• Associate Professor of Practice, Chemical Engineering

Educational Background

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

Research Interests

    • Dust explosions and mitigation
    • Flammability, fires, and their mitigation
    • Energetic materials
    • Calorimetry
    • Instrumentation development
    • Nanoparticle safety

Industry Experience

    • Subject Matter Expert – Flammability and Explosions – The Dow Chemical Company, 2006-2014
    • Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering – Wayne State University, 2001-2006
    • Subject Matter Expert – Chemical Process Safety, Safety Research Group Leader, BASF Corporation, 1999-2006

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 Dow Chemical Tech Center Award – Catalyst Optimization
  • 2012 Dow Chemical Tech Center Award – Explosion Investigation & Risk Reduction
  • 2000 William H. Doye Award, best paper, and presentation, AIChE Loss Prevention Symposium

Selected Publications

  • Cui, Y.; Quddus, N.; Mashuga, C. Bayesian Network and Game Theory Risk Assessment Model for Third-Party Damage to Oil and Gas Pipelines. Process Safety and Environmental Protection 2020, 134, 178-188.
  • Bagaria, P.; Prasad, S.; Sun, J.; Bellair, R.; Mashuga, C. Effect of Particle Morphology on Dust Minimum Ignition Energy. Powder Technology 2019, 355, 1-6.
  • Zhu, W.; Papadaki, M.; Horsch, S.; Krause, M.; Mashuga, C. Calorimetric Studies on The Thermal Stability Of 2-Nitrotoluene Explosives with Incompatible Substances. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2019, 58, 13366-13375.
  • Yuan, S.; Jiao, Z.; Quddus, N.; Kwon, J.; Mashuga, C. Developing Quantitative Structure–Property Relationship Models to Predict the Upper Flammability Limit Using Machine Learning. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2019, 58, 3531-3537.
  • Chaudhari, P.; Mashuga, C. Partial Inerting of Dust Clouds Using a Modified Standard Minimum Ignition Energy Device. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 2017, 48, 145-150.