University of Delaware - College of Engineering



Michael T Klein

Michael Klein
  • Dan Rich Chair of Energy
  • Director, UD Energy Institute

University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716
302-831-4473 (fax)

  • Doctorate - 1981 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bachelors - 1977 University of Delaware

"Upgrading and conversion of renewable and fossil fuels, chemical reaction engineering, detailed kinetic modeling of complex reaction systems."

XSelected Publications

For a complete listing of publications, please view the Full CV.
  1. Wei Wei, Craig A. Bennett, Ryuzo Tanaka, Gang Hou, Michael T. Klein Jr. and Michael T. Klein, "Computer Aided Kinetic Modeling with KMT and KME", Fuel Processing Technology 89, 350, (2008)
  2. Wei Wei, Craig A. Bennett, Ryuzo Tanaka, Gang Hou and Michael T. Klein, "Detailed Kinetic Models for Catalytic Reforming", Fuel Processing Technology 89, 344, (2008)
  3. Klein, M. T. and P. S. Virk, "Modeling of Lignin Thermolysis", Energy & Fuels 22, 2175, (2008)
  4. Campbell, D. M.; Bennett, C.; Hou, Z. and M. T. Klein, "Attribute-based Modeling of Resid Structure and Reaction", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 48(4), 1683, (2009)
  5. Hou, Z., Bennett, C. A., Klein, M. T. and P. S. Virk, "Approaches and Software Tools for Modeling Lignin Pyrolysis", Energy Fuels 24(1), 58, (2010)
  6. 6. Steven P. Pyl, Zhen Hou, Kevin M. Van Geem, Marie-Francoise Reyniers, Guy B. Marin, Michael T. Klein, "Modeling the Composition of Crude Oil Fractions using Constrained Homologous Series", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50(18), 10850, (2011)
  7. 7. Alvarez, Y. E.; Moreno, B. M.; Klein, M. T.; Watson, J. K.; Mathews, J. P., "Network decomposition modeling in coal-specific lattices", Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Fuel Chem. 54(2), 285, (2011)
  8. Craig A. Bennett and Michael T. Klein, "Using Mechanistically Informed Pathways to Control the Automated Growth of Reaction Networks", Energy Fuels 26(1), 41, (2012)
  9. Concetta LaMarca, Brian M. Moreno, and Michael T. Klein, "Characteristics of Optimal Chain Transfer Solvents for Heavy Hydrocarbon Conversion", Energy Fuels 26(1), 55, (2012)
  10. Michael T. Klein, Zhen Hou, and Craig Bennett, "Reaction Network Elucidation: Interpreting Delplots for Mixed Generation Products", Energy Fuels 26(1), 52, (2012)


XSelected Awards

For a complete listing of awards, please view the Full CV.
  1. ACS Fellow (American Chemical Society: 2011)
  2. R. H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering (AIChE: 2008)
  3. Outstanding Alumnus Award (College of Engineering, University of Delaware: 1998)
  4. Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor of Chemical Engineering (University of Delaware: 1994)
  5. American Men and Women of Science: 1994
  6. ACS Delaware Section Award (American Chemical Society: 1993)
  7. Outstanding Young Men of America: 1988
  8. Presidential Young Investigator Award (National Science Foundation: 1985)

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