Christine Hrenya is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She holds chemical engineering degrees from The Ohio State University (B.S. 1991) and Carnegie Mellon University (Ph.D. 1996).
Her interests lie in the field of multiphase and solids flows, using a combination of theory, simulation, and experiments. Recent emphases of the research program include multiphase flow instabilities, cohesive particles, and gas-solid heat transfer.
Prof. Hrenya currently leads a $3.5M U.S. Department of Energy grant targeted at discrete-particle simulations for the energy industry, including exascale computation. To date, her research program has resulted in 110 journal papers and 120 invited lectures, and $13M in funding from the U. S. DOE, NSF, NASA, ACS and industry.
Her recent recognitions include the 2014 AIChE Lectureship Award in Fluidization and the 2013 University of Colorado Excellence in Teaching Award.
Prof. Hrenya currently serves as an Associate Editor for the AIChE Journal, a position which she has held since 2015. She recently served as the Chair of the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, and has previously served as Chair of the 2006 Gordon Conference on Granular Flow (Oxford University) and as co-Director of a 2001-2004 GAANN program in Micro- and Nano-Particle Technology.