Brian Anderson has been named the GE Plastics Material Engineering Professor at West Virginia University, effective January, 2013.

An associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Anderson has conducted extensive research in the areas of natural gas hydrates; thermodynamic modeling; and sustainable energy and development, most notably in the area of geothermal systems. He has been nominated for the 2013 Department of Energy’s Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineers, was the recipient of the 2011 DOE Secretary’s Honor Award for his work in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and was selected to the National Academy of Engineering’s 2010 Frontiers of Engineering Education Workshop. Anderson was named the Statler College’s “Teacher of the Year” in 2010.

A native of Ripley, W.Va., he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from WVU in 2000, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 and 2005, respectively.



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CONTACT: Mary C. Dillon; Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources