Dr. Marco J. Castaldi

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  • Education:
    • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 1997, University of California, Los Angeles
      Advisor: Selim M. Senkan
    • M.S. Chemical Engineering, 1994, University of California, Los Angeles
      Advisor: Selim M. Senkan
    • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, 1992, Manhattan College
  • Employment Experience:
    • 2012-present: Professor, Chemical Engineering, City College of New York/CUNY
    • 2004-2012Assistant Professor, Earth & Environmental Engineering, Columbia University.
    • 2001-2004: Manager, Fuel Processor Comp. Dev., Precision Combustion Inc., New Haven, CT. Initiated the fuel cell fuel processor work in 1997. Principal investigator on NSF grants and commercial contracts with industrial fuel cell partners totaling $3 MM. Responsible for developing fuel processor components exceeding DOE’s PNGV 2004 targets for size, weight, response time, turndown, and durability. Focused on cost reduction of system and long-term durability. Interfaced with commercial customers for prudent and efficient design and testing.
    • 1997-2001: Research and Development Engineer, Precision Combustion Inc., New Haven, CT. Lead researcher on catalyst development for gas turbine applications using natural gas, biomass and liquid fuels. Responsible for $2 MM development program. Conducted demonstration tests at industrial partners’ sites on catalytic combustion devices for gas turbine applications. Introduced and developed analytical techniques using GC to further understanding of current reactor systems under development (catalytic and non-catalytic). Initiated and completed model development of PCI’s SCT substrate reactor which encompasses kinetic and transport fundamentals. Designed and conducted experiments to determine kinetics of lean liquid fuel catalytic combustion, the results of which have been incorporated into a proprietary model. Initiated and implemented unattended testing capability for catalyst life testing. Achieved the first 1000 hour catalytic reactor demonstration.
    • 1995: Internship at Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore California,Combustion Research Facility. Collaborated with research group to develop a REMPI TOF mass spectrometry analysis of co-flow hydrocarbon diffusion flames.
    • 1992-1997: Graduate Student Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCLA. Initiated work on PAH detection and understanding for hydrocarbon and chlorinated fuel rich premixed and diffusion flames. Conducted limited interdepartmental research in Fullerene experimentation and aerosol agglomeration.
  • Awards/Recognitions:
    • 2016: Fulbright Fellow; Global Award
    • 2015: National Academies’ Intelligence Science & Technology Expert Group
    • 2014: National Research Council, Panel Member Appointment
    • 2012: Fellow, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Eng. Ed.
    • 2010: ACS Environmental Division Best Paper Presentation
    • 2010: Honorary Professor: ChongQing University of Science & Technology
    • 2009: National Science Foundation CAREER Award
    • 2009: International Precious Metal Institute Student Advisor Award
    • 2007: Nominated for Dreyfus Foundation; Teachers Scholar Award
    • 2006: Columbia University, SEAS Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award
    • 2005: ASME, Gas Turbine Award
    • 2004: SAE, Nominated for the Max Bentele Award
    • 2004: ASME, Best Applications Paper Award
    • 2002: Manhattan College, Top 10 Engineering Professors
    • 1994-1997: USDOEd Fellowship, Pollution Prevention Committee
    • 1992: UCLA Center for Clean Technology, Arco Fellowship
    • 1991-1992: American Cyanamid Scholarship
    • 1988-1992: Amalgamated Lithographers Scholarship
  • Society Memberships:
    • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – Vice-Chair, Research and New Technology Council (RANTC) (2010)
    • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)-Sustainability Steward (2007-present)
    • North American Catalysis Society; New York Metropolitan Section- President (2010-2011)
    • American Chemical Society (ACS)
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – Editor; Solid Waste Processing Division Proceedings (2006-Present); Executive Committee; Treasurer (2010)
    • American Society of Environmental Engineering Professionals (ASEEP)
    • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
    • Officer Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, New York Xi Chapter
    • Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society
    • Epsilon Sigma Pi College Honor Society
  • Services to Profession
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) proposal review board
    • President 2011, North American Catalysis Society, Metro New York Section
    • School of Engineering Dean’s Committee on Faculty Mentoring
    • Selected for The Programme of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities (111 program) Zhejiang University: China – 5 year visiting scholar position
    • Editorial Board of journal Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344)
    • President 2010, North American Catalysis Society, Metro New York Section
    • President-elect 2009, North American Catalysis Society, Metro New York Section
    • Founded the Order of the Engineer Chapter at Columbia in April 2009
    • Proceedings Editor, North American Waste to Energy Conference, ASME International
    • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainability Steward (2005 – present)
    • Editorial Board Member: Waste and Biomass Valorization Journal, Springer
    • Executive Committee Member – ASME Solid Waste Processing Division
    • Plenary Lecture:International Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3)Annual Conference (June 2007)
    • Keynote Lecture: Joint Conference American Chemical Society & American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference (ACS/AIChE), (April 2008)
    • Invited Lecture: New York Academy of Sciences – Carbon Management:Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Symposium (February 2008)
    • Invited Lecture:American Institute of Chemical Engineers & American Chemical Society (AIChE/ACS), Second Annual Energy & Resources Conference (December 2007)
    • Invited Lecture:University of Florida, Gainesville, Departmental Symposium Series – Environmentally Benign Energy Technologies, (November 2007)
    • Invited Lecture: Engineering Annual Fund Presentation, February 2008
    • High School Mentoring Program: Outreach to high school students to interest them in science and engineering – program attracts more than 50% women and more than 50% underrepresented groups (2005 – present)
    • Undergraduate curriculum development committee for Department of Earth &Environmental Engineering (2004 – present)
    • Chair, Graduate Program, Department of Earth & Environmental Engineering(2006 – present)
    • Chair, Earth & Environmental Engineering Seminar Series (2004 – 2006)
    • Director of Experimental Research, Waste to Energy Research Technology Council (WTERT) (2006 – present)
    • Academic liaison to ASME Energy & Environmental Research Division(2006 – present)
    • Session Chair, 15th North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC), Tampa, Fl.
    • Consulted on high pressure methane extraction system project – WorldEnergy Systems, LLC
    • Reviewer for Industrial Chemical & Engineering Research, Environmental Science and Technology, Combustion and Flame, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Energy and Fuels, Chemical Engineering Journal, Catalysis Today, Applied Catalysis, Chemical Engineering Education, Fuels
  • Publications
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    •  Peer Reviewed Archived Journals
      • Publications as Faculty Member
        1. Maldonado, C.S., De la Rosa, J.R., Lucio-Ortiz, C.J., Valente, J.S. and Castaldi, M.J., Synthesis and characterization of functionalized alumina catalysts with thiol and sulfonic groups and their performance in producing 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from fructose. Fuel. 2016 in press.
        2. LeBlanc J, Uchimiya M, Ramakrishnan G, Castaldi MJ, Orlov A. Across-Phase Biomass Pyrolysis Stoichiometry, Energy Balance, and Product Formation Kinetics. Energy & Fuels. 2016 Aug 9;30(8):6537-46.
        3. LeBlanc, J., Quanci, J., & Castaldi, M. J. (2016). Experimental Investigation of Reaction Confinement Effects on Coke Yield in Coal Pyrolysis. Energy & Fuels, 30(8), 6249-6256.
