Dr. Chelsea Monty

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Associate Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325
Email: cm78@uakron.edu
Phone: (330)-972-7255


Education

2005-2009   Ph.D. Chemical Engineering  – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2004-2005   M.S. Chemical Engineering  – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2000-2004   B.S. Chemical Engineering  – Carnegie Mellon University


Research Interests

Dr. Monty’s research is based on a platform of reaction engineering and advanced electrochemical engineering with current projects focused on 1) nanostructured materials for sensing in public health applications and 2) advanced electrochemical techniques for corrosion prevention and mitigation. Current projects in my research group include:

  • Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite Materials for Biomonitoring at the Surface of the Skin Evaluation of salt neutralizer wash treatments for corrosion prevention of winter maintenance equipment
  • Colorimetric Sensing and Preconcentration Materials for Detection of Organic Drinking Water Contaminants
  • Evaluation of Corrosion Prevention Strategies for Winter Maintenance Equipment
  • Electrochemical Techniques for Real-time Monitoring of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC)

Grants and Awards

2017-2018    NSF I-Corps Teams Program
2016-2017    NSF I-Corps Sites Program, The University of Akron
2014-2015    Ohio Department of Transportation Strategic Research Plan Project
2014-2015    NSF I-Corps Sites Program, The University of Akron
2012-2013    Department of Defense Technical Corrosion Collaboration Grant
2012-2014    Ohio Department of Transportation Strategic Research Plan Project
2012-2013    Improving Teacher Quality Award
2010-2011    Faculty Research Grant, The University of Akron
2010-2013    Wright Center for Sensors Systems Engineering Grant


Overview of Courses Instructed

CHEM 4200:441:001
Process Design I (undergraduate), Fall 2009 – Present

CHEM 4200:470/696:001
Electrochemical Engineering (undergraduate and graduate), Spring 2010 – Present

CHEM 4200:496/696:001
Nanotechnology (Dr. Monty developed and taught this elective course for both undergraduate and graduate students), Spring 2013 – Present

CHEM 4200:605
Chemical Reaction Engineering (graduate), Fall 2010

CORR 4250:306
Aqueous Corrosion Lab 2


Key Collaborators
Since 2009 (starting with the most recent)

Prof. Qixin Zhou (The University of Akron, corrosion prevention coatings)
Prof. Hongbo Cong (The University of Akron, corrosion mitigation)
Prof. Kye-Shin Lee (The University of Akron, Bluetooth integration)
Prof. Joan Carletta (The University of Akron, Bluetooth integration)
Prof. Christopher Miller (The University of Akron, water treatment processes)
Prof. William Schneider (The University of Akron, winter maintenance equipment)
Prof. Stephen Duirk (The University of Akron, disinfection breakdown products)
Prof. John Senko (The University of Akron, microbiological influenced corrosion)
Prof. Mariano Iannuzzi (The University of Akron, microbiological influenced corrosion)
Prof. Nidaa Maaki (The University of Akron, STEM education)
Prof. John Zhe (The University of Akron, stump-socket cooling system)
Prof. Josh Wong (The University of Akron, stump-socket cooling system)


Graduate Advisors

Ph.D. advisor: Prof. Richard Masel
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2009

M.S. advisor: Prof. Richard Alkire
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004-2005


Students Advised

Graduate Students

Current Post-Doc students
Hanieh Ghadimi

Current Ph.D. students
Robert Miller (co-advised with John Senko)
Anwar Sadek

Current M.S. students
Hsiao-Ying Tang

Former Ph.D. students
Alvaro Rodriguez (graduated 2016)
Currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Energy Technology Laboratory
Evan Wujcik (graduated 2013)
Currently an assistant professor at Lamar University
Awarded 3rd place in the Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum (NSEF) poster session at the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting

Former M.S. students
Mysha Sarwar (graduated 2016)
Alvaro Rodriguez (graduated 2012)
Isaac Afreh (graduated 2012)

Undergraduate students

Jordan Shaffer (Honors – Class of 2016)
Max Duckworth (Honors – Class of 2015)
Rebecca Howdeyshell (Honors – Class of 2015)
Sarah Wade (Honors – Class of 2014)
Christopher Dennison (Honors – Class of 2013)
Bradley Miller (Honors – Class of 2013)
Joshua Schitzler (Honors – Class of 2013)
Sarah Tetzlaf (Honors – Class of 2013)
Daniel P. Trowbridge (Honors – Class of 2013)
Marcus Grimm (Honors – Class 2012)
Andrew Janish (Honors – Class of 2012)
Andrew Thomas (Honors – Class of 2012)
Nicole Averell (Honors – Class of 2010)


Service and Outreach to Student Organizations

  • High School Summer Research Academy Faculty Mentor, 2015
  • AIChE student chapter advisor, 2010 – Present
    Awarded the Outstanding Student Chapter Award, 2012
    Planned the 2012 North Central Regional Conference
    Planned the 2012 Annual Student Conference
  • ISPE student chapter advisor, 2010 – Present
  • ChemE car team co-advisor, 2010 – Present
    3rd place finish in the 2011 National Performance Competition
    Winner of poster competitions at the national and regional level
  • Kid’s Career Day Volunteer, 2010 – 2012
    Part of the Women in Engineering Program
  • Outward Bound faculty advisor, 2011

On Campus Service and Committees

Department Chair Search Committee (2013)
Strategic Plan Committee (2010)
Corrosion Faculty Search Committee (2010)
UA On Display Volunteer (2012-2013)
Honors College Interviewer (2010)
Thesis defense committees (2009 – Present)


National Service

  • Co-chair of the National Student Design Contest Committee, 2016-Present
  • Student Chapter Subcommittee, AIChE (2012-present)
    Second vice chair, 2012-2013
    First vice chair, 2013-2014
    Chair, 2014-2015
  • Session chair, Environmental, Catalytic, and Gas Sensors
    AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah
    AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • NSF Panel Reviewer
    CBET/Biocatalysis and Catalysis
    SBIR Panel
  • Journal Reviewer
    Sensors and Actuators B
    Electroanalysis
    Biochemical Engineering Journal