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Andrew Zydney, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Department Head, Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Andrew L. Zydney is currently Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, having served as Head of that Department from 2004-2014. Professor Zydney received his B.S. in 1980 from Yale University and his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1985, both in Chemical Engineering. Professor Zydney's research is focused on downstream bioprocessing, with a particular emphasis on membrane technology. He has published more than 200 articles on these topics, including invited contributions to the Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology and the Handbook of Biomedical Engineering. Professor Zydney is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Membrane Science, and he is a member of the Board of Directors and past President of the North American Membrane Society. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Zydney received the Excellence in Biological Engineering Publications Award from the AIChE in Fall 2016.

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