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
    • Schoen, B. W.; Lira, C. T.; Lee, A. Separation and Solubility of Cis and Trans Isomers in Nanostructured Double-Decker Silsequioxanes. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 59, 1483-1493, (2014), doi: 10.1021/je4010245.
    • Resk, A. J.; Peereboom, L.; Kolah, A. K.; Miller, D. J.; Lira, C. T. Phase Equilibria in Systems with Levulinic Acid and Ethyl Levulinate. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 59, 1062-1068, (2014), doi: 10.1021%2Fje400814n.
    • Lown, A.L.; Peereboom, L.; Mueller, S.A.; Anderson, J.E.; Miller, D.J.; Lira, C.T. “Cold Flow Properties for Blends of Biofuels with Diesel and Jet Fuels”, Fuel, 117PA, 544-551, (2014). doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2013.09.067.
    • Orjuela, A.; Orjuela, A.; Lira, C. T.; Miller, D. J., A novel process for recovery of fermentation-derived succinic acid: Process design and economic analysis. Bioresource Technology, 139, 235-241, (2013). doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.03.174.
  • 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.