OUR STORY

About Us

"PIRE project will be conducted under a multi-national framework, involving researchers from eleven institutions in four countries. "
Masahiro Kawaji
Principal Investigator

Vision

Accelerate research, education and training in multi-phase fluid engineering science and to develop a diverse STEM workforce by creating an international collaborative network of scientists and advanced research tools that catalyzes scientific research and education.

Our Major Objectives

Science

Advance knowledge and make transformative scientific discoveries in multiphase fluids research by elucidating molecular and interfacial phenomena and controlling their effects on macroscopic transport processes to improve energy and process efficiency in industrial systems on a global scale.

Education

Accelerate education and training of students and early career researchers by supporting excellence and providing unique opportunities to participate in substantive international research experiences, taking advantage of the scope, scale, expertise, and facilities of the proposed PIRE network

Collaboration​

Share resources and research infrastructure within and across institutions to build strong international partnerships and enable research advances in multi-phase fluids that could not occur otherwise.

Researchers at The City College of New York​

Masahiro Kawaji
Principal Investigator
Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Associate Director of CUNY Energy Institute.

 Sanjoy Banerjee
Co-PI
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering.
Director of CUNY Energy Institute.

Joel Koplik
Co-PI
Professor of Physics.
Member of Levich Institute.

Taehun Lee​
Co-PI
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
CUNY Energy Institute.

Robert Messinger
Co-PI
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering.
CUNY Energy Institute.

Jeff Morris
Co-PI
Professor of Chemical Engineering.
Director of Levich Institute.

Charles Watkins
Co-PI
Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

International Collaborators

One of PIRE Project goals is to share resources and research infrastructure within and across institutions to build strong international partnerships and enable research advances in multi-phase fluids.

RESEARCH PARTNER INSTITUTIONS