Professor Enrique Iglesia is the Theodore Vermeulen Chair (Emeritus) in Chemical Engineering. He is Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, and Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Enrique holds degrees from Princeton and Stanford and doctor honoris causa degrees from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia and the Technical University of Munich.
Enrique joined UC-Berkeley after research and leadership positions at Exxon. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Inventors, and the Real Sociedad de Ciencias Exactas (Spain). He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Royal Society of Chemistry, an Honorary Fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society and past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Catalysis.
Among his awards are the Somorjai, Olah, and Murphree Awards from the ACS, the Alpha Chi Sigma, Wilhelm, and Walker Awards from the AIChE, the Emmett, Burwell, Boudart, and Distinguished Service Awards from NACS, the Gault Lectureship from the European Federation of Catalysis Societies and the Cross-Canada Lectureship from the Chemical Institute of Canada. He is the recipient of the ENI Prize, the Kozo Tanabe Prize, the Natural Gas Conversion Award, and the Noyce Teaching Prize. Enrique has co-authored more than 360 publications and nearly 50 issued patents. His conceptual and practical contributions to catalysis and chemical reaction engineering address some of the most significant challenges in energy conversion and use.