        4. Castellani, B., Rossetti, G., Tupsakhare, S., Rossi, F., Nicolini, A., & Castaldi, M. J. (2016). Simulation of CO2 storage and methane gas production from gas hydrates in a large scale laboratory reactor. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. In press
        5. Tupsakhare, S. S., Fitzgerald, G. C., & Castaldi, M. J. (2016). Thermally Assisted Dissociation of Methane Hydrates and the Impact of CO2 Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(39), 10465-10476.
        6. Crowley, Stephen, and Marco J. Castaldi. “Mechanistic Insights into Catalytic Ethanol Steam Reforming Using Isotope‐Labeled Reactants.”Angewandte Chemie International Edition36 (2016): 10650-10655.
        7. Simson, A., Crowley, S. and Castaldi, M.J., The Impact of Sulfur on Ethanol Steam Reforming. Catalysis Letters 2016, pp.1-12.
        8. Sandoval-Rangel, L., Castaldi, M.J., Lucio-Ortiz, C.J. and de la Rosa, J.R., 2016. Selective catalytic reduction of NOx with NH3 using ZSM5 with low content of copper. Superficies y vacío, 29(1), pp.1-8.
        9. Jones, K., Ramakrishnan, G., Uchimiya, M., Orlov, A., Castaldi, M.J., LeBlanc, J., Hiradate, S., Fate of Higher-Mass Elements and Surface Functional Groups during the Pyrolysis of Waste Pecan Shell. Energy & Fuels 2015, 29 (12), 8095-8101
        10. Zhao, S., Li, Y., Stavitski, E., Tappero, R., Crowley, S., Castaldi, M.J., Zakharov, D.N., Nuzzo, R.G., Frenkel, A.I., Stach, E.A., Operando Characterization of Catalysts through use of a Portable Microreactor. ChemCatChem 2015, 7 (22), 3683-3691
        11. Ducousso, M., Weiss-Hortala, E., Nzihou, A., Castaldi, M.J., Reactivity enhancement of gasification biochars for catalytic applications. Fuel 2015, 159, 491-499
        12. Klinghoffer, N.B., Castaldi, M.J., Nzihou, A. Influence of char composition and inorganics on catalytic activity of char from biomass gasification. Fuel 2015, 157, 37-47
        13. Patuzzi, F. Ciuta, S. Castaldi, M.J., Baratieri, M., Intraparticle gas sampling during wood particle pyrolysis: Methodology assessment by means of thermofluidynamic modeling. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 2015, 113, 638-64
        14. Rangel, L.S., de la Rosa, J.R., Ortiz, C.J.L., Castaldi,M.J., Pyrolysis of urea and guanidinium salts to be used as ammonia precursors for selective catalytic reduction of NOx. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 2015, 113, 564-574
        15. Butterman, H. C.; Castaldi, M. J.; Gelix, F.; Borrut, D.; Nicol, F.; Lefebvre, B., Biomass and RDF Gasification Using Ballistic Heating TGA Analysis. Waste and Biomass Valorization 2014, 5 (4), 607-623.
        16. Prabowo, B.; Umeki, K.; Yan, M.; Nakamura, M. R.; Castaldi, M. J.; Yoshikawa, K., CO 2–steam mixture for direct and indirect gasification of rice straw in a downdraft gasifier: laboratory-scale experiments and performance prediction. Applied Energy 2014, 113, 670-679;
        17. Lusardi, M. R.; Kohn, M.; Themelis, N. J.; Castaldi, M. J., Technical assessment of the CLEERGAS moving grate-based process for energy generation from municipal solid waste. Waste Management & Research 2014, 0734242X14543813;
        18. Kohn, M. P.; Castaldi, M. J.; Farrauto, R. J., Biogas reforming for syngas production: The effect of methyl chloride. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2014, 144, 353-361;
        19. Klinghoffer, N. B.; Castaldi, M. J., Gasification and Pyrolysis of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). ChemInform 2014, 45 (15);
        20. Frank, A.; Castaldi, M. J., CFD analysis of municipal solid waste combustion using detailed chemical kinetic modelling. Waste Management & Research 2014, 32 (8), 745-754;
        21. Fitzgerald, G. C.; Castaldi, M. J.; Schicks, J. M., Methane Hydrate Formation and Thermal Based Dissociation Behavior in Silica Glass Bead Porous Media. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2014, 53 (16), 6840-6854;
        22. Ciuta, S.; Patuzzi, F.; Baratieri, M.; Castaldi, M. J., Biomass energy behavior study during pyrolysis process by intraparticle gas sampling. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 2014, 108, 316-322;
        23. Castaldi, M. J., Perspectives on Sustainable Waste Management. Annual review of chemical and biomolecular engineering 2014, 5, 547-562.
        24. Duyar, M.S., Farrauto, R.J., Castaldi, M.J., Yegulalp, T.M., In-Situ CO2 Capture Using CaO/g-Al2O3 Washcoated Monoliths for Sorption Enhanced Water Gas Shift Reaction & Eng. Chem. Res 2013,
        25. Kwon, E.E., Jeon, E.C., Castaldi M.J., Effect of carbon dioxide on the thermal degradation of lignocellulosic biomass, Sci. Technol, 2013, 47 (18), 10541-10547
        26. Fitzgerald, G.C., Castaldi, M.J., Thermal Stimulation Based Methane Production from Hydrate Bearing Quartz Sediment, & Eng. Chem. Res, 2013, 52 (19), 6571-6581
        27. Mohammadi, P., Tabatabaei, M., Nikbakht,A.M., Farhadi, K., Castaldi M.J., Simultaneous Energy Recovery from Waste Polymers in Biodiesel and Improving Fuel Properties, Waste & Bio. Valor., 2013, 4 (1), 105-116
        28. Kwon, E.E., Castaldi M.J., Urban energy mining from municipal solid waste (MSW) via the enhanced thermo–chemical process by carbon dioxide CO2 as a reaction medium, Tech., 2012, 125, 23-29
        29. Kwon, E.E., Castaldi M.J., Mechanistic understanding of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from the thermal degradation of tires under various oxygen concentration atmospheres, Sci. Tech., 2012, 46 (23), 12921-12926
        30. Fitzgerald, G.C., Castaldi, M.J., Zhou, Y., Large scale reactor details and results for the formation and decomposition of methane hydrates via thermal stimulation dissociation Petr. Sci. Eng., 2012, 94, 19-27
        31. Klinghoffer, N.B., Castaldi, M.J., Nzihou A., Catalyst properties and catalytic performance of char from biomass gasification, & Eng. Chem. Res., 2012, 51 (40), 13113-13122
        32. Kwon, E.E., Yi, H., Castaldi M.J., Utilizing carbon dioxide as a reaction medium to mitigate production of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from the thermal decomposition of styrene butadiene rubber, Sci. Tech. 2012, 46 (19), 10752-10757
        33. Butterman, H.C.; Castaldi, M.J., Experimental Investigation of Lignin Decomposition and Char Structure During CO2 and H2O/N2 Gasification; Waste Bio. Valor. 2011, 3 (1), 49-60
        34. Leylegian, J., Chinitz, W., Benel,G., Castaldi, M.J., Investigation of Short Contact Time Reactors for Regeneratively Cooled Hypersonic Vehicles; Prop. Power, 2011, 28 (2), 412-422
        35. Simson, A., Farrauto, R., Castaldi, M.J., Steam reforming of ethanol/gasoline mixtures: Deactivation, regeneration and stable performance; Catal. B: Environ, 2011 106 (3-4), pp. 295-303.
