Hall lauded for fifth most cited paper in history of chemical engineering publication

Dr. Kenneth R. Hall, senior professor in the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar and a Regents Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has the fifth most cited paper in the history of the journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 

Having begun publishing in 1909, it is the oldest chemical engineering journal and today, it is the largest and most cited journal in its field. Hall’s article, “Pore- And Solid-Diffusion Kinetics in Fixed-Bed Adsorption under Constant-Pattern Conditions,” dealt with the fundamentals of fixed-bed adsorption and was noteworthy for having provided numerical solutions. Read more

Hall was previously head of the chemical engineering department at Texas A&M, deputy director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), associate vice chancellor and associate director of TEES, and associate dean for research and graduate studies at Texas A&M at Qatar.

Hall is an inventor or co-inventor in 12 patents including four that support the gas to liquids process that is licensed to Synfuels Inc. His research includes thermophysical fluid properties, obstruction flowmeters and gas-to-liquid (GTL) processing.