Joseph Louvar

Joseph Louvar

Dr. Joseph Louvar received his BS from the University of Missouri-Rolla, his MS degree from Carnegie Mellon and his PhD from Wayne State University; all in Chemical Engineering. Following the award of his MS degree, Dr. Louvar worked as a Process Engineer at Corn Products, and a Development Engineer at Wyandotte Chemicals which became BASF Wyandotte. Dr. Louvar held several important positions within BASF, including Systems Engineering, Process Design, R&D Management, and as Director of a research department with scale-up and small-scale production activities. Dr. Louvar has ten patents, and he is the author and co-author of thirty-five publications, including two books: Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications, co-authored with Dr. Daniel Crowl, and Health and Environmental Risk Analysis: Fundamentals with Applications, co-authored with Diane Louvar. Dr. Louvar is currently a Research Professor at Wayne State University, teaching courses in safety, risk analysis, process design and the statistical design of experiments. He is the past Chair of AIChE's Undergraduate Education Committee, the past Chair of AIChE's Safety and Health Division, and a Fellow of AIChE. Dr. Louvar has been a member of the Michigan Tech Chemical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board since 1990.