David R. Shonnard, Ph.D.
Richard and Bonnie Robbins Chair in Sustainable Use of Materials
Department of Chemical Engineering
Director; Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)
Michigan Technological University (MTU)
Houghton, MI 49931
SFI Homepage ; http://www.sfi.mtu.edu/
Dr. Shonnard is Robbins Chair and professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University and director of the Sustainable Futures Institute. David has over 20 years of academic experience in sustainability issues in the chemical industry and green engineering. His research interests are in forest-based biofuel processes and environmental life cycle assessments of advanced biofuels. He is co-author of the textbooks “Green Engineering: Environmentally-Conscious Design of Chemical Processes”, published by Prentice Hall in 2002, and “Sustainable Engineering: Concepts, Design, and Case Studies”, published by Prentice Hall in 2012. Dr. Shonnard has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, conference proceedings papers, and technical reports. He and received numerous honors and awards for teaching and research into environmental issues of the chemical industry, including the1998 NSF- Lucent Technologies Industrial Ecology Research Fellowship, 2003 Ray Fahien Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, and Richard and Bonnie Robbins Chair in Sustainable Use of Materials at MTU, 2009. He received a B.S. from the University of Nevada-Reno in 1983 and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Davis in 1991.