Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed Journal PAPERS

  1. Aboagye, E. A.; Burnham, S. M.; Dailey, J.; Zia, R.; Tran, C.; Desai, M.; Yenkie, K.M.* 2021. Systematic Design, Optimization, and Sustainability Assessment for Generation of Efficient Wastewater Treatment Networks. MDPI Water, 13 (9): 1326 (1-22). (https://doi.org/10.3390/w13091326)
  2. Yenkie, K. M.*; Pimentel, J.; Orosz, A.; Cabezas, H.; Friedler, F. 2021. The P-graph Approach for Systematic Synthesis of Wastewater Treatment Networks. AIChE Journal; e17253 (https://doi.org/10.1002/aic.17253)
  3. Laurio, M. V.; Yenkie, K. M.; Slater, C. S.* 2021. Optimization of vibratory nanofiltration for sustainable coffee extract concentration via response surface methodology. Separation Science and Technology (DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2021.1879858)
  4. Yenkie, K. M.* 2020. Enhanced undergraduate learning through integration of theory and computational tools. Chemical Engineering Education,54(3): 129-136. https://journals.flvc.org/cee/article/view/117481
  5. Jerpoth, S.S.; Iannello, J.; Aboagye, E. A.; Yenkie, K. M.* 2020. Computer‑aided synthesis of cost‑effective perovskite crystals: an emerging alternative to silicon solar cells. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-020-01861-8
  6. Chea, J.D.; Lehr, A.; Stengel, J.; Savelski, M.J.; Slater, C.S.; Yenkie, K.M.* 2020. Evaluation of Solvent Recovery Options for Economic Feasibility through a Superstructure-Based Optimization Framework. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 59(13): 5931-5944. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b06725
  7. Diwekar, U. M.; Nisal, A.; Yenkie, K. M.; Bhalerao, V. 2020. Customized Modeling and Optimal Control of Superovulation stage in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Control Applications for Biomedical Engineering Systems. Elsevier. Book Chapter -13, pg. 383-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-817461-6.00013-5
  8. Yenkie, K.M.* 2019. Integrating the three E’s in wastewater treatment: efficient design, economic viability, and environmental sustainability. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 26, pp.131-138.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coche.2019.09.002
  9. Wu, W.; Yenkie, K. M.*; Maravelias, C. T. 2019. Synthesis and analysis of separation processes for extracellular chemicals generated from microbial conversions. BMC Chemical Engineering, 1(1): 1-14. Equal Contributions, Corresponding author. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42480-019-0022-8
  10. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U. M. 2018. The ‘No sampling’ parameter estimation algorithm for stochastic differential equations. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 129: 376-383.
  11. Yenkie, K. M.; Wu, W.; Maravelias, C. T. 2017. Synthesis and analysis of separation networks for the recovery of intracellular chemicals generated from microbial-based conversions. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 10:119.
  12. Wu, W.; Yenkie, K. M.; Maravelias, C. T. 2016. A superstructure based framework for bio-separation network synthesis. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 96: 1-17.
  13. Yenkie, K. M.; Wu, W.; Clark, R. L.; Pfleger, B. F.; Root, T. W.; Maravelias, C. T. 2016. Roadmap for selection of separation technologies in the recovery of bio-based chemicals: matching biological and process feasibility. Biotechnology Advances, 34(8): 1362-1383.
  14. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U.; Linninger, A. A. 2016. Simulation-free estimation of reaction propensities in cellular reactions and gene signaling networks. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 87: 154-163.
  15. Doshi, R.; Diwekar, U.; Benavides, P.; Yenkie, K. M.; Cabezas, H. 2014. Maximizing sustainability of ecosystem model through socio-economic policies derived from multivariable optimal control theory. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 1-11.
  16. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U. 2014. Uncertainty in clinical data and stochastic model for in-vitro fertilization. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 367: 76-85.
  17. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U. 2014. Comparison of optimal control methods for customized drug dosage prediction in superovulation stage of in-vitro fertilization. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 71: 708-714.
  18. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U.; Bhalerao, V. 2014. Modeling and prediction of outcome for the superovulation stage in in-vitro fertilization. JFIV Reprod.Med.Genet. 2(2):1000122(1-8).
  19. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U. 2014. Optimal control for predicting customized drug dosage for superovulation stage of in-vitro fertilization. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 355: 219-228.
  20. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U.; Bhalerao, V. 2013. Modeling the superovulation stage in in-vitro fertilization. IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., 60(11): 3003-3008.
  21. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U. 2013. Stochastic optimal control of seeded batch crystallizer applying Ito process. Eng. Chem. Res., 52:108-122.

