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Gary Aurand

Associate Teaching Professor


  • Chemical Engineering

209 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building




  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Nebraska, 1986
  • Ph D, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1996


Journal Articles

  • Alan M. Rassoolkhani, Wei Cheng, Joun Lee, Austin McKee, Jonathan Koonce, Joel Coffel, Abdulsattar H. Ghanim, Gary Aurand, Chung Soo Kim, Woon Ik Park, Hyunsung Jung and Syed Mubeen, 2019, "Nanostructured bismuth vanadate/tungsten oxide photoanode for chlorine production with hydrogen generation at the dark cathode", COMMUNICATIONS CHEMISTRY, 2
  • Kehinde S Bankole and Gary A Aurand, 2014, "Kinetic and Thermodynamic Parameters for Uncatalyzed Esterification of Carboxylic Acid", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 7, (22), pp. 4671-4684

Conference Proceedings

  • Christopher Comer, Jessop, Julie L. P. and Gary Aurand, 2008, "ORGN 291-Synthesis of difuran derivatives by photolytic coupling for use as biorenewable monomers", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 235
  • Christopher Comer, Gary Aurand, Jessop and Julie L. P., 2007, "POLY 485-Photocatalytic synthesis of difuran derivatives for use as biorenewable heat-resistant monomers", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 234


  • Gary A. Aurand, Mark B. Turner, Carol J. Athey and Roy M. Neulicht, 1988, "Reduction of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from the Application of Traffic Markings", EPA-450/3-88-007

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


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Department of Chemical Engineering

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