Assistant Prof. Michael Shoham Patrascu


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Assistant Prof. Michael Shoham Patrascu


Chemical Engineering


2017-2020 – Senior Researcher – ExxonMobil R&D

2015-2017 – Postdoctoral Scholar – MIT, Process Systems Engineering Lab

2015 – PhD – Technion, Chemical Engineering

2008 – BSc – Technion, Chemical Engineering

Roles, Chairs, prizes

2017, EFCE Excellence award in Process Intensification

2013, EFCE best poster award in a special competition on “Intensified Technologies for Multiphase Processes”, 9th ECCE, den Hague

2013, Fine scholarship for outstanding PhD students

2011, Leonard and Diane Sherman interdisciplinary graduate school fellowship

Research Area in Energy:

Alternative Fuels:

– Hydrogen Technology

– Scaled down hydrogen production in membrane reactors

– Gas to Liquids

– CO2 utilization


Renewable Energy Sources:

– Solar Thermal Energy

– Scaled down hydrogen production in solar heated membrane reactors

Research Interests:

M. Shoham Patrascu, M. Sheintuch, Multi-fuel scaled-down autothermal H2 generator: Design and proof of concept, AIChE J. 62(6) (2016) 2112-2125.

M. Patrascu, M. Sheintuch, On-site pure hydrogen production by methane steam reforming in high flux membrane reactor: Experimental validation, model predictions and membrane inhibition, Chem. Eng. J. 262 (2015) 862-874.