Ruth E. Baltus
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
2006 – present Department Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- present Professor
of Chemical Engineering,
‑ 2001 Associate Professor
of Chemical Engineering,
- 1989 Assistant Professor of Chemical
- 1991 Visiting Research Fellow,
General Electric Corporate Research & Development Labs,
- 2002 Faculty Research
Participant, Chemical Technology Division,
Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, Society of Women Engineers, October 2003
Life Award for Excellence as a Faculty Advisor,
Computer Curriculum Development Award,
Senior in Chemistry Award, State University
Dr. Baltus has a number of ongoing research projects involving room temperature ionic liquids, characterization of porous membranes, transport in porous media and biosensors.
Winkler, B.H. and R.E. Baltus, “Modification of the Surface Characteristics of Anodic Alumina Membranes using Sol-Gel Chemistry,” J. Membrane Sci., 226, 75-84 (2003).
Baltus, R.E., Culbertson, B.H., Dai, S., Luo, H.and D.W. DePaoli, “The Low Pressure Solubility of CO2 in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids Measured with a Quartz Crystal Microbalance,” J. Phys. Chem., 108, 721-727 (2004).
Ally, M.R., Braunstein, J., Baltus, R.E., Dai, S., DePaoli, D.W. and J.M. Simonson, “Solubility and Vapor Pressures of Dissolved CO2 in [bmim][PF6] and in [C8mim][BF4] Predicted by the Irregular Ionic Lattice Model IILM,” Ind.Eng.Chem Research, 43, 1296-1301 (2004).
K., Baltus, R.E. and
R.E., Culbertson, B.H., Luo, H., Dai, S.,
K.S., Baltus, R.E. and Luck,
Baltus, R.E., “Characterization of Gel-Filled Porous Membranes Using Moment-Based Interpretation of Transport Measurements”, J. Membrane Sci., 276, 101-112 (2006).
R.E., Carmon, K.S., and Luck,
Hou, Y. and Baltus, R.E., “Experimental Measurement of Solubility and Diffusivity of CO2 in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids,” Ind.Eng.Chem Research, 46, 8166-8175 (2007).
Baltus, R.E., Xu, W., Badireddy, A.R. and Chellam, S. “Analysis of Configurational Effects on Hindered Convection of Non-spherical
Bacteria and Viruses across Microfiltration Membranes,” Ind.
Moganty, S.S., Baltus, R.E., Roy, D. “Electrochemical windows and impedance characteristics of [Bmim+][BF4-] and [Bdmim+][BF4-] ionic liquids at the surfaces of Au, Pt, Ta and glassy carbon electrodes” Chem. Phys. Letters, 483, 90-94 (2009).
Suni, I., Singh, R., Baltus, R.E., and Sharma, P.P., “Nanopore Immunosensor for Peanut Protein Ara h 1,” Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, 145, 98-103 (2010).
Moganty, S.S., Baltus R.E., “ Regular Solution Theory for Low Pressure Carbon Dioxide Solubility in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids: Ionic Liquid Solubility Parameter from Activation Energy of Viscosity,” Ind. End. Chem. Research, published ASAP on-line, 2010.