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Alfred Donatelli


Alfred Donatelli
Alfred A DonatelliProfessor
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Chemical Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3156
  • Email

Research Interests

Heat & mass transfer to non-Newtonian fluids; permeation through polymer films and membranes; mathematical modeling, simulation & control of dynamic processes.

Education

  • Ph D: Chemical Engineering, (1975), Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA
  • MS: Chemical Engineering, (1969), Lowell Technological Institute - Lowell, MA
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, (1967), Lowell Technological Institute - Lowell, Massachusetts

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Sigma Xi
  • Department Teaching Excellence Award (2008)
  • UMass Lowell SLICE Program Certificate of Contribution (2008)
  • Jobs for Life Partnership Certificate of Appreciation (2007)
  • Department Teaching Excellence Award (2006)
  • Lewis Lattimer Society Award of Appreciation (2006)
  • Department Teaching and Outstanding Advisor Award (2004)
  • Engineering Student Council Outstanding Teacher Award (1998)
  • Professional Achievement Award (1988) - Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Professional Achievement Award (1987) - Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Professional Achievement Award (1986) - Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Distinguished Achievement Award (1985) - Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Distinguished Achievement Award (1984) - Department of Chemical Engineering

Selected Publications

  • Lohmeier, J., Gu, Z., Budhlall, B., Sun, H., Barry, C.M., Donatelli, A.A. (2013). A new interdisciplinary engineering course on nanoscale transport phenomena (23: pp. 1). American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Proceedings
  • Bannister, W.W., Lai, F., Paramasawat, W., Sriseubsai, W., Donatelli, A.A., Li, J., Bonner, F., Schott, N., Kurup, P., Egan, J., Jahngen, E., Muanchareon, P., Euaphantasate, N., Chiang, S.K., Sengupta, S., Kuo, C.S., Nagarajan, R., Chaospukhum, J., Meesrisom, A., Kongkadee, V., Babrauskas, V. (2006). Anionic Effects in Hot Surface Catalyzed Combustions. NIST Special Publication, 984-4.
  • Bannister, W.W., Donatelli, A.A., Bonner, F., Lai, F., Kurup, P., Egan, J., Jahngen, E., Muanchareon, P., Paramasawat, W., Sriseubsai, W., Chiang, S.K., Kongkadee, V., Sengupta, S., Nagarajan, R., Euaphantasate, N., Parma, V., Cazeca, M., Chen, E., Morales, A. (2005). Anionic Effects in Hot Surface Catalyzed Combustions. NIST Special Publication, 984-4.
  • Vedula, K., Fiddy, M.A., Donatelli, A.A., Robertson, S., Nunn, R., Moure-Eraso, R. (2001). Innovation in Engineering Education for Sustainable Regional Social and Economic Development (pp. 406-418). Univ. of MA Press
  • Chen, E.B., Morales, A.J., Chen, C.C., Donatelli, A.A., Bannister, W.W., Cummings, B.T. (1998). Fluorescein and Poly(Ethylene Oxide) Hose Stream Additives for Improved Firefighting Effectiveness. Fire technology, 34(4) 291.
  • Donatelli, A.A. (1996). Motivating Pollution Prevention Concepts: Homework Problems for Engineering Curricula.
  • Parikh, C.J., Donatelli, A.A., Deanin, R.D. (1993). Impact Modification of Polybutylene Terephthalate by Blending with Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber. American Chemical Society, Div. Polym. Chem. Polym. Prepr. , 34 807.
  • Giglia, S., Bikson, B., Perrin, J., Donatelli, A.A. (1991). A Mathematical and Experimental-Analysis of Gas Separation by Hollow Fiber Membranes. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 30 1239.
  • Chase, W.C., Donatelli, A.A., Walkinshaw, J.W. (1989). Effects of Freeness and Consistency on the Viscosity of Hardwood and Softwood Pulp Suspensions. Tappi Journal, 72 199-204.
  • Lee, T.L., Donatelli, A.A. (1989). Mass Transfer by Natural Convection from a Solid Sphere to Power Law Fluids. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research®, 28 105-107.
  • Donatelli, A.A., Mooney, C.T., Bolger, J.C. (1984). Fracture Toughness of Elastomer Modified Epoxy Adhesives. 829-838.
  • Bannister, W.W., Donatelli, A.A., Curby, W.A., Kan, D.L., Dalton, W.J., Porta, D.A. (1983). Three New Techniques for Floating Pollutant Spill Control and Recovery.
  • Hyde, M.A., Donatelli, A.A. (1983). Mass Transfer from a Solid Sphere to Power Law Fluids in Creeping Flow. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Fundamentals, 22 55.
  • Donatelli, A.A., Mooney, C.T., Bolger, J.C. (1982). Fracture-Toughness of Elastomer Modified Epoxy Adhesives. American Chemical Society, Org. Coat. & Appl. Polym. Sci. Proceedings, 47 412.
  • Bannister, W.W., Curby, W.A., Kan, D.L., Dalton, W.J., Porta, D.A., Donatelli, A.A. (1982). New Techniques for Hazardous Material Spill Control and Recovery.
  • Shishesaz, M.R., Donatelli, A.A. (1981). Tensile Properties of Polyethylene Blends. Polymer Engineering and Science, 21 869.
  • Ghossi, P., Donatelli, A.A. (1980). Recovery of Fluoboric Acid from Waste Copper Fluoborate-Fluoboric Acid Solutions by Ion Exchange. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development, 10 526-530.
  • Donatelli, A.A. (1979). Characterization of Multicomponent Polyethylene Blends by Differential Scanning Calorimetry. Journal Appl. Polym. Sci., 23 3071.
  • Bahloul, S.K., Donatelli, A.A., Bannister, W.W., Walkinshaw, J.W. (1979). Gellants for Control of Petroleum Spills on Water. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Product Research and Development, 18 364-367.
  • Donatelli, A.A., Sperling, L.H., Thomas, D.A. (1977). A Semi-Empirical Derivation of Domain Size in Interpenetrating Polymer Networks. Journal Appl. Polym. Sci., 21 1189.
  • Donatelli, A.A., Sperling, L.H., Thomas, D.A. (1976). Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Based on SBR/PS. 2. Influence of Synthetic Detail and Morphology on Mechanical Behavior. Macromolecules, 9 676.
  • Donatelli, A.A., Sperling, L.H., Thomas, D.A. (1976). Interpenetrating Polymer Netwroks Based on SBR/PS. 1. Control of Morphology by Level of Crosslinking. Macromolecules, 9 671.
  • Donatelli, A.A., Thomas, D.A., Sperling, L.H. (1974). Poly(butadiene-co-styrene)/Polystyrene IPN's, Semi-IPN's and Graft Copolymers: Staining Behavior and Morphology. Polymer Science and Technology, 4(1) 375-393.
  • Donatelli, A.A., Thomas, D.A., Sperling, L.H. (1973). Electron Mictoscopy of Polystyrene/Polybutadiene Polyblends: Staining and Fine Structure. American Chemical Society, Div. Polym. Chem. Prepr., 14 1080.

