Zenaida Otero Gephardt | AIChE

Zenaida Otero Gephardt

Zenaida Otero Gephardt, PhD, P.E., is an associate professor of chemical engineering at Rowan Univ., where she has served as Director and Associate Dean of Engineering (Email: gephardtzo@rowan.edu). She conducts workshops and consults in the areas of experimental design and data analysis for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Previously, she was a research engineer at DuPont. She is an AIChE Fellow and serves on the Foundation Board of Trustees and the Fellows Council. She was the 2014 Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC) chair, and chair of the 2015 Diversity Task Force. She is an active board member of the Delaware Valley Section, where she has served as secretary and chair. She is past vice president for accreditation of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium for Engineering Institutions (LACCEI), and served on the 2015 ABET Symposium program committee. Gephardt earned her BS from Northwestern Univ., and MS and PhD from the Univ. of Delaware, all in chemical engineering. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Delaware.