Elsa Reichmanis is Professor and Carl Robert Anderson Chair in Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of Lehigh University. Prior to joining Lehigh, she was Pete Silas Chair in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Tech.
She started her independent career at Bell Labs where she was Bell Labs Fellow and Director of the Materials Research Department. She has served the chemical engineering profession in roles that include membership on the Institute Awards sub-committee; service to the ACS; participation in many National Academies Boards and Study Committees; and is an Executive Editor for Chemistry of Materials.
She is a member of the NAE and has received several awards for her work; she was most honored to receive the 2018 AICHE Margaret H. Rousseau Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by a Woman Chemical Engineer. Her research, at the interface of chemical engineering, chemistry and materials science, spans from fundamental concept to technology development and implementation.