Mike Walker
Instructor
Environmental Engineering

Office: ECST 205

Education

  • BS in Chemistry, Mathematics minor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 2012

Honors and Distinctions

  • Big Dog Award – ‘Biggest Big Dog Ever’ – Food & Beverage Environmental Conference 2014
  • ChBE Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award (TA of the Year) 2010 – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • ChBE Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award (TA of the Year) 2009 – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • ChBE Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award (TA of the Year) 2008 – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • ARCS Scholarship Award 2011
  • ARCS Scholarship Award 2010

Professional Affiliations:

  • AIChE
  • ACS

Interests:

  • Process modeling
  • Gasification
  • Energy-water nexus 
  • Thermoelectric power generation
  • Carbon cap-and-trade policy

Latest Publications:

  1. Briam, R.B.; Walker, M.E.; Masanet, E. (2015). A Comparison of Product-based Energy Intensity Metrics for Cheese and Whey Processing. Journal of Food Engineering, 151, 25-33.
  2. Walker, M.E.; Arnold, C.S.; Lettieri, D.J.; Hutchins, M.J.; Masanet, E. (2014). Energy Intensity Comparisons of Concentrated Food Products. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(20), 12370-12377.
  3. Walker, M.E.; Lv, Z.; Masanet, E. (2013). Industrial Steam Systems and the Energy-Water Nexus. Environmental Science & Technology, 47(22), 13060-13067.
  4. Masanet, E.; Walker, M.E. (2013). Energy-Water Efficiency and U.S. Industrial Steam. AIChE Journal (Cover Article), 59(7), 2268-2274.
  5. Walker, M.E.; Theregowda, R.B.; Safari, I.; Hsieh, M.K.; Abbasian, J.; Arastoopour, H.; Dzombak, D.A.; Miller, D.C. (2013). Utilization of Municipal Wastewater for Cooling in Thermoelectric Power Plants: Evaluation of the Combined Cost of Makeup Water Treatment and Increased Condenser Fouling. Energy, 60, 139-147.
  6. Safari, I.; Walker, M.E.; Abbasian, J.; Hsieh, M.K.; Theregowda, R.B.; Dzombak, D.A.; Miller, D.C. (2013). Utilization of Municipal Wastewater for Cooling in Thermoelectric Power Plants. Fuel, 111, 103-113.
  7. Safari, I; Hsieh, M.K.; Chien, S.H.; Walker, M.E.; Dzombak, D.A.; Vidic, R.; Abbasian, J. (2013). Effect of CO2 Stripping on pH in Open-Recirculating Cooling Water Systems. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ep.11769
  8. Theregowda, R.B; Hsieh, M.K.; Walker, M.E.; Safari, I.; Landis, A.E.; Abbasian, J.; Vidic, R.; Dzombak, D.A. (2013). Life Cycle Costing for Treating Secondary Municipal Wastewater for Reuse in Cooling Systems. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination. http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wrd.2013.078
  9. Walker, M.E.; Safari, I.; Theregowda, R.B.; Hsieh, M.K.; Abbasian, J.; Arastoopour, H.; Dzombak, D.A.; Miller, D.C. (2012). Economic Impact of Condenser Fouling in Existing Thermoelectric Power Plants. Energy, 44, 429-437.
  10. Hsieh, M.K.; Walker, M.E.; Safari, I.; Chien, S.H.; Abbasian, J.; Vidic, R.; Dzombak, D.A. (2012). Ammonia Stripping in Open-Recirculating Cooling Water Systems. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 32(3), 489-495.
  11. Walker, M.E.; Abbasian, J.; Chmielewski, D.J.; Castaldi, M.J. (2011). Dry Gasification Oxy-Combustion Power Cycle. Energy & Fuels, 25, 2258-2266