Jeffrey R. Seay, Ph.D., P.E.                        

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

University of Kentucky College of Engineering

Paducah Extended Campus Program

 

Professional Preparation

Ph.D.   Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Chemical Engineering, May 2008

Dissertation: A Methodology for Integrating Process Design Elements with Laboratory Experiments

Major Advisor:            Mario R. Eden, PhD

M.S.    University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

Chemical Engineering, May 2004

Thesis: Modeling of a Non-Isothermal Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactor and Aftercooler System

Major Advisor:            Nicholas D. Sylvester, PhD

B.S.     Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Chemical Engineering, March 1996

 

Appointments/Professional Experience

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2008 – Present

Senior Process Engineer

Evonik Degussa Corporation, Mobile, Alabama, 2002 – 2008

Process Engineer

CDI Engineering Group, Mobile, Alabama, 2000 – 2002

Process Engineer

BE&K Engineering, Mobile, Alabama, 1996 – 2000

 

Honors Societies and Professional Memberships

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society                                                   Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Golden Key International Honour Society                               Alpha Theta Chi Collegiate Honor Society

American Institute of Chemical Engineers                               American Society of Engineering Education

 

Registration

Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama

 

Professional Service Activities

National Offices and Committee Memberships Held

2011 – Present    Vice-Chair, AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum (rising to Chair in 2014)

2011 – Present    Chair, AIChE Youth Council on Sustainable Science and Technology (YCOSST)

2011 – Present    Member, AIChE Institute for Sustainability (IfS) Executive Committee

2009 – 2011       Chair, Education Committee – AICHE Sustainable Engineering Forum

2008 – Present    Member, Awards Committee – AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum

National and International Conference Organizing Committees

2013    International Organizing Committee, 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering, Dalian, China

2013    Organizing Committee, Sustainability in (Bio)Pharmaceuticals Conference, Cincinnati, OH

2008    Organizing Committee, 2008 Evonik Meets Science Conference, Washington, D.C.

Working Group and Forum Memberships

2011 – Present    Member, International Energy Agency – Annex IX: Energy Efficient Separations

2011 – Present    Member, Engineer’s Forum on Sustainability

Professional Development Workshops Led

2013    “Sustainability Overview, Assessment and Metrics for Practicing Engineers”, Paducah, KY

2013    “Engineering Education for a Sustainable Future”, ASEE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA

2011    “Sustainability Overview, Assessment and Metrics for Process Engineers”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

National and International Conference Programming

2013    Co-Chair, Plenary Session: 3rd Annual World Congress on Sust. Eng., Minneapolis, MN

2013    Chair, Student Poster Session, 2011 Intl. Cong. on Sust. Science and Eng., Tucson, Arizona

2012    Co-Chair, Student Poster Session, Sust. in (Bio)Pharmaceuticals Conf., Cincinnati, OH

2012    Chair, Session 23A02 Challenges in Incorp. Sust. in Interdisciplinary Prog., AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

2012    Co-Chair, Plenary Session: 2nd Annual World Congress on Sust. Eng., Pittsburgh, PA

2012    Co-Chair, Session 23A00 Env. Health, Safety and Sust., AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

2012    Co-Chair, Session 10A05 Synth. and Des. for Water Syst., AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

2011    Chair, Student Poster Session, 2011 Intl. Cong. on Sust. Science and Eng., Tucson, Arizona

2010    Chair, Student Poster Session, 2nd Intl. Symp. on Sust. Chem. Prod. and Proc. Eng., Hangzhou, China

2011    Co-Chair, Plenary Session: 1st Annual World Congress on Sust. Eng., Minneapolis, MN

2011    Chair, Session 519 Design and Operation for Sust., AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

2011    Chair, Poster Session, 2011 Intl. Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, Tucson, AZ

2010    Chair, Session 23A04 Design for Sustainability, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

2010    Co-Chair, Session 17009 Biorefinery – Sust. Energy and Env. Issues, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

2010    Chair, Student Poster Session, 2nd Intl. Symp. on Sust. Chem. Prod. and Proc. Eng., Hangzhou, China

2009    Co-Chair, Session 04011 Teaching Design Outside the Capstone Course, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN

2009    Co-Chair, Session 23A00 Design for Sustainability, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN

Service as Journal Referee

  1. Proceedings of the 21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (6 papers reviewed)
  2. Computer Aided Process Engineering, Elsevier Book Series (6 papers reviewed)
  3. Taylor and Francis CRC Press (1 book proposal reviewed)
  4. Journal of Chemical Engineering Education (5 papers reviewed)
  5. Journal of Chemical Product and Process Modeling (2 paper reviewed)
  6. Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (4 papers reviewed)
  7. Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on the Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design – Design for Energy and the Environment (8 papers reviewed)
  8. Journal of Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy (1 paper reviewed)
  9. Computers and Chemical Engineering – 1 manuscript reviewed
  10. Center for Sustainable Engineering – 1 educational module reviewed
  11. AIChE Journal – 1 manuscript reviewed

Service as Panel Reviewer

  1. NSF Energy for Sustainability Review Panel, June 2010
  2. NSF Energy for Sustainability Review Panel, February 2011
  3. US EPA STAR Fellowship Review Panel, March 2013

 

University Service Activities

  1. Faculty Advisor, Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), Paducah Campus Student Chapter.
  2. Faculty Advisor, Energy Club of Kentucky – Paducah Campus Student Chapter.
  3. Faculty Seminar for UK CME Faculty: Process Simulation in the CME Curriculum.
  4. Faculty Search Committee.  Served as search committee member for CME faculty search for Paducah Campus in 2009.
  5. Paducah Program Director Search Committee.  Served as search committee member for Director of the Paducah Campus Program.
  6. Student advising for CME undergraduates.  Approximately 10 – 12 per semester.
  7. Volunteer for E-Day activities on the UK Paducah Campus each year since 2009.

 

Public Service Activities

  1. Western Kentucky Boy Scout Merit Badge Day.  Served as the instructor for the Engineering Merit Badge class at the Boy Scout Merit Badge Event held on the campus of Murray State University.  Have served in this capacity every year since 2009.
  2. Currently serving a faculty mentor for a group of students in the Gifted and Talented program at Heath Middle School in Paducah, KY.  Have served in this capacity since 2011.
  3. Represented the UK Paducah Campus at McCracken County Public Schools EXPLORE night.  This event is organized to introduce middle and high school students to various career and college options.

 

Other Service Activities

  • Led a study abroad program to Cameroon in Central Africa develop affordable biofuel technology for rural people in underdeveloped countries.
  • Faculty mentor for the 2012 – 2013 University of Kentucky US EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) student design team.
  • Faculty mentor for the 2010 – 2011 University of Kentucky US EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) student design team.
  • Currently collaborating with the AIChE Sustainable Engineering forum to develop educational modules for incorporating sustainability into core chemical engineering courses.
  • Leading project for the AIChE Institute for Sustainability to develop a web-based certificate program in sustainability for engineering professionals.
  • Actively engaged with the Engineer’s Forum on Sustainability, a joint forum of representatives from various engineering disciplines and societies focusing on sustainability policy and education.

 

Education Related Awards

  1. Sustainable Manufacturing Advances in Research and Technology (SMART) Coordination Network Award, $4,000, Awarded for development of an innovative educational module titled “Application of Green Chemistry to Manufacture Specialty Chemicals from Renewable Resources”.
  2. AIChE Grand Energy Challenge Award, $5,000, Awarded for development of an innovative educational module titled “Thermodynamic Analysis of Petroleum and Bio-based Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines”.  Co-awarded with Dr. David Silverstein.

 