Peer-reviewed Conference Publications:

  1. Yenkie, K. M.*; Orosz, A.; Pimentel, J.; Cabezas, H.; Friedler, F. The P-graph Approach for Systematic Synthesis of Wastewater Treatment Networks. CHISA (24th International Congress of Chemical And Process Engineering) – 2021. Presented at the Online Conference on March 16th, 2021.
  2. Yenkie, K. M.*; Chea, J. D.; Aboagye, A. A.; Savelski, M. J.; Slater, C. S. Teaching Sustainable Design through Simultaneous Evaluation of Economics and Environmental Impacts. Accepted for publication in the Conference Proceedings of Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) – 2021 (originally scheduled for June 2020, now postponed to June-2021 online format due to COVID19), University College Cork, Ireland.
  3. Aboagye, E. A., Yenkie, K. M.*, Cabezas, H.; Friedler, F. 2020. The P-Graph Approach to Systematic Synthesis of Wastewater Treatment Networks. Proceeding of the International Conference on Advances in Systems, Control and Computing (AISCC-2020), Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, India, 27th -28th, February, 2020.
  4. Schmidt, K.; Kodate, P. M.; Yenkie, K. M.* 2019. Improved biomarker-based diagnostics of leukemia subtypes using machine learning methods. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Foundations of Process Analytics and Machine Learning (FOPAM), The StateView Hotel – Marriot Autograph Collection, Raleigh, North Carolina, 6th -9th August, 2019.
  5. Chea, J. D.; Christon, A.; Reilly, J.; Pierce, V.; Russ, M.; Slater, C. S.,; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M.* 2019. Framework for Solvent Recovery, Reuse, and Recycling in Industries. Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design (FOCAPD), Copper Mountain, Colorado, 14th – 18th July, 2019.
  6. Yenkie, K. M.*; Burnham, S.; Dailey, J. M.; Cabezas, H.; Friedler, F. 2019. Generating Efficient Wastewater Treatment Networks: an integrated approach comprising of contaminant properties, technology suitability, plant design and process optimization. Proceedings of 29th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE), Eindhoven, Netherlands, 16th – 19th June, 2019.
  7. Dunn, I. C.; Yenkie, K. M.* Prediction of Optimal Chemotherapy Dosing Regimens: Balancing Tumor Degradation and Toxicity Effects (Paper MoAPo1.13). IFAC’s Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) Conference, Madison, WI, 19th – 22nd August, 2018.
  8. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U. M. 2015. Uncertainty in clinical data and stochastic model for superovulation stage in in-vitro fertilization. Proceedings of 12th International symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE) and 25th European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE), Copenhagen, Denmark, 31st May – 4th June, 2015.
  9. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U. M. 2014. Comparison of optimal control methods for customized drug dosage prediction in superovulation stage of in-vitro fertilization. Proceedings of the 8th International conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design (FOCAPD), 807-812, Cle Elum, Washington, 13th-17th July, 2014.
  10. Yenkie, K. M.; Diwekar, U. M.; Bhalerao, V. 2012. Modeling the superovulation stage in in-vitro fertilization. Proceedings of the 11th International symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE), 840-844, Singapore, 15th-19th July, 2012.
  11. Yenkie, K. M.; Singh, K. P.; Jadhav, S.; Wangikar, P. P. Morphological model to correlate morphology and metabolism in Actinomycetes, Chemference 2010, Session 5:Bioprocess Engineering, S-501, Kanpur, UP, India.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS:

