Elmar R. Altwicker

Elmar R. Altwicker


Grade and High School in Germany (Diploma, August 1948, Landshut). B.S. (Chemistry) University of Dayton, Ohio, 1952. Ph.D. (Chemistry) Ohio State University, 1957. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.

Professional Experience

4/1957-1962, American Cyanamid Company, Bound Brook, N.J., Research Chemist.

1963-1965, Princeton Chemical Resarch, Inc., Princeton, N.J., Project Leader.

1966-1968, UOP, Chemical Division, E. Rutherford, N.J., Groupleader.

1968-1974, Associate Professor of Bio-Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

1974-1975, Sabbatical Leave at Dechema Institut, 6 Frankfurt/Main 97, BRD (West Germany).

8/75 - 8/86, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

9/86-date, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, ibid.

1989-1990, Sabbatical Leave at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Chimiques, University of Nancy, Nancy, France

Teaching Interests/Recent Courses Taught (U = Undergraduate, G = Graduate)

Engineering Modeling and Design (U) - sophomore; Chemical Engineering Laboraotry (U) - senior; Atmospheric Pollution (U) - senior; Environmental Systems Engineering (U) - senior; Separations Processes (U) - senior; Process Design (U) - senior; Atmospheric Chemistry (G); Air Pollution Control (G); Combustion (G).

Memberships and Activities

Air and Waste Management Association

American Chemical Society

Society of Sigma Xi

Member, Academic Council, CRWI (Council for Responsible Waste Incineration), Washington, D.C., 1990 -

Member, Air Management Advisory Committee, NYSDEC, Air Quality Subcommittee, 1992 -

Organizing Chair, F.W. Karasek International Conferences, Phoenix, AZ, March 1995-1999.

Invited discussion leader, Combustion Engineering, EPA-Peer Review Workshop, Drake Chemical Site Risk Assessment, Williamsport, PA, Jan. 15/16, 1998.

Reviewer (Papers and Proposals) For

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

National Science Foundation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

National Research Council, Office of Int. Affairs

Chemical Engineering Communication

Industrial and Engineering Chemistry

Atmospheric Environment

Environmental Progress

AIChE Journal

Environmental Science & Technology

Combustion Science & Technology

Journal Air & Waste Mgt. Association

Canadian Journal Chemical Engng.

Journal Haz. Materials

Hazardous Waste Hazardous Materials