Awards for Mentored Students

  1. 1st Place Award for Undergraduate Research – Environmental Science and Engineering II, Croft, W. and J. Seay, (2012). “A Renewable Process for Producing Low-Cost Biofuel and Biochar for Rural West Africa”, AIChE Annual Student Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  2. 3rd Place Award for Undergraduate Research – Education, Mott, L., D. Silverstein and J. Seay, (2012). “Inductive Methods of Teaching Batch Distillation Through Simulation”, AIChE Annual Student Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  3. Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Paper Award, Amundson, J., W. Faulkner, S. Sukumara, J. Seay, F. Badurdeen, (2012). “A Bayesian Network Based Approach for Risk Modeling to Aid in Development of Sustainable Biomass Supply Chains”.
  4. Best Poster Award for Graduate Research, S. Sukumara, F. Badurdeen and J. Seay (2011): “Multidisciplinary Approach in Developing a Region Specific Optimization Model for Sustainable Biorefining”, Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment 2nd Annual Research Showcase, Lexington, Kentucky.
  5. Third Place Award – Paper Competition, Whipple, W. and J. Seay (2011): “Linking Glycerol Dehydration Chemistry and the Biodiesel Lifecycle”, 2011 AIChE Southern Region Student Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  6. Best Poster Award for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry, Whipple, W. and J. Seay (2011): “Production of Biodiesel and Analysis of Related Interfacial Phenomena”, 2011 Math Engineering and Science Conference (MESCON), Evansville, Indiana.
  7. Best Poster Award for Undergraduate Research, Whipple, W. and J. Seay (2011): “Interfacial Phenomena in Biodiesel Production”, International Congress of Sustainability Science and Engineering 2011, Tucson, Arizona.
  8. Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, Ramsey, A, S. Sukumara and J. Seay (2010): “Development of Multidisciplinary Region Specific Economic Models for Integrated Biorefining”, 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Product and Process Engineering, Hangzhou, China.
  9. 1st Place Award for Undergraduate Research – Environmental Science and Engineering, Ramsey, A and J. Seay (2009): “Development of Region Specific Optimized Integrated Biorefinery Models”, AIChE Annual Student Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  10. Best Poster Award for Undergraduate Research, Richardson, L. and J. Seay (2009): “Optimizing the Catalytic Cycle for the Dehydration of Biobased Glycerol to Economically Viable C3 Compounds”, First International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Funding Awards

  1. NSF Travel Grant to attend the 1st International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering in Cincinnati, OH.  Award presented to junior faculty involved in sustainability research. ($1,000)
  2. NSF Travel Grant to attend the Foundations of Computed Aided Process Design Conference in Breckenridge, CO.  Award presented to junior faculty with potential to lead the field. ($1,000)
  3. NSF Travel Grant to attend the Center for Sustainable Engineering Workshop at Carnegie Mellon University.  Competitive award presented to faculty interested in sustainable engineering.
  4. AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum – Sustainable Engineering Educational Module Development. Award presented for the development of educational modules for incorporating sustainable engineering into the core chemical engineering courses. ($5,000)
  5. NSF Travel Grant to attend the 2nd International Symposium of Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering in Hangzhou, China.  Award presented to junior faculty involved in sustainability research. ($2,400)
  6. AIChE Grand Energy Challenge Award.  Award to develop education modules to incorporate sustainable energy concepts into the Thermodynamics class. ($5,000)
  7. US EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet Award.  Award to fund student design team to develop sustainable chemical processes. ($10,000)
  8. NSF Travel Grant to attend the 2011 International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering in Tucson, AZ.  Award presented to junior faculty involved in sustainability research. ($1,000)
  9. USDA BRDI (Co-PI), “On-Farm Biomass Processing: Towards an Integrated High Solids Transporting /Storing/ Processing System”, Sue Nokes, PI ($9,102,561)
  10. US EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet Award.  Award to fund student design team to develop low cost integrated biodiesel and biochar process. ($15,000)

 

