Claudio Fávero
Claudio Favero, Ph.D.
Associate
Thermal Sciences
Natick

Dr. Fávero is a chemical engineer in Exponent’s Thermal Sciences Practice consulting primarily in the areas of oil and gas, process safety and risk analysis, and advanced thermal fluid analysis. Dr. Fávero specializes in the investigation and analysis of reactive flow processes. During his time at Exponent, Dr. Fávero has analyzed the hazards of flammable liquid storage and dispensing systems, conducted studies of laminar and turbulent flow of non-Newtonian fluids, and investigated the failure of multiple pressurized gas systems. He has extensive experience in reactive flow process, upstream (petroleum) engineering, and flow assurance with emphasis on asphaltene and waxes deposition.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Fávero performed his Ph.D. research at the University of Michigan with focus on precipitation and deposition of wax and asphaltenes, colloidal stability, and crude oil rheology. In this area of upstream engineering and flow assurance, Dr. Fávero made significant advances in understanding the mechanism of asphaltene destabilization, aggregation, and deposition. He also developed a asphaltene deposition apparatus that is used to evaluate performance of asphaltene deposition inhibitors. Dr. Fávero also contributed to the development of a software to predict wax deposit formation on the interior wall of subsea pipelines.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2018
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2017
  • B.Eng., Chemical Engineering, Universidade Estadual de Maringa, 2012

LANGUAGES

  • Portuguese

Publications

Fávero, C.V.B., Moran, S. and Eniola-Adefeso, O., 2018. The Power of Peer Mentoring in Enabling a Diverse and Inclusive Environment in a Chemical Engineering Graduate Program. Chemical Engineering Education, 52(2), pp.79-88

Fávero, C.V.B., Maqbool, T., Hoepfner, M., Haji-Akbari, N. and Fogler, H.S., 2017. Revisiting the flocculation kinetics of destabilized asphaltenes. Advances in colloid and interface science, 244, pp.267-280.

Fávero, C.V.B., Hanpan, A., Phichphimok, P., Binabdullah, K. and Fogler, H.S., 2016. Mechanistic investigation of asphaltene deposition. Energy & Fuels, 30(11), pp.8915-8921.

Hoepfner, M.P., Fávero, C.V.B., Haji-Akbari, N. and Fogler, H.S., 2013. The fractal aggregation of asphaltenes. Langmuir, 29(28), pp.8799-8808.

Lenzi, G.G., Fávero, C.V.B., Colpini, L.M.S., Bernabe, H., Baesso, M.L., Specchia, S. and Santos, O.A.A., 2011. Photocatalytic reduction of Hg (II) on TiO2 and Ag/TiO2 prepared by the sol–gel and impregnation methods. Desalination, 270(1-3), pp.241-247.

Lenzi, G.G., Lenzi, E.K., Fávero, C.V.B., Lenzi, M.K., Jorge, R.M.M., dos Santos, O.A.A. and Jorge, L.M.M., 2010. Simulation Studies of Steam Reforming of Methane using Ni-Al2O3 Catalysts. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 8(1).

Presentations

Fávero, C.V.B., Kach, J., Fogler, H.S., 2018, The Effect of Polydispersity and Amphiphiles on Asphaltene Stability, 19th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling, USA.

Mahir, L.H.A., Fávero, C.V.B., Ketjuntiwa, T., Fogler, H.S., Larson, R.G., 2018. Mechanisms of Wax Deposition on Cold Surfaces, 19th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling, USA.

Larson, R.G., Fávero, C.V.B., 2017. Transport Problems in the Spirit of Stuart Churchill for Teaching and Research at the University of Michigan, 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting.

Eniola Adefero, E., Fávero, C.V.B., Moran, S.E., 2017 Peer Mentoring in Graduate School – Fostering Diversity to Achieve Scholarly Excellence, 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting.

Fávero, C.V.B., Hanpan, A., Phichphimok, P., Binabdullah, K. and Fogler, H.S., 2016. Mechanistic investigation of asphaltene deposition. 17th International Conference on Petroleum and Phase Behavior and Fouling, Denmark.

Fávero, C.V.B., Fogler, H.S., 2013. Experimental study on the formation of barium sulfate deposits in interior wall of pipes, 14th International Conference on Petroleum and Phase Behavior and Fouling, France.

Fávero, C.V.B., Fogler, H.S., 2012. Mechanism of asphaltene precipitation via Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting.

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CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2018
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2017
  • B.Eng., Chemical Engineering, Universidade Estadual de Maringa, 2012

LANGUAGES

  • Portuguese