Thomas Kwan

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Ph.D Candidate, Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University

B.S., Environmental Engineering & M.Phil. Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Thomas A. Kwan is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and develops sustainable technologies for bio-based products in support of a bio-economy. He is also an AGLP Fellow with the Yale School of Engineering where he is actively involved in the national conversation about maker spaces in higher education.  He is the recipient of Intel’s Environmental Innovation and Sustainability Award, has experience working for U.S. EPA, and will complete his PhD from Yale in 2017.  Prior to working in the Environmental Engineering field, Thomas was a tour manager and sound engineer in the music industry.  He has traveled to all 50 United States, is passionate about sustainable design, environmental justice, and is well known for his enduring commitment to a strong cup of coffee.

Publications

Simultaneous Extraction, Fractionation and Enrichment of Microalgal Triacylglyerides by Exploiting the Tunability of Neat Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

TA Kwan, Q Tu, J Zimmerman

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering


Ammonia inhibition in oleaginous microalgae

J Gutierrez, TA Kwan, JB Zimmerman, J Peccia

Algal Research 19, 123-127


Role of CO2 in Mass Transfer, Reaction Kinetics, and Interphase Partitioning for the Transesterification of Triolein in an Expanded Methanol System with Heterogeneous Acid Catalyst

L Soh, CC Chen, TA Kwan, JB Zimmerman

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 3 (11), 2669-2677