Virtual Meetings & Online Presentations

  1. Rooney, E.; Jerpoth, S.S.; Hesketh, R.P.; Slater, C.S.; Yenkie, K.M. Optimization of Pipeline Flushing Operations in Lubricant Blending and Processing Facilities. Virtual Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference, 2021 (presenting undergraduate student won first place at the Student Technical Presentation Competition and is selected for presenting at the 2021 AIChE Annual Student Conference).
  2. Stengel, J.P.; Le, P.; Aboagye, A.; Altieri, N.; Yenkie, K. M. Development of asset management methods for water treatment utilities. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division. 2021 ACS Spring National Meeting.
  3. Ghanem, F.; Yenkie, K. M. Prediction of operating conditions for chromate removal in ion-exchange systems using optimal control and moment-based models.  2021 ACS Spring National Meeting.
  4. Aboagye, E. A.; Chea, J. D.; Lehr, A.; Stengel, J.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. Sustainability assessment of solvent recovery pathways via the SPI and Emergy metrics. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division. 2021 ACS Spring National Meeting.
  5. Stengel, J.P.; Le, P.; Aboagye, A.; Altieri, N.; Yenkie, K. M. Development of Objective-Based Asset Management System for Wastewater Treatment Networks. The 3rd Annual Water Conference, 2020.
  6. Chea, J. D.; Lehr, A.; Stengel, J.; Stanzione, J. F.; Yenkie, K. M. Enhancing Soybean Value through Systematic Economic Evaluation of Isoflavone Extraction Options for Material Syntheses. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2020, 362c.
  7. Chea, J. D.; Aboagye, E. A.; Lehr, A.; Stengel, J.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. Framework for Economic Evaluation of Solvent Recovery Options. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2020, 651h.
  8. Aboagye, E. A.; Desai, M.; Tran, C.; Cabezas, H.; Friedler, F.; Yenkie, K. M. Synthesis Design of Wastewater Treatment Networks using the P-graph approach: A Tannery Waste Case Study. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2020, 702c.
  9. Jerpoth, S. S.; Aboagye, E. A.; Ianello, J.; Yenkie, K. M. Optimal Selection of Novel Organic-Inorganic analogs through the computer-aided synthesis of Perovskite Solar Cells. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2020, 744h.
  10. Ghanem, F.; Yenkie, K. M. Modeling Chromate Removal for Drinking Water Application using the Method of Moments to Identify Key Parameters. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2020, 529c.
  11. Aboagye, E. A.; Chea, J. D.; Lehr, A.; Stengel, J.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. Designing Efficient Solvent Recovery Pathways by Integrating Economics and Environmental Metrics. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2020, 693a.
  12. Jerpoth, S. S.; Aboagye, E. A.; Ianello, J.; Yenkie, K. M. Optimal Selection of Ions for Perovskite Solar Cell Synthesis through a Computational Approach. 2nd Solar Energy Systems Conference, 2020.
  13. Aboagye, E. A.; Chea, J. D.; Lehr, A.; Stengel, J.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. Systematic Design of Solvent Recovery Pathways: Integrating Economics and Environmental Metrics. International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE ’20)
  14. Yenkie, K.M.; Pimentel, J.; Orosz, A.; Cabezas, H.; Friedler, F. Systematic Synthesis of Wastewater Treatment Networks Using the P-Graph Approach (158b). 2020 AIChE Spring Meeting & 10th Global Congress on Process Safety.
  15. Yenkie, K. M.; Wu, W.; Maravelias, C. T. Separation Network Synthesis: New Methods for New Problems. 24th ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, 2020.
  16. Chea, J. D.; Aboagye, E. A.; Lehr, A.; Stengel, J.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. Systematic design and life-cycle analysis for synthesis of solvent recovery framework. 24th ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, 2020.
  17. Chea, J. D.; Lehr, A.; Stengel, J.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. Synthesis and systematic evaluation of solvent recovery pathways. ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting
  18. Aboagye, E. A.; Desai, M.; Tran, C.; Yenkie, K. M. Synthesis of Cost-Effective and Sustainable Pathways to Wastewater Treatment. ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting
  19. Jerpoth, S. S.; Aboagye, E. A.; Ianello, J.; Yenkie, K. M. Synthesis of Cost-Effective Perovskite Crystals-An Emerging Attractive Alternative to Silicon Solar Cells. ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting
  20. Ghanem, F.; Yenkie, K. M. Modeling Chromate Removal Using Ion Exchangers in Drinking Water Applications. ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting

Virtual Poster Presentations (with student awards details)

