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Donald Feke

Vice Provost, Case Western Reserve University
Distinguished University Professor
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Develops novel polymeric materials and ultrasonic-based separation processes for nano- and microscale multi-phase systems
Office: 203 Other
Phone Number: (216) 368-4343
Fax Number: (216) 358-4325

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1981
M.A., Undesignated, Princeton University, 1978
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1977
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1976

Awards and Recognitions

2015, AIChE Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Research Interests

Research interests include particle science and processing, colloidal phenomena, dispersive mixing, and acoustic separation and materials processing methods. Our research focuses on the physical behavior and processing characteristics of multiphase (particle-liquid or fluid-liquid) dispersions, including suspensions of biological cells. These include fundamental studies of dispersive mixing phenomena for polymer composites and morphology development in emulsions that can be used as templates for advanced materials. We have also developed several methods that use resonant ultrasonic fields to perform sharp separations with applications in chemical and biochemical processing. This has been extended to the development of biochemical reactor configurations in which processing efficiency is enhanced through the application of ultrasonic fields. Additional studies are dedicated to the development of morphology in dispersions using acoustic processing techniques.

Teaching Interests

Transport Phenomena. Mathematical methods.

Publications

Gong, X., Zhao, B., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Feke, D. L. (2021). Effect of curing bath conditions on the morphology and structure of poly(high internal phase emulsion) fibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138 (11), 50019.
Gong, X., Zhao, B., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Feke, D. L. (2021). Effect of curing bath conditions on the morphology and structure of poly(high internal phase emulsion) fibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138 (11).
Gong, X., Sang, Z., Guo, H., Ke, K., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Feke, D. L. (2021). Piezoresistive Strain Sensors Based on Psyllium-Carbon Nanostructure Skeletons. Composites B, 209 (), 108610.
Zhao, B., Rohm, K., Wang, Y., Gong, X., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Feke, D. L. (2020). A Compact Volume-Expandable Sorbent (CVES) for Oil and Solvent Capture. ACS Applied Poly-mer Materials, 3 (1), 494-503.
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01324
Foudazi, R., Zhao, B., Gokun, P., Manas-Zloczower, I., Rowan, S., & Feke, D. L. (2020). The Effect of Shear on the Evolution of Morphology in High Internal Phase Emulsions Used as Templates for Structural and Functional Polymer Foams. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2 (4), 1579-1586.
Zhao, B., Gedler, G., Manas-Zloczower, I., Rowan, S. J., & Feke, D. L. (2020). Fluid transport in open-cell polymeric foams: effect of morphology and surface wettability. SN Applied Sciences, 2 (2).
DOI: 10.1007/s42452-020-1983-1
Kravchenko, O., Gedler, G., Kravchenko, S., Feke, D. L., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Modeling compressive behavior of open-cell polymerized high internal phase emulsions: effects of density and morphology. Soft Matter, 14 (9), 1637-1646.
Kravchenko, O., Gedler, G., Kravchenko, S., Feke, D. L., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2018). Modeling Compressive Behavior of Open-Cell Polymerized High Internal Phase Emulsions: Effects of Density and Morphology. Soft Matter, 14 (), 1637-1646.
Li, R., & Feke, D. L. (2015). Rheological and kinetic study of the ultrasonic degradation of xanthan gum in aqueous solution: Effects of pyruvate group. Carbohydrate Polymers, 124 (), 216-221.
Li, R., & Feke, D. L. (2015). Rheological and kinetic study of the ultrasonic degradation of xanthan gum in aqueous solutions. Food Chemistry, 172 (), 808-813.
Li, R., & Feke, D. L. (2015). Rheological and kinetic study of the ultrasonic degradation of locust bean gum in aqueous saline and salt-free solutions. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 27 (), 334-338.
Law, Y., Feke, D. L., & Manas-Zloczower, I. (2014). Modeling of the Torque Requirements for the Mixing and Dispersion of Silica into Rubber. International Polymer Processing Journal, 29 (1), 112-118.
Loos, M., Yang, J., Feke, D. L., Manas-Zloczower, I., Unal, S., & Unes, U. (2013). Enhancement of Fatigue Life of Polyurethane Composites Containing Carbon Nanotubes. Composites B, 44 (), 740-744.
Bava, L., Feke, D. L., Manas-Zloczower, I., & Rowan, S. J. (2011). Model for the hydrodynamic dispersion of agglomerates incorporatingthermoresponsive additives. JOURNAL OF POLYMER ENGINEERING, 31 (1), 5-12.