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Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

Robert Hesketh


Robert Hesketh


Ph. D. Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, May 1987

B. S.  Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, May 1982

Research and Consulting Capabilities: 

Novel Separations: Crystallization/Precipitation, Adsorption, Ion Exchange, Electrodialysis, Nano and Ultrafiltration.

Process Engineering: multiphase flow operations, agitation and mixing of fluids

Reaction Engineering:  Green Engineering, Diesel Emissions, Electrochemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Combustion Kinetics, and Finite Element Modeling.

Engineering Clinic Projects

Precious Metal Separations - Johnson Matthey – Adsorption, Ion-Exchange, precipitation, electrodialysis, ultrafiltration, electroplating, liquid-liquid extraction

Multiphase Reaction Optimization –– Johnson Matthey

Micromixing & Catalytic Reactors – NSF

Catalyst Recovery – Novartis

Green Engineering – Bristol-Myers Squibb, Valero, Johnson Matthey, JSH International

Nutraceutical Recovery & Novel Baking Technologies – Campbells Soup Co.

Wastewater Minimization – General Mills

Analysis of Control Valves – Durabla FT

Phase Transfer Catalysis – Value Recovery

Diesel Emission Reduction Techologies – NJDOT & NJDEP

Product Engineering:  Omega Engineering

Contact Information
Phone: (856) 256-5313

Office: Rowan Hall 315


Hesketh, R. P., H. C. Hollein, J. H. Tracey, "C. Stewart Slater of Rowan University," Chemical Engineering Education 43(1) pp2-9 Winter (2009).
K. D. Dahm and R. P. Hesketh, "Two Experiments for the Introductory Chemical Reaction Engineering Course," Education for Chemical Engineers, 3(1), Page 1 (2008).
C.S.Slater, R.P.Hesketh, D.Fichana, J.Henry, A.M.Flynn and M.Abraham, Expanding Frontiers for Chemical Engineers in Green Engineering Education, Intl. J. Engineering Education, 23(2) pp 309-324 (2007).
Christian H Hornung, Bart Hallmark, Robert P Hesketh and Malcolm R Mackley, The fluid flow and heat transfer performance of thermoplastic microcapillary films, J. Micromech. Microeng. 16 pp434 447 (2006).
J. Ginn, A. Toback, J. Hearne, A. J. Marchese, R. P. Hesketh, and Cliff Amundsen, Life Cycle Analysis of Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicle Idling Alternatives, SAE 2004 Transactions, Vol.113-4, Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, pages 426-434.
Toback, A., Hearne, J., Kuritz, B., Marchese, A.J., Hesketh, R. P. The Effect of Ambient Temperature and Humidity on Idling Emissions from Diesel School Buses. SAE 2004 Transactions, Vol.113-4, Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, pages 530-538.
Dahm, K. D., R. P. Hesketh and M. J. Savelski, Micromixing Experiments in the Introductory Chemical Reaction Engineering Course, Chemical Engineering Education 39(2) 94-99 (2005).
S. Farrell, M.J. Savelski, and R.P. Hesketh, Energy Balances on the Human Body: A Hands-on Exploration of Heat, Work and Power, Chem. Eng. Educ. 39(1) pp 30-37 2005.
S. Farrell, R.P. Hesketh, and M.J. Savelski, A Respiration Experiment to Introduce Chemical Engineering Principles, Chemical Engineering Education, 38(3), 2004.
Slater, C. S. and R.P. Hesketh, Incorporating Green Engineering into a Material and Energy Balance Course, Chemical Engineering Education, 38(1), pp. 48-53, 2004.
Hesketh, R.P., C.S. Slater, M.J.Savelski, K.Hollar and S.Farrell, A Program to Help in Designing Courses to Integrate Green Engineering Subjects, Intl Journal of Engineering Education, 20(1) pp.113-128 (2004)
David R. Shonnard, David T. Allen, Nhan Nguyen, Sharon Weil Austin, and Robert Hesketh, Green Engineering Education Through a US EPA/Academia Collaboration, Environmental Science and Technology, 37(23) 5453-5462 (2003).
Farrell, S., R. P. Hesketh and C. S. Slater, Exploring the Potential of Electrodialysis, Chemical Engineering Education 37 (1) 2003.
Stephanie Farrell, Robert P. Hesketh, Mariano J. Savelski, Kathryn Hollar, Kevin D. Dahm, and C. Stewart Slater, Membrane Projects with an Industrial Focus in the Curriculum, Chemical Engineering Education 37 (1) 2003.
Marchese, A. J., R. P. Ramachandran, R. P. Hesketh, and J. L. Schmalzel, The Competitive Assessment Laboratory: Introducing Engineering Design via Consumer Product Benchmarking, IEEE Transactions on Education, 46(1) 197-205 (2003).
Pekula, N., B. Kuritz, J. Hearne, A. J. Marchese, and R. P. Hesketh, "The Effect of Ambient Temperature, Humidity, and Engine Speed on Idling Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks," SAE 2003 Transactions, Vol. 112-4, Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, pages 148-158.

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