John Cirucci is the Chief Engineer of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions and a Research Professor in the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State Univ. Before joining Arizona State, he had a long industry career in various engineering and R&D leadership roles at Air Products and in private practice. He holds a BS and MS in chemical engineering from Penn State and Lehigh Univ., respectively, but has learned much more from working beside many extraordinary people.
John is an AIChE Fellow. He has served AIChE as a Board Director (2012–2014), a Trustee of the AIChE Foundation (2011–2021), and a member of the Fellows Council. He chaired AIChE entities including the Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC), the Foundation Grants Committee, the Center for Sustainable Technology Practices, the Global Societal Initiatives Committee, and the Public Affairs and Information Committee’s (PAIC) Climate Solutions Working Group. He has also dedicated many years to humanitarian engineering projects in Africa and Central America as a leader in Engineers Without Borders.