Faculty

Dr. Adeyinka Adeyiga Dr. Adeyinka Adeyiga Professor Of Chemical Engineering & Director Of DOE Samuel P. Massie Chair Of Excellence, Engineering Location:Olin Engineering Building318J Phone:757-727-5289 Expertise:Thermal Fluid Sciences and Catalysis

Dr. Adeyiga received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1980 with supporting fields in Physics and Applied Mathematics. His experience spans more than three decades in Chemical Engineering practice and Engineering education.  Research includes vapor-liquid equilibrium for acid gas constituents in natural gas, oil, and coal-derived fluids; and mathematical modeling of chemical processes and heat transfer, catalytic and non-catalytic gas-solid reactions, environmental and waste management.  He has authored and/or co-authored over 50 publications in this field.   He has held research engineering positions with E.I. DuPont and De Nemoir Company, reservoir engineer with Shell Petroleum (International), and was Chief Consultant for Padson Engineering in Nigeria.  Dr. Adeyiga was the founding Chair of the Department of Engineering at Hampton University where he has spent the last twenty four years and has been awarded more than 12 research projects exceeding $5 million dollars since coming to the University in 1985.  He also has performed research for the Department of Energy, NASA, and the National Science Foundation.  During his tenure as the Department Head, he oversaw construction of a new 5.2 million dollar Olin Engineering Building with state-of-the-art facilities for Engineering instruction and research. He led the Hampton Engineering programs to hosting the first ABET/EAC visit, which resulted in receiving the first accreditation for all of Hampton University’s engineering programs in 1992.  Accreditation for all engineering programs has been maintained since then.  Dr. Adeyiga was featured in the Summer 1995 issue of U.S. Black Engineers Magazine.  His memberships in professional organizations include American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, and the American Chemical Society, among others with listings in Who’s Who Among African Americans, Who’s Who in America South and Southwest 26th Edition, Who’s Who in American Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in America 54th Edition.  He is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering of Education, Fellow of the African Scientific Institute and Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Most Recent Activities

  • Removal of arsenic from wastewater by natural wastes.
  • Removal of organic contaminations from wastewater by natural wastes.
  • Removal of organic chemicals from wastewater by surfactant technology.
  • Development of Attrition Resistant Iron-Based Fischer- Tropsch Catalysts.
  • Development of Attrition Resistant Iron-Based Fischer-Tropsch
  • Bubble Colum
  • Kinetic Model of Gas Liquid Decomposition Extraction
  • Attrition Resistant Fisher-Tropsch Catalysts Based on FCC Supports

Most Recent Research Funding

  • National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA- Fleet Study) $68,000 (7/17/08- 12/31/2008)
  • National Nuclear Security Agency Funded by U.S. Department of Energy for $2,270,000.00 (2005-2010)
  • Attrition-Resistant Iron-Based Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts for FCC Support. Funded by U.S. Department of Energy for $218,000 (2006– 2010).
  • Attrition-Resistant Iron-Based Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts for SBCRs. Funded by U.S. Department of Energy for $218,000 (2001 – 2004).
  • Attrition-Resistant Iron-Based Catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Reaction. Funded by U.S. Department of Energy for $217,000 (1999 – 2002).
  • Scale up of Advanced Hot-Gas Synthesis Desulfurization Sorbents. Funded by U. S. Department of Energy for $139,988 (1995 - 1997)
  • Attrition Resistant Iron-Based Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts. Funded by U.S. Department of Energy for $375,000 (September 1, 1996 - August 31, 1999)
  • Department of Energy Chair of Excellence Professorship in Environmental Disciplines. Funded by U. S. Department of Energy for $1,725,000 (1994 - 2002)

Selected Recent Publications And Presentations

  • Sivakumar Vasireddy, Andrew Campos, Miamee, Adeyinka Adeyiga Rena Armstrong, Joe D. Allison, James J Spivey” Study of Attrition of Fe Based Catalyst Supported Over Spent FCC Catalysts and their Fischer-Tropsch Activity in a Fixed Bed Reactor” Gordon Research Conference, Hydrocarbon Resources,Venturi,CA. January 12-16, 2009
  • S. K. Vasireddy, A. Adeyiga, Miamee, A. Campos, J. J. Spivey, J.G. Goodwin, Jr. “Attrition Resistant Fischer- Tropsch Catalysts Based on Spent FCC Supports”Pittsburgh PA. June 10-11, 2008
  • Adeyinka A. Adeyiga “Attrition Resistant Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts Based on FCC Supports” NNSA MSI Program Meeting Washington D.C. October 25-26, 2007
  • A. Campos, J.J. Spivey, A. Adeyiga, J. G. Goodwin Jr. “Attrition Resistant Fisher-Tropsch Catalysts Based on FCC Supports”. Presentation, University Coal Research/historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions Contractors Review Conference, June 5-6, 2007, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219
  • Adeyiga, A.A., “Development of Attrition-Resistant Iron-based Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts”. Presentation, National Nuclear Security Administration Meeting at South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC, October 24 –25, 2006
  • Bukur, D. B., Ma, W. P., Carreto-Vazquez, V., Nowicki, L. and Adeyiga, A. A., “Attrition Resistance and Catalytic Performance of Spray-Dried Iron Fischer Tropsch Catalysts in a Stirred Tank Slurry Reactor” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 43, 1359-1365,2004.
  • Bukur, Dragomir, Ma, Wen-Ping, Vazquez, Victor H., and Adeyiga, Adeyinka, “Spray Dried Iron Catalysts for Slurry Phase Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis”. Final paper number 105. Presentation, 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, NY, September 7-11, 2003.
  • Bukur, Dragomir, Ma, Wen-Ping, Vazquez, Victor H., and Adeyiga, Adeyinka, “Spray Dried Iron Catalysts for Slurry Phase Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis”. Final paper number 105. Presentation, 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, NY, September 7-11, 2003.
  • Hu, Liang, and Adeyinka Adeyiga, “Kinetic Model of Gas-Liquid-Liquid Decomposition Extraction”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2002.
  • Hu, Liang, Adeyinka Adeyiga, Tina Greer, Efat Miamee, and Adeleke Adeyiga, “Removal of Metal Ions From Wastewater With Roadside Tree Leaves”, Chem. Eng. Comm., 189: 1-11, 2002.
  • Kandis Sudsakorn, James G. Goodwin, Jr., and Adeyinka A. Adeyiga, “Effect of Activation Method on Fe FTS Catalysts: Investigation at the Site Level Using SSITKA”. Journal of Catalysis, 2002.
  • Hu, Liang, and Adeyinka A. Adeyiga, “Kinetic Model of Gas-Liquid-Liquid Decomposition Extraction”. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2002.