        36. Walker, E., Abbasian, J., Chmielewski, D.J., Castaldi, M.J.; Dry gasification oxy-combustion power cycle; Energy and Fuels. 2011 25(5): 2258-2266
        37. Klinghoffer, N.B., Barrai, F., Castaldi, M.J.; Autothermal reforming of JP8 on a Pt/Rh catalyst: Catalyst durability studies and effects of sulfur; Power Source. 2011, 196(15): 6374-6381
        38. Gruene, P; Belova, A.G; Yegulalp, T.M; Farrauto, R.J; Castaldi, M.J, Dispersed Calcium Oxide as a Reversible and Efficient CO2-Sorbent at  Intermediate Temperatures, Eng. Chem. Res. 2011, 50(7): 4042-4049
        39. Kohn, M; Lee, J; Basinger, M.L; Castaldi, M.J., Performance of an Internal Combustion Engine Operating on Landfill Gas and the Effect of Syngas Addition, Eng. Chem. Res. 2011, 50 (6): 3570–3579
        40. Butterman, H.C.; Castaldi, M.J., Biomass to Fuels: Impact of Reaction Medium and Heating Rate, Eng. Sci., 2010, 27(7): 539-555
        41. Barrai, F., Castaldi, M.J., “Experimental investigation of a JP8 Fuel Processor: ATR and CO-cleanup train.” Eng. Chem. Res., 49 (4), 2010, 1577–1587
        42. Castaldi, M.J., and Themelis, J., The Case for Increasing the Global Capacity for Waste to Energy (WTE)” Waste Biomass Valor, 1 (1), 2010, pp. 91-105.
        43. Kohn, M., Castaldi M.J., and Farrauto, R.J., “Auto-thermal and Dry Reforming of landfill gas over a Rh/γAl2O3 monolith catalyst.” Catal. B: Environ, (94), 2010, 125-133.
        44. Nakamura, M.R., Castaldi, M.J., Themelis, N.J., “Stochastic and physical modeling of motion of municipal solid waste (MSW) particles on a waste-to-energy (WTE) moving grate.” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 49, (6), 2010, 984-992.
        45. Butterman, H. C.; Castaldi, M.J, “CO2 as a Carbon Neutral Fuel Source via Enhanced Biomass Gasification.” Sci. Technol., 2009, 43 (23), pp 9030–9037.
        46. Butterman, H. C.; Castaldi, M. J., “Syngas Production via CO2 Enhanced Gasification of Biomass Fuels”. Environmental Engineering Science 2009, 26, (4), 703-713
        47. Zhou, Y.; Castaldi, M.J.; Yegulalp, T.M., “Experimental investigation of methane gas production from methane hydrate”: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2009, 48, 3142–3149
        48. Xu, Cheng-Yuan; Griffin, Kevin L.; Blazier, John C.; Craig, Elizabeth C.; Gilbert, Dominique S.; Sritrairat, Sanpisa; Anderson, O. Roger; Castaldi, Marco J.; Beaumont, Larry. The growth response of Alternanthera philoxeroides in a simulated post-combustion emission with ultrahigh [CO2] and acidic pollutants. Environmental Pollution, 2009,  157(7),  2118-2125.
        49. Eichelbaum, M, Farrauto, R.J. Castaldi, M.J., “The Impact of Urea on the Performance of Fe-Exchanged Beta Zeolites for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx Pyrolysis and Hydrolysis of Urea over Zeolite Catalysts” – Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2010, (97), 90-97
        50. Eichelbaum, M, Siemerb, A.B., Farrauto, R.J. Castaldi, M.J., “The Impact of Urea on the Performance of Fe-Beta Zeolites for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx II. Catalytic Studies’ – Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2010, (97), 98-107
        51. Castaldi, M.J; Zhou, Y.; Yegulalp, T.M.; “Large scale reactor results for the formation and decomposition of methane hydrates”, 2008, in-review – Pet. Sci. Eng
        52. Nakamura, M.; Castaldi, M.J.; Themelis, J.; “A 2-dimensional stochastic model for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) particle mixing within a waste-to-energy (WTE) combustion bed” 2008, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, in review
        53. Kwon, Eilhann; Castaldi, Marco J.. Fundamental Understanding of the Thermal Degradation Mechanisms of Waste Tires and Their Air Pollutant Generation in a N2  Environ. Sci. Technol.  2009,  43(15),  5996-6002.
        54. Simson, A., Waterman, E., Farrauto, R.J., Castaldi, M.J. “Kinetic and process study for ethanol reforming using a Rh/Pt washcoated monolith catalyst.” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 89, (1-2), 2009, 58-64
        55. McLaughlin, N. M., and Castaldi, M.J, (2008) In-Situ Measurement Techniques in Catalysis for Mechanism Development, Chapter in Catalysis Series, Royal Society of Chemistry. RSC Publishing, Spivey, J.J.
        56. Dorazio, L., Ruettinger, W., Castaldi, M.J, Farrauto, B.F., “Deactivation, Regeneration, and Stable Performance of a Platinum-Molybdenum-Rhenium Water Gas Shift Catalyst for on-Site Hydrogen Generation,” Topics in Catalysis, 2008, 51 (1-4), pp. 68-75.
        57. Zeman, F.; Castaldi, M., An investigation of synthetic fuel production via chemical looping. Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42, (8), 2723-2727.
        58. Kwon, E.; Castaldi, M.J, “Investigation of Mechanisms of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Initiated from the Thermal Degradation of Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) in N2 Atmosphere”, Sci. Technol., 2008, 42, (6), 2175-2180.
        59. Kaufman, S.; Krishnan, N.; Kwon, E.; Castaldi, M.; Themelis, N.; Rechberger, H., Examination of the Fate of Carbon in Waste Management Systems through Statistical Entropy and Life Cycle Analysis. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, (22), 8558-8563
        60. Castaldi, M.J; Kwon, E.; Weiss, B., Beneficial Use of Waste Tires: An Integrated Gasification and Combustion Process Design via Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) of Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) and Poly-Isoprene (IR). Eng. Sci. 2007, 24, (8), 1160-1178. (Invited Paper)
        61. Castaldi, M.J, (2007), “Removal of Trace Contaminants from Fuel Processing Reformate: Preferential Oxidation (Prox).” Chapter for Hydrogen and Syngas, John Wiley. Subramani,V., Song, C., Liu, K.
        62. Barrai, F.; Jackson, T.; Whitmore, N.; Castaldi, M.J, “The role of carbon deposition on precious metal catalyst activity during dry reforming of biogas.” Catalysis Today 2007, 129, (3-4), 391-396.
        63. Butterman, H. C.; Castaldi, M.J, “Influence of CO2 Injection on Biomass Gasification.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2007, 46, (26), 8875-8886.
        64. Castaldi, M.J; Barrai, F., “An investigation into water and thermal balance for a liquid fueled fuel processor.” Catalysis Today 2007, 129, (3-4), 397-406.
        65. Castaldi, M.J; Zhou, Y.; Yegulalp, T. M., Down-hole combustion method for gas production from methane hydrates. Pet. Sci. Eng. 2007, 56, (1-3), 176-185, (Invited Paper).
        66. Castaldi, M.J; Dooher, J. P., Investigation into a catalytically controlled reaction gasifier (CCRG) for coal to hydrogen. J. Hydrogen Energy 2007, 32, (17), 4170-4179.
