Janet A. W. Elliott, University of Alberta

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Chemical and Materials Engineering Professor Edmonton, Alberta janet.elliott@ualberta.ca Office: (780) 492-7963

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Dr. Elliott’s research involves the application of thermodynamics (equilibrium and nonequilibrium, statistical and continuum) to develop theoretical descriptions of states and processes in a diversity of areas. Dr. Elliott is involved in the ongoing development of the Statistical Rate Theory of i...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Elliott’s research involves the application of thermodynamics (equilibrium and nonequilibrium, statistical and continuum) to develop theoretical descriptions of states and processes in a diversity of areas. Dr. Elliott is involved in the ongoing development of the Statistical Rate Theory of interfacial transport, proposed by C. A. Ward, which she has applied to adsorption kinetics and surface diffusion (important steps in catalytic reactions and chemical sensing). In addition, Dr. Elliott and a graduate student have developed equations to describe ultrafiltration concentration polarization. In Dr. Elliott’s current research, thermodynamics is being used to understand 1) microgravity fluid behaviour of multiphase systems of interest to the oil sands industry and 2) cryobiology fundamentals. Cryobiology is the effect of extremely low temperatures on biological systems, with a major application being the preservation of cells and tissues for transplant.



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