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Geoff Geise

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
Office location and address
Chem. Eng. 222
385 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007​
M.S.E. Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010​
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012​
Biography

Geoffrey M. Geise is an associate professor at the University of Virginia. After earning a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007, he proceeded to earn M.S.E. (2010) and Ph.D. (2012) degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin where he developed experimental techniques for measuring individual ion sorption in polymers and established a fundamental selectivity/permeability tradeoff relationship in desalination membrane materials. At the University of Virginia, his research focuses on studying the fundamentals of chemically- and electrochemically-driven small molecule transport through polymeric materials in order to engineer membranes that will address global water shortages and need for clean energy. He has received several professional and academic awards and honors including the NSF CAREER Award, Robert A. Moore, Jr. Award in Chemical Engineering, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty award, the Young Membrane Scientist Award from the North American Membrane Society (NAMS), the New Professor Travel Award from Engineering Conferences International, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Hartfield Excellence in Teaching Award, and a University of Virginia Excellence in Diversity Fellowship.

Specific Ion Separations by Controlling the Molecular Environment of Hydrated Polymers
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
May 01, 2021 – April 30, 2024
Collaborative Research: Overcoming manufacturing limitations to create thin low resistance polyamide-based ion exchange membranes
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2023
CAREER: SusChEM: Engineering Molecular Interactions to Control Ion Transport in Hydrated Polymers for Membrane Separations
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
June 01, 2018 – May 31, 2023
Fundamental permittivity properties of hydrated polymers
Source: American Chemical Society
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2022
Selective polymer membranes to enable lithium-sulfur batteries for space applications
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2020 – January 25, 2021
Influence of Polymer Dynamics on Ion Transport in Desalination Memberane Materials
Source: OAK RIDGE ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITIES
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2017
CHE 3316: Chemical Thermodynamics and Staged Unit Operations
Credits: 4
Principles of chemical thermodynamics developed and applied to chemical and phase equilibria. Principles and methods for staged separation processes including distillation, absorption and stripping, extraction, and adsorption systems. Four Lecture Hours. Prerequisite: CHE 2202, 2215, or equivalent.
CHE 4995: Chemical Engineering Research
Credits: 1–3
Library and laboratory study of an engineering or manufacturing problem conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty member, often including the design, construction, and operation of laboratory scale equipment. Requires progress reports and a comprehensive written report. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 6630: Mass Transfer
Credits: 3
Fundamental principles common to mass transfer phenomena, with emphasis on mass transfer in diverse chemical engineering situations. Detailed consideration of fluxes, diffusion with and without convection, interphase mass transfer with chemical reaction, and applications. Prerequisite: CHE 6625 and 6665.
CHE 7796: Graduate Seminar
Credits: 1
Weekly meetings of graduate students and faculty for presentations and discussion of research in academic and industrial organizations. May be repeated.
CHE 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
CHE 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research for Master of Engineering degree under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
CHE 8998: Master's Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
CHE 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.

National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2018

Robert A. Moore, Jr. Award in Chemical Engineering 2018

UVA SEAS Research Innovation Award 2017

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award 2016

Engineering Conferences International New Professor Travel Award 2016

North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Young Membrane Scientist Award 2015

Excellence in Diversity Fellowship (University of Virginia) 2014