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Dadyburjor, Dady B.

Professor - Chemical Engineering


PhD, University of Delaware, 1976 
MSChE, University of Delaware, 1972 
BTech(Hons), Indian Institute of Technology, 1970

Dr. Dadyburjor has taught virtually all of the undergraduate courses in chemical engineering, and many of the graduate courses. 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 (a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen) from natural gas (methane), and products from synthesis gas.

Dr. Dadyburjor is a Resident Faculty Fellow at the National Energy Technology Center of the US Department of Energy. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, a Director of the Council for Chemical Research, and a Councilor of the Pittsburgh Local Section of AIChE. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Dr. Dadyburjor is a past Chair of Area 1b (Kinetics, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering) of the National Program Committee of AIChE (currently Section 20 of AIChE), and a past Director of the North American Catalysis Society.

Research Focus Areas

Advanced Materials

Research Interests

Reaction Engineering 
Coal Liquefaction, Direct and Indirect 
Synthesis Gas Reactions 
Natural Gas Reactions 
Water-Gas Shift Reactions

Teaching Interests

Reaction Engineering 
Material and Energy Balances

Special Interests

C-1 Chemistry

Professional Societies

Sigma Xi 
Tau Beta Pi 
Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society 
Tri-State Catalysis Society