首页 中科盛联 战略发展 核心业务 合伙人 新闻中心 联系我们
当前位置:中科盛联 > 专家团队 > 中科盛联专家委员会
马修 · 亚历山大博士

Education

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 1990, Purdue University

M.S. in Chemical Engineering, 1986, Georgia Institute of Technology

B.S. in Engineering Science and Chemistry, 1984, Trinity University


Research Specialties

Remediation of hazardous wastes, concentrating on bioremediation processes

Renewable and biofuel production processes, and sustainable energy production

Industrial wastewater treatment 


Professional Experience

Texas A&M University Kingsville (TAMUK), Department of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering, Associate Professor, Aug 2015

Leidos Inc (formerly SAIC or Science Applications International Corporation), Chemical Engineer, March 2001 – Current.

Trinity University, Department of Engineering Science, Adjunct Professor, Aug 2006 – May 2010.

Operational Technologies Corporation, Environmental Technology Department, Manager of Environmental Technology Development, June 1993 – February 2001. 

Southwest Research Institute, Research Engineer, July 1990 – June 1993. 


Publications and Presentations

Alexander, M. L., Adeniran, A., and Tovar, C. (2017) “Modeling of Water Quality Downgradient of a Mulch Biowall”, The Remediation Journal, accepted for publication in October 2017 for December 2017 issue.

“Modeling of Water Quality Downgradient of a Mulch Biowall with Nearby Surface Water Receptor”, presented at Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Miami, FL, May 2017.

“Modeling of Water Quality Downgradient of a Mulch Biowall with Nearby Surface Water Receptor”, presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Conference, San Francisco, CA, November, 2016.

“Use of Monte-Carlo Simulation Techniques to Assess Remedy Complete Time Frame for First-order Contaminant Decay with Concentration Fluctuations in Groundwater”, presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Conference, San Francisco, CA, November, 2016.

 “Optimizing Remediation Timeframe at Sites with Significant Groundwater Concentration Fluctuations”, presented at the 10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA May 2016.

“Anaerobic Bioremediation of a Chlorinated Solvent Groundwater Plume – Lessons Learned”, presented  at the 2016 Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites Conference, SAME and USEPA, Philadelphia, PA, April 2016 

“Management Strategies to Achieve Remedy Complete When Groundwater Concentrations Fluctuate with Water Table Changes and Drought Conditions”, presented at SURF 30 (Sustainable Remediation Forum), Houston, TX, October 2015.

“Management Strategies to Achieve Remedy Complete When Groundwater Concentrations Fluctuate with Water Table Changes and Drought Conditions”, presented at Third International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Miami, FL, May 2015.

“Evaluation of Biological Indicators Naturally Present at a Reductive Dechlorination Pilot Study Site”, presented at the 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA May 2014.

“Pilot Study for In Situ Reductive Dechlorination of a Solvent Plume in Karst Bedrock”, presented at the Second International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Jacksonville, FL, June 2013.

“Bioaugmentation Pilot Test Results for a Reductive Dechlorination Site Requiring Dehalococcoides”, presented at the Second International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Jacksonville, FL, June 2013.

“Comparison of Biostimulation Amendment Distribution Results for Four Sites Using Different Injection Enhancement Techniques”, presented at the Second International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Jacksonville, FL, June 2013.

“Selection of Active Plume Treatment Area by Cost Optimization of MNA Versus Active Treatment”, presented at the 8th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA May 2012.

 “Remedial System Optimization for Early Site Closure at a Fire Training Area”, presented at the International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Reno, NV June 2011.

“Differential Adjustment of pH for Optimal Reductive Dechlorination Conditions”, presented at the International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Reno, NV June 2011.

“Electrical Resistance Heating Treatment of a Solvent Source Area at Kelly AFB”, presented at the 7th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA May 2010.

“Pilot Testing of Hexavalent Chromium Plume Treatment by Reductant Injection at a Tinker AFB Site”, presented at the 7th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA May 2010.

 “Enhanced Bioremediation for Accelerated Site Closure at a Fire Training Site”, presented at the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, Baltimore, MD June 2009.

“Bench Testing and Alternative Evaluation for Oxidative and Reductive Sequential Treatment for a Solvent Source Area”, presented at RemTec09 (Remediation Technology Summit), Atlanta GA March 2009.

“Evidence of Natural Attenuation of Hexavalent Chromium in Groundwater Plumes at Tinker AFB”, presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of AIChE, San Francisco, CA November 2006.