Funding Proposals Submitted as Principal Investigator

  1. Funding Opportunity RDE-012 KSEF’s Research and Development Excellence Program, “Developing Sustainable Chemical Processes for Utilizing Waste Crude Glycerol”, Submitted December 2008.
  2. Funding Opportunity NSF 08-610, “Assessing methods for incorporating sustainability and green engineering into the chemical engineering capstone design course”, Submitted March 2009.
  3. Kentucky Renewable Energy Consortium 2009 Competitive Grants Program, “Development of a Flexible Biorefinery Optimization Model based on Agricultural Survey and GIS Modeling of Bioresources Available in the Jackson Purchase Region of Western Kentucky”, Submitted July 2009.
  4. Kentucky Renewable Energy Consortium 2009 Competitive Grants Program, “Development of Laboratory and Simulation Based Model of Sustainable Biorefineries Utilizing Western Kentucky Based Renewable Resources”, Submitted July 2009.
  5. Funding Opportunity NSF 10-1401, “Modeling and Optimization of a Heterogeneous Catalyst for Dehydration of Biobased Glycerol”, Submitted September 2009.
  6. Funding Opportunity USDA-FS-TMU-2010,”Optimization Modeling of the Utilization of Hazardous Fuel Woody Biomass as Sustainable Feedstock for an Integrated Biorefinery”, Pre-proposal Submitted November 2009.
  7. Funding Opportunity EPA-G2010-P3-Q1, “Integration of Systems Engineering and Process Intensification in the Design of Processes for Utilizing Biobased Glycerol” Submitted January 2010.
  8. Funding Opportunity RDE-013 KSEF’s Research and Development Excellence Program, “Integration of Simulation and Experimentation for the Development of Sustainable Processes for Utilizing Waste Crude Glycerol” Submitted January 2010.
  9. Funding Opportunity NSF 10-7644, “Multidisciplinary Region Specific Technoeconomic Modeling for Evaluation of Integrated Biorefining Potential” Submitted March 2010
  10. Funding Opportunity AIChE Grand Energy Challenge Energy Education Module Grant, Submitted March 2010.
  11. Funding Opportunity NSF 08-557, “CAREER: Integration of Green Chemistry and Process Systems Engineering for the Development of Sustainable and Economically Viable Chemical and Energy Production Processes” Submitted July 2010.
  12. Funding Opportunity EPA‐G2011‐P3‐Q1, “Design of a Continuous Reaction and Soap Removal System for Farm Scale Biodiesel Production”, Submitted December 2010.
  13. Funding Opportunity RDE-014 KSEF’s Research and Development Excellence Program, “Economic Modeling of Integrated Biorefining in the Jackson Purchase Region Using Process Simulation and Supply Chain Optimization” Submitted January 2010.
  14. USDA Sun Grant Program – Southeastern Region, “Multidisciplinary Region Specific Technoeconomic Modeling for Evaluation of Integrated Biorefining Potential”, Submitted March 2011.
  15. NSF TUES Program, “Collaborative Research: Identification of Sustainability Competencies and Planning for Integration of Key Sustainability Concepts across the Chemical Engineering Curriculum”, Submitted May 2011.
  16. NSF CAREER, “CAREER: Integration of Sustainability and Process Systems Engineering for the Development of Economically Viable Biobased Energy Production Processes”, Submitted July 2011.
  17. NSF RET Program, “Collaborative Research: RET: Research Opportunity in Biofuels and Sustainable Process Design”, Submitted October 2011.
  18. Funding Opportunity EPA-G2012-P3-Q1, “Developing a Novel Low Cost Biodiesel and Biochar Processor for Rural Cameroon Using Locally Sourced Materials and Feedstocks”, Submitted December 2011.
  19. NSF SEP Program, “Integration of Network Modeling and Systems Biology for Sustainable Biofuels Production”, Submitted February 2012
  20. NSF CAREER, “CAREER: Integration of Sustainability and Process Systems Engineering for the Development of Economically Viable Biobased Energy Production Processes”, Submitted July 2012.
  21. NSF RET Program, “Collaborative Research: RET: Research Opportunity in Biofuels and Sustainable Process Design”, Submitted October 2012
  22. Funding Opportunity EPA-G2012-P3-Q1, “Developing a Low Cost Mechanized Crop Tiller for Rural Cameroon Using Locally Sourced Materials”, Submitted December 2012.

 

Refereed Publications

  1. Amundson, J., W. Faulkner, S. Sukumara, J. Seay and F. Badurdeen (2013): “Application of Bayesian Belief Networks for Biomass Supply Chain Risk Modeling and Assessment”, AIChE Journal. Submitted for review February 2013.
  2. Sukumara, S., J. Seay, F. Badurdeen, W. Faulkner, J. Amundson (2012): “Multidisciplinary Optimization Model for Region Specific Sustainable Biorefining”, Computers & Chemical Engineering. Submitted for review, December 2012.
  3. Seay, J. (2012): “A New Multidisciplinary Course in Sustainability using a Combination of Traditional Lecture and Self-Directed Study Modules”, Proceedings of the 2013 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Submitted for Review, December 2012.
  4. Mott, L, Seay, J. and D. Silverstein (2012): “Tools for Teaching Batch Distillation Inductively using Process Simulation”, Proceedings of the 2013 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Submitted for Review, December 2012.
  5. Whipple, W., B. Butler, C. Sterrie and J. Seay (2012): “Design and Optimization of a Novel Process for the Production of Biodiesel Suitable for Underdeveloped Regions”, Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Community Development, Submitted for Review, December 2012.
  6. Seay, J., I. Zama and B. Butler (2012): “International Partnership Helping to Bring Appropriate Biofuel Technology to Rural Cameroon”, International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2.
  7. Seay, J. and D. Silverstein (2012):” An Undergraduate Educational Module on Thermodynamic Analysis of Petroleum and Bio-based Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines”, Proceedings of the 2012 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, CD-Volume.
  8. Amundson, J., W. Faulkner, S. Sukumara, J. Seay, F. Badurdeen, (2012). “A Bayesian Network Based Approach for Risk Modeling to Aid in Development of Sustainable Biomass Supply Chains”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Vol. 30, pp. 152 – 156.  Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Paper Award.
  9. Sukumara, S., Amundson, J., W. Faulkner, F. Badurdeen, J. Seay (2012). “Multidisciplinary Approach in Developing Region Specific Optimization Tool for Integrated Biorefining”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Vol. 30, pp. 157 – 161.
  10. Whipple, W. and Seay, J.R. (2011): “Bridging the Gap Between Science and Engineering for High School Students through an Innovative Biofuel Research Project”, Proceedings of the 2011 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, CD Volume.
  11. R. Rezek and J. Seay (2011): “Educational Module: Incorporating Sustainable Design Principles into Fluid Mechanics Course”, Published on the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Website, www.aiche.org/sef.
  12. R. Rezek and J. Seay (2011): “Educational Module: Incorporating Sustainable Design Principles into Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Course”, Published on the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Website, www.aiche.org/sef.
  13. Seay, J.R. and J. Gish (2010): “A Sustainable Design Project for the Process Separations Class”, Center for Sustainable Engineering Electronic Library, Online Publication www.engineeringpathway.com.
  14. Ramsey, A, S. Sukumara and J. Seay (2010): “Development of Multidisciplinary Region Specific Economic Models for Integrated Biorefining”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Product and Process Engineering, CD Volume.
  15. Richardson, L, J. Gish and J. Seay (2010): “Catalyst Optimization for Glycerol Dehydration using Systems Engineering Tools”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Product and Process Engineering, CD Volume.
  16. Seay, J.R. and Eden, M.R. (2009): “Incorporating Sustainability and Environmental Impact Assessment into Capstone Design Projects”, Design for Energy and the Environment, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design, CRC Press, New York, New York, pp. 689-698.
  17. Richardson L. and J. Seay (2009): “Educational Module: Incorporating Sustainable Design Principles into the Process Separations Course”, Published on the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Website, www.aiche.org/sef.
  18. Jernigan, R.J., Hansrote, S.A., Ramey, K., Richardson, L.E. and Seay, J.R. (2009): “Developing Sustainable Chemical Processes to Utilize Waste Crude Glycerol from Biodiesel Production”, Design for Energy and the Environment, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design, CRC Press, New York, New York, pp. 361 –370.
  19. Seay J.R., Eden M.R. (2009): “Incorporating Environmental Impact Assessment into Conceptual Process Design”, Journal of Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 28(1), pp. 30-37.
  20. Seay J.R., Eden M.R. (2008): “Incorporating Risk Assessment and Inherently Safer Design Practices into Chemical Engineering Education”, Chemical Engineering Education, 42(3), pp. 141-146.  Also appeared in CACHE News, Summer 2011.
  21. Seay J.R., Werhan H., Eden M.R., D’Alessandro R.N., Thomas T., Redlingshoefer H., Weckbecker C., Huthmacher K. (2008): Integrating Laboratory Experiments with Process Simulation for Reactor Optimization”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 25, Paper 168 (CD Volume).
  22. Seay J.R., Eden M.R. (2008): “Challenges of Implementing A Joint Industrial – Academic Research Project as Part of a Non-Traditional Industrial Ph.D. Dissertation”, Chemical Engineering Education, 42(2), pp. 112-116.
  23. Seay J.R., Eden M.R., D’Alessandro R.N., Thomas T., Redlingshoefer H., Weckbecker C., Huthmacher K. (2007): “Integration of Process Modeling with Laboratory Experiments in Conceptual Design: Bio-based Glycerol Dehydration Case Study”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 24, pp. 485-490.
  24. Seay J.R., Eden M.R. (2007): “Sustainable Engineering in Capstone Design Projects through Industrial Collaboration”, Proceedings of 1st International Symposium on Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering.
  25. Seay J.R., Eden M.R., D’Alessandro R.N., Weckbecker C. (2006): “Sustainable Production of Industrial Chemical Products from Bioresources”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 21A, pp. 961-966.

