Baylor > ECS > Faculty & Staff > Faculty Directory > Dr. Alex Yokochi
Dr. Alex Yokochi
Dr. Alex Yokochi
Office
High Res Photo
CV

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Materials, Energy, and Chemical Processes

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1997
  • M.S., Chemistry, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, 1992
  • B.S., Chemistry with Math Minor, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, 1990

Primary Teaching Expertise

  • ME/EGR 4396/5396 - Conventional and Alternative Energy Systems
  • ME 3322 - Mechanical Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • ME 4305 - Sustainable Energy
  • EGR 5390 - Research Methods and Project Formulation
  • ME/ELC 4377 - Solar Energy
  • ME 3420 - Instrumentation and Measurements

Experience

Dr. Yokochi is a Professor of Materials, Energy and Chemical Processes in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University. Before Joining Baylor he was a professor in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the innovative Reaction Engineering for Materials and Sustainability laboratory (iREMS lab) at Oregon State University. He received a B.S. (‘89) and M.S. (‘92) from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Ph.D. (‘97) from Texas A&M University. His research and teaching interests focus on the process and reaction engineering applied to sustainability related issues such as renewable energy production and modular electrical energy generation. Dr. Yokochi’s work includes advanced chemical process intensification and modular chemical engineering such as the direct conversion of methane to chemicals and liquid fuels using corona discharge instead of the traditional reforming plus synthesis pathway. In addition, he works on the development of advanced electrochemical approaches to energy conversion (e.g., fuel cells and batteries), grid scale energy storage, water treatment, and the creation of novel materials with advanced properties through the development of nanocomposites.