Jack B. Howard

Director, EPA Center on Airborne Organics

Associate Director, MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences

Hoyt C. Hottel Professor of Chemical Engineering

Personal Born October 16, 1937 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky



Visiting Positions

Senior Scientist, United Technology Center, United Aircraft Corporation, Sunnyvale, California

Research Scientist, Esso Research and Engineering Co., Baytown, Texas

Visting Scientist, CNRS Laboratory for Research on Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Mulhouse, France

Research Focuses

High temperature chemistry, especially mechanisms and kinetics of reactions in combustion, fuel processing, materials synthesis, and waste destruction, including: formation and oxidation polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, fullerenes and soot in flames; pyrolysis, gasification and combustion of coal, biomass and solid wastes; flame and plasma production of fullerenes, carbon nanostructures, metals and metal carbides.

Engineering and Scientific Societies

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Honors and Awards

Publications (Link to Current Publications)

Author or co-author of over 180 papers 1 book, and 7 patents