Padak, Bihter

Assistant Professor

The Padak Lab's main research interests are in the field of combustion, reaction kinetics and emissions control technologies. As part of the South Carolina Center of Economic Excellence in Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity (SAGE), our group aims to reduce the environmental impacts of generating electricity from coal, with a focus on the emissions of carbon dioxide and trace metals i.e.; mercury, arsenic and selenium.

Biographical Profile

College Engineering & Computing, College of
Department Chemical Engineering
Phone 803-777-7959
Tenure Status Tenure Track

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Institutional Focus Areas
Science and Engineering (Other)
Personal Focus Areas
Reducing the emissions of trace metals from coal-fired power plants

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
2009 Stanford University Palo Alto, California PhD Energy Resources Engineering
2007 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, Massachusetts MS Chemical Engineering
2005 Istanbul Technical University Istanbul, Turkey BS Chemical Engineering

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
2005 - 2007 Research Assistant, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2008 Research Assistant, Stanford University
2009 Computational Analyst (summer internship), Niksa Energy Associates

Awarded Externally-Sponsored Funding as PI (Past Seven Years)

COEE: B. Padak Startup Account (15510-JA95)
Sponsor:  SC CHE Endowed Chair Program/Santee Cooper
Total Requested:  $5,000,000
11/01/2011 - 05/31/2015
Pollutant Formation During Oxy-Combustion of Coal (15510-FC09)
Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)
Total Requested:  $270,000
Grant # CBET-1236761, 09/01/2012 - 08/31/2015
Mercury Measurement Tests (15510-JB10)
Sponsor:  Milliken & Company
Total Requested:  $20,000
02/01/2015 - 04/30/2015

Awarded Externally-Sponsored Funding as Co-PI (Past Seven Years)

Development of High-Temperature Gas Sensing Materials (15510-JB00)
PI:  Lauterbach, Jochen
Sponsor:  Emerald Endeavors, Inc
Total Requested:  $334,666
10/16/2012 - 03/15/2013
An Experimental and Modeling Study of NOx-CO Formation in High Hydrogen Content (HHC) Fuel Combustion in Gas Turbine Applications (15540-FC46)
PI:  Farouk, Tanvir
Sponsor:  Department of Energy (DOE)
Total Requested:  $500,000
Grant # DE-FE0012005, 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2016
CV last updated 02/16/2012 16:42 EST
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