Zenaida Otero Gephardt

Zenaida Otero Gephardt, PhD, PE, is AIChE Fellow and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rowan University, where she has served as Director and Associate Dean of Engineering, and has received the Lindback Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence in Student Advising Award . Prior to joining Rowan, she was a research engineer at the DuPont Co. Zenaida is past Vice President of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions. She serves on the Editorial Board of Formación Universitaria in Chile and is a registered Professional Engineer (DE).

Zenaida is a member of the AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees and the Fellows Council, past chair of the Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC), and past chair and current board member of the Delaware Valley Section.  She has received Best Paper and Best Poster awards from the International and Chemical Engineering Divisions of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).