Ronald Hedden


Prof. Hedden joined the faculty at RPI in January of 2017 after serving as an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX from 2009-2017.  Dr. Hedden's past research and teaching interests covered both Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science, with emphasis on soft materials and nanomaterials in engineering applications.
In his role as Professor of Practice at RPI, Prof. Hedden teaches both Chemical Engineering courses and Core Engineering courses.  His research interests recently turned to innovations in undergraduate education, especially the use of Virtual Reality in the classroom.  
Current Research
Dr. Hedden and his students recently began developing a Virtual Chemical Plant (VCP) simulation environment to provide students virtual access to chemical process equipment that is otherwise too dangerous, too expensive, or too large to bring into the classroom.  The VCP environment is expected enable innovations in teaching process safety, process dynamics and control, chemical reaction engineering, and plant design.


Other Focus Areas

polymer networks, gels, and elastomers;, pervaporation membranes, asphalt-polymer mixtures, virtual reality in chemical engineering education


The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Ronald Hedden has 65 indexed publications in the subjects of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Engineering.

Xiaofei Zhao, Minhaz Ur Rahman, Tharanga Dissanayaka, Farhad Gharagheizi, Carla Lacerda, Sanjaya Senadheera, Ronald C. Hedden, Gordon F. Christopher
Case Studies in Construction Materials
, 15
, 2021
Ronald C. Hedden
Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering
, 28
, 2020
, pp.83-89
Farhad Gharagheizi, Poorandokht Ilani-Kashkouli, Ronald C. Hedden
, 158
, 2018
, pp.924-935
Rutvik V. Godbole, Fardin Khabaz, Rajesh Khare, Ronald C. Hedden
Journal of Physical Chemistry B
, 121
, 2017
, pp.7963-7977
Dorsa Parviz, Ziniu Yu, Stanislav Verkhoturov, Micah J. Green, Ronald C. Hedden
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
, 8
, 2016
, pp.31813-31821
M. L. Verlaan, R. Hedden, O. Castellanos Diaz, V. Lastovka, C. A.Giraldo Sierra
JPT, Journal of Petroleum Technology
, 68
, 2016
, pp.84-85
O. Castellanos-Diaz, R. Hedden, M. L. Verlaan
Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, OGWA 2016
, 2016
Sriramvignesh Mani, Fardin Khabaz, Rutvik V. Godbole, Ronald C. Hedden, Rajesh Khare
Journal of Physical Chemistry B
, 119
, 2015
, pp.15381-15393
Rutvik V. Godbole, Lan Ma, Michael D. Doerfert, Porsche Williams, Ronald C. Hedden
ACS Combinatorial Science
, 17
, 2015
, pp.663-670
Lan Ma, Jun Zhao, Xiaoyan Wang, Min Chen, Yongri Liang, Zhenwen Wang, Ziniu Yu, Ronald C. Hedden
, 56
, 2015
, pp.490-497

View All Scopus Publications

Back to top