John Howarter

John Howarter

Associate Professor of Materials Engineering/Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Contact Information

Office: ARMS 2213
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045


  • John Howarter earned his PhD in Materials Engineering from the Purdue University in 2008.

Employment History

  • Before joining the faculty at Purdue he held a NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Polymers Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Research Interests

Research interests are centered around reducing the operational energy footprint of polymer membranes through material design. This includes a focus on material improvements of polyamide membranes used in desalination and functional composite membranes for targeted separation of industrial wastewater.