Ruben G. Carbonell

Ruben G. Carbonell

Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor, and Director, Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science

Dr. Ruben G. Carbonell is the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University. He joined NC State in 1984, after ten years in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of California, Davis. He was Department Head of Chemical Engineering at NC State from 1994 to 1999. He is currently Director of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology, & Science and the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) at NC State. Professor Carbonell earned his BS degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College in 1969 and the PhD degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1973. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Chemical Society. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2014, and he is winner of the Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest award given to NC State faculty. He has published over 235 technical papers and he is an inventor in over 30 patents, several of which have been patented. Dr. Carbonell has supervised over 75 MS and PhD students and more than 35 postdoctoral students and other visitors, many of whom hold leading positions in industry and academia.

Ruben G. Carbonell