 

Non-reviewed Publications

  1. Keith, J., D. Schuster, J. Seay, D. Silverstein, J. O’Connell (2012): “AIChE/CACHE Modules on Energy in the Curriculum”, CACHE News, Winter 2012.
  2. Seay, J.R. (2011): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 5, No. 4, p. 6.
  3. Seay, J.R. (2011): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 5, No. 3, p. 6.
  4. Seay, J.R. (2011): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 5, No. 2, p. 6.
  5. Seay, J.R. (2011): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 5, No. 1, p. 6.
  6. Seay, J.R. (2010): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 4, No. 3, p. 14
  7. Seay, J.R. (2010): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 4, No. 2, p. 14.
  8. Seay, J.R. (2010): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 4, No. 1, p. 11.
  9. Seay, J.R. (2009): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 3, No. 4, p. 4.
  10. Seay, J.R. (2009): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 3, No. 3, p. 6.
  11. Seay, J.R. (2009): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 3, No. 2, p. 7.
  12. Seay, J.R. (2009): “Education Column”, AIChE Sust. Eng. Forum Newsletter, Volume 3, No. 1, p. 8.
  13. Seay J.R., Eden M.R. (2008): “Sustainable Engineering in the Capstone Design Course at Auburn University”, AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Newsletter, Volume 2, No. 1, pp. 7-9.

 

Invited Presentations and Seminars

  1. J. Seay (2011): “Sustainable Engineering Forum Educational Activities”, Invited Presentation to the Engineers Forum on Sustainability Meeting, Washington, DC.
  2. J. Seay and F. Badurdeen (2010): “Multidisciplinary Technoeconomic Modeling for Evaluation of Regional Integrated Biorefining Potential”, Invited presentation to the EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  3. Seay, J. and M. Eden (2008): “Industry – Academia Partnerships A Joint Research Project between Auburn University and Evonik Industries”, 2008 Evonik Meets Science North America Conference, Washington, D.C.

 

