Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Florida State University 2004
M.Sc. Information Systems Hawaii Pacific University 1994
B.Sc. Civil and Chemical Engineering Northern Catholic University 1989

Dr. Mario Oyanader earned his B.S. in Civil and Chemical Engineering from Northern Catholic University in Antofagasta, Chile in 1989; his M.S. in Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University in 1994; and his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Florida State University in 2004.

In the fall of 2014, Dr. Oyanader joined the College of Engineering at California Baptist University (CBU) where he is currently a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In the three years prior, he was an Associate Professor of the Department of Engineering and Computer Science at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. From 2007 to 2011, he performed as the Unit Operation Lab Director and Chemical Engineering Program Coordinator at the Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. Between 1996 and 2007, Dr. Oyanader transitioned from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northern Catholic University in Antofagasta, Chile. He was the Department Head for the Chemical Engineering Department at Northern Catholic University from 1998 to 2000. Within the chemical engineering discipline, Dr. Oyanader has taught several topics including Fluid Mechanics, Transport Phenomena, Thermodynamics, Unit Operations, Chemical Process Design, Process Simulation and Control, and Design of Experiment. His teaching of these subjects has been driven by the use of methodologies such as Active Learning with Student Response Systems, Key Competencies Teaching, and One-On-One and Peer Training.

In terms of research, Dr. Oyanader’s three main focus areas are Applied Environmental Engineering, Electro-Bio-molecular Treatment and Separation, and Computational and Modeling Approach in Physicochemical Processes. His approach is based on the use of fundamental principles to explore solutions for a wide range of practical problems that includes effluent treatment, water decontamination, desalinization, drug delivery and the design of medical devices.

Dr. Oyanader enjoys seashore fishing, playing Andean musical instruments and singing. He was a member of Agape, an evangelistic music group, for ten years. While at Florida State University, he joined Aconcagua, an ethnomusicology research band, for a year. He is married to Francis, his faithful wife and friend of thirty years, and they have two children who are both attending CBU.

Courses Taught at Graduate Level
• Advanced Applied Mathematics, Spring 2001
• Applied Environmental Statistic, Fall 2006, Summer 2009, Summer 2010
• Electrokinetics Soil Remediation, Fall 2005
• Graduate Research Seminar, Fall 2007
• Environmental Research Methods I, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006
• Environmental Research Methods II, Fall 2004,2005 & 2006, Spring 2006, Summer 2009
• Environmental Research Methods III, Spring 2007, Summer 2007, Summer 2010

Courses Taught for Professional Development & on Request
• Environmental Management Systems, Fall 1998, Spring 1999, Fall 1999, 2000 & 2004
• Mass Balance Principles, Summer 2005
• Monitoring, Modeling & Environmental Control, Spring 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001, Fall 1999, Summer 2001

Courses Taught at Undergraduate Level
• Advance Units Operations, Fall 1994, Spring 2010
• Advanced Applied Mathematics, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006
• Applied Surface & Groundwater Hydrology, Fall 2005, Fall 2006
• Applied Environmental Statistic, Spring 2005, Spring 2006
• Applied Mathematics for Engineers, Fall 1994 & 1995, Spring 1996, Fall 1996 & 1997, Fall 2000
• Air Pollution Control, Spring 2007
• Atmospheric Contamination , Spring 1999
• Dynamic Process Simulation, Spring 1996, Spring 1997, Spring 1998, Spring 2000
•Design of Thermal Systems, Spring 2012, Spring 2013
• Ecology for Engineers, Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2006
• Environmental Monitoring, Modeling & Control, Spring 2013
• Environmental Science, Spring 2013
• Ethics and Professionalism, Fall 2008, 2009, 2010
• Fluid Mechanics, Spring 2008, 2011, Fall 2011, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
• Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
• Introduction to Process Engineering, Spring 1994, Fall 1994, Fall 1997
• Introduction to Engineering (Annual, Part I), Spring 1994, Spring 1995
• Introduction to Engineering (Annual, Part II), Fall 1994, Fall 1995
• Introduction to Engineering , Spring 1995
• Introduction to System Approach, Fall 1994, Fall 1995, Fall 1996, Fall 1998, Fall 1999
• Process Design, Fall 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, Spring 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
• Process Dynamics and Control, Spring 2010, 2011
• Simulation and Automated Process Control, Spring 1996, Spring 1997, Spring 1999
• Simulation and Computer Aided Process Control, Spring 1996, Spring 1998, Spring 2000 & 2001
• Simulation Principles, Fall 1997
• Solid & Hazardous Waste, Spring 2012
• Structured Computer Programming (PASCAL), Spring 1995, Fall 1995
• Transport Phenomena I, Spring 1995, 2012
• Transport Science III: Mass Transfer, Fall 2009
• Thermodynamics I, Summer 2008
• Unit Operation Capstone Lab, Spring 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
• Water Contamination & Wastewater Control, Spring 2005

