Dr. Chad V. Mashuga is an assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University and is a Faculty Fellow of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station. Before joining Texas A&M University, Dr. Mashuga spent 15 years in the chemical process industries, 7.5 years with BASF and 7.5 years with The Dow Chemical Company. During these appointments he was the director of experimental process safety research and the global director for flammability and explosions research respectively. With both organizations he has considerable research experience identifying the real world hazards and designing laboratory experiments to understand and mitigate them. His area of expertise includes flammability and explosions of dust, liquids and gases. He also has extensive experience with instrument design, fabrication and development.
- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University – 1999
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University – 1994
Awards & Honors
- Dow Chemical Tech Center Award – Nitrate Salt Explosion Risk Reduction, Sept, 2012
- Dow Chemical Carat Award –Acrylates Incident Research, Sept 2011
- Dow Chemical Carat Award – Establishing of a World Class Flammability Lab, July 2007
- Dow Chemical Carat Award – Organizing Global Flammability Training, February 2007
- William H. Doyle Award, AIChE Loss Prevention Symposium, March 2000
- Outstanding Graduate Research Award, Michigan Tech. Univ., May 1996
- Marshall & Nellie Alworth Engineering Scholarship, 1991-1999
Chaudhari, P.; Ade, N.; Pérez, L.; Kolis, S.; Mashuga, C. Minimum Ignition Energy (MIE) Prediction Models for Ignition Sensitive Fuels Using Machine Learning Methods. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 2020, 104343.
Castellanos, D.; Bagaria, P.; Mashuga, C. Effect of Particle Size Polydispersity on Dust Cloud Minimum Ignition Energy. Powder Technology 2020, 367, 782-787.
Yuan, S.; Zhang, Z.; Sun, Y.; Kwon, J.; Mashuga, C. Liquid Flammability Ratings Predicted by Machine Learning Considering Aerosolization. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2019, 386, 121640.
Zhu, W.; Papadaki, M.; Horsch, S.; Krause, M.; Mashuga, C. Calorimetric Studies on The Thermal Stability Of 2-Nitrotoluene Explosives with Incompatible Substances. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2019, 58, 13366-13375.
Bagaria, P.; Prasad, S.; Sun, J.; Bellair, R.; Mashuga, C. Effect of Particle Morphology on Dust Minimum Ignition Energy. Powder Technology 2019, 355, 1-6.
Yuan, S.; Ji, C.; Monhollen, A.; Kwon, J.; Mashuga, C. Experimental and Thermodynamic Study of Aerosol Explosions in A 36 L Apparatus. Fuel 2019, 245, 467-477.