Adarsh D. Radadia
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston
Surface chemistry and characterization; Micro-analytical instrumentation.
Surface modification chemistry of metal oxides for gas chromatography column development; System-level integration of a micro gas chromatograph.
PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois (2009); post-doctoral research associateat University ofIllinois (2009-11).
One project in our group supported by CIMM is aimed at understanding the passivation
chemistry needed at the interface of a metalcolumn and the required polymer coating for
separationof volatiles with different organic functional groups. This work requires extensive gas
chromatography-mass spectrometry experiments. To address the need to develop cost-effective
micro gas chromatographs, we are also exploring the use of fused filament extrusion
to build a preconcentrator, a column and a detector.