Russell Chianelli Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Director of the Materials Research and Technology Institute; Professor of Chemistry, Materials and Environmental Engineering Chemistry, Materials and Environmental Science and Engineering
Institution Disciplines
The University of Texas Chemistry Engineering
City State / Provence
El Paso Texas
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Russell R. Chianelli is currently Director of the Materials Research and Technology Institute at the University of Texas at El Paso and Professor of Chemistry, Materials and Environmental Science and Engineering.

Dr. Chianelli joined the Corporate Research Laboratories of Exxon Research and Engineering Co in 1973. While at this laboratory he conducted research in both fundamental and applied areas of interest to the energy industry. He is recognized world wide for his work in Transition Metal Sulfide catalytic materials This work resulted in over 176 refereed publications (~120) and issued United States patents (~56). During this period he was active in the Materials Research Society (MRS), serving as vice president (1989), president (1990), Past president (1991) and Counselor (1992-1994). In 1996 he joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Texas at El Paso as Chairman and Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. In 2001 he resigned as Chemistry Department Chairman to head the Materials Research and Technology Institute (MRTI) at UTEP. The MRTI is dedicated to research relevant to the US/Mexico border in Materials related to energy, environment and health.

Education

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn BS 1970 Chemistry; Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Ph.D. 1974 Chemistry

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