Carl T. Lira is co-author of the widely-used textbook Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University. He teaches thermodynamics at all levels, chemical kinetics, and material and energy balances. His research accomplishments include experimental measurements and modeling for liquid metals, supercritical fluids, adsorptive separations, and liquid-vapor, solid-liquid, and liquid-liquid phase equilibria. Currently, Professor Lira specializes in the study of thermodynamic properties of bio-derived fuels and chemicals via experiments and molecular simulations, and he collaborates in the MSU Reactive Distillation Facility. He has been recognized with the Amoco Excellence in Teaching Award, and multiple presentations of the MSU Withrow Teaching Excellence Award. He holds a B.S. from Kansas State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, all in chemical engineering.
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