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Pitt’s ChemE Department Recruits NETL Researcher Hseen Baled

Hseed BaledPITTSBURGH (August 8, 2017) … The University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering announced that Hseen Baled will join its faculty as an Assistant Professor on August 28.

“Hseen was our number one choice in the hiring pool and brings not only ability to teach practically any course in our chemical engineering curriculum, but our petroleum engineering curriculum as well,” said Steven Little, the William Kepler Whiteford Professor and chair of the department of chemical and petroleum engineering.

Dr. Baled received his PhD degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. He graduated from Rheinisch-Westfälishce Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University in Germany with a diploma (a combined BSc and MSc) in chemical engineering. 

He has extensive research experience in high-pressure fluid thermodynamic and transport properties and phase equilibria. Beginning in 2015, Dr. Baled worked at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Associate. He studied the viscosity and phase behavior of crude oil components at deepwater conditions of extreme temperatures and pressures, as well as pre-combustion carbon dioxide capture using physical solvents.

Dr. Baled is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and he received the Coull Award for Outstanding ChE PhD Student at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012.


Author: Matt Cichowicz, Communications Writer