Enrico N. Martinez originally came to Purdue in 2009 as Visiting Professor and
was appointed a Professor of Engineering Practice in 2015. He also serves as the
Associate Director of the Purdue-Mexico Center for Sustainability. This center
builds upon existing collaborations between Purdue and Mexican institutions
to develop deeper relationships that further education and research activities.
Martinez began his career as a research and development engineer with
Química Lucava, S.A. After completing his PhD in 1972, he joined the faculty of
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México as an Assistant Professor. Over the
following decades, he held positions of progressive responsibility in industry
with Industrias Negromex, Dynasol Elastómeros and Resirene, and in academia
at several universities, culminating at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico, where he served as the Dean of Science and Engineering
from 1985 to 1988.
Martinez’s research focuses on biofuels from natural resources, the synthesis, characterization and applications of
styrene-diene block copolymers, and catalysis in biofuels production. He is member of the National Academy of
Engineering, Mexico and a recipient of the National Quality Award and the National Technology Award, both given
by the President of Mexico.
Professor of Engineering Practice
PhD, University of Notre Dame, 1972
BS, National University in Mexico, 1968
Dr. Martinez Appointed Professor of Engineering Practice
Professors Greeley and Morgan Named University Faculty Scholars
Dr. John Morgan, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of Graduate Studies,
and Dr. Jeff Greeley, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, have been named
University Faculty Scholars effective Fall 2016 and continuing for a period of five years.
They join a select group of mid-career Purdue faculty who are on an accelerated path
for academic distinction. Previous Chemical Engineering faculty members who have
received this award include Steve Beaudoin, David Corti, Mike Harris, Zoltan Nagy, Joe
Pekny, Fabio Ribeiro, and Ken Thomson.
The award provides $10,000 per year for five years for the support of research and
Professor Morgan joined the School in 2000, was promoted to Associate Professor
with tenure in 2006 and to Professor rank in 2014. He has a B.S. and M.S. from the
University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from Rice University. His research group is interested
in engineering metabolic pathways towards increased production of chemicals
as well as novel biologically active metabolites by combining molecular biology
with mathematical modeling of metabolism that enables the rational design of
modifications to existing pathways. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2004 and is
a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Professor Greeley joined the School in 2013. He has a B.S. from the University of Texas-Austin and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research group
combines first principles calculations of interfaces with classical thermodynamic and
kinetic theories to predict macroscopic catalytic and materials properties and applies
these general techniques to several specific classes of interfaces, with an ultimate goal
of understanding and designing materials from first principles. He is the recipient of a
Department of Energy Early Career Award (2011).
Prof. Jeff Greeley
Prof. John Morgan