Lund Named Chair of UB Department of Chemical Engineering

Release Date: January 22, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Carl Lund, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been named chair of the department.

He succeeds Ken Kiser, who has retired.

Lund conducts research in catalysis, kinetics, catalytic materials, catalytic reaction engineering and membrane reactors.

A significant focus of his work is the development of selective catalysts that optimize reactions in order to produce more of the desired chemical and less waste.

Lund also conducts research in catalytic C-1 chemistry, interconversion of molecules that have only one carbon, to improve, for example, the catalytic oxidation of methane. Methane, which is considered a worse greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, is emitted from natural gas-fired engines.

A faculty member since 1986, Lund is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award.

He received the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and was selected as a Lilly Teaching Fellow by the UB Office of Teaching Effectiveness.

In addition, he received the Teacher of the Year award from the New York Nu Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at UB.

The author of numerous scientific publications, Lund also is a reviewer for scientific journals, book publishers and federal granting agencies.

His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as by other public and private-sector sources.

A former senior engineer with Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Lund is an honors graduate of Purdue University. He received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

He lives in Amherst.

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