Charles H. Gooding
Visiting Professor of Engineering and Visiting Design Clinic Director
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Charlie Gooding earned his bachelor of science and master's degree at Clemson University, and a doctoral degree from North Carolina State University, all in chemical engineering. He taught chemical engineering at Clemson for 33 years, retiring in June 2013.
Gooding worked as a project manager at Research Triangle Institute and as an engineer for Duke Energy, and in 2000-01 he spent a sabbatical year with the Dow Chemical Company in Texas. He consulted with numerous companies during his tenure at Clemson, and served as department chair and president of the University Faculty Senate.
Gooding's teaching and research interests encompass chemical process design, analysis, optimization and control.
Recent research includes:
- modeling and experimental verification of a chlorine scrubber for the U.S. program to convert mixed oxide nuclear waste to fuel
- experiments and simulations on a chlorine-based thermochemical cycle for hydrogen production
- development of a carbon footprint tool and life cycle assessment for rendering operations and rendered products
- design of chemical processes to make high value products from rendered fat
- comparison of competitive processes to recover lignin from kraft black liquor