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David Bayless

Loehr Professor; Director, Robe Leadership Institute; Director, Ohio Coal Research Center
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,Mechanical Engineering,Ohio Coal Research Center
STKR 265
Phone: 740.331.4536

A former officer in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Bayless has worked for American Electric Power and consulted for numerous companies. He is currently the Gerald Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and director of the Robe Leadership Institute and of the Ohio Coal Research Center. He has directed more than $15 million in external research from the Ohio Coal Development Office, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, and the National Science Foundation as a principal investigator. He has more than 50 refereed publications in energy and environmental journals. He holds several licensed patents and launched one start-up company. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the chair of the Engineering Leadership Education Constituent Committee of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Research Interests: Environmental Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Pollution Control

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1995. P.E., Mechanical Engineering, Missouri and Ohio, 1995.


De Silva, C., Kaseman, B., and Bayless, D., “Accelerated anode failure of a high temperature planar SOFC operated with reduced moisture and increased PH3 concentrations in coal syngas,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36:16, pp. 9945-9955 (2011)

Cooper, M., DeSilva, C., and Bayless, D. “Comparison of LSV/YSZ and LSV/GDC SOFC Anode Performance in Coal Syngas Containing H2S,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 157 (11), pp. B1713-B1718 (2010)

Trembly, J.P., Gemmen, R.S., Bayless, D.J., “The Effect of IGFC Warm Gas Cleanup System Conditions on the Gas-Solid Partitioning and Form of Trace Species in Coal Syngas and Their Interactions with SOFC Anodes,” Journal of Power Sources, (163):2, pp 986-996, 2007

Bayless, D.J., Kremer, G., Vis, M., Stuart, B., Shi, L., Cuello, J., Ono, E., “Photosynthetic CO2 Mitigation using a Novel Membrane-based Photobioreactor,” Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management, (16)4, pp. 209-215, 2006

Bayless, D., Shi, L., Kremer, G., Stuart, B. Reynolds, J., and Caine, J., “Membrane-Based Wet Electrostatic Precipitation,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, (55)6, pp. 784-791, 2005.


“Membrane Electrostatic Precipitator” No. 6,231,643 (with H. Pasic, M.K. Alam), May 15, 2001.

“Membrane Laminar Wet Electrostatic Precipitator,” No. 6,783,575, (with H. Pasic, M.K. Alam), August 31, 2004.

“Enhanced Practical Photosynthetic CO2 Mitigation,” No. 6,667,171 (with M. Vis, G. Kremer) December 23, 2003.

“Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Apparatus,” No. 8,057,951 (with M. Cooper and J. Trembly), November 15, 2011.

“Apparatus and Method for Growing Biological Organisms for Fuel and Other Uses”, 60/799,440 and Japan 4,887,423 (with M. Vis, G. Kremer and B. Stuart), Dec 16, 2011.