Biofuels Project
Biofuels Project

Project Leaders

UNCP is dedicated to providing research opportunities for its students. Under the guidance of faculty mentors, students engage in biofuels research pertaining to biodiesel production. The following professors are actively involved in the biofuels project, and provide research opportunities to students:

 

Cornelia Tirla, Ph.D

Cornelia Tirla, Ph.D.

Area: Organic Chemistry
Biodiesel Research Interests:
Cellulosic Ethanol Production
Biodiesel Production Using an Acid Catalyst
Email: cornelia.tirla@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.522.5709
Personal Web site: www.uncp.edu/home/ctirla/

 

Rachel B. Smith, Ph.D

Rachel B. Smith, Ph.D.

Area: Organic Chemistry
Biodiesel Research Interests:
Basic catalysts for trans-esterification
Email: rachel.smith@uncp.edu

Phone: 910.521.6426

 

Tom Dooling, Ph.D.

Tom Dooling, Ph.D.

Professor Area: Physics, Nuclear Physics
Email: tom.dooling@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.521.6595
Office: Oxendine 3211
Personal Web Site: www.uncp.edu/home/dooling/

 

Xinyan Shi, Ph.D

Xinyan Shi, Ph.D

Professor Area: Economics
Email: yan.shi@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4351
Office: BA 105