,” I. Ortiz-Hernandez and C. T. Williams, Langmuir, 2003, 19, 2956-2962.
  •  “Multivariate Analysis of ATR-IR Spectroscopic Data: Applications to the Solid-Liquid Catalytic Interface,” I. Ortiz-Hernandez, D. J. Owens, M. R. Strunk and C. T. Williams, Langmuir, 2006, 22, 2629-2639.
  •  “In-situ ATR-IR investigation of nitrile absorption and hydrogenation on Pt/Al2O3 in hexane”, I. Ortiz Hernandez and C.T. Williams, Langmuir, 2007, 23 (6), 3172 -3178.


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