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G. Glenn Lipscomb


G. Glenn Lipscomb 
Professor and Chair
Phone: +1 (419) 530-8088
Fax: +1 (419) 530-8086

The University of Toledo
Chemical Engineering (MS 305)
3048 Nitschke Hall
1650 N Westwood Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390







1981 B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri at Rolla
1987 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley


Research Interests

My research interests lie in the following three broad interrelated areas:

  • Membrane separation science and technology
    • Process development
    • Membrane formation and modification
    • Hollow fiber and spiral wound module design
    • Spacer design
  • Separation processes for carbon dioxide capture
  • Engineering osmotic systems for water and energy production
  • Biofuel production


Selected Publications

M. Bordawekar, I. C. Escobar, G. G. Lipscomb, “Use of a Temperature Sensitive Surface Gel to Reduce Fouling”, Separation Science and Technology 44 (2009) 3369-3391.

P. V. Gawade, D. Patel, G. G. Lipscomb, and M. A. Abraham, “Kinetics and Modeling of the Flexible Fuel Reformer: n-Hexadecane Steam Reforming and Combustion”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 49 (2010) 6931–6940.

P. Hao and G. G. Lipscomb, “The Effect of Sweep Uniformity on Gas Dehydration Module Performance”, Membrane Gas Separation, Y. Yampolskii and B. Freeman, Eds., Wiley, 333-353 (2010).

S. Sonalkar, P. Hao, and G. G. Lipscomb, “Effect of Fiber Property Variation on Hollow Fiber Membrane Module Performance in the Production of a Permeate Product”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49 (2010) 12074–12083 (DOI: 10.1021/ie100649q).

Y. Su and G. G. Lipscomb, “Simulation of Hollow Fiber Spinning”, Modern Applications in Membrane Science and Technology, ACS Symposium Series Vol. 1078, I. Escobar and B. Van Der Bruggen, Eds., 129-152 (2011) (DOI: 10.1021/bk-2011-1078.ch009).

N. Peng, N. Widjojo, P. Sukitpaneenit, M. M. Teoh, G. G. Lipscomb, T.-S. Chung, and J.-Y. Lai, “Evolution of Polymeric Hollow Fibers as Sustainable Technologies: Past, Present, and Future”, Progress in Polymer Science 37 (2012) 1401-1424.

K. L. Chong, N. Peng, H. Yin, G. G. Lipscomb, and T.-S. Chung, “Food Sustainability by Designing and Modelling a Membrane Controlled Atmosphere Storage System”, Journal of Food Engineering 114 (2013) 361-374.

J. Liu, A. Iranshahi, Y. Lou, and G. Lipscomb, “Static mixing spacers for spiral wound modules”, Journal of Membrane Science 442 (2013) 140-148 (DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2013.03.063).

Y. Lou, P. Hao, and G. Lipscomb, “NELF predictions of a solubility – solubility selectivity upper bound”, Journal of Membrane Science 455 (2014) 247-253 (DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2013.12.071).

N. Che Mat, Y. Lou, and G. G. Lipscomb, “Hollow fiber membrane modules”, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 4 (2014) 18-24 (DOI: 10.1016/j.coche.2014.01.002).

Last Updated: 1/10/17