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Salomon Turgman C.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
sturgmancohen@marian.edu
(317) 955-6518
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Biography

Salomon Turgman joined Marian University in 2022 as associate professor of Chemical Engineering. He has 10+ years of experience as a faculty member in chemical engineering. Dr. Turgman’s interest are in applying computational tools to solve engineering and scientific problems, most recently problems in improving the sustainability of the planet like developing improved membrane materials and greenhouse gas absorbents. Dr. Turgman is also interested in polymeric materials, their dynamical properties, and the kinetics of their synthesis. Finally, Dr. Turgman has a passion training and helping students, other researchers, and people in general incorporate and unleash the power of computers on their own problems. Dr. Turgman has served on a grant review panel for NSF and has performed peer review for several academic journals.

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Research Interests and Expertise

Molecular simulations, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulation, sustainability, transport phenomena, process design and simulation, process control, mathematical modeling, polymer kinetics, polymer dynamics, polymer modeling, membrane materials, heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid dynamics.

Selected Papers

  • Salomon Turgman-Cohen and Jan Genzer. Computer simulation of surface-initiated controlled radical polymerization: effect of free-monomer model on brush properties. Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, 28(5), 2019
  • Salomon Turgman-Cohen, Emmanuel P Giannelis, and Fernando A Escobedo. Transport properties of amine/carbon dioxide reactive mixtures and implications to carbon capture technologies. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7(32):17603–17613, 2015.
  • Salomon Turgman-Cohen, Juan C Araque, Eric M V Hoek, and Fernando A Escobedo. Molecular dynamics of equilibrium and pressure-driven transport properties of water through lta-type zeolites. Langmuir, 29(40):12389–12399, 2013.
  • Laura Beth Dong, Salomon Turgman-Cohen, George W Roberts, and Douglas J Kiserow. Effect of polymer size on heterogeneous catalytic polystyrene hydrogenation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(22):11280–11286, November 2010.
  • Salomon Turgman-Cohen, Matthew B Smith, Daniel A Fischer, Peter K Kilpatrick, and Jan Genzer. Asphaltene adsorption onto self-assembled monolayers of mixed aromatic and aliphatic trichlorosilanes. Langmuir, 25(11):6260–9, June 2009.

Professional Activities

  • Journal peer reviewer: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ChemPhysChem, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, Macromolecules, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, ChemistrySelect, Polymer.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation – Grant Reviewer
  • LEGO robotics team at Mason Elementary School visit

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