Jeffrey Seay | AIChE

Jeffrey Seay

Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Kentucky

Jeffrey Seay ( is the PJC Board of Trustees Engineering Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Paducah Extended Campus Program.  He is also the President and Founder of Engineers for Sustainable Energy Solutions (, a non-profit organization focused on helping local communities in developing countries take control of their plastic waste management challenges. Dr. Seay holds an appointment as Visiting Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.  Dr. Seay’s research is focused on developing sustainable, renewable energy solutions for underdeveloped regions, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Seay is the 2021-2022 Chair of the AIChE International Committee, Chair for the AIChE Topical Conference on Waste Plastic, and a member of the Managing Board for the AIChE Institute for Sustainability. He is a past Chair of the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) as well as past Vice-Chair and Education Committee Chair for the SEF and past Programming Chair for the AIChE Environmental Division. Dr. Seay has a BS from Auburn University, an MS from the University of South Alabama and a PhD from Auburn University, all in chemical engineering.