Enrique Iglesia is the Theodore Vermeulen Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. His research addresses the design, synthesis, and structural and mechanistic characterization of inorganic solids useful as catalysts for chemical reactions important in the production, conversion and use of energy carriers, in sustainable petrochemical syntheses, and in the protection of the environment. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. He has received several awards for his contributions to chemistry and chemical engineering. Most recently, he received the 2019 Michel Boudart Award for Advancement in Catalysis and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature.
Dr. Iglesia will work with faculty and students involved with the Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR). He will engage CISTAR in research, industry innovation, entrepreneurship, and educational activities.