Marco J. Castaldi
Marco Castaldi was born in New York City and received his B.S. ChE (Magna cum Laude) from Manhattan College. His Ph.D. is in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and he has minors in Advanced Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. Professor Castaldi has approximately 90 peer-reviewed research articles, 40 peer-reviewed conference papers, 3 book chapters and 11 patents in the fields of catalysis, combustion and gasification. He has collaborated with researchers from Lawrence Livermore, Sandia, Brookhaven and Argonne National Laboratories on wide ranging research from combustion modeling to catalytic reactor development to hydrate dissociation studies. He has provided expert testimony to state and federal committees and served as expert witness for numerous cases related to waste-to-energy, air emissions and catalysis. Current research activities span fundamental investigations related to combustion and catalysis to applied research with small and large multinational companies. Some of his research findings have been covered by The New York Times, The Observer, CNN, and other trade publications. Prior to his academic career Professor Castaldi worked as Manager of Fuel Processor Component Development for Precision Combustion Inc. in New Haven, CT overseeing projects totaling $5 MM.
Professional awards include:
2016 Fulbright Global Award
2015 National Academies’ Intelligence Science & Technology Expert Group
2014 National Research Council, Panel Member Appointment
2012 Fellow, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Eng. Ed.
2010 ACS Environmental Division Best Paper Presentation
2009 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2009 International Precious Metal Institute Student Advisor Award
2005 ASME, Gas Turbine Award
2004 ASME, Best Applications Paper Award
2002 Manhattan College, Top 10 Engineering Professors
1992 UCLA Center for Clean Technology, Arco Fellowship
1991-1992 American Cyanamid Scholarship
Ph.D.Chemical Engineering, 1997, University of California, Los Angeles; Advisor: Selim M. Senkan
M.S.Chemical Engineering, 1994, University of California, Los Angeles; Advisor: Selim M. Senkan
B.S.Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, 1992, Manhattan College
Combustion, Gasification, and Catalytic Reaction Engineering. Waste to Energy.