Kenneth Roberts, PhD

Kenneth Roberts, PhD
Department Chairperson of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
918-631-3090 Keplinger Hall Room 2185

Education

PhD – Iowa State University BS – Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Research Interests

Chemical Toxicology
Biological Nanosensors
Environmental Chemistry
Nanostructured Photovoltaics
Fluorescence
Raman Microscopy

Teaching Interests

Analytical Chemistry
Spectroscopy
Separations Science
Bionanotechnnology

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Selective Spectral Filtration With Nanoparticles for Concentrating Solar Collectors. Vol. 5, Journal of Photonics for Energy, 2015, p. 057008.
  • DeJarnetteD., OtanicarT., BrekkeN., HariP., and RobertsK. Selective Spectral Filtration With Nanoparticles for Concentrating Solar Collectors. Vol. 5, Journal of Photonics for Energy, 2015, p. 057008.
  • Hassani, S.H., Shadley, J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., Roberts, K.P., and Joia, C., “A New Approach for Studying Inhibited Erosion-Corrosion in CO2 Saturated Systems”, SPE production and Operation Journal, March 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/155136-PA.

  • Hassani, S.H., Shadley, J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., Roberts, K.P., and Joia, C., “Flow Loop Study of NaCl Concentration Effect on Erosion, Corrosion, and Erosion-Corrosion of Carbon Steel in CO2-Saturated Systems”, Corrosion Journal, Vol. 68, No. 2, February 2012.

  • P. Hari, D. Spencer, A. Hor, H. Liang, K. Roberts, D. Teeters, “Cobalt doping, etching, and attachment of gold nanoparticles and quantum dots on ZnO nanorods,” Physica Status Solidi (C), 8(9) 2814 (2011).

  • Synthesis of Stacked-Cup Carbon Nanotubes in a Metal Free Low Temperature System. Vol. 3, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 2011, pp. 4-10.
  • Sublette, K.L., Busch-Harris, J., Roberts, K., Landrum, C., Peacock, A., Davis, G., Ogles, D., Holmes, W., Ota, C., and Yang, X., “Subsurface Microbial Ecology and Stable Isotope Probing Demonstrate the In Situ Biodegradation Potential of MTBE and TBA in a Gasoline-Contaminated Aquifer”, Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, 28 (4), 47-62 (2008)

  • Sublette, K.L., Busch-Harris, J., Roberts, K., Landrum, C., Peacock, A., Davis, G., Ogles, D., Holmes, W., Ota, C., and Yang, X., “Subsurface Microbial Ecology and Stable Isotope Probing Demonstrate the In Situ Biodegradation Potential of MTBE and TBA in a Gasoline-Contaminated Aquifer”, Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, 28 (4), 47-62 (2008)

  • Body Mass and Exercise Variable Relationships to Lactate Derived from Gravity-Independent Devices. Vol. 78, Aviation, space, and environmental medicine, 2007, pp. 864-70.
  • Busch-Harris, J., Jennings, E., Sublette, K.L., Roberts, K.P., White, D.C. , Peacock, A., Davis, G., Ogles, D., Holmes, W.E., Yang, X., Kolhatkar, A., Beckmann, D., and Kolhatkar, R., “Monitoring Subsurface Microbial Ecology and Demonstrating In Situ Biodegradation Potential Using Bio-Sep® Bio-Traps”, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering, 13 (5), 349-372 (2006)

  • Busch-Harris, J., Jennings, E., Sublette, K.L., Roberts, K.P., White, D.C. , Peacock, A., Davis, G., Ogles, D., Holmes, W.E., Yang, X., Kolhatkar, A., Beckmann, D., and Kolhatkar, R., “Monitoring Subsurface Microbial Ecology and Demonstrating In Situ Biodegradation Potential Using Bio-Sep® Bio-Traps”, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering, 13 (5), 349-372 (2006)

  • Raman Investigation of the SUZ-4 Zeolite. Vol. 78, Microporous and mesoporous materials, 2005, pp. 131–137.

Conference Proceedings

  • “Comparison of Erosion Resistance of Iron Carbonate Protective Layer With Calcium Carbonate Particles Versus Sand”. SPE Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, 2017.
  • “Erosion-Corrosion of Low Carbon Steel Inhibition in Oil-Brine-Sand Flow”. NACE International Corrosion Conference Proceedings, 2016, p. 1.
  • “A 3-Cell Flow Loop Test Facility for the Simultaneous Evaluation of Erosion, Corrosion, and Erosion-Corrosion”. CORROSION 2015, 2015.
  • “Corrosion Inhibition in Oil/Water Environments”. CORROSION 2015, 2015.
  • Al-Aithan, G, Al-Mutahar, F., Shadley, J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., and Roberts, K., “A Mechanistic Erosion-Corrosion Model for Predicting Iron Carbonate (FeCO3) Scale Thickness in a CO2, Environment with Sand,” Paper prepared for Corrosion2014, San Antonio, NACE International, 2014.

  • “Plasmonic Nanoparticle Based Spectral Fluid Filters for Concentrating PV/T Collectors”. SPIE Solar Energy+ Technology, 2014, pp. 917509–917509.
  • DeJarnetteD., OtanicarT., BrekkeN., HariP., RobertsK., SaundersA., and MoradR. “Plasmonic Nanoparticle Based Spectral Fluid Filters for Concentrating PV/T Collectors”. SPIE Solar Energy+ Technology, 2014, pp. 917509–917509.
  • Validation of New Test Facility for Erosion-Corrosion Inhibition Prediction. NACE conference proceedings.

Book Chapters

  • “Mechanistic Modeling of Erosion–Corrosion for Carbon Steel”. Trends in Oil and Gas Corrosion Research and Technologies, 2017, p. 749-63.
  • Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B.S., Shadley, J.R., Roberts, K.P., Rybicki, E.F., Rincon, H., Hassani, Sh., Al-Mutahar, F., and Al-Aithan, G., “Erosion-Corrosion in Oil and Gas Pipelines” Chapter 28, Oil and Gas Pipelines: Integrity and Safety Handbook, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2015.

Other

  • “How Iron Carbonate Scale Provides Protection under Erosion in a Sweet Corrosion Environment (Abstract)”. Proceedings of the 15th MECC, Bahrain, 2014.
  • F.M. Al-Mutahar, G. Al-Aithan, K.P. Roberts, S.A. Shirazi, E.F. Rybicki, J.R. Shadley, “Characterization of Erosion Resistance of Iron Carbonate (FeCO3) Scale,“ paper presented at CORROSION 2013, Orlando, March 2013.

  • Hassani, Sh., Shadley, J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., Roberts, K.P. and Joia, C.“A New Approach for Studying Inhibited Erosion-Corrosion in CO2 Saturated Systems”, SPE Paper No. 155136, Oilfield Corrosion 2012, Aberdeen, UK, 28–29 May 2012.

  • Al-Mutahar, F.M., Roberts, K.P., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., and Shadley, J.R. “Modeling and Experiments of FeCO3 Scale Growth and Removal for Erosion-Corrosion Conditions,” Paper No. 1132, Corrosion 2012, Salt Lake, Utah, March 2012.

  • Hassani, Sh., Shadley, J.R., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., Roberts, K.P. and Joia, C., “Flow Loop Study of Chloride Concentration Effect on Erosion, Corrosion and Erosion-Corrosion of carbon Steel in CO2 Saturated Systems”, CORROSION 2011, Houston, Paper No. 11237.

Courses Taught

  • Research and Dissertation
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Analytical Spectroscopy
  • Analytical Chemistry II
  • Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Analytical Separations