        67. Kwon, E.; Castaldi, M.J, “An Investigation into the Mechanisms for Styrene-Butadiene Copolymer (SBR) Conversion in Combustion and Gasification Environments.” International Journal of Green Energy 2007, 4, 45-63.
        68. Dorazio, L. D. and Castaldi, M.J, “Autothermal reforming of tetradecane (C14H30): A mechanistic approach” Catalysis Today, 2008, 136 (3-4), 273-280.
        69. Lee, S.-H.; Themelis, N. J.; Castaldi, M. J., High-temperature corrosion in waste-to-energy boilers. Therm. Spray Technol. 2007, 16, (1), 104-110.
        70. Mohan, M. A.; May, N.; Assaf-Anid, N. M.; Castaldi, M.J, “Biomass as a sustainable energy source: an illustration of ChE thermodynamic concepts.” Chemical Engineering Education 2006, 40, (4), 259-267.
        71. Schiff, D. M.; Castaldi, M.J, “An affordable diesel exhaust particulate matter removal unit for developing countries.” Chemical Engineering Education 2006, in revision.
        72. Weiss, B.; Castaldi, M. J., “A tire gasification senior design project that integrates laboratory experiments and computer simulation.” Chemical Engineering Education 2006, 40, (3), 203-210.
        73. Smith, L. L.; Karim, H.; Castaldi, M.J; Etemad, S.; Pfefferle, W. C., “Rich-Catalytic Lean-burn combustion for fuel-flexible operation with ultra low emissions.” Catalysis Today 2006, 117, (4), 438-446.
        74. Smith, L. L.; Karim, H.; Castaldi, M. J.; Etemad, S.; Pfefferle, W. C.; Khanna, V.; Smith, K. O., Rich-Catalytic Lean-Burn Combustion for Low-Single-Digit NOx Gas Turbines. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 2005, 127, (1), 27-35. (Best Applications Paper Award)
        75. Roychoudhury, S.; Castaldi, M.; Lyubovsky, M.; LaPierre, R.; Ahmed, S., “Microlith catalytic reactors for reforming iso-octane-based fuels into hydrogen.” Journal of Power Sources 2005, 152, 75-86.
        76. Castaldi, M.J; LaPierre, R.; Lyubovski, M.; Pfefferle, W.; Roychoudhury, S., “Effect of water on performance and sizing of fuel-processing reactors.” Catalysis Today 2005, 99, (3-4), 339-346.
        77. Castaldi, M.J; Dorazio, L.; Assaf-Anid, N., “Relating abstract chemical thermodynamic concepts to real-world problems.” Chemical Engineering Education 2004, 38, (4), 268-271.
        78. Castaldi, M. J., Senkan, S.M., “Combustion.” In Ullman’s Encyclopedia, 6th Ed, Ullman’s, Ed. Ullmans: 2004.
      • Publications as Industrial Author
        1. Smith, L. L., Karim, Hasan, Castaldi, Marco J., Etemad, S., Pfefferle, W. C., Khanna, V. K., Smith, K.O., “Rich-Catalytic Lean-Burn Combustion for Low-Single-Digit NOx Gas Turbines.” ASME Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea & Air; 2003.
        2. Lyubovsky, M.; Smith, L. L.; Castaldi, M.; Karim, H.; Nentwick, B.; Etemad, S.; LaPierre, R.; Pfefferle, W. C., “Catalytic combustion over platinum group catalysts: fuel-lean versus fuel-rich operation.” Catalysis Today 2003, 83, (1-4), 71-84.
        3. Castaldi, M. J., Roychoudhury, S., Boorse, R.S., Karim, H., LaPierre, R., Pfefferle, W.C. “Compact, Lightweight Preferential CO Oxidation (PROX) Reactor Development and Design for PEM Automotive Fuel Cell Applications.”, Fuel Processing Session I, Proceedings from the 2003 Spring National Meeting and Process Industries Exposition, New Orleans, LA, March 30 – April 3, 2003; AIChE, Ed.
        4. Castaldi, M. J., Lyubovsky. M., LaPierre, R., Pfefferle, W.C., and Roychoudhury, S., “Performance of Microlith Based Catalytic Reactors for an Isooctane Reforming System.” SAE Technical Paper 2003, (2003-01-1366).
        5. Pfefferle, W. C.; Castaldi, M.; Etemad, S.; Karim, H.; Lyubovsky, M.; Roychoudhury, S.; Smith, L., “Catalysts for improved process efficiency.” 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, United States, April 7-11, 2002 2002, CATL-018.
        6. Castaldi, M. J., Boorse, Samuel, R., Roychoudhury, S., Menacherry, P., Pfefferle, W.C. “Lightweight, Compact, Ultra-fast Short Contact Time Preferential Oxidation Reactor for Automotive PEM Fuel Cell Applications.”, NSF National Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January, 2002.
      • Publications as Doctoral Student
        1. Marinov, N. M.; Pitz, W. J.; Westbrook, C. K.; Vincitore, A. M.; Castaldi, M. J.; Senkan, S. M.; Melius, C. F., “Aromatic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon formation in a laminar premixed n-butane flame.” Combustion and Flame 1998, 114, (1/2), 192-213.
        2. Marinov, N. M.; Castaldi, M. J.; Melius, C. F.; Tsang, W., “Aromatic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon formation in a premixed propane flame.” Combustion Science and Technology 1998, 131, (1-6), 295-342.
        3. Castaldi, M. J.; Senkan, S. M., “Real-time, ultrasensitive monitoring of air toxics by laser photoionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.” Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 1998, 48, (1), 77-81.
        4. Gittins, C. M.; Castaldi, M. J.; Senkan, S. M.; Rohlfing, E. A., “Real-Time Quantitative Analysis of Combustion-Generated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Resonance-Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry.” Analytical Chemistry 1997, 69, (3), 286-293.
        5. Marinov, N. M.; Pitz, W. J.; Westbrook, C. K.; Castaldi, M. J.; Senkan, S. M., “Modeling of aromatic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon formation in premixed methane and ethane flames.” Combustion Science and Technology 1996, 116-117, (1-6), 211-287.
        6. Castaldi, M. J.; Senkan, S. M., “PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) formation in the premixed flame of ethane.” Combustion Science and Technology 1996, 116-117, (1-6), 167-181.
        7. Castaldi, M. J.; Marinov, N. M.; Melius, C. F.; Huang, J.; Senkan, S. M.; Pitz, W. J.; Westbrook, C. K., “Experimental and modeling investigation of aromatic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon formation in a premixed ethylene flame.” Symposium (International) on Combustion, [Proceedings] 1996, 26th, (Vol. 1), 693-702.
        8. Castaldi, M. J., Senkan, S.M., “Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) in Hydrocarbon Combustion: Comparative New Results from Premixed Flames.” Combustion and Flame1996, 107, 141-150.
        9. Castaldi, M. J., Vincitore, A.M., Senkan, S.M., “Micro-Structures of Premixed Hydrocarbon Flames: Methane.” Sci. and Tech 1995, 107, 1-19.
    • Peer reviewed Technical Conference Proceedings- entire paper reviewed
      1. Patuzzi F, Ciuta S, Baratieri M, Mimmo T, Castaldi MJ. Intraparticle gas sampling during biomass non-oxidant thermal treatment for kinetic behavior study. Air Waste Manag. Assoc. – Int. Conf. Therm. Treat. Technol. Hazard. Waste Combustors 2013, San Antonio, TX: Air and Waste Management Association; 2013, p. 311–8.
      2. Ciuta S, Patuzzi F, Castaldi MJ, Baratieri M. Energy change mechanisms study during biomass pyrolysis by in-particle gas sampling. AIChE Annu. Meet., San Francisco, CA: 2013.
      3. Ciuta S, Patuzzi F, Baratieri M, Castaldi MJ. Reaction sequence understanding during pyrolysis and gasification of biomass via intra-particle gas sampling. Venice 2014 V Int. Symp. Energy from Biomass Waste, San Servolo, Venezia: CISA Publisher; 2014.
      4. Ciuta S, Patuzzi F, Castaldi MJ, Baratieri M. Innovative intraparticle gas sampling technique for biomass pyrolysis reaction mechanism study. In: Nzihou A, Guerreiro S, Silva Lora E, editors. 5th Int. Conf. Eng. Waste Biomass Valoris. (WasteEng 2014) – B. Abstr., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mines d’Albi, France; 2014, p. 89.
      5. Ahmad J, Cordioli E, Patuzzi F, Prando D, Castaldi M, Baratieri M. Possible utilization pathways of char from biomass thermochemical conversion: char as a catalytic filtering medium for tar cracking. In: ETA Florence, editor. 24th Eur. Biomass Conf. Exhib., Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 2016, p. 475–9.
      6. Ahmad J, Patuzzi F, Prando D, Castaldi MJ, Baratieri M. Possible utilization pathways of char from real scale biomass gasifiers. In: Nzihou A, editor. 6th Int. Conf. Eng. Waste Biomass Valoris. (WasteEng 2016), Albi, France: Mines Albi; 2016, p. 881–9.
      7. Patuzzi F, Ciuta S, Castaldi MJ, Baratieri M. Thermochemical and fluidynamic model of a wood particle subjected to pyrolysis supported by intraparticle gas sampling. In: Nzihou A, Guerreiro S, Silva Lora E, editors. 5th Int. Conf. Eng. Waste Biomass Valoris. (WasteEng 2014), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mines d’Albi, France; 2014, p. 742–54.
      8. Ciuta S, Patuzzi F, Castaldi MJ, Baratieri M. Biomass decomposition reaction sequence analysis using simultaneous gas sampling and temperature measurements. AIChE Annu. Meet., Atlanta, GA: 2014.
      9. Patuzzi F, Ciuta S, Castaldi MJ, Baratieri M. Pyrolysis of a single wooden particle: a numerical model calibrated versus intraparticle gas sampling measurements. In: ETA Florence, editor. 22nd Eur. Biomass Conf. Exhib., Hamburg, Germany: 2014, p. 912–9.
      10. Ciuta S, Patuzzi F, Castaldi MJ, Baratieri M. Energy change mechanism during biomass pyrolysis. WtERT Waste-to-Energy Res. Technol. Counc. Bi-Annual Meet., Columbia University, New York: 2014.
      11. Patuzzi F, Ciuta S, Castaldi MJ, Baratieri M. Finite volumes numerical model for the assessment of intraparticle gas sampling during the pyrolysis of a single wooden particle. In: ETA Florence, editor. 23rd Eur. Biomass Conf. Exhib., Vienna, Austria: 2015.
      12. Ciuta S, Patuzzi F, Baratieri M, Castaldi MJ. Wood pyrolysis study by thermal analysis correlated with innovative intra-particle sampling technique. Air Waste Manag. Assoc. – Int. Conf. Therm. Treat. Technol. Hazard. Waste Combustors 2014, Baltimore, MD: Air and Waste Management Association; 2014, p. 140–9.
      13. Castaldi, M.J., “Solid Carbon Feedstock Gasification using CO2: Simulation and Experiment” Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Engineering-09 (ICOPE-09) November 16-20, Kobe, Japan, 2009
      14. Castaldi, M.J., Butterman, H.C., Kwon, E.Y., and Westby, K.J. “Solid Carbon Conversion (Biomass, MSW and Coal) via CO2.” Preprints – 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Paper # 32 Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Aug 23-27, 2009
      15. Westby, K., and Castaldi, M.J., “A Comparison of landfill gas to energy technologies” Paper # 120. Conference Proceedings; International Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3) 28th, Air & Waste Management Association, Cincinnati, OH, May 2009.
      16. Kwon, E., Westby, K., and Castaldi, M.J. ” An Investigation into the syngas production from municipal solid wastes (MSW) gasification under various pressures and CO2 concentration atmospheres.” Paper #46. Conference Proceedings; International Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3) 28th, Air & Waste Management Association, Cincinnati, OH, May 2009.
      17. Castaldi, M.J. and Butterman, H.C., “Biomass to fuels: The impact of reaction medium and heating rate.” Paper # 57. Conference Proceedings; International Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3) 28th, Air & Waste Management Association, Cincinnati, OH, May 2009
      18. Nakamura, M., Castaldi, M.J., and Themelis, J., “Quantitative analysis of the flow, mixing and size segregation phenomena of municipal solid waste particles on traveling grate of waste-to-energy (WTE) combustion chamber” NAWTEC17, Proceedings of the Annual North American Waste to Energy Conference, 17th, Chantilly, VA, United States, May 18-20, 2009.
      19. Kwon, E., and Castaldi, M.J. (2008). ” An Investigation into the syngas production from municipal solid wastes (MSW) gasification under various pressures and CO2 concentration atmospheres. NAWTEC17, Proceedings of the Annual North American Waste to Energy Conference, 17th, Chantilly, VA, United States, May 18-20, 2009.
      20. Lee S-H., Castaldi, M.J., and Themelis, N.J., The Effects of Varied Hydrogen Chloride Gas Concentrations on Corrosion Rates of Commercial Tube Alloys Under Simulated Environment of WTE Facilities NAWTEC16, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 16th Philadelphia, PA, United States, May 19-21, 2008, paper#16-1916
      21. Kwon E., and Castaldi, M.J., An Investigation of the Thermal Degradation Mechanisms of Waste Tire Through Chemical Analysis Including Light Hydrocarbons, Benzene Derivatives, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) at High Temperature NAWTEC16, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 16th Philadelphia, PA, United States, May 19-21, 2008, paper# 16-1914, p. 14-20
      22. Butterman, H.C., and Castaldi, M.J., CO2 Enhanced Steam Gasification of Biomass Fuels NAWTEC16, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 16th Philadelphia, PA, United States, May 19-21, 2008 paper# 16-1949, p. 32-36
      23. Kaufman S., Krishnan N., Themelis N. J., Castaldi M. J., Kwon E., Use of Statistical Entropy and Life Cycle Analysis to Evaluate Global Warming Potential of Waste Management Systems NAWTEC16, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 16th Philadelphia, PA, United States, May 19-21, 2008, paper# 16-1915, p. 85-90
      24. Zanes, M., Barlaz, M., Themelis, J. and Castaldi, M.J.,The Center for Sustainable Use of Resources: Quantifying Climate Change Impacts of Managing Wastes NAWTEC17, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 17th Chantilly, VA, United States, May 18-20, 2009 paper# 17-2356, p. 1-7
      25. Kwon, E, Westby, K.J. and Castaldi, M.J., An Investigation Into the Syngas Production From Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Gasification Under Various Pressures and CO2 Concentration Atmospheres NAWTEC17, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 17th Chantilly, VA, United States, May 18-20, 2009 paper# 17-2351, p. 30-35
      26. Nakamura, M., Castaldi, M.J., and Themelis, N,J, Quantitative Analysis of the Flow, Mixing, and Size Segregation Phenomena of Municipal Solid Waste Particles on Traveling Grate of Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Combustion Chamber NAWTEC17, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 17th Chantilly, VA, United States, May 18-20, 2009 paper# 17-2367
      27. Castaldi, Marco J.; Hydrogen production from carbon-based resources: an experimental and modeling mechanistic investigation.    Preprints – American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry  (2008),  53(1),  43-46
      28. Butterman, Heidi C.; Castaldi, Marco J. Executive summary: CO2 enhanced steam gasification of biomass fuels.    Proceedings of the International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems  (2008),  33rd (1), 615-616
      29. Castaldi, Marco J.; Dooher, John P.; Butterman, Heide. Co-gasification of coal and biomass in slurry fed entrained flow reactors.    Proceedings of the International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems  (2008),  33rd (1),  459-470.
