Shan Tie


Office: ES&T  2328

Phone: (404) 894-2152

Email: stie89(at)


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010


Research Interests

-Reactive separations

-Simulated Moving Bed Chromatography

-Model simulations and optimization 



Dr. Andreas Bommarius

 Previous Work Experience

-Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN (Summer 2015)

-Process Development Engineer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY (2010 - 2013)

-Research Assistant, Amgen, Cambridge, MA (Summer 2009)


Publications and Conferences

1. Tie, S., Sreedhar, B., Agrawal, G, Oh, J., Donaldson, M., Frank, T.C., Schultz, A.K., Bommarius, A.S., Kawajiri, Y. "Model-based design and experimental validation of simulated moving bed reactor for production of glycol ether ester." Chemical Engineering Journal 301 (2016): 188-199.


2. Tie, S, et al. "Process Integration for Simulated Moving Bed Reactor for Production of Glycol Ether Acetate." Presented at the 12th International Conference on the Fundamentals of Adsorption, May 29-June 3, 2016, Friedrichshafen, Germany.

3. Tie, S. et al. “Model-Based Deterministic Approach For Optimizing Design And Operation Of Simulated Moving Bed Reactor”. Presented at the PREP 2015: 28th International Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography, July 26-29, 2015, Philadelphia PA

4. Agrawal, G.; Oh, J.; Sreedhar, B.; Tie, S.; Donaldson, M. E.; Frank, T. C.; Schultz, A. K.; Bommarius, A. S.; Kawajiri, Y., Optimization of reactive simulated moving bed systems with modulation of feed concentration for production of glycol ether ester, Journal of Chromatography A, 2014. 

5. Oh, J.; Tie, S.; Agrawal, G.; Sreedhar, B.; Donaldson, M. E.; Schultz, A. K.; Frank, T. C.; Bommarius, A. S.; Kawajiri, Y., Evaluation of Esterification and Transesterification Reactions for Propylene Glycol Methyl Ether Acetate in Reactive Chromatography Systems. AIChE Conference, Atlanta, 2014. 


Awards and Honors

  1. Exemplary Academic Achievement, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech, Spring 2015
  2. Shell Oil Outstanding GTA Fellow, Georgia Tech, Spring 2015
  3. 2nd place, Best Poster Presentation, ChBE Graduate Research Symposium, Georgia Tech, Spring 2015
  4. The Executive Vice President of Research Award for Best Poster, CRIDC Conference, Georgia Tech, Spring 2015
  5. 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant Award Finalist, Georgia Tech