Selected Presentations

  • A New Interdisciplinary Course-Nanoscale Transport Phenomena for Manufacturing Nanodevices - 2012 ASEE Northeast Section Conference, April 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • NUE: Interdisciplinary Course-Nanoscale Transport Phenomena for Manufacturing Nanodevices - 2012 NSF Engineering Education Awardees Conference, March 2012 - Reston, VA
  • NUE: Interdisciplinary Course-Nanoscale Transport Phenomena for Manufacturing Nanodevices - 2011 NSF Engineering Education Awardees Conference, March 2011 - Reston, VA
  • Coffee Husk Drying Project in a Chemical Engineering Course at University of Massachusetts Lowell: A Service-Learning Case Study - 2010 ASEE Northeast Section Conference, May 2010 - Boston, MA
  • Fluorescein and Poly(Ethylene Oxide) Hose Stream Additives for Enhanced Firefighting Operations - Third Annual Conference on Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Public Service Activities, April 1997
  • Impact Modification of Polybutylene Terephthalate by Blending with Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber - American Chemical Society Meeting, August 1993
  • Impact Modification of Polybutylene Terephthalate by Reactive Alloying with EPDM - 2nd Conference on Advances in Additives and Modifiers for Polymer Blends, February 1993
  • Mass Transfer of Carbon Dioxide Through the Catheters of an Implantable Drug Delivery System - AIChE Summer National Meeting, August 1987
  • Measurement of Viscosities of Hard and Soft Wood Pulp Suspensions as a Function of Concentration and Freeness - AIChE Summer National Meeting, August 1987
  • Advanced Control of a Jacketed Tubular Reactor - AIChE Summer National Meeting, August 1986
  • The Effects of Evaporation and Condensation on an Absorption Process - International Symposium On Gas Transfer At Water Surfaces, June 1983
  • Electron Microscopy of Polystyrene/Polybutadiene Polyblends: Staining and Fine Structure - American Chemical Society Meeting, August 1973

Selected Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Chen, E.B., Chen, C., Donatelli, A.A., Morales, A., Barrett, J., Bannister, W."Apparatus and Method for Measuring Components of a Solute Stream," 5,990,486 United States

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • NSF NUE Program Award: Interdisciplinary Course-Nanoscale Transport Phenomena for Manufacturing Nanodevices (2010), Contract -
    Donatelli, A.A. (Co-Principal), Gu, Z. (Principal), Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Budhlall, B. (Co-Principal), Barry, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Diffusion Dialysis and Acid Recovery in Chemical Etching, Plating, Polishing, Metal Working and Machining Operations (2000), Contract - Toxic Use Reduction Institute
    Donatelli, A.A. (Co-Principal), Bonner, F.J. (Co-Principal)
  • Diffusion Dialysis and Acid Recovery in Chemical Etching, Plating, Polishing, Metal Working and Machining Operations (1999), Contract - Toxic Use Reduction Institute
    Donatelli, A.A. (Co-Principal), Bonner, F.J. (Co-Principal)
  • Diffusion Dialysis and Acid Recovery in Chemical Etching, Plating, Polishing, Metal Working and Machining Operations (1998), Contract - Toxic Use Reduction Institute
    Donatelli, A.A. (Co-Principal), Bonner, F.J. (Co-Principal)
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Transition Boundary Layer Flow Around Cylindrical Fabric Surfaces (1985), Contract - U.S. Army Natick R&D Center
    Donatelli, A.A. (Principal)
  • Investigation of Carbon Dioxide Transfer through the Catheter of Implantable Drug Delivery Systems (1984), Contract - Infusaid Corporation
    Donatelli, A.A. (Principal)