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, 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
A.M. Bala; W.G. Killian; C. Plascencia; J.A. Storer; A.T. Norfleet; L. Peereboom; J.E. Jackson; C.T. Lira, Quantitative Analysis of Infrared Spectra of Binary Alcohol + Cyclohexane Solutions with Quantum Chemical Calculations, J. Phys. Chem. A. 124 (2020) 3077–3089.
Elliott, J. R.; Lira, C. T.; Mathias, P. M.; Frank, T. C. Section 4: Thermodynamics. In Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, 9th ed.; Green, D. W., Southard, M., Eds.; New York, McGraw-Hill, (2018).
Yang, X.; Li, Y.; Lira, C.T. Kinetics and Modeling of Adsorption and Desorption of Benzaldehyde and Benzyl alcohol on Polymeric Resin in Supercritical CO2. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 21, 253 (2017), doi: 10.1016/j.jcou.2017.07.018
Bala, A. M.; Lira, C. T. Relation of Wertheim Association Constants to Concentration-Based Equilibrium Constants for Mixtures with Chain-Forming Components. Fluid Ph. Equilib. 430, 47, (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.fluid.2016.09.015