Dr. Nai Yuen Chen
Distinguished Research Professor
Office: (817) 272-0684
Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1959
M.Sc. Louisiana State University, 1954
B.Sc. University of Shanghai, China, 1947
2011-present: Distinguished Research Professor, MSE, UT Arlington.
2007-2011: Honorary Research Professor, Center on Renewable Energy Science & Technology, UT Arlington.
1994-2007: Technical Consultant of Mobil Research and Exxon Mobil Research.
1993: Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore.
1986-1993: Senior Scientist and Research Advisor, Mobil Research and Development Corporation, Central Research Laboratory.
1980-1986: Senior Scientist and Manager, Mobil Research and Development Exploratory Process Research, Central Research Laboratory.
1960-1979: Research Chemical Engineer to Senior Scientist and Acting Manager, Mobil Research and Development Corporation, Catalysis Research Section, Central Research Laboratory.
1959-1960: Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Sponsored Research, Department of Chemical Engineering. Heat and mass transfer and thermal irradiation.
1954-1958: Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering. Heat and mass transfer and thermal irradiation. Teaching Assistant, Instructor on Chemical Thermodynamics.
1952-1954: Research Assistant, Louisiana State University, Engineering Experiment Station. Development of a new method of measuring thermal conductivity of organic liquids.
1947-1952: Technical trainee to Deputy Head of Manufacturing Department, Taiwan Sugar Corporation, Hsinying Sugar Factory. Sugar refining technology.
Academician, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) (1990), Section 3 (Chemical Engineering) and Section 2 (Bioengineering).
Inventor or Co-inventor of 126 U.S. patents on novel catalysts, oil refining, petrochemical & biomass processes.
Book Publications: Author of or contributor to 11 technical books.
Journal Publications: Author or co-author of 75 papers in technical journals in the U.S., Taiwan, China and Singapore.
Oral Presentations: More than 52 technical papers in the U.S., Taiwan, China and Singapore.
Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Major Author of the Following Books:
N. Y. Chen, W. E. Garwood, and F. G. Dwyer (1989). Shape Selective Catalysis in Industrial Applications, Marcel Dekker, New York.
N. Y. Chen, T. F. Degnan, and C. M. Smith (1994). Molecular Transport and Reaction in Zeolites - Design and Application of Shape Selective Catalysis, VCH Publishers, New York.
N. Y. Chen, W. E. Garwood, and F. G. Dwyer (1996). Shape Selective Catalysis in Industrial Applications, 2nd Edition, Marcel Dekker, New York.
N. Y. Chen (2001). Energy in the 21st Century, Chemical Innovation, 31(1), p. 15.
N. Y. Chen (2001). An Environmentally Friendly Oil Industry? Chemical Innovation, 31(4), p. 10.
N. Y. Chen (2001). Personal Perspective of the Development of Para Selective ZSM-5 Catalysts, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 40, p. 4157.
N. Y. Chen (1983). Making Gasoline by Fermentation, Chemtech, 13, p. 488.
N. Y. Chen, T. F. Degnan, and L. R. Koenig (1986). Liquid Fuel from Carbohydrates, Chemtech, 16, p. 506.
N. Y. Chen, E. F. Kondis, and S. Srinivasan (1987). Low Pressure Air Lift Fermenter for Single Cell Protein Production, Part 1. Design and Oxygen Transfer Studies, Biotechnology Bioengineering, 29, p. 414.
N. Y. Chen, S. Srinivasan, R. I. Leavitt, V. F. Coty, and E. F. Kondis (1987). Low Pressure Air Lift Fermenter for Single Cell Protein Production, Part 2. Continuous Culture of Pichia Yeast, Biotechnology Bioengineering, 29, p. 421.
N. Y. Chen (1990). The Design of Airlift Fermenters for Use in Biotechnology, Biotech Genetic Engineering Review, 8, p. 379.
N. Y. Chen (1994). Some Perspectives of Utilization of Biomass for the Production of Ethanol Fuel, Institute of Engineers Singapore Journal, 34(3), p. 9.
J. N. Miale, N. Y. Chen, and P. B. Weisz (1966). Catalysis by Crystalline Aluminosilicates. IV. Attainable Catalytic Cracking Rate Constants and Superactivity, Journal of Catalysis, 6, p. 278.
N. Y. Chen and P. B. Weisz (1967). Molecular Engineering of Shape-Selective Catalysts, Chemical Engineering Progress Symposium Series, 63(73), p. 86.
N. Y. Chen (1976). Hydrophobic Properties of Zeolites, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 80, p. 60.
N. Y. Chen and W. E. Garwood (1978). Some Catalytic Properties of ZSM-5, A New Shape Selective Zeolite, Journal of Catalysis, 52, p. 453.
N. Y. Chen, W. W. Kaeding, and F. G. Dwyer (1979). Para-Directed Aromatic Reactions over Shape Selective Molecular Sieve Zeolite Catalysts, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 101, p. 6783.
K. W. Smith, W. C. Starr, and N. Y. Chen (1980). New Process Dewaxes Lube Base Stocks, Oil & Gas Journal, 78(21), p. 75.
D. E. Walsh, and N. Y. Chen (1983). Hydrogasification of Heavy Oils, I&EC Process Design and Development, 22, p. 436.
N. Y. Chen and T. Y. Yan (1986). M2 Forming-A Process for Aromatization of Light Hydrocarbons, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development, 25, p. 151.
N. Y. Chen and S. J. Lucki (1986). Non-Regenerative Catalytic Cracking of Gas Oils, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development 25, p. 814.
N. Y. Chen and W. E. Garwood (1986). High Boiling and Premium Quality Jet Fuels by Catalytic Dewaxing and Hydrogenation, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development, 25, p. 641.
Buyan, F. M., N. Y. Chen, R. B. LaPierre, D. A. Pappal, R. D. Partridge, and S. F. Wong (1995). A New Selective Dewaxing Process, Hydrocarbon Technology International Autumn Quarterly, p. 14.