Ryan Lively received his PhD in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011, working with Prof. William J. Koros. This was followed by post-doctoral research at Algenol Biofuels under the guidance of Dr. Ronald R. Chance. He joined Georgia Tech’s chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty in 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. His research seeks to advance fluid separation processes critical to the global energy infrastructure. In particular, his team investigates adsorption and diffusion phenomena in polymeric and microporous materials. His group is working to transition these materials out of the lab by focusing on methods to manufacture them into modular separation devices.
Lively received a BRIGE Award and CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the Kunesh Award from AIChE’s Separations Division, and a U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award. His more than 100 publications in the field of separations include articles in Science, Nature, and Nature Materials.