Alejandra Rocha

Graduate Student
School of Engineering Ambassador
Master's of Science in Chemical Engineering (In Progress)
Primary office:
2446 LEEP2


I received my chemical engineering bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Kansas in 2014. After graduating, I worked in the process engineering industry running dynamic state simulations. After two years of industry experience, I returned to KU to pursue my Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Currently I work with Professor Mark B. Shiflett on the investigation of fluorocarbons as clathrate formers for an economic alternative to water desalination. In addition, my career interests involve the design and development of alternative energy. On my free time I enjoy traveling, doing yoga, and watching movies.​

Selected Publications

Rocha, M. A.; Gilbert, W. J. R.; Minnick, D. L.; Shiflett, M. B., “High Temperature Corrosion of Metal Coupons in LiBr+H2O and LiTf2N-+H2O Solutions”. Journal of Corrosion Science, In Preparation.

Minnick, D. L.; Gilbert, W. J. R.; Rocha, M. A.; Shiflett, M. B., “Thermodynamic Measurement and Modeling of Vinyl Fluoride Solubility in Aqueous Lithium Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide Li+Tf2N- + H2O solutions.” Journal of Fluid Phase Equilibrium, Accepted March, 2017.

Gilbert, W. J. R.; Minnick, D. L.; Rocha, M. A.; Shiflett, M. B., “Physical Properties of Water + Lithium bis(trifluromethylsulfonyl)imide Solutions.” Journal of Chemical Engineering Data, Under Review March, 2017.

Roberts, G. W.; Sturm, B. S.; Hamdeh, U.; Stanton, G. E.; Rocha, A.; Kinsella, T. L.; Fortier, M.-O. P.; Sazdar, S.; Detamore, M. S.; Stagg-Williams, S. M., “Promoting catalysis and high-value product streams by in situ hydroxyapatite crystallization during hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae cultivated with reclaimed nutrients.” Green Chemistry, 2015, 17 (4), 2560-2569.


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