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Pitt’s ChemE Department Recruits Energy and Climate Expert Dr. Mohammad Masnadi

PITTSBURGH (June 19, 2019) —  The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering announced that Mohammad Masnadi, PhD, will be joining the faculty this fall as Assistant Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Masnadi is an expert in energy and climate science, climate policy design, and sustainable engineering.

“We are excited to welcome Mohammad to our department. He brings a depth of expertise in fields that are important to the future of our department and our planet,” says Steven Little, PhD, the William Kepler Whiteford Endowed Professor and Chair of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. “He was a top choice in an impressive pool of sustainability candidates, and we look forward to the great work he will pursue here at Pitt.”

Before joining Pitt, Dr. Masnadi completed his postdoctoral studies at Stanford University in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental sciences. He worked with Prof. Adam Brandt on the Environmental Assessment and Optimization group and is interested in energy and environment interdisciplinary research topics, such as data-driven life-cycle assessment, sustainable processes, applied catalysis, and process integration and intensification. He earned his PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering with a sub-specialization in Management Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Prior to Stanford, Dr. Masnadi collaborated with the Boeing Company on an investigation into commercial scale production of aviation biofuels from lignocellulosic materials in North America. He has published numerous papers in the in leading journals in energy and climate science, including Science, Nature Energy, Applied Energy, and Energy & Environmental Science.

Author: Maggie Pavlick

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