Mark Anklam, Ph.D.

Chair, Chemical Engineering
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office Phone: 951-552-8731
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, 200E
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Princeton University 1997
M.A. Chemical Engineering Princeton University 1993
B.S. Chemical Engineering Stanford University 1991
  • Courses Taught

    Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering I (EGR 271)
    Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering II (EGR 272)
    Engineering from a Christian Worldview (EGR 101)
    Introduction to Engineering Design (EGR102)
    Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications (EGR 182)
    Engineering Seminar (EGR 192)
    Leadership Cohort (EGR 304)


    Conservation Principles & Balances
    Basic Chemical Processing Calculations
    Fluid Mechanics
    Materials Science & Engineering
    Kinetics & Reactor Design
    Transport Phenomena

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Interfacial phenomena
    Surfactant-based separations
    Surfactant/polymer interactions
    Hydrate formation and inhibition

  • Teaching Experience

    Assistant Professor-Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1998-2012
    Department Head, Chemical Engineering Department, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2008-2012

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications


    J. McCulfor, P. Himes, and M.R. Anklam, “The effects of capillary forces on the flow properties of glass particle suspensions in mineral oil,” AIChE Journal 57, 2334 (2011).

    M.R. Anklam, J.D. York, L. Helmerich, and A. Firoozabadi, “Effects of antiagglomerants on the interactions between hydrate particles,” AIChE Journal 54, 565 (2008).

    M.R. Anklam and A. Firoozabadi, “An interfacial energy mechanism for the complete inhibition of crystal growth by inhibitor adsorption,” Journal of Chemical Physics 123, 144708 (2005).

    M. Baumgart, M. Lindley, D. Wright, and M.R. Anklam, “Solubilization of phenols in anionic polyelectrolyte gels with adsorbed cationic surfactant,” Langmuir 21, 4862 (2005).

    M.R. Anklam and A. Firoozabadi, “Driving force and composition for multicomponent gas hydrate nucleation from supersaturated aqueous solutions,” Journal of Chemical Physics 121, 11867 (2004).

    M.R. Anklam, D.A. Saville, and R.K. Prud’homme, “Stability and behavior of a comb-graft copolymer stabilizing a thin oil emulsion film,” Polymers for Advanced Technologies 12, 70 (2001).

    M.R. Anklam, D.A. Saville, and R.K. Prud’homme, “Electric-field-induced rupture of polymer-stabilized oil films,” Colloid and Polymer Science 277, 957 (1999).

    M.R. Anklam, D.A. Saville, and R.K. Prud’homme, “Disjoining pressure and film tension in polymer-stabilized oil films,” Langmuir 15, 7299 (1999).

    M.R. Anklam, R.K. Prud’homme, and B.A. Finlayson, “Ion exchange chromatography laboratory: experimentation and numerical modeling,” Chemical Engineering Education Winter, 26 (1997).

    M.R. Anklam, R.K. Prud’homme, and G.G. Warr, “Shear thinning in ternary bicontinuous and water-in-oil microemulsions,” AIChE Journal 41, 677 (1995).

    M.R. Anklam, G.G. Warr, and R.K. Prud’homme, “The use of opposed-nozzles configuration in the measurement of extensional viscosities of concentrated emulsions,” Journal of Rheology 38, 797 (1994).


    M.R. Anklam and J. Williams, “Coordination, cooperation, and data analysis in the assessment process,” AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City (2010).

    P. Himes, J. McCulfor, M.R. Anklam, “The effects of hydrate anti-agglomerants on the flow behavior and capillary forces of model suspensions,” AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City (2010).

    J. Guo and M.R. Anklam, “Effects of synthesis conditions on swelling capacity of poly(acrylic acid) gels,” ACS National Meeting in Washington, D.C. (2009).

    D. Miller, M. Anklam, R. Artigue, A. Carlson, D. Coronell, S. Sauer, and A. Serbezov, “Improving student learning in the ChE laboratory,” ASEE National Meeting in Salt Lake City (2004).

    M.R. Anklam and D. Wright, “Solubilization of phenols in polymer gel/surfactant aggregates,” ACS National Meeting in Boston (2002).

    D. Miller, M. Anklam, H. Hariri, M. Misovich, and R. Artigue, “A modified approach to material and energy balances,” ASEE National Meeting in Montreal (2002).

    M.R. Anklam, D.A. Saville, and R.K. Prud’homme, “The behavior and stability of comb-graft copolymer stabilized oil films,” ACS National Meeting in New Orleans (1999).

    M.R. Anklam, D.A. Saville, and R.K. Prud’homme, “Graft-copolymer stabilized oil-in-water films: disjoining pressure measurements,” AIChE Annual Meeting in Los Angeles (1997).

    M.R. Anklam, L. Rebenfeld, and R.K. Prud’homme, “Flow and coalescence of concentrated emulsions in fiber mats,” INDA-TEC 94 Conference in Baltimore (1994).

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Grove Community Church

  • Community Service & Involvement


    Visiting Scientist, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, 2004-2005, 2007
    Consultant, Heritage Research Group, 1999-2001
    Scientist, Unilever Research, 1997-1998

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Sports (especially soccer)
    Wife Jennifer and sons Jared, Christopher, and William

  • Personal Philosophy

    He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
    To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.
    Micah 6:8