Eduardo Glandt is the Nemirovsky Family Dean Emeritus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Glandt is a chemical engineer and a renowned expert in thermodynamics. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary society. He was the recipient of the Reid Warren and the Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching from Penn and of the Victor K. LaMer Research Award from the American Chemical Society. Prominent among numerous other honors was his election to the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina.
Upon taking becoming Dean in 1998, Glandt exercised strategic leadership in student and faculty recruitment, fundraising and civic engagement, forging relationships with city and regional leaders and local industry. He has been a driving force in the development of major educational and research facilities which serve Philadelphia and the region by spinning out new technologies and start-ups.
Glandt is also active in the national engineering scene, as a member of numerous academic and professional boards, nationally and globally. He serves on the Board of the Chemical Heritage Foundation and is Chairman of the Board of the Foundation of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He also serves of the Board of the Hoover Medal and is incoming Chair of the National Academy of Engineering’s Committee for the Draper Prize, regarded as the equivalent of the “Nobel Prize in Engineering.”
Glandt received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Buenos Aires in 1968 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Penn in 1977.