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Chaya Venkat is the chief science writer for CLL Topics. Since the launch of this online publication in 2003, she has put together most of the educational material on the site.

Science and research have been a lifelong passion for her, dating back to when she was awarded the National Science Talent Scholarship in India in her early teens. She has been fortunate in being able to combine her keen interest in the sciences with a challenging professional career in teaching, research and technology transfer.

Here are some formal details of her educational and professional background.

Chaya Venkat's Research Credentials

Date: October 28, 2007

by P. C. Venkat

Putting It All Together

Chaya Venkat has a formal education in the sciences (chemistry), engineering (chemical engineering) and in education (teaching of science). Her professional career has included teaching, research and technology transfer. She has no formal background in medicine or biotechnology — those subjects have been the focus of on-the-job training while writing for CLL Topics.

Degrees:

M. Sc. (Chemistry) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras;
D. Ed. (Chemistry & Education), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;
M. S. (Chemical Engineering), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Professional Experience:

Teaching: University of Michigan, MI; Mara Insitute of Technology, Malaysia; Princeton University, NJ.
Research: Mobil Oil Corporation, Central Research Labs, Princeton, NJ.
Technology Transfer: Mobil Oil Corporation, Technology Licensing, Princeton, NJ.
Science Writing: CLL Topics, Inc., Sedona, AZ, since 2003.

Publications:

Petroleum Industry: Chaya was an author on a number of petroleum industry publications that were restricted to limited circulation for competitive business reasons.

Hematology: Chaya's work at CLL Topics led to a collaboration with investigators at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, in a research study based on a survey of CLL patients. She is an author on the following paper:

Br J Haematol. 2007 Oct;139(2):255-64.
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Quality of life in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: an international survey of 1482 patients.

Shanafelt TD, Bowen D, Venkat C, Slager SL, Zent CS, Kay NE, Reinalda M, Sloan JA, Call TG.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN; CLL Topics, Inc., Sedona, AZ.

For details, please see Topics Alert # 253: Quality of Life with CLL.

Patents:

While at Mobil, she was the inventor and holder of a number of patents, listed below. You can get a better sense of Chaya's research background by going to the U.S. Patent Office website, and running a query with her name "Chaya" and "Venkat" as Terms 1 & 2. Several patent applications are still being processed. All of the patents are in the areas of refinery operations, petrochemical manufacture, and zeolite catalysis.

Chaya is a recipient of the Thomas Alva Edison award for industrial engineering for 2003 (Patent # 5,689,027).

 

 

Patent Number

Title

1
6,909,026
Process for liquid phase aromatics alkylation comprising in-situ catalyst reactivation with polar compounds
2
6,753,452
Removal of polar contaminants from aromatic feedstocks
3
6,670,517
Process for alkylating aromatics
4
6,617,482  
Removal of polar contaminants from aromatic feedstocks
5
6,525,234
Process for liquid phase aromatics alkylation comprising in-situ catalyst reactivation with polar compounds 
6
6,313,362
Aromatic alkylation process
7
5,994,550
Pyridine/picoline production process
8
5,969,143 
Pyridine/picoline production process
9
5,902,917
Alkylaromatics production
10
5,705,726 
Xylene isomerization on separate reactors
11
5,689,027
Selective ethylbenzene conversion
12
5,600,048
Continuous process for preparing ethylbenzene using liquid phase alkylation and vapor phase transalkylation
13
5,569,805
Catalytic conversion of aromatic compounds
14
5,516,956
Dual bed xylene isomerization
15
5,406,015
Selective ethylbenzene disproportionation processes (SEBDP) with ex situ selectivated zeolite catalyst
16
5,382,737
Selective ethylbenzene disproportionation process (SEBDP) with ex situ selectivated zeolite catalysts
17
5,292,880
Synthesis of caprolactam using catalysts
18
4,908,341
Method for reactivating spent catalyst by contact with one or more aromatic compounds
19
4,892,646
Method for treating dewaxing catalysts
20
4,871,444
Distillate fuel quality of FCC cycle oils
21
4,830,729
Dewaxing over crystalline indium silicates containing groups VIII means 
22
4,828,678
Catalytic cracking
23
4,549,815
Measurement of ignition characteristics of distillate fuels 
24

4,494,961

Increasing the cetane number of diesel fuel by partial oxidation 

 

 

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