Hanley Joins Chemical Engineering Faculty

8/21/2017Brian Hanley

BATON ROUGE – Brian Hanley recently joined the LSU College of Engineering Gordon A. & Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering as a professional in residence.

Hanley joins the college after working nearly five years as principal engineer at Aspen Technologies Inc. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1979 from the University of Massachusetts and his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1987 from the University of Minnesota.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Hanley as a new faculty member,” said John Flake, chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering. “He has a great deal of experience in chemical processing and I’m sure his teaching and research will enrich our program. It’s great to match a world expert in distillation with one the world’s most active areas for chemical processing.”

Over the course of his career, Hanley has developed state-of-the-art hydraulics/mass transfer models for Aspen Rate-Based Distillation, issued four patents, and published a number of articles in publications such as the Journal of Chemical Engineering Data and the AIChe Journal.

“I have had the great fortune over the course of my 30-year industrial career to have worked in a number of industrially important areas,” Hanley said. “I have also been lucky enough to advance the practice of chemical engineering with a few insights specifically related to distillation columns and column internals. Joining the Department of Chemical Engineering here at LSU is an exciting new opportunity for me.

“The department is well-respected for valuing the responsibilities of conducting research that benefits industry and society, for teaching cutting-edge courses, and for mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. It’s my sincere hope to contribute in some small way to that mission.”

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