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 Chemical Engineering from Yale in 1980 and his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1985. He was a faculty member in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware from 1985 - 2001. Professor Zydney's research is focused on membranes and bioprocessing, with a particular emphasis on the development of membrane systems for the purification of high value biological products. 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, he is a member of the Editorial Review Board for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, and he serves on the Editorial Boards for Separation and Purification Reviews, Separation Science and Technology, and Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering. Professor Zydney served as President of the North American Membrane Society in 2002 - 2003, and was a member of the Board of Directors for 9 years. He was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Zydney has received Excellence in Teaching Awards from the University of Delaware and the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, he is a past recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award and the Outstanding Young Faculty Award from the American Society of Engineering Education, and he received the Lawrence J. Perez Memorial Student Advocate Award from Penn State. Dr. Zydney is also co-founder of Chromatan Corp., a start-up company focused on the development of continuous countercurrent tangential chromatography for purification of biopharmaceuticals.
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University