Arturo A. Keller | AIChE

Arturo A. Keller

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Keller received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell University. Since 1996, he has been a Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara, teaching at the graduate-level Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, with several teaching awards. He has published over 235 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr. Keller is co-Director of the NSF and USEPA funded UC Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN), funded for 10 years for a total of $48M, which is dedicated to providing key information for addressing and managing any risks that may arise during the use of nanotechnology. Dr. Keller leads the group studying fate & transport, exposure and life cycle assessment of nanomaterials. In recognition of his contributions in this area, in 2015 Dr. Keller received the Agilent Thought Leadership award ($1.5M).

Dr. Keller is also a co-Director of the USEPA funded Chemical Life Cycle Collaborative, which seeks to develop a framework to make early predictions of the life-cycle implications of a new chemical or material, based on the chemical structure, applications and use characteristics.

Dr. Keller also has done work on the implications of climate change for water resources broadly, and in specific their potential impact on water quality for municipalities.

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