Carl Lira

Carl Lira
Associate Professor
Research Biography
Thermodynamics of complex systems; adsorption behavior, molecular simulations; property measurements, mixture behavior and separation design for biorenewable fuels and chemicals.
Selected Publications
    • Windom, B.; Huber, M.L.; Bruno, T.J.; Lown, A.L.; Lira, C.T. “Measurements and Modeling Study on a High-Aromatic Diesel Fuel,” Energy and Fuel, 26(3), 1787-1797, (2012). doi: 10.1021/ef201861b
    • Orjuela, A.; Yanez, A. J.; Santhanakrishnan, A; Lira, C. T.; Miller, D. J. “Kinetics of mixed succinic acid/acetic acid esterification with Amberlyst 70 ion exchange resin as catalyst” Chem. Eng. J. 188, 98-107, (2012). doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.01.103
    • Hassan, A.M; Vu, D.T.; Bernard-Brunel, D.; Elliott, J.R.; Miller, D.J; Lira, C.T, “Application of SPEAD to bioderived esters and acetals” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 51(8), 3209-3214, (2012). doi: 10.1021/ie2009058
    • Orjuela, A.; Kolah, A.; Hong, Xi; Lira, C.T.; Miller, D.J. "Diethyl Succinate Synthesis by Reactive Distillation," Sep. and Pur. Tech. 88, 151-162 (2012). doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2011.11.033
  • Selected Achievements and Awards
  • Withrow Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering, Michigan State University, 2004 and 1992., Outstanding Professor of the Year, Selected by ChE Undergraduates, 1999, 1998, 1991.