Sustainability: Catalysis, Continuous Manufacturing and Porous Materials

Carlos A. Castor Jr

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Primary office:
Learned Engineering Expansion Phase 2
Room 2447
University of Kansas
1536 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Carlos Castor received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. He completed his Master and Doctor's degree in Chemical Engineering at UFRJ. During his doctorate, Dr. Carlos Castor worked on several research projects in cooperation with some international petrochemical companies, more specifically related to the polymerization processes under Prof. Jose Carlos Pinto leadership and guidance. In 2015 Dr. Carlos Castor worked as a post-doctorate at Tulane University for development and implementation of an Automatic Continuous Online Monitoring and Control Platform for polymerization reactions under the leadership of Prof. Wayne Reed. From February 2016 to October 2019, he worked as Research Engineer under Prof. Pinto leadership at the Polymer Engineering Laboratory (LabPol). Dr. Carlos Castor joined the Dr. Allgeier and Dr. Shiflett’s research group in November 2019 to develop a continuous polymerization process on different scales. He has experience in chemical reactors, micro-reactors, batch and continuous processes, in particular in the field of modeling/simulation of polymerization processes.