      30. Castaldi, Marco J.; Zhou, Yue; Yegulalp, Tuncel. Gas production from methane hydrates.    Abstracts of Papers, 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, March 22-26, 2009
      31. Schiff, D. M.; Castaldi, M. J.. “Development of an Affordable, Simple, Robust Diesel Exhaust Particulate Removal Unit for Trucks and Buses,” Air and Waste Management’s 100th Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 26-29, 2007; Association, A&WMA, Ed.
      32. Weiss, B.; Castaldi, M. J., “Novel Integrated Process for Beneficial Use of Waste Tires: Generation of synthesis gas and electricity.” International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3), Savannah, GA 2006, (in press).
      33. Dorazio, L.; Castaldi, M. J., “ATR reforming of tetradecene (C14H30): a mechanistic approach.” American Chemical Society, Div. Fuel Chem. 2007, 52, (2), 470-471
      34. Nakamura, N, Castaldi, M. J., Themelis, N.J., “Numerical analysis of size reduction of municipal solid waste particles on the traveling grate of a waste-to-energy combustion chamber.” NAWTEC14, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 14th, Tampa, Fl. ASME International Tampa, FL, United States, May 23-25, 2006, paper #14-3193, p.125-130.
      35. Kwon, E.; Castaldi, M. J., “Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) of combustion and gasification of major constituents of waste tires: Comparison between Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) and Poly-isoprene.” International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3); Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA): Savannah, GA, 2006.
      36. Castaldi, M. J.; Zhou, Y.; Yegulalp, T. M. “Down-hole combustion method for gas production from methane hydrate.” AIChE Spring National Meeting, Orlando, FL, United States, Apr. 23-27, 2006; AIChE, Ed.; pp 1-12.
      37. Castaldi, M. J.; Kwon, E., Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) of combustion and gasification of styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBR). NAWTEC13, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 13th ASME International, Orlando, FL, United States, May 23-25, 2005, paper# 13-3149, p.19-27
      38. Kwon, E.; Castaldi, M. J., “Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) formation in thermal degradation of styrene butadiene copolymer (SBR).” NAWTEC14, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 14th ASME International, Tampa, FL, United States, May 1-3, 2006, paper# 14-3188, p. 79-89
      39. Castaldi, M. J.; Jackson, T. “The role of carbon deposition on precious metal catalyst activity during dry reforming of biogas.”, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, United States, March 26-30, 2006; ACS, Ed.
      40. Kwon, E.; Castaldi, M. J., “Investigation of Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) on waste tires and chemical analysis including light hydrocarbons, substituted aromatics, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH).” NAWTEC15, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 15th Miami, FL, United States, May 21-23, 2007, paper# 15-3218, p.183-190
      41. Lee, S.-H.; Castaldi, M. J., High temperature corrosion resistance of different commercial alloys under various corrosive environments. NAWTEC15, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 15th Miami, FL, United States, May 21-23, 2007, paper# 15-3221, p.199-206.
      42. Lee, S.-H.; Themelis, N. J.; Castaldi, M. J., “Combating corrosion in WTE facilities – theory and experience.” NAWTEC14, Proc. Annu. North Am. Waste Energy Conf., 14th Tampa, FL, United States, May 1-3, 2006, paper# 14-3198, p.175-185.
      43. Stokes, M. O.; Castaldi, M. J.; Smith, L. L.; Karim, H.; Etemad, S.; Pfefferle, W. C., “Catalytic combustion as a pollution prevention technology to achieve ultra-low emissions in power generating ground-based gas turbine engines.” Ind. Wastes 2001, 33rd, 222-232.
      44. Castaldi, M. J., Hydrogen production from carbon-based resources: an experimental and modeling mechanistic investigation. American Chemical Society, Div. Pet. Chem. 2008, 53, (1), 43-46.
    • Technical Conference Proceedings- Abstract only reviewed
      1. Castaldi, M.; Lapierre, R.; Lyubovsky, M.; Roychoudhury, S., “Effect of water on performance and sizing of fuel-processing reactors.” Abstracts of Papers, 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, NY, September 7-11, 2003, FUEL-094.
      2. Castaldi, M. J.; Kwon, E.; Weiss, B. “Waste tire conversion: Understanding the mechanism of decomposition,” 232nd  ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, Sept. 10-14, 2006; ACS, Ed. pp PETR-126.
      3. Castaldi, M. J., “An investigation into water and heat balance issues for liquid fueled portable fuel processors.” Abstracts of Papers, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, United States, March 26-30, 2006, PETR-050.
      4. Castaldi, M. J.; Dooher, J., “Biomass to hydrogen and electricity.” Abstracts of Papers, 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 10-14, 2006, PETR-123.
      5. Castaldi, M. J.; Dorazio, L., “ATR Reforming of tetradecane (C14H30): A mechanistic explanation.” Abstracts of Papers, 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 19-23, 2007, FUEL-117.
      6. Castaldi, M. J.; Kwon, E.; Weiss, B. M., “Waste tire conversion: Understanding the mechanism of decomposition”, 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, Sept. 10-14, 2006, PETR-126
      7. Castaldi, M. J.; Jackson, T., “The role of carbon deposition on precious metal catalyst activity during dry reforming of biogas.” Abstracts of Papers, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30, 2006, PETR-037.
      8. Castaldi, M. J.; Dooher, J., “Biomass to hydrogen and electricity.” 232nd ACS National Meeting San Francisco, CA, United States, Sept. 10-14, 2006; ACS, Ed
  • Patents
    1. Smith, L. L.; Etemad, S.; Ulkarim, H.; Castaldi, M. J.; Pfefferle, W. C. “Method and apparatus for a catalytic firebox reactor.” 6,174,159, 2001.
    2. Pfefferle, W. C.; Smith, L. L.; Etemad, S.; Castaldi, M. J.; Ul Karim, M. H. “Method and apparatus for a fuel-rich catalytic reactor.” 6,394,791, 2002.
    3. Smith, L.; Etemad, S.; Castaldi, M.; Karim, H. M. U.; Pfefferle, W. C. “Conduit positioner for a catalyst system for reacting fuel/oxidant mixtures.” Application # 2003
    4. Smith, L. L.; Etemad, S.; Karim, H. U.; Castaldi, M. “Baffle plate for single flow channel reactors.” Application #2003053939, 2003.
