Rob Whiteley, Ph.D.

Professor & John Hendrix Chair of Engineering
Whiteley
Office: 423 Engineering North
Phone: 405.744.5280
FAX: 405.744.6338
E-mail: rob.whiteley@okstate.edu 
Links: Whiteley’s Biographical Sketch
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EDUCATION

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1977
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1989
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1991

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Distillation
  • Biofuels Processing
  • Monitoring, Control, and Optimization of Industrial Processes
  • Process Fault Detection and Process Plant Safety

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Vennavelli, A.Y., T.J. Cai and J.R. Whiteley, “Reflux temperature control – a case study” accepted, AIChE Annual Mtg., Minneapolis, MN, 2011.

Resetarits, M.R., A.N. Vennavelli, A.Y. Ogundeji and J.R. Whiteley, “Distillation column time-to steady    state,” accepted, AIChE Annual Mtg., Minneapolis, MN, 2011.

Resetarits, M.R., T.J. Cai and J.R. Whiteley, “On distillation tray entrainment,” preprint, Paper #48e, AIChE Spring Mtg., Chicago, IL, 2011.

Vennavelli, A., J.R. Whiteley and M.R. Resetarits, “Modeling fraction jetting on distillation trays,” preprint, Paper #48f, AIChE Spring Mtg., Chicago, IL, 2011.

Wagner, J., and J. R. Whiteley.Compressible and Two-Phase Flow with Applications to Relief System Sizing.Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SACHE), Center for Chemical Process Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York, NY, 2010.

Bellmer, D. D., R. L. Huhnke, J. R. Whiteley, and C. B. Godsey.“The Untapped Potential of Sweet Sorghumas a Bioenergy Feedstock.”Biofuels, 1(4), 2010.

Mukherjee, A., J. R. Whiteley and D. Bellmer. “Design of an On-Farm Dewatering System.” Paper #458a, AIChE  Annual Mtg., Philadelphia, 2008.

Arjunan, J., and J. R. Whiteley. “Analytical Results for Tiered Intermediate Product Prices for Apc Using a Refinery LP.” Paper #409f, AIChE  Annual Mtg., Philadeplphia, 2008.

Xie, F. and J. R. Whiteley. “Model predictive control of a geothermally heated bridge deck.” Paper # ThA03.1, Proceedings of the  American Control Conference, New York City, 2007.

Arjunan, J., and J. R. Whiteley. “Generating tiered intermediate product prices for APC using a refinery LP.” Paper #442c, AIChE  Annual Mtg., Salt Lake City, 2007.

Vennavelli, A., and J. R. Whiteley. “Error band identification and characterization for APC performance assessment.” Paper #57b, AIChE Spring Mtg., Houston, 2007.

Whiteley, J.R., and J. Wagner.  “Industrial collaboration in the capstone design courses: experiences at Oklahoma State University.” Paper #538f, AIChE  Annual Mtg., San Francisco, 2006.