Andrew Zydney, Ph.D.Bayard D. Kunkle Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Andrew L. Zydney is the Bayard D. Kunkle Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Zydney also serves as Director of the Penn State Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology as well as Director of the Penn State site in the Membrane Science, Engineering, and Technology (MAST) Center. Professor Zydney's research is focused on the application of membranes in bioprocessing, including the purification of monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and gene therapy agents. He is the most recent recipient of the Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Society and Technology (from the North American Membrane Society) and the ACS Separations Science and Technology Award (from the American Chemical Society). He is a past recipient of the Gerhold Award for Excellence in Separation Science and the Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publications, both from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Professor Zydney has also received multiple teaching awards during his academic career, including the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Delaware, the Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society among others. Dr. Zydney served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Membrane Science for more than 10 years and is Past President of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS). He is a Fellow of AIChE, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division of ACS.