ChE's Ribeiro joins Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue as Senior Research Fellow
The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue continues to expand its breadth and depth of expertise with the addition of Senior Research Fellow Fabio H. Ribeiro, the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering and the director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on the Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) at Purdue University’s Davidson School of Chemical Engineering.
As an innovator in the chemical engineering space, Ribeiro's expertise in alternative fuel sources and carbon footprint reduction technology will continue to expand the Institute’s knowledge base across technological sectors that are relevant to global statecraft.
“The energy transition will happen only if new technological innovations in electrified processes will make them better and cheaper than fossil-driven ones. The final cost will be heavily dependent on policy decisions, on a global scale,” Ribeiro said. “A major breakthrough in diplomacy is needed to guide public funds and legislation to create the nexus point of industrial productivity for our nation, ensure global economic competitiveness, and increase U.S. energy security. Perhaps no other area of tech diplomacy will be more important.”
Since 2003, Ribeiro has worked with Purdue University students and colleagues on the kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions, as well as the adoption of next-generation technologies for the energy transition. Over the course of his 40-plus year career, he has received eight patents and authored over 150 publications, all while simultaneously advising students and fellows.
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