Applied Environmental Engineering (Electrokinetic Soil Cleaning, Air Sparging for Aquifer & Soil Remediation, Abatement of As from Aqueous & gaseous effluent, Pulsed Corona Discharge in Gas Phase, Biodiesel and Biofuel production).

Electro-Bio-molecular Treatment and Separation (Application of Orthogonal Electrical Field, Role of Pouseuille, Couette & Electroosmotic Flows, The role of electrostatic potential, The role of Channel Morphology).

Computational & Modeling Approach in Physicochemical Processes (Numerical Algorithms for no linear ODE solution, Scaling Up modeling Approach, Joule Heating Modeling & Simulation, Non-Newtonian Fluids modeling & simulation).

Geneva College,
Department of Engineering and Computer Science
Beaver Falls, PA
Associate Professor of Engineering, August 2011 to Present

Tennessee Technological University,
Chemical Engineering Department,
Cookeville, TN, USA.
Undergraduate Program Coordinator, May 2010 to July 2011
AIChE Chapter Advisor, May 2010 to July 2011
OXE Chapter Advisor, May 2010 to July 2011
Unit Operation Laboratory Director/Safety Coordinator, August 2007 to July 2011

Universidad Arturo Prat,
Engineering Department,
Environmental Engineering Program,
Iquique, Chile.
Visiting Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, May 2009 to August 2009

Universidad San Agustín de Arequipa,
College of Natural Science, Graduate Unit,
Arequipa, Perú.
Summer Visiting Associate Professor, August 2006 to Present

Northern Catholic University (Universidad Católica Del Norte),
Department of Chemical Engineering
Antofagasta, Chile.
Associate Professor, June 2000 to June 2007
Environmental Management (Prof. Development) Program Coordinator, March1998 – August 2001
Environmental Assessment (Prof. Development) Program Coordinator, March1999 – March 2000
Environmental Eng. Applications - Master Program Coordinator, July 2000 – August 2001
Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department, June1997 - June1999
Assistant Professor, March 1996 – May 2000
Adjunct Assistant Professor, March 1994 – February 1996

Florida State University,
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Tallahassee, FL.
Unit Operation Lab Engineer, Fall 2003 & Spring 2004

Universidad De Antofagasta,
Departments of Chemical Engineering & Engineering Systems
Antofagasta, Chile.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, March 1994 – February 1998
Researcher/Analyst, March 1994 – February 1996

Mario Oyanader and Pedro Arce, “Role of Aspect Ratio and Joule Heating within the Fluid Region near a Cylindrical Electrode in Electrokinetic Remediation: A Numerical Solution based on the Boundary Layer Model", International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering 2013, In Press.

Jennifer Pascal, Mario Oyanader and Pedro Arce, “Effect of capillary geometry on predicting electroosmotic volumetric flowrates in porous or fibrous media” ", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 378, 2012, 241-250.

3. Jyothirmai J. Simhadri1, Holly A. Stretz, Mario Oyanader and Pedro E. Arce, “Role Of Nanocomposite Hydrogel Morphology In Electrophoretic Separation Of Biomolecules: Review” I&ECh Research, 2010 Vol. 49(23); 11866-11877.

