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Francisco Hung

Associate Professor,  Chemical Engineering

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Office

  • 324 ISEC
  • 617.373.8619

Lab

  • 355 ISEC

Research Focus

Molecular modeling of interfacial and solvated systems relevant to materials, manufacturing, energy and the environment

About

Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 2016.

Education

  • Postdoctoral researcher (Chemical Engineering) University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005-2007
  • PhD (Chemical Engineering) North Carolina State University, 2005
  • BS (Chemical Engineering) Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela, 1996

Honors & Awards

  • LSU Rainmaker Award, 2014
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2013
  • ORAU Ralph E. Powe Award, 2008

Research Overview

Molecular modeling of interfacial and solvated systems relevant to materials, manufacturing, energy and the environment

Selected Research Projects

  • CAREER: Molecular Modeling of Solidification of Nanoconfined Ionic Liquids
    • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • Understanding Novel Shale Hydration Inhibitors for Water Based Drilling Fluids Using Molecular Simulation
    • Principal Investigator, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • X. Zhang, B. Blalock, W. Huberty, Y. Chen, F. Hung, P.S. Russo, Microbubbles and Oil Droplets Stabilized by a Class II Hydrophobin in Marinelike Environments, Langmuir, 35(12), 2019, 4380-4386
  • Y. Shen, R. Abedin, F.R. Hung, On the Performance of Confined Deep Eutectic Solvents and Ionic Liquids for Separations of Carbon Dioxide from Methane: Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Langmuir, 35(10), 2019, 3658-3671
  • X. Zhang, S.M. Kirby, Y. Chen, S.L. Anna, L.M. Walker, F.R. Hung, P.S. Russo, Formation and Elasticity of Membranes of the Class II Hydrophobin Cerato-Ulmin at Oil-Water Interfaces, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 164, 2018, 98–106
  • Y. Shen, F.R. Hung, A Molecular Simulation Study of Carbon Dioxide Uptake by a Deep Eutectic Solvent Confined in Slit Nanopores, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121(44), 2017, 24562-24575
  • R. Abedin, S. Heidarian, J.C. Flake, F.R. Hung, Computational Evaluation of Mixtures of Hydrofluorocarbons and Deep Eutectic Solvents for Absorption Refrigeration Systems, Langmuir, 33(42), 2017, 11611-11625

Faculty

Nov 16, 2017

Hung Awarded American Chemical Society Funding

ChE Associate Professor Francisco Hung was awarded a $110K grant from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund for “Understanding Novel Shale Hydration Inhibitors for Water-Based Drilling Fluids Using Molecular Simulation.”

Faculty

Aug 11, 2017

Research from Prof. Francisco Hung Featured on Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Website

ChE Associate Professor Francisco Hung’s research program on modeling organic molecules adsorbed on environmentally relevant interfaces was featured in the story “Study Characterizes Effects of Corexit Components on Oil Aerosolization” on the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) website.

Sep 01, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Francisco Hung

Francisco Hung joins the Chemical Engineering department in Fall 2016 as an Associate Professor.

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