About

Welcome to my site!

I am passionate about science and engineering – no, they’re not the same! I have a B.S. in chemistry from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany (1997), a B.S. in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (1997), and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (2002), where I worked with Scott Diamond in the Institute of Medicine and Engineering. I also spent two years as a PhRMA postdoctoral fellow in Mark Gerstein’s lab in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University.

I have a wide range of research interests. In recent years, I’ve been doing a lot of research in the area of environmental life cycle assessment (LCA). Most of my previous work falls in the areas of chemical kinetics, stochastic processes, chemical process simulation, biophysics, computational biology, bioinformatics, and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). Other academic interests of mine include science education, heuristics and algorithmic creativity (e.g. TRIZ) and the intersection of measurement theory with the chemical sciences.

Since 2010, I have been conducting environmental research with a major energy company, while continuing to pursue research interests in various areas I have investigated over the years.
Previously, I was an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University. I was also a core member of Lehigh’s Bioengineering Program, and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in both programs.

Feel free to have a look at my publications (above). If you have any questions, or requests for software associated with my published work, please contact me via the contact form below.

Best regards,
Ian