Chad Mashuga

Assistant Professor

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Office: 205 CHEN
Phone: 979.845.3339
Email: mashuga@tamu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Dr. Mashuga’s research focuses on the advancement of process safety through fundamental research. Specific areas of focus include dust explosions and mitigation, nanoparticle safety, energetic materials, and calorimetry. Dr. Mashuga is the inventor of numerous specialized equipment’s and techniques for process safety.

Awards & Honors

  • Dow Chemical Tech Center Award – Nitrate Salt Explosion Risk Reduction, Sept, 2012
  • Dow Chemical Carat Award –Acrylates Incident Research, Sept 2011
  • Dow Chemical Carat Award – Establishing of a World Class Flammability Lab, July 2007
  • Dow Chemical Carat Award – Organizing Global Flammability Training, February 2007
  • William H. Doyle Award, AIChE Loss Prevention Symposium, March 2000
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Award, Michigan Tech. Univ., May 1996
  • Marshall & Nellie Alworth Engineering Scholarship, 1991-1999

Education

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, May 1999
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, May 1994

Selected Publications

Dr. Mashuga’s research focuses on the advancement of process safety through fundamental research. Specific areas of focus include dust explosions and mitigation, nanoparticle safety, energetic materials, and calorimetry. Dr. Mashuga is the inventor of numerous specialized equipment’s and techniques for process safety.

Amira Chawdhury, G. Greg Johnston, Chad V. Mashuga, M. Sam Mannan, Eric L. Petersen, “Effect of Particle Size and Polydispersity on Dust Entrainment Behind a Moving Shock Wave”, Journal of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 93, pp 1-10, December, 2017.

Wen Zhu, Maria I. Papadaki, Zhe Han, Chad V. Mashuga, “Effect of temperature and selected additives on the decomposition “onset” of 2-nitrotoluene using Advanced Reactive System Screening Tool”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 49, pp 630-635, September, 2017.

Pranav Bagaria, Jiaqi Zhang, Chad Mashuga, “Effect of Dust Dispersion on Particle Breakage and Size Distribution in the Minimum Ignition Energy Apparatus”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, July, 2017.

Purvali Chaudhari, Chad Mashuga, “Partial Inerting of Dust Clouds Using a Modified Standard Minimum Ignition Energy Device”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 48, pp 145-150, July, 2017.

Jiaqi Zhang, Yi Liu, Hallie Elledge, Hao Chen, M. Sam Mannan, Chad V. Mashuga, “Thermal Stability and Explosibility of Carbon Nanofibers Affected by Different Processes”, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, pp 1-11, February, 2017.

Pranav Bagaria, Jiaqi Zhang, Entao Yang, Ashok Dastidar, Chad Mashuga, “Effect of Dust Dispersion on Particle Integrity and Explosion Hazards”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 44, pp 424-432, November, 2016.

Yan-Ru Lin, Hao Chen, Chad Mashuga, M. Sam Mannan, “Improved Electrospray Design for Aerosol Generation and Flame Propagation”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 38, pp 148–155, September, 2015.

Jiaqi Zhang, Hao Chen, Yi Liu, Hallie Elledge, Chad V. Mashuga and M. Sam Mannan, “Dust Explosion of Carbon Nanofibers Promoted by Iron Nanoparticles”, March 26, 2015, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 54, Issue 15, pp 3989-3995, March 2015.