Professor Linda J. Broadbelt

Linda J. Broadbelt, PhD

BS - Ohio State University
PhD - University of Delaware

Linda Broadbelt is Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor in and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University at Northwestern University. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University and graduated summa cum laude. She completed her Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware in 1994 where she was a Du Pont Teaching Fellow in Engineering, a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, and a DuPont PhD in Engineering Fellow. At Northwestern, she was appointed the Donald and June Brewer Junior Professor from 1994-1996. She has completed the short course Business for Scientists and Engineers through the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of multiscale modeling, complex kinetics modeling, environmental catalysis, novel biochemical pathways, and polymerization/depolymerization kinetics. She was Associate Editor for Energy and Fuels (2002-2010). She recently served on the Executive Board of the National Program Committee of AIChE and also completed a five-year term as the chair of programming for the Division of Catalysis and Reaction Engineering of AIChE. She was also appointed to the Scientific Organizing Committee for the 21st and19th International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering and served on the Science Advisory Committee of the Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center from 1998-2005. She is currently an Associate Editor for Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research and on the editorial board for International Journal of Chemical Kinetics.

Her honors include selection as the AIChE Women's Initiative Committee Mentorship Excellence Award winner, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, a McCormick Excellence Award, appointment to the Defense Science Study Group of the Institute for Defense Analyses, and selection as the Ernest W. Thiele Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame and the Allan P. Colburn Lecturer at the University of Delaware.

Contact Information

Linda J. Broadbelt, PhD
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road E136
Evanston, IL 60208-3120

p. 847-491-5351
f. 847-491-3728