Daniel E. Rosner

Daniel E. Rosner
Research Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Room / Office: Mason 305
Office Address:
9 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208286
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432-4391
Email: daniel.rosner@yale.edu

Ph.D., Princeton University


Dr. Daniel E. Rosner is Professor (Emeritus) and formerly Chairman (1984-1987,1993-1996) of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Yale University, where he also held a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. He is founder and directed the Yale High Temperature Chemical Reaction Engineering (HTCRE) Laboratory and Sol Reaction Engineering (SRE) research groups, and has been an engineering consultant to many corporations and consortia (which have included ALCOA, Babcock & Wilcox, Columbian Chemicals, duPont, EPRI, EXXON, GE, Guardian Industries, Dresser-Rand, IFPRI, Pfaudler, Praxair, RERI, SCM-Chemicals and Union Carbide). His research activities include fine particle technology, phase transformations, convective energy and species transport, interfacial chemical reactions, gas dynamics, and combustion------subjects on which he has published over 280 papers and an ASEE/Wiley award-winning book, entitled: Transport Processes in Chemically Reacting Flow Systems (Butterworths, 3d Printing, 1990; reprinted (587p Paperback with Supplements), 2000, by DOVER Publications). He joined the Yale University engineering faculty in 1969 after 11 years of industrial research experience, having completed his undergraduate degree (BS-Mechanical Engineering; summa cum laude) at City College of New York and PhD (Aeronautical Engineering(Area: Chemical Propulsion)) at Princeton University, where he was a Guggenheim Fellow. In his academic career, Dr. Rosner has directed the PhD-dissertation research of 23 graduate students, of which fully 18 have been in the general research area of particle technology. For his outstanding cumulative research contributions in the area of particle-in-gas suspensions, Dr. Rosner was named winner of the 1999 D. Sinclair research award of the Amer. Assoc. Aerosol Research, and winner of the 2011 AIChE/duPont Particle Technology Forum Award. He has received an Honorary Dr. of Sciences from UNED-Madrid (2002), and, in 2005, was named L.W. Jones Jr. Prof. of Chemical Engineering (an Endowed Chair) at Yale, and elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. He currently remains active as Senior Research Scholar (2020-2023) at Yale/SEAS.

2022 marks fully 64 years of Dr. Rosner’s archival publications in the broad area of transport processes in multiphase chemically reacting flow systems. His contributions now total over 280 papers in ca. 58 different engineering/applied science journals, with AST, JAS, I&EC-Res (Amer. Chem Soc), AIChE J., Chem Eng. Sci and being prominent among them. Some 41 of these contributions have been cited over 41 times, with the cumulative citation count for Prof Rosner’s publications (including his award-winning textbook-treatise) now exceeding ca. 5600.

Selected Publications:

  • "Multi-mechanism theory of aerosol capture by fibrous filters, including fiber diameter / orientation dispersity and particle morphology effects. Preliminary tests vs. data for mobility-selected submicron particles," J. Aerosol Sci., vol 164, August 2022, #106000; available online as of ca. April 24, 2022. (Rosner, D.E. and Arias-Zugasti, M.)
  • "Predicting the aerosol capture characteristics of fibrous filters. I. exact- and tractable (3-moment) approximate-methods to incorporate aerosol polydispersity effects with a multi-mechanism, semi-analytic single-fiber particle capture fraction," J. Separation and Purification Technology, vol. 257, pp. 1-14, 2021.
  • “Knudsen Transition Effects on the Thermophoretic Properties of Fractal-like Aggregates: Implications for Thermophoretic Sampling of High-Pressure Flames”, Aerosol Science & Technology, vol. 51,(11), pp 1262-1274 (2017) (Rosner, D.E. and Tandon, P.)
  • “Aggregation and Rarefaction Effects on Particle Mass Deposition Rates by Convective-Diffusion, Thermophoresis or Inertial Impaction; Consequences of ‘Momentum Shielding", Aerosol Science & Technology, vol. 52,(3), pp 330-346.(2018) (Rosner, D.E. and Tandon, P)
  • “Capture-Rate Consequences of Multi-spherule Aggregate Formation in Gases—Combined Roles of Direct-Interception and Inter-spherule ‘Momentum ‘Shielding’“, Aerosol Science & Technology vol. 52,(7), pp 768-777(2018) (Rosner, D.E, and Tandon, P.)
  • “Invention and Evolution of the (Turbo-)jet Engine for High-Speed Aircraft Propulsion”, American Scientist (submitted, April 2019); (Rosner, D.E. )
  • “Low Reynolds number Capture of Small Particles on Cylinders by Diffusion, Interception and Inertia at Subcritical Stokes Numbers”, Aerosol Science & Technology, vol 53 (in press, (2019); (Fernandez de la Mora, J. and Rosner, D.E. )
  • “Aerosol Fibrous Filter Theory Revisited and Extended: Exploiting Subcritical Particle Inertia to Improve the Recovery of Valuable Materials”, Aerosol Science & Technology, vol. 53,(under review, 2019) ;(Rosner, D.E. and Fernandez de la Mora, J.)
  • “Low Reynolds Number Capture of Small Particles on a Cylinder by Diffusion, Interception and Inertia at Sub-critical Stokes Numbers: Numerical Calculations, Correlations and Small Diffusivity Asymptote”, Aerosol Science & Technology, (submitted, April 2019); (Arias-Zugasti, M., Fernandez de la Mora, J. and Rosner, D.E.)