Richard Baker | AIChE

Richard Baker

Dr. Baker currently serves as MTR’s Principal Scientist.  He founded the company in 1982, and served as President for 25 years. In that time, MTR became a leading membrane research, development, engineering, and production company, concentrating on the development of membranes and membrane systems for industrially and environmentally significant separations. He is currently leading MTR’s new development program for membrane-based biomass/biofuel ethanol separations.  Dr. Baker is the author of more than 100 papers and over 100 patents, all in the membrane area.  Two editions of his book, Membrane Technology and Applications, were published in 2000 and 2004, and a third edition is in progress.  He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Membrane Science and Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research,was previously on the editorial boards of The Journal of Controlled Release and Separation and Purification Technology, and served as editor of the NAMS quarterly newsletter for several years.  He is founder and past president of the International Controlled Release Society, and co-founder of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS).  In 2002, he was recipient of the first NAMS Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Science and Technology.