Schechter, Robert S. Ph.D.
The W. A. (Monty) Moncrief Centennial Chair in Petroleum Engineering
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Ph.D., University of Minnesota (1956)
Surface phenomena, flow in porous media with reaction
Especially interesting to me is the appearance of structures and order in geochemical systems, such as regular patterns and waves of chemical composition. These often represent valuable ore deposits or unwanted accumulations of toxi c materials; how the interactions of fluid with rock create patterns is a subject of our research. These patterns often emerge because of precipitation/ dissolution processes and we have worked out many of the essential features of those pattern-forming p rocesses whenever local equilibrium prevails. A rich area of research-the systems for which this assumption is invalid-remains.
Awards & Honors
National Academy of Engineering (1976)
Chevalier de l’ Ordre de Plames Academiques, France (1980)
Billy and Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Engineering Research Award (1984), Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award (1991)
Senior Research Award, ASEE (1991)
“Factors controlling the hydrodynamic detachment of particles from surfaces,” J. Colloid and Interface Sci. 149(1) (1992), with M. M. Sharma, H. Chamoun, and D. S. Sarma.
” A note on the transition region connecting thin-to-thick liquid films,” J. Colloid and Interface Sci. 146(1) (1991), with A. C. Lam.
” Geochemical modeling of two-phase flow with interphase mass transfer,” AIChE J. 37 (11) (1991), with C. F. Novak and L. W. Lake.
” Unified classical and molecular thermodynamic theory of spherical water-in-oil microemulsions,” J. Phys. Chem. 95(23) (1991), with D. G. Peck and K. P. Johnston.
” The influence of chemical and electrostatic gradients on diffusion in microemulsions,” AIChE J. 37(2) (1991), with R. J. McGreevy.