    5. Castaldi, M. J. “Method for Reduced Methanation.” 6,746,657, 2004.
    6. Castaldi, M. J.; Lyubovsky, M.; Roychoudhury, S. “Method for Improved Selectivity.” 7,504,047, 2007.
    7. Smith, L. L.; Etemad, S.; Castaldi, M. J.; Karim, M. H. U.; Pfefferle, W. C. “Method for dual-fuel operation of a fuel-rich catalytic reactor.” 6,752,623, 2004.
    8. Castaldi, M. J.; Chandran, K. Methods and systems for generating hydrogen from a biomass. Applications #2007-US700332007, 2007.
    9. Castaldi, Marco J.; Chandran, Kartik. Improved methane generation from biomass.    PCT Int. Appl.  (2008).
    10. Castaldi, M. J.; Dooher, J.; Lackner, K. S. Biomass and coal gasification process with combustion stage to provide a primary heat source. Application #2007123776, 2007.
    11. Zeman, Frank S.; Castaldi, Marco J.. Synthesis gas manufacturing by combined reforming and gasification with metal oxides.    #8,926,717, 2015
    12. Castaldi, M.J., Farrauto, R.J., Yegulalp, T.M., “Methods and systems for generating hydrogen and separating carbon dioxide” 8,926,942, 2015
  • Media Coverage
    1. History Channel, Engineering Disaster Series: West Fertilizer Plant Explosion, Texas –April 12, 2015
    2. History Channel, Engineering Disaster Series: San Bruno Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion, 2015
    3. History Channel, Engineering Disaster Series: Montreal fireworks explosion, 2015
    4. History Channel, Engineering Disaster Series: Fuel Storage Explosion, 2015
    5. Metro’s Let’s Talk Trash event series; June 3, 2014
    6. Columbia Researchers Explore New Process to Create Greener Fuels – According to a new study, peanut shells and other materials, such as tree bark and grass, can be turned from biomass—a renewable energy derived from a recently living source—into fuel. Margaux Groux, Columbia Spectator, December 11, 2009
    7. «Sauberer» Biosprit dank CO2 – Es wirkt wie das Perpetuum Mobile des Klimaschutzes: Die Herstellung von Biotreibstoff mit Hilfe von CO2. Neues Verfahren Greenswitzerland.ch, December 4, 2009
    8. New Technology Cleans Up Coal with CO2 – The world has taken a step closer to “clean coal,” thanks to new technology that actually uses CO2 to make power generation more efficient. Matt Ford, CNN, November 30, 2009
    9. Study: Carbon Dioxide in Biomass Gasification Increases Efficiency – When carbon dioxide is used in biomass gasification, it increases the conversion efficiency and offers a solution for processing carbon dioxide on a global scale, according to a recent study by Columbia University Lisa Gibson, Biomass Magazine, November 18, 2009
    10. Scientists Find Key to Creating Clean Fuel from Coal and Waste – ‘Gasification’ process enhanced to save millions of tonnes of carbon and provide energy. Alok Jha, The Observer, K. November 15, 2009
    11. Researchers Discover Use for Carbon Dioxide in Conversion of Biomass Into Biofuel – Researchers at Columbia University have successfully discovered a beneficial use for carbon dioxide in the conversion of organic materials, such as grass and bark, into fuel. Columbia University November 11, 2009
    12. Scientists Try Tapping ‘Ice That Burns’ – Researchers may have found a way to extract large amounts of natural gas from methane hydrates — ice-like structures that might contain more energy than all the world’s coal, oil and conventional natural gas combined. Katie Howell, The New York Times April 6, 2009
  • Technical Conference and Symposia Presentations
    • North American Waste to Energy Conference (NAWTEC)
      1. Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) of Combustion and Gasification of Sytrene-Butadiene Copolymer (SBR) paper# 13-3149
      2. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Formation in thermal Degradation of Styrene Butadiene Copolymer, paper# 14-3188
      3. Combating Corrosion in WTE Facilities: Theory and Experience, paper# 14-3198
      4. Numerical analysis of size reduction of municipal solid waste particles on the traveling grate of a waste-to-energy combustion chamber.” paper #14-3193
      5. Investigation of Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis(TGA) on Waste tires and Chemical Analysis Including Light Hydrocarbons, Substituted Aromatics and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) paper# 15-3218
      6. High Temperature Corrosion Resistance of Different Commercial Alloys Under Various Corrosive Environments paper# 15-3221
      7. The Effects of Varied Hydrogen Chloride Gas Concentrations on Corrosion Rates of Commercial Tube Alloys Under Simulated Environment of WTE Facilities paper#16-1916
      8. An Investigation of the Thermal Degradation Mechanisms of Waste Tire Through Chemical Analysis Including Light Hydrocarbons, Benzene Derivatives, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) at High Temperature paper# 16-1914
      9. CO2 Enhanced Steam Gasification of Biomass Fuels paper# 16-1949
      10. Use of Statistical Entropy and Life Cycle Analysis to Evaluate Global Warming Potential of Waste Management Systems paper# 16-1915
      11. The Center for Sustainable Use of Resources: Quantifying Climate Change Impacts of Managing Wastes paper# 17-2356
      12. An Investigation Into the Syngas Production From Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Gasification Under Various Pressures and CO2 Concentration Atmospheres paper# 17-2351
      13. Quantitative Analysis of the Flow, Mixing, and Size Segregation Phenomena of Municipal Solid Waste Particles on Traveling Grate of Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Combustion Chamber paper# 17-2367
    • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
      1. Down-Hole Combustion Method for Gas Production from Methane Hydrate paper #63a
      2. Hydrogen Production Via Gasification of Solid Carbon Fuels paper #94b
      3. CO2 Enhanced Gasification Of Biomass Fuel paper #9b
      4. ATR Reforming Of Tetradecane (C14H30): A Mechanistic Explanation For Hydrogen And Carbon Formation paper #646g
      5. Autothermal Reforming of Landfill gases paper #29d
      6. Autothermal Reforming of JP8 using a 10 kWth finned Wall Reactor paper #75f
      7. Effect of Urea and Urea Decomposition Byproducts on Zeolite Activity for Selective Catalytic Reduction paper #83d
      8. Catalytic Shock Tube #152e
      9. Deactivation, Regeneration and Stable Performance of a Platinum-Molybdenum-Rhenium Water Gas Shift Catalyst for on-Site Hydrogen Generation paper #138a
      10. Kinetic and Process Study for Ethanol Reforming using a Pt/Rh Washcoated Monolith Catalyst paper #209b
      11. A Comparison of Monoliths and Short Contact Time Supports for Selective Catalytic Oxidation: Performance and Steady-State Multiplicity paper #222d
      12. Scrap Tires in Waste-to-Energy Plants: Treatment and Emissions Control paper #265d
      13. Experimental Investigation of Methane Gas from Methane Hydrates paper #330g
      14. An Investigation of High Temperature Corrosion Phenomena in Waste to Energy Boilers paper #512f
      15. Experimental Kinetic Analysis of Steam and CO2 Gasification of Biomass Fuels paper #563d
      16. Biomass decomposition reaction sequence analysis using simultaneous gas sampling and temperature measurements Simona Ciuta, Francesco Patuzzi, Marco J. Castaldi and Marco Baratieri 2014 Annual Meeting #30e
    • American Chemical Society (ACS)
      1. The role of carbon deposition on precious metal catalyst activity during dry reforming of biogas paper# PETR-37
      2. An Investigation into Water and Heat Balance Issues for Liquid Fueled Portable Fuel Processors paper# PETR-50
      3. Biomass to Hydrogen & Electricity, paper # FUEL-42
      4. Waste Tire Conversion:Understanding the Mechanism of Decomposition, paper# FUEL-57
      5. ATR Reforming of Tetradecane (C14H30): A Mechanistic Explanation, paper # FUEL-117
      6. Gas production from methane hydrates, paper # FUEL-64
    • International Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3)
      1. Investigation into the properties of ash from biomass gasification (2011) Air and Waste Management Association – International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies and Hazardous Waste Combustors 2011, pp. 52-58.
