Gintaras.V. (Rex) Reklaitis is Burton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University (USA). He has served as Head of the School of Chemical Engineering and deputy director of the NSF Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems, among other appointments. His expertise lies in process systems engineering, the application of information and computing technologies to process and product design, process operations and supply chain management. Current research interests include applications of process systems methodology to improve pharmaceutical product design, development, manufacture and administration as well as systems studies of integrated energy networks and supply chains.
He was educated at the Illinois Institute of Technology (BS ChE), and received MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, fellow of AIChE, and past Editor-in-Chief of Computers & Chemical Engineering. Among the recognitions he has received are the CAST Computing in Chemical Engineering Award (AICHE), the ChE Lectureship Award (ASEE), the George Lappin (AIChE) and Van Antwerpen Awards (AIChE) , the Pruitt Award (CCR) and the Long Term Achievements in Computer Aided Process Engineering Award of the EFChE. He has served on the Board of Directors of AICHE, the Council for Chemical Research and the CACHE Corporation and continues to serve on the editorial boards of several journals. He has published 270 papers and book chapters and edited/authored nine books.