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 Expert  108362

Expert in Mathematics, Modeling, & Thermodynamics


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Expert has written commercial software using Microsoft Visual Basic that incorporates .DLL's compiled in other languages. This software incorporates sophisticated user interfaces as well as computational and database capabilities. Expert has extensive experience in the efficient implementation of MS Windows on personal computers, and is familiar with most word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software programs used on them. He has implemented Lantastic (a popular peer-to-peer network) and Novell local area networks in a small business environment. He uses the LateX text-processing language in preparing scientific research articles.
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BASIC programming language

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IBM personal computer disk operating system

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QuickBASIC software

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Microsoft Visual Basic

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LaTeX software

Expert has used the Internet extensively over the past several years. He has developed Web pages for a number of sites; these have incorporated intensive knowledge of HTML, CGI Scripts, and Java Script.
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Java

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Web development

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World Wide Web software

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Common Gateway Interface

Expert has used Fortran in his scientific research for over 25 years, employing a variety of platforms, from mainframe computers to Unix Workstations, to PCs. He has developed commercial scientific software written in Fortran.
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FORTRAN programming language

Expert has developed fundamental molecular-based models for the Gibbs free energy of fluids (liquids and gases) and their mixtures, and is intimately familiar with most existing expressions used for the chemical potentials of their constituents. This includes equation-of-state-based approaches founded on the van der Waals, Redlich-Kwong, Peng-Robinson, and other state equations. He has developed efficient computational techniques to predict phase equilibria for complex multicomponent systems, including vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibria, vapor pressure lines, and critical points. He has also applied these techniques to problems involving acid-base and other solution equilibria arising in problems involving electrolytes. He has developed general computational techniques for combined chemical reaction and phase equilibrium in complex multiphase systems, and he is the senior author of a textbook in this area. Expert has written PC-based software to solve problems in this field, marketed by Expert's Firm.
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chemical engineering mathematical modeling

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Gibbs free energy

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phase equilibrium thermodynamics

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solution thermodynamics

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vapor-liquid equilibrium

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acid-base equilibrium

Expert has taught thermodynamics to engineers for a number of years, and is senior author of a textbook on the thermodynamic analysis of chemical reaction and phase equilibrium problems. He has applied thermodynamic analyses to evaluate processes in a number of areas, including several arising in the modeling of pollution abatement in environmental problems. He has developed a thermodynamic property database that is used in conjunction with his commercial chemical equilibrium software.
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thermodynamic law

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thermodynamic process evaluation

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thermodynamic process optimization

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thermodynamic property evaluation

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equilibrium thermodynamics

Much of Expert's research involves the development and efficient computer implementation of numerical analysis techniques to problems arising in a science and engineering context. The emphasis has been on nonlinear programming and optimization methods and theory; this includes global methods, simulated annealing and genetic algorithms. Expert has extensive experience in curve fitting problems arising in situations where the underlying parameters must be estimated from a model. This includes the application of least squares and general linear and nonlinear regression techniques. Expert has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in all the above areas.
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linear programming

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linear regression

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nonlinear programming

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curve fitting

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least squares method

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non-linear regression

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numerical optimization

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simplex method

Expert has taught courses in all the above areas in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering departments for more than 25 years. Much of his research involves the regular use of techniques in these areas. He is proficient in derivatives, differentiation, imaginary numbers, inflection point, Laplace transform, and probability.
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differential calculus

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linear algebra

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matrix algebra

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complex-variable algebra

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real-variable algebra

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differential equation

Expert has developed mathematical models of physical, chemical, engineering, and biological processes in his research. Many of these models incorporate systems of ordinary differential equations. Examples of biological models Expert has developed are models applied to biochemical kinetics, pharmacokinetics, and endocrinology.
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endocrinology modeling

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biological modeling

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computer simulation

Expert regularly uses computer algebra systems in his research, including Mathematica and Maple. He is also familiar with Derive and MathCad.
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computer algebra

A main thrust of Expert's research program for over 25 years has involved the development of theories and computational methods for the structural and thermodynamic properties of fluids using the techniques of statistical mechanics. The main approaches have been perturbation theory, integral equation, and computer simulation techniques (Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics) in this area. Expert and his associates have recently developed successful tools to deal with chemical engineering systems involving associated fluids and their mixtures, whose properties are among the most difficult to predict theoretically.

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statistical mechanics


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   PhD   Applied Mathematics   University of Waterloo  
1967   MSc   Applied Mathematics   University of Waterloo  
1966   MASc   Chemical Engineering   (Undisclosed University)  
1965   BASc   Engineering Science   (Undisclosed University)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1990 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Mathematics and Statistics, School of Engineering

 

Professor

 

1990 to

 

Expert's University

 

Chemical Engineering

 

Adjunct Professor

 

1984 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Consultant

 

1979 to 1990

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Mathematics and Statistics

 

Professor and Chair

 

1975 to 1979

 

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)

 

Mathematics

 

Associate Professor

 

1975 to 1979

 

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)

 

Physiology and Biophysics

 

Assistant Professor

 

1971 to 1975

 

Dalhousie University

 

Mathematics

 

Assistant Professor

 

1969 to 1970

 

Dupont of Canada

 


 

Research Engineer

 

Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written scores of journal articles as well as research monographs and other publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Fluid Phase Equilibria  
 - Chemical Physics Letters  
 - Journal of Chemical Physics  
 - Kriger Publishing Co.  

Consulting Services:
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Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of Windows-based hardware and software. His resources include PC magazines, contacts, and his consulting experience.

Other Skills and Services

He regularily supervises graduate students in mathematics, physics, and chemical engineering.


 

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