Problem Solver

Harrell Sellers

Areas Harrell Sellers is Knowledgeable in:

Catalysis, metal surface chemistry, carbon sequestration, environmental chemistry, the chemistry of energy production, production of molecular hydrogen, mathematical modeling in the life sciences.

Techniques Harrell Sellers Uses:

Mathematical / computational methods when appropriate, laboratory experimentation when appropriate

Harrell Sellers's Problem Solving Skills:

  1. Mathematics and particulary solutions to large sets of equations (including DiffEs).
  2. Algorithm development
  3. Metal and metal alloy surface chemistry (catalysis)
  4. Mathematical models of catalytic processes and thermodynamics of reacting systems
  5. Horticulture and plant science
  6. expert programmer (fortran, C, C++, basic, other flavors of C, html, xml et cetera)
  7. Avian and Poultry science
  8. Computer operating systems
  9. Macromolecular structure
  10. Environmental chemistry including catalytic approaches to carbon sequestration
  11. Genetics and computational solutions in life sciences

Harrell Sellers's Problem Solving Experience:

  1. Project manager: in a number of projects we elucidated relationships between bioinformatics databases most commonly involving genetic, heritable and phenotypical information. This is proprietary work for which we do not own the intellectual property rights.
  2. Project manager: we developed and explained the chemistry of the hydrogenation of acetylkene in an ethylene rich flow, illucidated the two dominant reaction mechanisms and the cause of thermal runaway. We also developed promoter species that enhance selectivity. This work is published and was done for Phillips Petroleum (now ConocoPhillips).
    - Working with a pharmeceutical company we developed and they patented an anti-HIV drug that is showing promise in clinical trials.
    - Working with a vendor of financial software, we developed a novel algorithm for searching their database that increased their processing speed by a factor of 300.