“Economic Assessment for Replacement of Granular Activated Carbon Treatment of Groundwater at Two Treatment Plants at Former Kelly AFB”, presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of AIChE, San Francisco, CA November 2006.

“Optimization of a Remediation System at the Former Kelly AFB”, presented at the 6th Environmental Technology Symposium, Tri-Service Environmental Support Centers Coordinating Committee, Portland, OR March 2005.

“Design of a Permeable Reactive Barrier for Chloroethenes and Hexavalent Chromium Treatment in Groundwater at the Former Kelly AFB”, presented at Remediation Technologies Development Forum, Albuquerque, NM October 2004.

 “Selection of an Innovative Soil Treatment Process for PCB-Contaminated Wastes,” poster presented at the 25th Environmental Symposium, National Defense Industry Association, Denver, CO, March 1999.

 “Field Application of Electron Donors at Three Kelly AFB Sites”, presented at the 8th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, Baltimore, MD June 2005.

Alexander, M.L., 1993.   "The biodegradation approach to destruction and control of wastes," Technology Today 14: 16-19 (Southwest Research Institute).

Alexander, M.L. and Ramkrishna, D., 1991.  "Cybernetic modeling of iron-limited growth and siderophore production,"  Biotechnology and Bioengineering 38:  637-652.

Alexander, M.L. and Matteson, M.J., 1987.  "The automation of an interfacial tensiometer," Colloids and Surfaces 29:201-217.


Thesis and Project Advisor 

Sheriff Ajala (PhD Dissertation in progress) “Phycoremediation of Hydraulic Fracturing Return Fluids: A Synergistic Approach using Bioremediation and Biomass Generation for Biodiesel Production”

Chimezie Nwabugwu (MS Thesis in progress) “Effects of Increasing Flow Baffles on the Growth Performance of Microalgae in a Raceway Photobioreactor”

Maheswari Chandrasekaran (MS Thesis proposal in progress) 

Catherine Xiao (MS Thesis proposal in progress) 

Najem Alerwan (MS Thesis proposal in progress) 

Vedant Domkomdekar (MS Project July 2017) “Study of Liquefaction of Natural Gas Through Single Mixed Refrigerants”

Yann Kouame (MS Project July 2017) “Investigation and Modeling of the Dissolution and Biodegradation of Heavy Hydrocarbons in Oily Sludge in an Aqueous System”

Balaka Biswas (MS Project May 2017) “Biobutanol Production via Acetone, Butanol, Ethanol (ABE) Fermentation”

Indu Kotha (MS Project May 2017) “ASPEN Modelling of Production of Triolein from Microalgae”

Omotayo Ayileka (MS Project May 2017) “Simulation of Adsorptive Removal of BTEX from Wastewater using Aspen Software”

Prakash Neelam (MS Project May 2017) “Design and Control of Styrene Process”

Godson Okorougo (MS Project December 2016) “One Dimensional Fate and Transport Modeling of Groundwater Constituents Downgradient of a Biowall”  

Amjad Suwaed (MS Project December 2016) “Biodiesel Production from Algae Through Homogenous Alkali Catalyst Transestification Reaction”

Carlos Rodriguez (MS Project December 2016) “Process Control Optimization of the Ethylbenzene Process”

Adelekan Adewuyi (MS Project May 2016) “Economic Evaluation of Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback for the Purposes of Re-use”

Adewale Adeniran (MS Project May 2016) “One Dimensional Fate and Transport Modeling of Groundwater Constituents Downgradient of a Biowall”

David Aluko (MS Project May 2016) “Monte-Carlo Simulation to Model Groundwater Environmental Data”


Research and Scholarly Activities

Funded proposals

Title V I-CARE Grant for Course Redesign, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, “Understanding Resource Limitations by Incorporating Sustainability Concepts into Chemical Process Design”, awarded May, 2017, $2,500.

University Research Award, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, “Microalgal Triglyceride Production in Brackish Waters for Biodiesel Production”, awarded August 2016.  Principle Investigator, September 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017, $15,000.

TAMUK Council for Undergraduate Research (TCUR), “Carbon Release Profile from a Biowall Used for Groundwater Treatment”, submitted November 2015, awarded January 2016.  Principle Investigator, February 1 to August 3, 2016, $4,600.


Professional Affiliations

Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (25 years)

Member of American Chemical Society (25 years)

Member of American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Member of American Society of Engineering Education