Monty Alger is the Director of the Penn State Institute for Natural Gas Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering. Prior to Penn State, he was vice president and chief technology officer with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. responsible for R&D.
He worked 23 years at General Electric (GE) where he led technology development at the Global Research Center, GE Plastics and was the Technology General Manager for the Advanced Materials Business. Before GE, Monty was an assistant professor and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Chemical Engineering Practice School station at GE Plastics.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on several external and university chemical engineering advisory councils.