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Shawn Hunter | Faculty

Shawn Hunter

Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering

The Dow Chemical Company
2020 Dow Center
Midland, MI 48674
shunter@dow.com
(989) 636-2161

 

 

Short Bio

Shawn Hunter serves as a sustainability and life cycle assessment expert within the Chemical Engineering Department, advising students and providing lectures on sustainability topics, and working to incorporate sustainability within the curriculum.

EDUCATION

University of Michigan
PhD CHE '05
MSE CHE, ConEnSus '03
BSE CHE '00

Professional

  • Sustainability & New Business Development Leader, Equipolymers, Dow Italia, Milan, Italy, (2012-present)
  • Product Sustainability Leader, Dow Chemical, Sustainability/Environmental, Health, & Safety, (2011-2012)
  • Life Cycle Assessment Leader, Dow Chemical, Sustainability/Environmental, Health, & Safety, (2011-2012)
  • Sr. Life Cycle Assessment, Dow Chemical, Sustainability/Environmental, Health, & Safety, (2009-2011)
  • Life Cycle Assessment Specialist, Dow Chemical, Sustainability/Environmental, Health, & Safety, (2007-2009)
  • Sr. Research Engineer, Plastics R&D / Epoxy R&D, Dow Chemical, Freeport, TX, (2005-2007)

Selected Publications

Refereed Book Chapters

Hunter, S., Helling, R., Shiang, D. Invited book chapter, “Integration of LCA and Life-Cycle Thinking within the Themes of Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering”, in Life Cycle Assessment: A Guide for Environmentally Sustainable Products, ed. Mary Ann Curran, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, October 2012.

Hunter S., Helling R. Invited book chapter, “Interpretation of Results”, in Environmental Life Cycle Assessment, eds. Rita Schenck, Philip White, under review, to be published Fall 2013.

Refereed Journal Publications

Hunter, S. E., Savage, P. E. Quantifying rate enhancements for acid catalysis in CO2-enriched high-temperature water. AIChE J. 2008, 54, 516–528.

Comisar, C. M., Hunter, S. E., Walton, A., Savage, P. E. Effect of pH on ether, ester, and carbonate hydrolysis in high-temperature water. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2008, 47, 577–584.

Savage, P. E., Hunter, S. E., Hoffee, K. L., Schuelke, T. J., Smith, M. J. Bisphenol E Decomposition in High-Temperature Water. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2006, 45, 7775–7780.

Hunter, S. E., Li, L., Dierdorf, D., Armendinger, T. Improving water spray efficacy for fire suppression via CO2 addition at high pressures and low temperatures: Evidence for CO2 Clathrate Hydrate Formation. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2006, 45, 7275–7286.

Hunter, S. E., Ehrenberger, C. A., Savage, P. E. Kinetics and mechanism of tetrahydrofuran synthesis via 1,4-butanediol dehydration in high-temperature water. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 6229–6239.

Hunter, S. E., Savage, P. E. Recent advances in acid- and base-catalyzed organic synthesis in high-temperature liquid water. Chem. Eng. Sci. 2004, 59, 4903–4909.

Hunter, S. E., Savage, P. E. Kinetics and mechanism of p-isopropenylphenol synthesis via bisphenol A cleavage in high-temperature water. J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 4724–4731.

Hunter, S. E., Felczak, C. A., Savage, P. E. Synthesis of p-isopropenylphenol in high-temperature water. Green Chem. 2004, 6, 222–226.

Dunn, J. B., Burns, M. L., Hunter, S. E., Savage, P. E. Hydrothermal stability of aromatic carboxylic acids. J. Supercrit. Fluids 2003, 27, 263–274.

Hunter, S. E., Savage, P. E. Acid-catalyzed reactions in carbon dioxide-enriched high-temperature liquid water. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2003, 42, 290–294.

Presentations