Norberto Lemcoff, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice
Department of Engineering and Science

Licenciado and Doctor in Industrial Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, London
Phone: 860-548-5356

Dr. Norberto Lemcoff is Professor of Practice in the Department of Engineering and Science at Rensselaer at Hartford. He joined as Adjunct Professor in 2007 and became a full-time Professor in 2010. He has taught a variety of courses in the areas of Mechanical Engineering and is a faculty member of Rensselaer's International Scholars Program, teaching energy engineering in Rome and Shanghai. His areas of expertise are energy systems engineering, heat and mass transfer, separations, air purification, energy recovery, and reaction engineering.

Dr. Lemcoff has over 20 years of industrial experience at The BOC Group Technical Center and at United Technologies Research Center. He was a key team member in advancing new technology from the discovery stage to commercial viability.

Dr. Lemcoff was Professor and Chair of the Department of Industries at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also directed a Research and Development Program in Alternative Sources of Raw Materials and Energy, and was consultant to several industrial companies in Argentina. He taught graduate courses at the Argentine Steel Institute, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), University of Houston, Carnegie Mellon University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and University of Connecticut. Also gave seminars at Universities in the U.S., Canada, England, France, Spain, China, Brazil and Argentina.

Dr. Lemcoff is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and was Chair of the AIChE Separations Division, as well as Chair of the New Jersey and Central New England Local Sections.

He received the Bernardo Houssay Award by the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET - Argentina) for outstanding contributions in the area of reaction engineering, the BOC Chairman's Award for Technology for the development of INTAC (In Transit Controlled Atmosphere), the BOC Gases Americas Innovation Award for the development of the High Purity Nitrogen Pressure Swing Adsorption System, and the Frank Dittman Excellence Award for outstanding technical achievements and community service from the New Jersey Section of AIChE.

Dr. Lemcoff received research grants from the University of Buenos Aires, Secretary of Science and Technology (SECyT - Argentina), National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET – Argentina) and TSWG-U.S. Department of Defense. He has co-authored 16 U.S. patents, over 80 refereed papers in scientific journals, and over 80 presentations in national and international conferences.

Dr. Lemcoff holds the degrees of Licenciado and Doctor in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London. He also holds a Certificate in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Updated: 2016-04-21, 15:03