      2. Research and application of wastes fluidized bed incineration technology at Zhejiang University (2011) Air and Waste Management Association – International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies and Hazardous Waste Combustors 2011, pp. 13-23.
      3. Particle-based bed modeling on mixing diffusion of municipal solid waste particles by the motion of a grate system (2011) Air and Waste Management Association – International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies and Hazardous Waste Combustors 2011, pp. 161-174.
      4. Landfill gas reforming for synthesis gas generation (2011) Air and Waste Management Association – International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies and Hazardous Waste Combustors 2011, pp. 108-117.
      5. Novel Integrated Process for Beneficial Use of Waste Tires: Generation of synthesis gas and electricity, paper # 2
      6. Thermo-gravimetric Analysis (TGA) of Combustion and Gasification of Major Constituents of Waste Tire: Comparison between Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) and Poly-Isoprene (IR), paper # 11
      7. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Formation from Combustion and Gasification of Tires: Mechanistic understanding and reduction potential, paper #83
      8. Hydrogen Production via Gasification of Biomass Fuels, paper #64
      9. CO2 Impact on Biomass Gasification: ASPENTM Simulation Compared to Experimental Data, paper #80
      10. An Investigation of the Thermal Degradation Mechanism of Waste Tires Through Chemical Analysis in High Temperature, paper #37
      11. Extension of the Statistical Entropy and Substance Concentrating Efficiency Function to the Analysis of Carbon Species in Waste Treatment Systems, paper #92
      12. An Investigation into the Syngas Production Enhancement of Municipal solid Waste Gasification under Various CO2 Concentration Atmosphere, paper # 46
      13. Biomass to Fuels: The Impact of Reaction Medium and Heating Rate, paper # 57
      14. A Comparison of Landfill Gas to Energy Technologies, paper # 120
    • North American Catalysis Society, bi-annual meeting
      1. Greenhouse Gas Dry Reforming using monolithic catalysts for enhanced reactor design, June, 2007
      2. Auto-thermal Reforming of Landfill Gas for Synthesis Gas Generation June, 2009
      3. Catalytic reforming of ethanol/gasoline blends for fuel cell vehicles June, 2009
      4. Urea-SCR for NOx Diesel Emission Control: The influence of urea and its decomposition products on the SCR activity of zeolites June, 2009
    • Society of Mining Engineering
      1. Thermogravimetric Study of Carbon dioxide Adsorption on Alumina-Supported Calcium Oxide, February 2007
      2. Carbon Neutral, Energy efficient Method for Gas Production from Methane Hydrates, February 2007.
      3. Pre-Combustion Capture of CO 2 from Coal Gasification Gases: case of CaO on Gamma Al2O3, February 2009.
      4. Experimental Investigation of CH 4 Production from Methane Hydrate, February. 2009.
    • Clearwater Coal Conference
      1.  CO2 Enhanced Steam Gasification of Biomass FuelsPhysio-Chemical Properties of Low Rank Coal/Liquid CO2 Slurries as Gasifier Feedstocks
      2. Physio-Chemical Properties of Low Rank Coal/Liquid CO2 Slurries as Gasifier Feedstocks
    • Others
      1. CO2 Enhanced Gasification of Biomass Fuel – 2nd International Conference on Engineering for Waste Valorization, June 2008, Patras Greece
      2. Waste to Energy for Electric Power Plants – 11th Annual Electric Power Conference May 2009 Chicago, IL
      3. CO2 Enhanced Gasification of Biomass Fuels – 2008 Advanced Energy and Technology Conference, November 2008, Long Island, NY
      4. Waste to Energy: Worldwide Developments to a Novel Technology – 3rd Annual Alternative Energy NOW Conference January, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL
      5. An Energy Efficient, Environmentally Sound Gas Production Process from Methane Hydrates, paper #WR38 – International Mining Conference (IMCET), June, 2005Izmir, Turkey
      6. Solid carbon feedstock gasification using CO2: simulation and experiment paper # D201International Conference on Power Engineering (ICOPE-09) November 2009 Kobe, Japan
      7. Methane Hydrates – Research for an Efficient Gas Production Process, 20th World Mining Congress and Expo, Tehran, Iran, November, 2005.
      8. A System for Generating Hydrogen from Coal and Separating Carbon Dioxide , Proceedings, 21st World Mining Congress, Poland.
      9. Pollution Prevention via Fundamental Understanding, March 25th 2005, Chemistry Lecture Series, Columbia University
      10. Chemistry Impacts on the Environment, December 13th, 2004 Chemistry Lecture Series, Columbia University
      11. Solid Carbon Conversion (Biomass, MSW and Coal) via CO28th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, August 2009, Montreal, Canada
      12. Development of an Affordable, Simple, Robust Diesel Exhaust Particulate Removal Unit for Diesel Trucks and Buses – Air & Waste Management Association 100th Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 2007.
  • Other Invited Presentations
    1. National Institute of Standards and Technology “State of Catalysis; Real vs Experimental”
    2. Rutgers University Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology “Development of Environmentally Benign Energy Technologies”.
    3. Plenary Presentation, 26th Annual International Conference Incineration & Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3) “Current State of Development, Acceptance and Implementation of Controlled Combustion Technologies in the US and Worldwide
    4. Rowan University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Glasboro, NJ, “Environmentally Benign Energy Technologies”
    5. National Energy Technology Laboratories (NETL) Morgantown, VA “Environmentally Benign Energy Technologies”
    6. Adelphi University–Dept of Physics and Environmental Sciences – Garden City, NY “Environmentally Benign Energy Technologies”
    7. Cytec Industries – Professional Seminar Lecture Series – Stamford, CT “Environmentally Benign Energy Technologies”
    8. American Chemical Society (ACS) – Symposium on “Hydrogen from Renewable Sources and Refinery Applications” “The role of carbon deposition on precious metal catalyst activity during dry reforming of biogas”
  • Synergistic Activities
    1. High School Mentoring Program: Outreach to high school students to interest them in science and engineering – program attracts more than 50% women and more than 50% underrepresented groups
    2. Undergraduate curriculum development committee for Department of Earth & Environmental Engineering
    3. Director of Experimental Activities, Waste to Energy Research Technology (WTERT) Council
    4. Session Chair for New York Academy of Sciences Seminar – Energy For A New Century – Beyond Petroleum Alternative Energy Symposium
    5. Advisor to Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)
    6. Academic liaison to ASME Solid Waste Processing Division
    7. Member of AIChE Research and New Technology Committee (RANTC)
    8. Session Chair, 14th North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC), Tampa, Fl.
    9. Co-Chair of 33rd Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference, Riverdale, New York.
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One Response to Dr. Marco J. Castaldi

  1. Christopher Ushay says:

    Impressive!

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