Dr Stephen Thiel, PE

Professor - Educator,
University of Cincinnati

Stephen Thiel



  • Academia

Job Function

  • Education


I am a Professor - Educator in the Chemical Engineering program at the University of Cincinnati; I also currently serve as the Chemical Engineering undergraduate program director.  My teaching responsibilities are currently focused on our capstone Process Design Sequence. I'm currently in the market for real-world design projects that involve transport processes, reaction engineering, and thermodynamics but don't involve confidential information.

I also conduct research in Adsorption and Ion Exchange, where recent projects have included the removal of mercury from coal combustion flue gas, the thermodynamics of adsorption of proteins on mesoporous materials, the development of a biocatalytic membrane reactor and the thermodynamics of carbon dioxide capture in liquid solutions.

Before joining the UC faculty in full-time in 2006, I worked for Cognis Corporation (formerly part of Henkel Corporation) in roles ranging from Process Engineering to Regulatory Compliance to Strategic Planning to Process Development.


The University of Texas-Austin
Chemical Engineering
To 1986

The University of Texas at Austin
Chemical Engineering
To 1983

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Chemical Engineering
To 1981


  • AIChE Senior Member
  • Education Division
  • Ohio Valley Local Section
  • Separations Division
  • Virtual Local Section

Current Entity Roles

  • Ohio Valley Local Section (Co-Chair)
  • Ohio Valley Local Section (Web Master)
  • Separations Division (Director) ((2020-2021) - Webmaster (2020))
  • University of Cincinnati Student Chapter (Advisor)

Online contributions