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Dr. Jochen Lauterbach named new chaired professor

January 06, 2010

Dr. Jochen Lauterbach, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware, will be the CoEE Endowed Chair for Strategic Environmental Approaches to Electricity Production from Coal. Lauterbach, who will join the university’s faculty at the College of Engineering and Computing in August 2010, also will be the director of the CoEE in Strategic Approaches to the Production of Electricity from coal. Lauterbach is a well-known chemical engineer working in a variety of research areas in catalysis, including NOx abatement via SCR, and storage/reduction technology, direct epoxidation of ethylene and propylene, ammonia decomposition for hydrogen storage and generation, Fischer-Tropsch chemistry, CO2 reforming with methane, and CO2 hydrogenation. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as industries such as Ford Motor Co., Union Carbide, AlliedSignal, Shell and Toyota.

Lauterbach earned his undergraduate degree in technical physics from the University of Bayreuth in Germany and his doctoral degree from the Free University of Berlin and the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck-Society in Berlin. Lauterbach, who also has been a faculty member at Purdue University, was selected to receive the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Career Development Award in 1998. He earned the Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation in Germany and was the recipient of the Union Carbide Innovation Recognition Award in 2000. He was a finalist for the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008. 

Read the official university announcement of Dr. Lauterbach’s appointment.

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