Author Archives: Belinda Slakman

Congratulations, Fariba!

Dr. Fariba Seyedzadeh Khanshan officially became the first PhD graduate from the CoMoChEng group this week! She defended her thesis, “Automatic Generation of Detailed Kinetic Models for Complex Chemical Systems”, on January 29, 2016. Fariba is currently working as a post-doc at Shire in Lexington, MA.  

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CoMoChEng presents research at Kinetics and Dynamics meeting

The Computational Modeling in Chemical Engineering group attended the 32nd Regional Meeting on Kinetics and Dynamics on January 25, 2014. The conference was held at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. The group had a great presence at the meeting with Fariba, Pierre, Belinda and Victor presenting the following four talks: F. Seyedzadeh Khanshan and R.H. West. “Generating […]

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Congratulations, Pierre and Fariba!

CoMoChEng graduate students Pierre Bhoorasingh and Fariba Seyedzadeh Khanshan successfully defended their thesis proposals this fall. Pierre’s presentation, “Automated kinetic parameter calculation via transition state theory for bimolecular reactions to develop a 2,5:dimethylfuran combustion mechanism”, was held on November 14, 2013, and Fariba’s talk, “Using Reaction Mechanism Generator (RMG) to build detailed kinetic models of biofuels”, was on […]

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CoMoChEng attends 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting

Professor West and graduate students Pierre, Fariba and Belinda attended the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, from November 3-8, 2013. The group authored the following presentations: P.L. Bhoorasingh and R.H. West. Automatic transition state searches for on-the-fly kinetic calculations. Extended abstract (proceedings paper) B. Slakman and R.H. West. Automatic mechanism generation for liquid-phase reaction […]

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CoMoChEng members attend CEFRC summer school

Graduate students Fariba and Belinda attended the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center’s (CEFRC) Combustion Summer School, held at Princeton University, from June 23-28, 2013. They took courses in Combustion Theory and Combustion Chemistry, attended a career panel, and spent an evening touring Philadelphia.

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Lab presents research at 8th U.S. Combustion Meeting

Professor Richard West and graduate students Pierre and Fariba attended the 8th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, from May 19-22, 2013 in Park City, UT. The group presented two posters: P. L. Bhoorasingh and R. H. West. Automatic transition state searches for reaction mechanism generation. F. Seyedzadeh Khanshan and R. H. West. Using Reaction Mechanism Generator […]

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