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Jennifer L. Wade

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Contact information

Phone: (928) 523-1528
Email: Jennifer.Wade@nau.edu
Office: Engineering Building, room 225

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Dr. Jennifer Wade has worked in the areas of carbon capture, gas separation membranes, fuel cells and solid-state catalysis within the refining and automotive industry.  One of her early patents is tied to the separation of carbon dioxide at high temperatures, enabled by ionic transport through composite ceramic materials.  She continues to collaborate in the area of carbon capture with the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University, only now focusing on the separation of carbon dioxide from air, air capture.  Dr. Wade teaches a series of thermal fluid topics as well as engineering design at all levels of the undergraduate program.  Further, she serves as a faculty advisor to NAU’s student-run Green Fund, which is responsible for vetting and supporting a diversity of sustainability projects across NAU.

Professional Experience

  • 2020-Current, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Northern Arizona University
  • 2015-2020, Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Northern Arizona University
  • 2013-2014, Assistant Research Professor, School of Env. Sust., Northern Arizona Univ.
  • 2010-2012, Technology Specialist, Refining Catalyst, BASF, Iselin, NJ
  • 2008-2010, Professional Development Program, BASF, Wyandotte, MI
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Columbia University in the City of New York, October 2008.
  • Master of Science, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University in the City of New York, June 2005.
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Environmental Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA May 2003.

Representative Publications

1. Wade, J. L. and R. J. Farrauto. “Emissions controls: mobile and stationary”. in F. Zeman, editor. Metropolitan sustainability: Understanding and improving the urban environment. 2012.

2. J. Wade, “Innovative Catalyst Technologies allow flexibility in Resid Fluidized Catalytic Cracking”. Shaw & Axens 9th FCC Forum, Penang, Malaysia. 2011

3. Stockwell, D., J. Wade, R. Andrews, S. B. R. Karri, Y. Arrington, and R. Cocco. Population Balance Modeling: A Useful Approach for Understanding Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit Particulate Emission Generation Mechanisms. National Petroleum & Refining Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. 2011.

4. Wade, J. L., C. Lee, A.C. West, and K.S. Lackner. “Composite electrolyte membranes for high temperature CO2 separation,” Journal of Membrane Science, 369:20-29, 2011. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2010.10.053

5. Wade, J.L., “High Temperature Carbon Dioxide Separation Membrane,” Ph.D. dissertation, Chem. Eng., Columbia University, New York, NY, 2008. Available: http://gradworks.umi.com/33/33/3333457.html

6. Wade, J.L. A.C., West, and K.S. Lackner “Transport Model for a Dual-ionic CO2 Separation Membrane,” Solid State Ionics, 178 (1530-1540), 2007. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssi.2007.09.007

7. Lackner, K. S., West, A.C., and J.L. Wade “Ion Conducting Membranes for Separation of Molecules.” Columbia University. WO2006113674, 2006, United States. http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/WO2006113674

8. Wade, J.L. and K.S. Lackner. “Development of a Coal-Based Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell System.” in The 30th InternationalTechnical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems. 2005. Clearwater, FL.

9. A.P. Prince, J.L. Wade, V.H. Grassian, P. Kleiber and M.A. Young. “Heterogeneous reactions of soot aerosols with nitrogen dioxide and nitric acid: atmospheric chamber and Knudsen cell studies.” Atmospheric Environment. 36(36-37), 2002