Charles Coronella

Associate Professor
Charles Coronella

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, 1994
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, 1989
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1986
  • B.A., Mathematics, Lehigh University, 1986

Research interests

  • Waste to energy conversion
  • Biomass pretreatment for bioenergy
  • Applications of fluidization
  • Chemical looping combustion

Relevant past experience

  • Tar sands extraction process and gas-to-liquids process development
  • Controller algorithm for pH control
  • Leadership positions in AIChE

Selected & Recent Publications

  • M. T. Reza, J. G. Lynam, M. H. Uddin, C. J. Coronella "Hydrothermal Carbonization: Fate of Inorganics" (2012) Biomass Bioenergy 49:86-94 . doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.12.004
  • J. G. Lynam, M. T. Reza, V. R. Vasquez, C. J. Coronella, "Effect of Salt Addition on Hydrothermal Carbonization of Lignocellulosic Biomass", Fuel 99:271-273 (2012) doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2012.04.035.
  • J. G. Lynam, M. T. Reza, V. R. Vasquez, C. J. Coronella "Pretreatment of rice hulls by ionic liquid dissolution", Bioresource Technology,114:629-636 (2012) doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2012.03.004
  • W. Yan, S. Islam, C. J. Coronella, and V.R. Vasquez, "Pyrolysis kinetics of Raw/Hydrothermally Carbonized Lignocellulosic biomass", Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 31(20): 200-204 (2012) DOI: 10.1002/ep.11601
  • M. Toufiq Reza, Joan G. Lynam, Victor R. Vasquez and Charles J. Coronella, "Pelletization of Biochar from Hydrothermally Carbonized Wood", Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 31(2):225-234 (2012) DOI:10.1002/ep.11615