Stroeve, Pieter

  • Distinguished Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Co-Director, California Solar Collaborative
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Stroeve, Pieter

Research Interests

  • Solar energy
  • Colloid and surface science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Electrochemical engineering

Biography

Professor Pieter Stroeve conducts fundamental work on colloid and surface science, self-assembled monolayers, supramolecular structures on surfaces, supported lipid bilayers, transport in colloids and tissues, nanotechnology, bio-nanotechnology, lithium ion batteries, solar energy, thermoelectrics and membrane separations. He has over 250 publications and over 3900 citations. His H-index is 43.

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Professor Pieter Stroeve conducts fundamental work on colloid and surface science, self-assembled monolayers, supramolecular structures on surfaces, supported lipid bilayers, transport in colloids and tissues, nanotechnology, bio-nanotechnology, lithium ion batteries, solar energy, thermoelectrics and membrane separations. He has over 250 publications and over 3900 citations. His H-index is 43.

 

2012 Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Davis Student Chapter, Outstanding Professor Award

2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Davis Student Chapter, Outstanding Professor Award

2006 American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Davis Student Chapter, Outstanding Professor Award

1995 UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

1992 American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Davis Student Chapter, Outstanding Professor Award

1991 Magnar Ronning Award for Teaching Excellence

1984 Magnar Ronning Award for Teaching Excellence, University of California, Davis

ECH 141 Fluid Mechanics for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: ECH 140. Introduction,Types of fluid flow,Newton’s law of viscosity, Hydrostatics, Kinematics, Stress tensor, Symmetry of the stress tensor, Stress equations of motion, Navier-Stokes equations, Laminar flow, Turbulent flow, Macroscopic momentum and mechanical energy balances, Pipe-line design, Boundary layer theory.

 

ECH 143 Mass Transfer (4)

Lecture-4 hours. Prerequisite ECH 141. Introduction, Diffusion equations for binary systems, Diffusion coefficient, Convective-diffusion equation, Multicomponent systems, Stefan-Maxwell equations, Stefan diffusion tube, Diffusion in solids, Mass transfer across an interface, Mass transfer coefficients, Laminar flow mass transfer, Mass transfer in fluid-fluid systems, Mass transfer with chemical reaction, Mass transfer and reaction in catalysts, Boundary layer analysis, Membrane separation; Gas absorption, Liquid/liquid extraction

 

ECH 254 Colloid and Surface Phenomena (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite:  graduate standing in science or engineering or consent of instructor. Thermodynamics and rate processes at interfaces. These fundamental processes  will be applied to determine the collective properties  of thin films and membranes, self-assembled systems,  liquid crystals and colloidal systems. Experimental techniques in surface analysis.