Faculty and Staff
Kenneth L Roberts
|Title:||Instructor, Chemical Engineering
|College of Engineering and Computing|
Swearingen Engineering Center
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1997
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992
B.Ch.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990
Professor Roberts’s research group is involved in the development of advanced catalysts and ceramic nanomaterials for renewable energy systems, chemical manufacturing and environmental engineering. More recent work has investigated magnetic nanomaterials for bioimaging, ceramic nanofillers for composite materials and the application of supercritical and high pressure fluids for precision cleaning.
- Moore, G.L., Kumar, D. and Roberts, K.L. (2015). “Sonolytic Synthesis of Iron- and Alkaline Earth-Based Magnetic Nanomaterials: Single and Mixed Metal Nanostructured Materials”, 2nd Nanotechnology Dubai Conference & Exposition Proceedings, March 16-18, Dubai, U.A.E.
- Roberts, K.L., "Interdisciplinary Course Development in Nanostructured Maaterials Science and Engineering", Recent Developments in Materials Science and Corrosion Engineering Education (Chapter 11). Hershey, PA: IGI Global (2015).
- Young, D.A., Mohammed, A.K., Blue, S.K., and Roberts, K.L. ( 2014). "Photocatalytic Mineralization of Chlorazol Black E (Direct Black 38) over Zeolite-Supported Titania-Based Catalysts", Journal of Chemical and Process Engineering, vol. 1, pp. 1-7.
- Covington, L., Munirathinam, K., Islam, W., and Roberts, K.L. (2012). "Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured molybdinum & tungsten carbide materials, and study of diffusion model," Polish Journal of Chemical Technology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 28-34.