David Allen

Gertz Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director for the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources

University of Texas, Austin

Speaking At:
Climate Change Energy Outlook: Near and Far Solutions
18 June 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 147A
Topic: Climate Change

Dr. David Allen is the Gertz Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering, and the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is the author of seven books and over 200 papers.   His recent work has focused primarily on air quality, and the engineering of sustainable systems.  Dr. Allen has been a lead investigator for multiple air quality measurement studies, which have had a substantial impact on the direction of air quality policies.  Over the past two years, with support from Environmental Defense Fund and a group of natural gas producers, he has been leading a team measuring methane emissions from natural gas production sites.  He has served on a variety of governmental advisory panels and currently chairs the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board.  He has won teaching awards at the University of Texas and UCLA and the Lewis Award in Chemical Engineering Education from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Dr. Allen received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, with distinction, from Cornell University in 1979.  His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering were awarded by the California Institute of Technology in 1981 and 1983.  He has held visiting faculty appointments at the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Department of Energy.