Professor of Practice, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Nihat Baysal joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at RPI in January 2015 as a Professor of Practice. After he received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, he continued his postdoctoral studies at Florida State University in both Supercomputer Computations Research Institute (SCRI) and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute (GFDI). In 2002, he started working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey, and he was also appointed as the Associate Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture. He then moved back to the United States in 2010 and worked as a researcher and as an adjunct professor at RPI. He is currently collaborating with Professor B. Wayne Bequette on the detection of CGM signal attenuations and insulin infusion set failures in an artificial pancreas. He is also working on molecular dynamics simulations of macromolecular systems. He has an established record of research on the retrieval, processing and analysis of primary and secondary data. He has more than 20 years of experience in programming, including designing web-based dissemination protocols, building strategic frameworks on geospatial data systems, network building with large-scale data. He published on numerous subjects, spanning from biological networks to college success outcomes.
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey), 1997 M.S. Chemical Engineering (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey), 1993 B.S. Chemical Engineering (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey), 1991
- Molecular theory and simulations, multiscale modeling, polymers, nanoparticles
- Transport processes, process systems engineering, complex systems and systems biology
- Diabetes technology
- Chemical Engineering education