Jennifer Pascal, Mario Oyanader and Pedro Arce, “Effect of wall velocities on the determination of optimal separation times in electrical field flow fractionation (EFFF)” The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 88(3), 2010, 384-391.

Jennifer Pascal, Ryan O’Hara, Mario Oyanader and Pedro Arce, “Optimal Separation Times For Electrical Field-Flow Fractionation With Couette Flows” Electrophoresis, Vol. 29(20), 2008: 4238-4246.

Mario A. Oyanader, P. Arce, And A. Dzurik, “Role of Geometry of Capillary Bundles on Flow Reversal in Electrokinetic Soil Reclamation: A Comparative Study Based on the Microscopic Scale” Journal of Porous Media, Vol. 11(8), 2008, 733-750.

Mario A. Oyanader, and P. Arce, “Role Of Joule Heating On The Hydrodynamic Boundary Layer With Rectangular Electrodes – Numerical Approach”, Latin American Applied Research, Vol. 38, 2008, 147-154.

Mario A. Oyanader, and P. Arce, “Role of Soil Porosity, Electrical and Thermal Resistivities On Free-Convective Transport. Heat Transfer And Hydrodynamic Aspects In An Annular Geometry,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 46(23), 2007, 7627-7636

P. Arce, Mario A. Oyanader, And Whitaker S., "The Catalytic Pellet: A Rich Prototype for Engineering Scaling", Chem. Eng. Education, Vol. 41 (3), 2007, 185-194.

Mario A. Oyanader, and P. Arce, "An Effective Analytical-Alghoritmic Approach To Solve Diffusion-Type Differential Equations With Non-Linear Sources: Unbounded Domains", Computer and Chemical Engineering, Vol.31 (9), 2007,1174-1180.

Mario A. Oyanader, P. Arce, And A. Dzurik, "Design Criteria For Soil Cleaning Operations In Electrokinetic Remediation. Hydrodynamic Aspects In A Cylindrical Geometry", Electrophoresis, Vol. 26(15), 2005, 2878-2887.

Mario A. Oyanader and P. Arce, "Role Of Geometrical Dimensions In Electrophoresis Applications With Orthogonal Fields", Electrophoresis, Vol. 26(15), 2005, 2857-2866.

Mario A. Oyanader and P. Arce "A New And Simpler Approach For The Solution Of The Electrostatic Potential Differential Equation Enhanced Solution For Planar, Cylindrical And Annular Geometries", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 284 (1), 2005, 315-322.

Mario A. Oyanader, P. Arce and A. Dzurik "Design Criteria For Soil Cleaning Operations In Electrokinetic Remediation. Hydrodynamic Aspects In An Annular Geometry", I&ECh Research, 2005 Vol. 44(16); 6200-6211.

Eleonora Erdmann, Mario A. Oyanader and Pedro Arce, “Effect Of the Joule Heating and Of the Material Voids on Free-Convective Transport In Porous Or Fibrous Media With Applied Electrical Fields,” Electrophoresis, Vol. 26 (15), 2005, 2867-2877.

Mario A. Oyanader., P. Arce, And A. Dzurik, “Avoiding Pitfalls In Electrokinetic Remediation: Robust Design And Operation Criteria Based On First Principles For Maximizing Performance In A Rectangular Geometry,” Electrophoresis, Vol. 24(19-20), 2003, 3457-3466.

Mario A. Oyanader, Christian A. Guerrero, Luis Cisternas. "S.S.S,, Salt Separation System for Fractionated Crystallization." Revista Internacional de Información Tecnológica Vol.8 Nº 5, Pag. 11-14, 1997.

Cisternas, Luis A. , Christian A. Guerrero, Juan M. Melo, Mario A. Oyanader, "SINQUIM, System for the Synthesis of Chemical Reaction Cycles." Revista Internacional de Información Tecnológica Vol.8 Nº 5, Pag. 15-21, 1997.

To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds... In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom. Daniel 1: 17 & 20