Masoud Soroush received his B.S. (chemical engineering) from Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran, and M.S.E. (chemical engineering), M.S.E. (electrical engineering: systems) and Ph.D. (chemical engineering) all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he joined Drexel University where he is now a professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the director of the NSF-sponsored REU Site “Smart Manufacturing Research Experiences for Undergraduates (SMREU)”. He was a Visiting Scientist at DuPont Marshall Lab, Philadelphia, 2002–03 and a Visiting Professor at Princeton University in 2008. His research interests are in the areas of polymer membranes, functional safety, process systems engineering, nanomaterials, cybermanufacturing, distributed manufacturing, polymers, and renewable power generation and storage systems.
For the past ten years, he has contributed to gas-separation technologies through the fabrication of novel polymer membranes and the development of process systems engineering methods and software. He has edited/co-edited six books and authored/co-authored more than 350 publications including over 210 refereed papers. He is an elected fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was the AIChE Director on the American Automatic Control Council Board of Directors 2010–2013. His awards include the U.S. National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award and the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award of American Automatic Control Council. He has supervised research projects of 20 Ph.D., 22 M.S., and 32 B.S. students.