  1. Geier, J.; Yenkie, K.M. Development of Computational Tool for Solvent recovery Processes for Industrial Use. Virtual Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference, 2021 (presenting undergraduate student won first place in Research Poster Presentation Competition and is selected for presenting at the 2021 AIChE Annual Student Conference).
  2. Heider, K.; Lehr, A.; Geier, J.; Mackley, M; Chea, J. D.; Aboagye, A.; Yenkie, K. M. Designing efficient solvent recovery pathways via environmental and economic metrics: A multi-objective approach.  Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. 2021 ACS Spring National Meeting.
  3. Desai, M.; Tran, C.; Aboagye, A.; Yenkie, K. M. Development of Wastewater Treatment Networks Using the P-Graph Approach. Virtual AIChE Annual Student Conference, 2020. (presenting undergraduate student won 1st place in Computing & Process Control session and the CAST (Computing & Systems Technology) Division Best Poster award)
  4. Lehr, A.; Heider, K.; Geier, J.; Mackley, M; Chea, J. D.; Aboagye, A.; Yenkie, K. M. Multi-Objective Approach to Designing Solvent Recovery Pathways Via Economic and Environmental Metrics. Virtual AIChE Annual Student Conference, 2020. (presenting undergraduate student won 2nd place in Environmental session)
  5. Ramirez, K.; Acosta, B.; Yenkie, K. M. Using Predictive Analytics for Diagnosis of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Virtual AIChE AIChE Annual Student Conference, 2020. (presenting undergraduate student won 2nd place in Food, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology III session)
  6. Martine, M.; D’Intino, J.; Wylie, A.; Verdoni.; S.; Jerpoth, S.; Hesketh, R. P.; Slater, C. S.; Yenkie, K. M. Optimizing Pipeline Flushing Processes for Efficient Lube Oil Blending and Packaging Operations. Virtual AIChE Annual Student Conference, 2020. (presenting undergraduate student won 2nd place in Fuel, Petrochemical & Energy I session)

Conference Podium Presentations

  1. Schmidt, K.; D’Aloia, A.; Kodate, P. M.; Yenkie, K. M. Data Analytics, and Optimization for Minimization of Chemotherapeutic Toxicity. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2019, 510g, Orlando, FL.
  2. Yenkie, K.M.; Burnham, S.;  Zia, R.; Cabezas, H. Generation of Wastewater Treatment Networks: Integrating Process efficiency, economics and sustainability. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2019, 670g, Orlando, FL.
  3. Yenkie, K. M. Enhancement of Chemical Engineering Education through Design Thinking: Integration of Theory and Cyber-Assisted Methods. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2019, 273f, Orlando, FL.
  4. Yenkie, K.M.; Burnham, S.;  Zia, R.; Cabezas, H.; Friedler, F. Generation of Wastewater Treatment Networks: Process efficiency, economics, and sustainability. 19th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP), 10/2019, UPC, Barcelona, Spain.
  5. Yenkie, K. M.; Chea, J. D.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J. Roadmap for Solvent Recovery, Reuse, and Recycling in Industries. 19th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP), 10/2019, UPC, Barcelona, Spain.
  6. Yenkie, K. M. Enhanced Undergraduate Learning through Integration of Theory and Computational Tools. CACHE 50th Anniversary Meeting, Future of Cyber Assisted Chemical Engineering Education, 07/2019, Breckenridge, CO.
  7. Yenkie, K. M., Chea, J. D.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J. Framework for Solvent Recovery, Recycling and Reuse in Industries. ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, 06/2019, Reston, Virginia.
  8. Pierce, V.; Christon, A.; Russ, M.; Stengel, J.; Chea, J. D.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. Solvent Recovery Roadmap for Industries. AIChE’s Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference, 2019, Penn State University, PA.
  9. D’Aloia, A.; Purcell, E.; Razze, M.; Yenkie, K.M. Optimal Chemotherapy Dosing Regimens: Balancing Tumor Degradation and Toxicity Effects. AIChE’s Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference, 2019, Penn State University, PA.
  10. Burnham, S.; Zia, R.; Yenkie, K.M. Design, and Optimization of Efficient Wastewater Treatment Networks. AIChE’s Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference, 2019, Penn State University, PA.
  11. Christon, A.; Reilly, J.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. Framework for Solvent Recovery, Reuse and Recycling in Industries. Sustainable Packaging Symposium, 2018, Rutgers University, NJ
  12. Burnham, S.; Yenkie, K.M., Cabezas, H.; Friedler, F. Design and Optimization for Generation of Efficient Wastewater Treatment Networks. Sustainable Packaging Symposium, 2018, Rutgers University, NJ
  13. Dunn, I. C.; Yenkie, K.M. Prediction of Optimal Chemotherapy Dosing Regimens: Balancing Tumor Degradation and Toxicity Effects. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2018, 97a, Pittsburgh, PA.
  14. Yenkie, K. M.; Dailey, J. M.; Burnham, S. Generating Wastewater Treatment Networks: An integrated approach comprising of contaminant properties, technology suitability, plant design, and process optimization. ICOSSE (International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering) Meeting, 2018, Cincinnati, OH.
  15. Optimization in Cancer Chemotherapy Regimens. AIChE’s Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference, 2018, Princeton University, NJ. (awarded first prize in paper presentation competition)
  16. Dailey, J. M.; Burnham, S.; Yenkie, K.M. Design of Efficient Wastewater Treatment Networks for Municipal Wastewater Treatment. AIChE’s Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference, 2018, Princeton University, NJ.

