Dr Michael Carolan
MICHAEL F. CAROLAN, PH.D
MANAGER OPERATION EXCELLENCE – PROCESS SAFETY LABORATORY TESTING
Manages the Chemical Reaction Hazards and the Flammability Laboratories of DEKRA Process Safety in the USA. These laboratories provide standardized and customized testing of the chemical reaction hazards of materials and the flammability of gases, liquids and solids to a range of clients spanning the process industries.
SPECIALIST AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Energetic Materials
- Chemical Reaction Hazards
- Laboratory and Process Safety
- Reaction Engineering
- Laboratory Management
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Major: Chemical Engineering BSE, Princeton University, Major: Chemical Engineering
PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
DEKRA PROCESS SAFETY, Princeton, NJ
Manager, Operational Excellence, PS Laboratory Testing 2018 – Present Manager of the Chemical Reaction Hazards and Flammability Laboratories of DEKRA Process Safety.
Flammability Group Manager 2016 – 2017
Led laboratory group that measures the flammability properties of gases, liquids and solids.
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, Allentown, PA R&D Manager and Technical Lead 2001 – 2015
Technical lead and functional manager on 2 simultaneous R&D projects, with a combined budget of >$15M/yr. One technology was scaled from the laboratory to a $35M demonstration plant. Managed multi-disciplinary team of 17 engineers, scientists and technicians. Mentored junior professionals.
Program Manager 2012 – 2015
Managed $2M/yr R&D project to develop ceramic membrane technology to produce synthesis gas to serve the energy and hydrogen markets. Accountable for safety, budget, fund raising, and technical progress.
Senior Research Associate 1987 – 2001
Senior technologist on 2 parallel R&D programs to develop novel gas separation technology using ceramic membranes to serve the hydrogen, synthesis gas, clean coal, and energy markets.
- SESHA 2020, “New Requirements from SEMI S30-0719: Characterizing Energetic Materials for use in Semiconductor R&D and Manufacturing Processes”, May 2020
- Pittcon 2019, “Safe Scale Up of Chemical Processes: Integration of Safety Testing in Development Life Cycle of Cutting-Edge Technologies” March 2019
- Spring Convention of the Adhesive and Sealant Council, “Assessing Chemical Reactivity Safety in New Material Development” April 2019
- 2018 SESHA Mini-Conference, “New SEMI Standard on Energetic Chemicals – Determination and Best Practices” October 2018
- Keynote Speaker, 20th International Conference on Solid State Ionics. June 2015
- Plenary Speaker, North American Membrane Society Annual Meeting, June 2013
- Plenary Speaker, Eighth International Conference on Inorganic Membranes, June 2004
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS IN REFERRED JOURNALS
- Anderson, L.A., Armstrong, P.A., Broekhuis, R. B., Carolan, M. F., Chen, J., Hutcheon, M. D., Lewinsohn, C. A., Miller, C. F., Repasky, J. M., Taylor, D. M., Woods, C. M., Advances in ion transport membrane technology for oxygen and syngas production, (2016) Solid State Ionics, 288, pp. 331-337
- Miller, C.F., Chen, J., Carolan, M.F., Foster, E.P., Advances in ion transport membrane technology for syngas production (2014) Catalysis Today, 228, pp. 152-157.
- Lewinsohn, C.A., Chen, J., Taylor, D.M., Armstrong, P.A., Anderson, L.L., Carolan, M.F., Ceramic gas-separation membranes for advanced energy applications (2014) Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, 34 (9), pp. 15-23.
- Lee, S.H., Manga, V.R., Carolan, M.F., Liu, Z.-K., Defect chemistry and phase equilibria of (La1xCax)FeO3-δ thermodynamic modeling (2013) Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160 (10), pp. F1103-F1108.
- Carolan, M., Syngas Membrane Engineering Design and Scale-Up Issues. Application of Ceramic Oxygen Conducting Membranes (book chapter) (2006) Nonporous Inorganic Membranes for Chemical Processing, pp. 215-244.
- Ji, Y., Kilner, J.A., Carolan, M.F., Electrical properties and oxygen diffusion in yttria-stabilised zirconia (YSZ)-La0.8Sr0.2MnO3±δ (LSM) composites, (2005) Solid State Ionics, 176 (9-10), pp. 937-943.
- Ji, Y., Kilner, J.A., Carolan, M.F., Electrical conductivity and oxygen transfer in gadolinia-doped ceria
(CGO)-Co3O4-δ composites, (2004) Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 24 (14), pp. 36133616.
- Swider-Lyons, K., Carolan, M.F., Garzon, F.H., Liu, M., Wachsman, E.D. (editors) Solid State Ionic Devices III, (2002)
- Chen, C.M., Bennett, D.L., Carolan, M.F., Foster, E.P., Schinski, W.L., Taylor, D.M., ITM Syngas ceramic membrane technology for synthesis gas production, (2004) Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 147, pp. 55-60.
- Carolan, M.F., Dyer, P.N., Minford, E., Barton, T.F., Peterson, D.R., Sammells, A.F., Butt, D.L., Cutler, R.A., Taylor, D.M., Development of the high pressure ITM Syngas process, (2001) Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 136, pp. 39-44.
- Michael F. Carolan, James N. Michaels, Growth rates and mechanism of electrochemical vapor deposited yttria-stabilized zirconia films, (1990) Solid State Ionics, Volume 37, Issues 2–3, pp.189195
- Michael F. Carolan, James N. Michaels, Morphology of electrochemical vapor deposited yttriastabilized zirconia thin films, (1990) Solid State Ionics, Volume 37, Issues 2–3, pp. 197-202
- Michael F. Carolan, James N. Michaels, Chemical vapor deposition of yttria stabilized zirconia on porous supports, (1987) Solid State Ionics, Volume 25, Issues 2–3, pp. 207-216
Patents: 36 granted US patents with foreign equivalents
US 8,728,202 – Staged membrane oxidation reactor system
US 8,455,382 – Fabrication of catalyzed ion transport membrane systems
US 8,419,827 – Staged membrane oxidation reactor system
US 8,262,755 – Staged membrane oxidation reactor system
US 8,246,719 – Use of impure inert gases in controlled heating and cooling of mixed conducting metal oxide materials
US 8,148,583 – Feed gas contaminant removal in ion transport membrane systems
US 8,114,193 – Ion transport membrane module and vessel system
US 7,771,519 – Liners for ion transport membrane systems
US 7,703,472 – Module isolation devices
US 7,695,580 – Method of forming a ceramic to ceramic joint
US 7,556,675 – Feed gas contaminant control in ion transport membrane systems
US 7,513,932 – Planar ceramic membrane assembly and oxidation reactor system
US 7,468,092 – Operation of mixed conducting metal oxide membrane systems under transient conditions
US 7,425,231 – Feed gas contaminant removal in ion transport membrane systems
US 7,335,247 – Ion transport membrane module and vessel system
US 7,311,755 – Control of differential strain during heating and cooling of mixed conducting metal oxide membranes
US 7,279,027 – Planar ceramic membrane assembly and oxidation reactor system
US 7,179,323 – Ion transport membrane module and vessel system
US 7,122,072 – Controlled heating and cooling of mixed conducting metal oxide materials US 7,094,301 – Method of forming a joint
US 7,011,898 – Method of joining ITM materials using a partially or fully-transient liquid phase
US 6,602,324 – Sulfur control in ion-conducting membrane systems
US 6,492,290 – Mixed conducting membranes for syngas production
US 6,056,807 – Fluid separation devices capable of operating under high carbon dioxide partial pressures which utilize creep-resistant solid-state membranes formed from a mixed conducting multicomponent metallic oxide
US 5,817,597 – Compositions capable of operating under high oxygen partial pressures for use in solidstate oxygen producing devices
US 5,750,279 – Series planar design for solid electrolyte oxygen pump
US 5,712,220 – Compositions capable of operating under high carbon dioxide partial pressures for use in solid-state oxygen producing devices
US 5,683,797 – Inorganic membranes
US 5,681,373 – Planar solid-state membrane module
US 5,599,383 – Tubular solid-state membrane module
US 5,569,633 – Ion transport membranes with catalyzed dense layer
US 5,534,471 – Ion transport membranes with catalyzed mixed conducting porous layer
US 5,332,597 – Method for manufacturing inorganic membranes by organometallic chemical vapor infiltration
US 5,269,822 – Process for recovering oxygen from gaseous mixtures containing water or carbon dioxide which process employs barium-containing ion transport membranes
US 5,261,932 – Process for recovering oxygen from gaseous mixtures containing water or carbon dioxide which process employs ion transport membranes
US 5,240,473 – Process for restoring permeance of an oxygen-permeable ion transport membrane utilized to recover oxygen from an oxygen-containing gaseous mixture
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Hazardous Chemicals Technical Committee Member
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Explosives Technical Committee Alternate Member
- Member, SEMI: Energetic Materials Task Force