Brian Flowers

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.


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