Dr. Puszynski's expertise is in:
- Design of chemical installations
- Reaction engineering
- Synthesis and processing of advanced ceramics
- Formation and functionalization of nanopowders
- Energetics materials, including nanothermites, pyrotechnic devices, propellants, and percussion primers
- Mathematical modeling of nonlineal and reactive systems
Dr. Puszynski received his PhD in chemical engineering from the
Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague in 1980. In 1982, he joined
Chemical Engineering Department at the State University of New York at
Buffalo, NY where he worked as a visiting assistant professor and later
as a research professor for 9 years. In 1991, he joined the South
Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) as a faculty member.
During his tenure at SDSM&T, he worked as a full professor of
chemical engineering, college dean, and recently in April 2014 he was
appointed as Vice President for Research.
During his professional career, he supervised numerous graduate M.S. and
Ph.D. students, who presently work in industry and academia. Professor
Puszynski has published extensively and he is a co-author of several
patents. Also, he received several national and international awards.
Dr. Puszynski has over 40 years of teaching experience in chemical engineering and materials science.
- Materials and Energy Balances
- Numerical Methods
- Computer Programming
- Process Dynamics and Mathematical Modeling
- Mass Transfer
- Heat Transfer
- Separation Processes
- Reaction Kinetics
- Chemical Plant Design
- Ceramic and Composites