Mr. Hansen specializes in design of chemical and biological processes and process equipment, reaction dynamics and kinematics, computational process simulation and modeling, fundamentals of chemical separations, and mass and energy transport phenomena.
Mr. Hansen’s undergraduate research at the University of Washington focused on the synthesis, characterization, and separation of polydisperse gold nanoclusters. Gold nanoclusters are used in a growing number of biomedical applications: from targeted and controlled drug delivery to enhanced bioimaging. Gold nanoparticles were synthesized, and their surface was functionalized to promote particle self-assembly. The resulting nanoclusters of varying sizes and shapes in solution were characterized using a number of techniques (Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy, Dynamic Light Scattering, and Small Angle X-Ray Scattering). Mr. Hansen’s research was dedicated to investigating liquid chromatography as a means for separating clusters, and quantifying the effect of injection volume, flow rate, and mobile phase additives on size-exclusion principles.
Mr. Hansen has also worked on biomedical and biotechnology projects including comprehensive design of a monoclonal antibody production facility and production of fuel-grade ethanol from fed-batch fermentation of raw sugarcane juice.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2012
Chemical Engineering Department Honors
Dean’s List Scholar, 2010–2012
Hansen J. Separation of polydisperse gold nanoclusters using size-exclusion chromatography. University of Washington Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 2012.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers—AIChE