Carson Meredith | AIChE

Carson Meredith

Executive Director
Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI)

Carson Meredith, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI), one of ten interdisciplinary research institutes at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He received a BS in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech (1993) and a PhD in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Texas, Austin (1998). He was a postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from 1998 to 2000, and joined the faculty in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2000. In his role at RBI, he is catalyzing an interdisciplinary innovation community engaged in translational research in pulp, paper, and packaging, circular materials from biomass, and bioindustrial manufacturing and biorefining. His research interests are biomass-derived renewable and sustainable materials and high-throughput materials discovery and characterization. His group has pioneered in the area of using chitin and cellulose to derive alternative packaging materials as substitutes for plastics. Meredith started the GT-EQUAL program, the first American Chemical Society (ACS) Bridge Program in a chemical engineering school, for advancing the number of underrepresented students that earn PhDs. In addition, he serves on the leadership committee of the AIChE Forest and Plant Bioproducts Division, the Editorial Board of the Green Materials journal, and the External Advisory Boards of the Bioproducts Institute (Univ. of British Columbia) and the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI).