MIT Unit Affiliation:
Lab Affiliation(s):
Process System Engineering Laboratory
Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor:
Prof. Paul Barton
Areas of Expertise:
  • Process design, integration and intensification
  • Dynamics and control
  • Reactors engineering
Date PhD Completed:
August, 2015
Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position:
July 31, 2017

Michael Shoham Patrascu

  • Post Doctoral

MIT Unit Affiliation: 

  • Chemical Engineering

Lab Affiliation(s): 

Process System Engineering Laboratory

Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor: 

Prof. Paul Barton

Date PhD Completed: 

Aug, 2015

Top 3 Areas of Expertise: 

Process design, integration and intensification
Dynamics and control
Reactors engineering

Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position: 

July 31, 2017

CV: 

Research Projects: 

Dynamic optimization of continuous manufacturing of pharmaceuticals.

Thesis Title: 

Scaled-down H2 Production in Pd Membrane Reactors: Process Design and Experimental Investigations

Thesis Abstract: 

I designed, modeled and simulated complex systems for pure H2 production by steam

reforming of methane and biofuels using Pd membranes. I integrated several processes,

including two reactors, membrane separation and heat-exchange in one compact and

ecient unit. These systems allow on-site and on-board pure H2 production to feed

Fuel Cells, thus eliminating the need for special technology for H2 transport and

storage.

Top 5 Awards and honors (name of award, date received): 

EFCE best poster award presented in a special competition on "Intensified Technologies for Multiphase Processes", 9th ECCE, den Hague. 2013
Fine scholarship for outstanding Ph.D. students, 2013
Prize for excellence in teaching, Technion, 2012
Leonard and Diane Sherman interdisciplinary graduate school fellowship, 2011

5 Recent Papers: 

M. Patrascu, M. Sheintuch, (2015),"On-site pure hydrogen production by methane steam

reforming in high ux membrane reactor: Experimental validation, model predictions

and membrane inhibition", Chem. Eng. J.,  262, 862-874.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385894714013746

M. Shoham Patrascu, M. Sheintuch,(2016), "Multi fuel scaled down autothermal H2

generator: Design and proof of concept", AIChE J., 62(6), 2112-2125.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aic.15193/pdf

M. Patrascu, M. Sheintuch, (2015), "Design concepts of a scaled-down autothermal mem-

brane reformer for on board hydrogen production", Chem. Eng. J., 282,

123-136.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385894715002296?via%3Dihub

 

H. Haick, M. Hakim, M. Patrascu, C. Levenberg, N. Shehada, F. Nakhoul, A.

Abassi, (2009), "Sning chronic renal failure in rat model by an array of random networks

of single-walled carbon nanotubes", ACS nano, 3(5), 1258-66.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn9001775

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