Carl Lira


Carl Lira

Associate Professor


Thermodynamics of complex systems; adsorption behavior, molecular simulations; property measurements, mixture behavior and separation design for biorenewable fuels and chemicals.

Research Area
Withrow Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering, Michigan State University, 2022, 2004 and 1992.
Outstanding Professor of the Year, Selected by ChE Undergraduates, 1999, 1998, 1991.
Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign 1986
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign 1984
Gupta, S.; Elliott, J. R.; Anderko, A.; Crosthwaite, J.; Chapman, W. G.; Lira, C. T. Current Practices and Continuing Needs in Thermophysical Properties for the Chemical Industry. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2023, 62, 8, 3394-3427. acs.iecr.2c03153.
Killian, W. G.; Bala, A. M.; Norfleet, A. T.; Peereboom, L.; Jackson, J. E.; Lira, C. T. Infrared Quantification of Ethanol and 1-Butanol Hydrogen Bonded Hydroxyl Distributions in Cyclohexane. Spectrochim. Acta Part A 2023, 285, 121837.
Lira, C. T.; Elliott, J. R.; Gupta, S.; Chapman, W. G. Wertheim’s Association Theory for Phase Equilibrium Modeling in Chemical Engineering Practice. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2022, 61 (42), 15678–15713.
Killian, W. G.; Bala, A. M.; Lira, C. T. Parameterization of a RTPT Association Activity Coefficient Model Using Spectroscopic Data. Fluid Phase Equilib. 2022, No. 554, 113299.