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Dady Dadyburjor

Professor Emeritus - Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Dadyburjor retired in 2015. While on the active faculty, he taught virtually all of the undergraduate courses in chemical engineering, and many of the graduate courses. He served as interim associate dean for research and graduate studies of the college (1989-1990) and department chair (1999-2009). His research interests are primarily in heterogeneous catalysis and the production of fuels and chemicals from indigenous and cheap feedstocks. Research topics include the deactivation and regeneration of catalysts, the design of novel catalysts specific for selective reactions, the production of synthesis gas from natural gas, of hydrogen by dry reforming, and products from synthesis gas.

Dr. Dadyburjor was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in 1999 and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 2014. He was given IIT’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1983, the inaugural year for that honor. He was a Resident Faculty Fellow at the National Energy Technology Center of the US Department of Energy. He was chair of the Kinetics, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Area of AIChE, a director of the North American Catalysis Society, president of the Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society, chair of the Division of Petroleum Chemistry of ACS, and a Governing Board member of the Council for Chemical Research. He served on the Board of Advisors of Ohio University’s Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (2010-2013). He is on the Editorial Board of the journal Fuel Chemistry and Technology and served as an Associate Editor of the journal Energy and Fuels.


PhD, University of Delaware, 1976 

MSChE, University of Delaware, 1972 

BTech(Hons), Indian Institute of Technology, 1970