Götz Veser is Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering and associate director of the Center for Energy at the University of Pittsburgh. He obtained a Diploma in chemical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), and a PhD in physical chemistry at the Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, both in Germany. Following a Feodor-Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, he held positions at the University of Stuttgart and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research (Mülheim an der Ruhr), before returning to the US to join the University of Pittsburgh in 2002.
Dr. Veser’s research interests span catalytic reaction engineering, functional nanomaterials, and process intensification, with applications in energy, carbon capture, and fuels processing technology. He serves on the editorial board of multiple journals in the area of reaction engineering, as “Science Ambassador” for the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and on the board of the North American Catalysis Society.