Conference Presentations

  1. Croft, W. and J. Seay, (2012). “A Renewable Process for Producing Low-Cost Biofuel and Biochar for Rural West Africa”, AIChE Annual Student Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1st Place Award for Undergraduate Research – Environmental Science and Engineering II
  2. Croft, M. and J. Seay, (2012). “Developing a Process for Sustainable Low Cost Biofuel and Biochar for Rural West Africa”, AIChE Annual Student Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  3. Mott, L, D. Silverstein and J. Seay (2012): “Inductive Methods of Teaching Batch Distillation Through Simulation” AIChE Annual Student Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 3rd Place Award for Undergraduate Research – Education Division
  4. Seay, J, (2012): “A New Course in Concepts, Assessment Tools and Methods in Sustainable Power and Energy using Novel Course Format and Delivery Methods”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  5. Seay, J (2012): “An Innovative Multidisciplinary Sustainable Student Design Project to Develop Integrated Biodiesel and Biochar Technology for Sub-Saharan Africa” AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  6. Sukumara, S., J. Seay, F. Badurdeen, J. Amundson and W. Faulkner (2012): “Feed Flexible Process Optimization Model for Region Specific Sustainable Biorefining”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  7. Amundson, J., E. Oner, J. Seay and F. Badurdeen (2012): “Developing Distributions for Biomass Feedstock Supplies”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  8. Sukumara, S., J. Seay, F. Badurdeen, J. Amundson and W. Faulkner (2012): “Feed Flexible Process Optimization Model for Region Specific Sustainable Biorefining”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  9. Sukumara, S, Faulkner, W., Amundson, J., Badurdeen F. and Seay, J., (2011): “Multidisciplinary Approach in Developing Region Specific Optimization Model for Sustainable Biorefining”, Tracy Farmer Institute for the Environment 2nd Annual Research Showcase, Lexington, Kentucky. Best Poster Award for Graduate Research
  10. Sukumara, S, Faulkner, W., Amundson, J., Badurdeen F. and Seay, J., (2011): “Multi-disciplinary Approach in Developing Region Specific Model for Sustainable Biorefining”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
  11. Faulkner, F., Amundson, J., Sukumara, S., Seay, J. and Badurdeen, F., (2011): Coupled Optimization and Simulation for Multi-Biomass Source-to-Biorefinery Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
  12. Whipple, W., and J. Seay (2011): “Novel Catalyst Use in Glycerol Dehydration Chemistry”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
  13. Whipple, W. and J. Seay (2011): “Linking Glycerol Dehydration Chemistry and the Biodiesel Lifecycle”, 2011 AIChE Southern Region Student Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Third Place Award – Paper Competition.
  14. Whipple, W. and J. Seay (2011): “Production of Biodiesel and Analysis of Related Interfacial Phenomena”, 2011 Math Engineering and Science Conference (MESCON), Evansville, Indiana. Best Poster Award for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry
  15. Whipple, W. and J. Seay (2011): “Interfacial Phenomena in Biodiesel Production”, International Congress of Sustainability Science and Engineering 2011, Tucson, Arizona. Best Poster Award for Undergraduate Research
  16. Sukumara, S., F. Badurdeen and J. Seay (2011): “Multidisciplinary Approach in Developing Region Specific Models for Sustainable Biorefining”, International Congress of Sustainability Science and Engineering 11, Tucson, Arizona.
  17. Sukumara, S, F. Badurdeen and J. Seay (2010): “Region Specific Economic Modeling for Integrated Biorefining Using Process Simulation and Supply Chain Optimization”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  18. Rezek, R, L. Richardson and J. Seay (2010): “Developing Sustainable Engineering Modules for the Chemical Engineering Curriculum”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  19. Seay, J, J. Smart, S. Hutchinson and D. Silverstein (2010): “Student Assessment Results of Incorporating Multidisciplinary Industrial Design Problems in the Chemical Engineering Curriculum”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  20. Ramsey, A, S. Sukumara and J. Seay (2010): “Development of Multidisciplinary Region Specific Economic Models for Integrated Biorefining”, 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Product and Process Engineering, Hangzhou, China. Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.
  21. Richardson, L, J. Gish and J. Seay (2010): “Catalyst Optimization for Glycerol Dehydration using Systems Engineering Tools”, 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Product and Process Engineering, Hangzhou, China.
  22. Seay, J., D. Silverstein and J. Smart (2009): “Organizing a Multidisciplinary Student Design Project Through an Innovative Partnership with Local Industry”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee.
  23. Seay, J., J. Gish and A. Liner (2009): “A Sustainable Design Project for the Process Separations Class”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee
  24. Ramsey, A and J. Seay (2009): “Development of Region Specific Optimized Integrated Biorefinery Models”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee. 1st Place Award for Undergraduate Research
  25. Richardson, L. and J. Seay (2009): “Optimizing the Catalytic Cycle for the Dehydration of Biobased Glycerol to Economically Viable C3 Compounds”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee.
