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Michael Shoham Patrascu

Michael Shoham Patrascu
Assistant Professor

Personal Info

2017-2020: Senior researcher, Process Technology Dept, ExxonMobil R&D.
2015-2017: Postdoctoral associate, Process Systems Engineering Lab., MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
2010-2015: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
2007-2010: Rafael-Advanced Defense Systems.
2004-2008: BSc. Chemical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Research Fields

Process Intensification; Reaction Engineering; Process Systems Engineering; Membrane Reactors.

Research Topics

Hydrogen production in Palladium-membrane reactors.

On-board cracking of fuels.

Dewatering membrane reactors.

Periodic operation of reactors and periodic excitation spectroscopy.

Optimization of biochemical processes.


M. Patrascu, P. I. Barton, Optimal dynamic continuous manufacturing of pharmaceuticals with recycle, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 58, 30, (2019), 13423-13436.

P. Stechlinsky, M. Patrascu, P. I. Barton, Nonsmooth differential-algebraic equations in chemical engineering, Comput. Chem. Eng. 114 (2018) 52-68.

M. Patrascu, P. I. Barton, Optimal campaigns in end-to-end continuous pharmaceuticals manufacturing. Part 2: Dynamic optimization, Chem. Eng. Process. 125C (2018) 124-132.

M. Shoham Patrascu, M. Sheintuch, Multi-fuel scaled-down autothermal H2 generator: Design and proof of concept, AIChE J. 62(6) (2016) 2112-2125.

M. Patrascu, M. Sheintuch, On-site pure hydrogen production by methane steam reforming in high flux membrane reactor: Experimental validation, model predictions and membrane inhibition, Chem. Eng. J. 262 (2015) 862-874.