Alejandra Rocha

Graduated Fall 2018
Master's of Science in Chemical Engineering
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Summary

I received my chemical engineering bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Kansas in 2014. After graduating, I worked in the process engineering industry running dynamic state simulations. After two years of industry experience, I returned to KU to pursue my Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Currently I work with Professor Mark B. Shiflett on the investigation of fluorocarbons as clathrate formers for an economic alternative to water desalination. In addition, my career interests involve the design and development of alternative energy. On my free time I enjoy traveling, doing yoga, and watching movies.​

Selected Publications

Rocha, M. A.; Gilbert, W. J. R.; Minnick, D. L.; Shiflett, M. B., “High Temperature Corrosion of Metal Coupons in LiBr+H2O and LiTf2N-+H2O Solutions”. Journal of Corrosion Science, In Preparation.

Minnick, D. L.; Gilbert, W. J. R.; Rocha, M. A.; Shiflett, M. B., “Thermodynamic Measurement and Modeling of Vinyl Fluoride Solubility in Aqueous Lithium Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide Li+Tf2N- + H2O solutions.” Journal of Fluid Phase Equilibrium, Accepted March, 2017.

Gilbert, W. J. R.; Minnick, D. L.; Rocha, M. A.; Shiflett, M. B., “Physical Properties of Water + Lithium bis(trifluromethylsulfonyl)imide Solutions.” Journal of Chemical Engineering Data, Under Review March, 2017.

Roberts, G. W.; Sturm, B. S.; Hamdeh, U.; Stanton, G. E.; Rocha, A.; Kinsella, T. L.; Fortier, M.-O. P.; Sazdar, S.; Detamore, M. S.; Stagg-Williams, S. M., “Promoting catalysis and high-value product streams by in situ hydroxyapatite crystallization during hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae cultivated with reclaimed nutrients.” Green Chemistry, 2015, 17 (4), 2560-2569.


Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Wednesday, April 24th - Gradaute Awards Ceremony | 3:30pm | Ballroom @ The Union and University Scholarly Achievement Awards | 7pm | Beren Conference Center in Slawson Hall

Friday, May 3rd - Paul Willhite's Retirement Celebration | 6-8pm | Beren Petroleum Conference Center

Saturday, May 4th - Annual Departmental Awards Banquet | 5:30 - 8:30pm | KU Memorial Union's Ballroom | RSVP LINK

Saturday, May 18th - School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony | starts at 8am | Allen Fieldhouse

Saturday, May 18th - Doctoral Hooding Ceremony | 7:30pm | Lied Center | LINK

Sunday, May 19th - University Commencement | 10:30am | https://commencement.ku.edu/


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