About the Author
Masoud Soroush is a professor of chemical and biological engineering at Drexel University. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran, and M.S.E. degrees in chemical engineering and electrical engineering and Ph.D. in chemical engineering, 1992 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States. He was a visiting scientist at DuPont Marshall Lab, Philadelphia, 2002-03 and a visiting professor at Princeton University in 2008. He was the AIChE Area 10b Program Coordinator in 2009, and the AIChE Director on the American Automatic Control Council Board of Directors from 2010-2013. His awards include the U.S. National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award in 1997 and the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award of American Automatic Control Council in 1999. He is an elected fellow of AIChE and a senior member of IEEE. His research interests are in process systems engineering, polymer reaction engineering, electronic-level modeling of reactions, polymer membranes, multiscale modeling, probabilistic modeling and inference, and renewable power generation and storage systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 320 publications, including over 180 refereed papers. Kenneth K.S. Lau, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Lau's research focuses on applying novel chemical vapor deposition approaches to the development of polymer thin film materials and devices, with applications in energy harvesting and storage, including dye sensitized solar cells, supercapacitors, and lithium ion batteries.