Brian Flowers

PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering

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Dr. Flowers is the Henry Chair of Engineering for the Engineering & Physics Department at Midland College in Midland, Texas, and also holds faculty by courtesy position at UTPB. His current research focuses on the development of low-cost submersible sensor systems to monitor water quality parameters of the Meso-American Barrier Reef. Other areas of research include a microfluidic investigation into natural gas hydrate nucleation and prevention, novel solvents for carbon capture, and ionic liquid polymer membranes.

Education:

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Selected Publications:

Flowers, B. S.; Mittenthal, M. S.; Jenkins, A. H.; Wallace, D. A; Whitley, J. W.; Dennis, G. P.; Wang, M.; Turner, C. H.; Emel’yanenko, V. N.; Verevkin, S. P.; Bara, J. E. 1,2,3-Trimethoxypropane: A Glycerol-Derived Physical Solvent for CO2 Absorption. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng2017, 5, 911-921

Flowers, B.S., Hartman, R.L. Particle Handling Techniques in Microchemical Processes. Challenges 20123, 194-211

Mittenthal, M. S.; Flowers, B. S.; Bara, J. E.; Whitley, J. W.; Spear, S. K.; Roveda, J. D.; Wallace, D. A.; Holler, R.; Martens, R.; Daly, D. T. Ionic Polyimides: Hybrid Polymer Architectures and Composites with Ionic Liquids for Advanced Gas Separation Membranes. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res2017, 56, 5055-5069.

Dennis, G. P.; O'Harra, K. E.; Kammakakam, I.; Jones, T. A.; Mittenthal, M. S.; Flowers, B. S.; Tuan, Y.; Jackson, E. M.; Bara, J. E. 6FDAcontaining polyimideionene+ionic liquid-gas separation membranes. J Polym Sci2020; 58: 2664– 2674

Burgess, J. S.; Acharya, C. K.; Lizarazo, J.; Yancey, N.; Flowers, B. S.; Kwon, G.; Street, S.; Boron-doped carbon powders formed at 1000 C and one atmosphere. Carbon 200846(13), 1711-1717

Last Updated: 04/19/2022