Leaders in the Field
Robin D. Rogers
Robin D. Rogers serves as Distinguished Research Professor, Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry, and Director of the Center for Green Manufacturing at The University of Alabama. In 2010, he was named a Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Senior Scientist for the Institute for Process Engineering in Beijing. His research explores the innovative use of ionic liquids and green chemistry to develop sustainable technologies. This includes the development of advanced polymeric and composite materials from biorenewable polymers such as cellulose as well as the creation of novel strategies for separation and purification of value-added products from biomass. Dr. Rogers is also exploring ways to improve the energy efficiency of biomass conversion technologies. Lastly, his research seeks to improve pharmaceutical performance while at the same time reducing chemical waste from pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Dr. Rogers obtained his PhD in Chemistry from The University of Alabama. He holds 12 patents and has published over 685 papers on a diverse range of topics. His work has been cited more than 22,000 times, and he has earned a 71 h-index. Among his many achievements, Dr. Rogers won the U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in 2005. Most recently, he was granted the American Chemical Society Separations Science & Technology Award and was elected an ACS Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Fellow.