Conference Poster Presentations

  1. Stengel, J.; Lehr, A.; Pierce, V.; Chea, J. D.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. Systematic Framework for Solvent Recovery, Reuse, and Recycling in Industries. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2019, 372r, Orlando, FL. (presenting students were ranked top 5 among 149 participants in Computing & Systems Technology poster competition)
  2. Yenkie, K.M.; Pimentel, J.; Orosz, A.; Friedler, F. Systematic Synthesis of Wastewater Treatment Networks Using the P-Graph Approach. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2019, 562al, Orlando, FL.
  3. Lehr, A.; Stengel, J.; Chea, J. D.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. Evaluation of Solvent Recovery Options for Economic Feasibility through a Superstructure-Based Framework. AIChE Annual Student Conference 2019, Orlando, FL. (presenting undergraduate students (underlined) won 3rd place in Computing and Process Control Category)
  4. Lynch, H.; Purcell, E.; Schmidt, K.; Kodate, P. M.; Yenkie, K. M. Application of Machine Learning Methods to Improve Leukemia Diagnostics. AIChE Annual Student Conference 2019, Orlando, FL
  5. Yenkie, K. M., Chea, J. D.; Russ, M.; Stengel, J.; Pierce, V.; Christon, A. Solvent Recovery and Reuse for Efficient and Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing Practices. ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Industrial Roundtable Poster Session, 06/2019, Reston, Virginia.
  6. Pace, A.; Work, H.; Yenkie, K.M. Optimizing the diagnostics and treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). AIChE’s Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference, 2019, Penn State University, PA.
  7. Russ, M.; Stengel, J.; Pierce, V.; Christon, A.; Slater, C. S.; Savelski, M. J.; Yenkie, K. M. A case study for DME (Dimethoxy ethane) recovery. AIChE’s Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference, 2019, Penn State University, PA.
  8. McCahill, A.; Moskalow, G.; Zia, R.; Burnham, S.; Lubelski, Z, Yenkie, K.M. Effective Design of Wastewater Treatment Systems Under Regional Limitations and Influences. Sustainable Packaging Symposium, 2018, Rutgers University, NJ.
  9. Dunn, I. C.; Yenkie, K.M. Optimization in Cancer Therapeutics: Model Integration for Tumor Dynamics and Myelosuppression to Predict Chemotherapy Dosing Profiles, AIChE Annual Meeting, 2018, 182o, Pittsburgh, PA.
  10. Burnham, S.; Dailey, J. M.; Yenkie, K.M. Design and Optimization for Generation of Efficient Wastewater Treatment Networks. AIChE Annual Student Conference 2018, Pittsburgh, PA.
  11. Burnham, S.; Dailey, J. M.; Yenkie, K.M. Design of Efficient Wastewater Treatment Networks in the Pharmaceutical Industry. ISPE New Jersey Chapter’s Student Poster Competition, 2018, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ.
  12. Dunn, I. C.; Schwenger, M. S.; Vandergrift, S. M.; Yenkie, K.M. Modeling and optimization in Cancer Therapeutics. AIChE Delaware Valley Section’s Student Poster Symposium, 2017, FMC Towers, Philadelphia, PA.
  13. Dailey, J. M.; Giddings, C. S.; Yenkie, K.M. Design and optimization for generation of efficient wastewater treatment networks. AIChE Delaware Valley Section’s Student Poster Symposium, 2017, FMC Towers, Philadelphia, PA.