  26. Gish, J. and J. Seay (2009): “Optimizing the Dehydration of Biobased Glycerol by the  Integrated use of Computer Aided Simulations and Statistical Design of Experiments”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee.
  27. Ramey, K and J. Seay (2009): “Economically Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Conceptual Process Design of Biodiesel Byproduct Crude Glycerol”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee.
  28. Thomas, J. S. Hansrote and J. Seay (2009): “Design of a Lab-Scale Mini-Plant for Optimization of a Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactor for the Production of Chemicals from Sustainable Feedstocks”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee.
  29. Richardson, L. and J. Seay (2009): “Optimizing the Catalytic Cycle for the Dehydration of Biobased Glycerol to Economically Viable C3 Compounds”, First International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio. Best Poster Award for Undergraduate Research
  30. Gish, J., K. Ramey and J. Seay (2009): “Developing a Flexible Economic Model for the Production of Chemical Products From Waste Crude Glycerol”, First International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  31. Thomas, J., S. Hansrote, L. Richardson and J. Seay (2009): “Laboratory Experiments to Optimize a Packed Bed Reactor for the Production of Chemical Products From Sustainable, Waste Crude Glycerol”, First International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  32. Seay, J., Eden, M. and Sammons, N. (2009): “Incorporating Potential Environmental Impacts into Conceptual Process Design”, AIChE Spring National Meeting, Tampa, Florida.
  33. Hada, S., Seay, J., D’Alessandro, R. and Palanki, S. (2008): “Developing a Simple Spreadsheet Application for Multi-component Two-phase Flow Calculations Utilizing an Interface to a Thermodynamic Property Package”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  34. Seay, J. and Eden, M. (2008): “Developing Capstone Design Projects that Include Sustainability, Environmental Impact and Life Cycle Assessments”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  35. Seay, J. and Eden, M. (2008): “Use of Distance Learning Tools as Part of a Long Distance Non-Traditional Industrial PhD”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  36. Jernigan, R., Seay, J. and Eden, M. (2008): “Developing Sustainable Chemical Processes to Utilize Waste Crude Biodiesel-Derived Glycerol”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  37. Seay, J., Werhan, H., Eden, M., D’Alessandro, R., Thomas, T., Redlingshoefer, H., Weckbecker, C. and Huthmacher, K. (2008): “Optimization of Reaction Parameters by Integrating Laboratory Experimentation with Process Simulation”, 18th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Lyon, France.
  38. D’Alessandro, R., Hada, S., Seay, J., Barns, D. (2008): “DIERS Users Group Ideal Nozzle Flow Benchmark Exercise”, DIERS Users Group Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  39. Seay, J., Eden, M., D’Alessandro, R., Thomas, T., Redlingshoefer, H., Weckbecker, C. and Huthmacher, K. (2008): “Development of an Economically Viable Process for Dehydration of Biobased Glycerol”, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  40. Seay, J. and Eden, M. (2007): “Incorporating Risk Assessment and Inherently Safe Design into Process Design Education”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  41. Seay, J. and Eden, M. (2007): “Integration of Sustainability and Environmental Impact Assessment into Computer Aided Process Engineering”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  42. Seay, J. and Eden, M. (2007): “Including Sustainability and Environmental Impact Assessment into Process Design Education: A Case Study Example”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  43. Seay, J. and Eden, M. (2007): “Sustainable Engineering in Capstone Design Projects through Industrial Collaboration”, First International Symposium on Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering, Guangzhou, China.
  44. Seay, J., Eden, M., D’Alessandro, R., Thomas, T., Redlingshoefer, H., Weckbecker, C. and Huthmacher, K. (2007): “Integration of Process Modeling with Laboratory Experiments in Conceptual Design: Bio-based Glycerol Dehydration Case Study”, 17th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Bucharest, Romania.
  45. Seay, J., Eden, M., D’Alessandro, R., Thomas, T., Redlingshoefer, H. and Weckbecker, C. (2006): “Development of a Process for Manufacturing Industrially Important Chemical Products from Sustainable, Bio-based Glycerol”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  46. Seay, J., Eden, M., D’Alessandro, R., Riemenschneider, H., Thomas, T., Huthmacher, K., Weckbecker, C., Redlingshoefer, H. and Bartels, K., “Challenges of Implementing a Joint Industrial – Academic Research Project as Part of a Non-Traditional Industrial Ph.D. Dissertation”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, (2006).
  47. Seay, J., Eden, M., D’Alessandro, R., Weckbecker, C., Redlingshoefer, H. and Huthmacher, K. (2006): “Sustainable Production of Industrial Chemical Products from Bioresources”, 16th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
  48. Seay, J., Eden, M., D’Alessandro, R. and Weckbecker, C. (2005): “Process Integration Analysis of Sustainable Production of a Fine Chemical Intermediate from Bioresources”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  49. Seay, J., Eden, M., D’Alessandro, R. and Weckbecker, C. (2005): “Retrofit of a Fine Chemical Intermediate Production Process to Utilize Renewable, Bio-Based Feedstocks” AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio.