Enrique Iglesia

Enrique Iglesia is the Theodore Vermeulen Chair in Chemical Engineering and the University of California at Berkeley and a Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He holds degrees in chemical engineering from Princeton and Stanford and honorary doctorates from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia and the Technical University of Munich. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1993 after research and management positions at the Exxon Corporate Research Labs. Iglesia is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is former Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of Catalysis and a Fellow of AIChE and ACS. He has received the Somorjai, Olah, and Murphree Awards from ACS, the Alpha Chi Sigma, Wilhelm and Walker Awards from AIChE, the Emmett, Burwell, Boudart, and Distinguished Service Awards from the North American Catalysis Society. He has been named the Francois Gault Lecturer by the European Federation of Catalysis Societies and the Cross-Canada Lecturer by the Chemical Institute of Canada. He was awarded the ENI Prize, the Kozo Tanabe Prize in Acid-Base Catalysis, and the Natural Gas Conversion Award. His dedication to teaching was recognized with the Donald Sterling Noyce Teaching Prize, the highest teaching recognition in the physical sciences at Berkeley. He has co-authored more than 350 publications and 40 patents. The Iglesia research group addresses conceptual and practical challenges in heterogeneous catalysis in areas relevant to energy, to the synthesis of chemicals and fuels, and to the prevention and abatement and prevention of the environmental impact of energy conversion and use by combining kinetic, spectroscopic, isotopic and theoretical methods with the synthesis of inorganic solids with novel architectures.