ChE Associate Professor Francisco Hung was awarded a $110K grant from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund for "Understanding Novel Shale Hydration Inhibitors for Water-Based Drilling Fluids Using Molecular Simulation."
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- Postdoctoral researcher (Chemical Engineering) University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005-2007
- PhD (Chemical Engineering) North Carolina State University, 2005
- BS (Chemical Engineering) Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela, 1996
- LSU Rainmaker Award, 2014
- NSF CAREER Award, 2013
- ORAU Ralph E. Powe Award, 2008
- Y. Shen, F. R. Hung, A Molecular Simulation Study of Carbon Dioxide Uptake by a Deep Eutectic Solvent Confined in Slit Nanopores, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121(44), 2017, 24562-24575
- R. Abedin, S. Heidarian, J. C. Flake, F. R. Hung, Computational Evaluation of Mixtures of Hydrofluorocarbons and Deep Eutectic Solvents for Absorption Refrigeration Systems, Langmuir, 33(42), 2017, 11611-11625
- Z. Zhang, P. Avij, M. J. Perkins, T. P. Liyana-Arachchi, J. A. Field, K. T. Valsaraj, F. R. Hung, Combined Experimental and Molecular Simulation Investigation of the Individual Effects of Corexit Surfactants on the Aerosolization of Oil Spill Matter, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 120(30), 2016, 6048-6058
- X. He, Y. Shen, F. R. Hung, E. E. Santiso, Heterogeneous Nucleation from a Supercooled Ionic Liquid on a Carbon Surface, Journal of Chemical Physics, 145(21), 2016, 211919
- X. He, Y. Shen, F. R. Hung, E. E. Santiso, Molecular Simulation of Homogeneous Nucleation of Crystals of an Ionic Liquid from the Melt, Journal of Chemical Physics, 143(12), 2015, 124506
- Y. Shen, X. He, F. R. Hung, Structural and Dynamical Properties of a Deep Eutectic Solvent Confined Inside a Slit Pore, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(43), 2015, 24489-24500
- N. N. Rajput, J. Monk, F. R. Hung, Ionic Liquids Confined in a Realistic Activated Carbon Model: A Molecular Simulation Study, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(3), 2014, 1540-1553
Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 2016.
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ChE Associate Professor Francisco Hung’s research program on modeling organic molecules adsorbed on environmentally relevant interfaces was featured in the story “Study Characterizes Effects of Corexit Components on Oil Aerosolization” on the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) website.
Francisco Hung joins the Chemical Engineering department in Fall 2016 as an Associate Professor.