J. Patrick Abulencia

Graduate Director of Chemical Engineering Graduate

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering


  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College
  • Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University 

Courses Taught

  • CHML 205 - Introductory Thermodynamics
  • CHML 207 - Process Calculations
  • CHML 208 - Chemical Engineering Principles I (Fluids)
  • CHML 209 - Chemical Thermodynamics
  • CHML 210 - Introduction to Biotechnology
  • CHML 211 - Chemical Engineering Principles I Fluids Lab
  • CHML 305 - Chemical Engineering Principles II (Heat Transfer)
  • CHML 306 - Separation Process Design I
  • CHML 316 - Computer Simulation and Design
  • CHML 403 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
  • CHML 404 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
  • CHMG 713 - Chemical Reactor Design
  • CHMG 757 - Topics in Biomolecular Engineering
  • CHMG 761 - Industrial Practice in Pharmaceutical Industry


  • Research
    • Sustainability
    • Engineering pedagogy
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Journal Articles: 

    • Y.M. Samra, J.P. Abulencia, E.G. Purington, and G. Kelly, "Building Bridges in Education: Exploring How Engineering and MBA Students Can Work Togethers to Help the Environment Using Biodiesel", Journal of Business Chemistry, 20(3): 157, (2023)
    • B.M. Deiss, M. Herishko, L. Wright, M. Maliborska, and J.P. Abulencia, "Analysis of Energy Consumption in Commercial and Residential Buildings in New York City before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic", Sustainability, 13:11586, (2021)
    • J.P. Abulencia, S. O’Brien, S. Gallardo, and F.N. Tanala, “A Sustainable Water Purification Solution for Rural Communities,” International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Remediation, 1:75-81, (2013)
    • N.S. Abraham and J.P. Abulencia, “Use of LITEE Lorn Manufacturing Case Study in a Senior Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory,” Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 12:9-16, (2011)
    • J.P. Abulencia, S. Gallardo, N. Abraham, A. Caraccio, N. Ruffini, K. McDonnell, F. Tanala, “Sustainability of Water Resources for the Poor,” Consilience – The Journal of Sustainable Development, 4 (2010)
    • D.J. Griffon,  J.P. Abulencia, G.R. Ragetly, L.P. Fredericks, and S. Chaieb, “A Comparative Study of Seeding Techniques and Three-Dimensional Matrices for Mesenchymal Cell Attachment,” Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 5:169-179 (2010)
    • O.J.T. McCarty, J.P. Abulencia, S.A. Mousa, K. Konstantopoulos, “Evaluation of Platelet Antagonists in In-Vitro Flow Models of Thrombosis,” Methods of Molecular Medicine 93:21-34, (2004)
    • J.P. Abulencia, R. Gaspard, Z.R. Healy, W.A. Gaarde, J. Quackenbush, K. Konstantopoulos, “Shear-Induced Cyclooxygenase-2 via a JNK2-Dependent Pathway Regulates Prostaglandin-Receptor Expression in Chondrocytic Cells,” Journal of Biological Chemistry 278(31): 28388-28394, (2003)
    • S.A. Mousa, J.P. Abulencia, O.J.T. McCarty, N.A. Turner, K. Konstantopoulos, “Comparative Efficacy Between the GPIIb/IIIa Antagonists, Roxifiban and Orbofiban, in Inhibiting Platelet Function in Flow Models of Thrombosis,” Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 39:552-560, (2002)
    • J. P. Abulencia, N. Tien, O.J.T. McCarty, D. Plymire, S.A. Mousa, K. Konstantopoulos,  “Comparative Antiplatelet Efficacy of a Novel Nonpeptide GPIIb/IIIa Antagonist (XV454) and Abciximab (c7E3) in Flow Models of Thrombosis”, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis & Vascular Biology. 21(1):149-156, (2001) 


    • J.P. Abulencia and L. Theodore, “Open-Ended Problems for Chemical Engineering,” Scrivener Publishing, (2015)
    • J.P. Abulencia and L. Theodore, “Fluid Flow for the Practicing Chemical Engineer,” Wiley, (2009)


  • Honors, Awards, and Grants


    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - “A Solar Powered Sustainable Hybrid Electrodialysis/Reverse Osmosis Desalination System for Rural Areas of Developing Countries.” 2011 – (with G. Nossoni and N. Braxtan) 
    • National Science Foundation (NSF TUES) - “Using Video Media to Enhance Conceptual Learning in an Undergraduate Thermodynamics Course.” 2010 – (with M. Vigeant and D.L. Silverstein)
    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - “Novel Natural Water Filters for Nagcarlan, Phililppines.” 2009 – (with S. Gallardo)
    • National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) - “Development of a Personal Water Purification Solution in the Philippines.” 2008 – (with S. Gallardo)
    • Manhattan College Summer Grant - “Beginning Research Innovation Development and Growth to Engineers: The BRIDGE Program.” 2008