Jean M. Andino, Ph.D., P.E.

Education

California Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Sept. 1990-Jan. 1996
(Advisor: Dr. John H. Seinfeld)

Harvard University, S.B. in Engineering Sciences, Sept. 1984-June 1988

Experience
 

Arizona State University, Aug 2006- Present                                                                           

Associate Professor (with tenure)of Chemical Engineering and Graduate Faculty of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering. Duties include teaching core environmental and chemical engineering courses as well as specialized air pollution courses. Research focuses on air pollution, specifically the chemical kinetics and mechanisms pertinent to air pollutant formation and control.

Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Department of Chemical Engineering. (Sept. 2007-2009) Responsible for leading graduate student program issues in the department, including recruitment, advisor assignments, and qualifying exams.

University of Florida, Jan 1996- Aug 2006                                                                    
Tenured Associate Professor (2002-2006) and Assistant Professor (1996-2002), Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, College of Engineering; Adjunct Appointment in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. Duties included teaching “Introduction to Air Pollution”, “Environmental Analysis”, “Atmospheric Chemistry”, and “Environmental Chemistry” to undergraduate and graduate students. Research focused on air pollution, specifically the chemical kinetics and mechanisms pertinent to air pollutant formation and control.

Technical Leader for the Environmental Systems Commercial Space Technology Center at the University of Florida (sponsored by NASA-Johnson Space Center, 2000-2005) Member of the management team for the Center. Duties included identifying and evaluating technologies useful to NASA that had a commercial application, and helping to set future research thrusts related to the air revitalization area.

US Air Force, Tyndall Air Force Base, Summer 1997                                                                         
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellow. Performed laboratory experiments and computer predictive modeling to ascertain the air quality impact of painting operations of the Air Force.

California Institute of Technology, Sept. 1990- Jan. 1996
Graduate Research Assistant, Chemical Engineering Department (J.H. Seinfeld Group). Designed and implemented the Caltech Indoor Photochemical Reactor to study gas-phase atmospheric chemistry. Performed experiments to elucidate the kinetics and mechanisms of photooxidation of constituents of fuels.

Ford Motor Co. Research Staff, June 1988- Sept. 1990
Research Scientist, Chemistry Department (Sept 1988- Sept 1990). Used Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and gas chromatography techniques to elucidate the air quality impact of fuels and fuel additives. Engaged in the technology transfer of FTIR techniques for the characterization of exhaust gas composition from alternatively fueled vehicle fleets.

Summer College Intern, Chemical Engineering Department Catalyst Group (June 1988- Aug. 1988). Performed batch reactor experiments simulating the platinum-catalyzed reactions taking place in a car’s catalytic converter. Utilized mass spectrometry techniques.

Harvard University, June 1987- Aug. 1987
Undergraduate Research Assistant (J. Anderson Group). Performed research in the field of reaction kinetics pertinent to the stratosphere. Performed mechanical drafting of needed research equipment.

Harvard University, Sept. 1986- June 1988
Undergraduate Research Assistant (R. Mitchell Group). Engaged in laboratory research dealing with the issue of water pollution by sulfate-reducing bacteria. Utilized spectrophotometry and gas chromatography techniques.


Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright US Scholar (2012-13)  at the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá) – awarded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the Fulbright Board.
  • NASA Space Act Award (2007) for leading the development of the technology “Chemically Assisted Photcatalyst Oxidation System (CAPOS).
  • NASA Space Act Award (2007) for developing the technology “Hydrogen Detection and Quantification System”.
  • NASA Space Act Award (2006) for contributing to the development of the “Photocatalyst Coated Magnetic Composite Particles” technology.
  • John J. McCreary Outstanding Faculty Award (2004)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Latin American Lecture Series- Selected Participant (2003)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award Recipient (1997-2002)
  • National Society of Black Engineers Award for Outstanding Support, UF Chapter (2001)
  • Ebony Appreciation Award for Pioneering Spirit (2001)
  • Faculty of the Year Award, National Society of Black Engineers, UF Chapter (1999)
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship (with an accompanying fellowship for a graduate
    student), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (1997)
  • Caltech Graduate Dean’s Award for Service and Leadership (1996)
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientist (ACCESS),
    Selected Participant (1995)
  • James Irvine Graduate Fellowship (1990-1996)
  • National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Scholarship Recipient (1994)
  • Multicultural Task Force Leadership & Service Award (Caltech, 1994)
  • National Society of Black Engineers, Caltech Chapter, Member of the Year (1993)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Honorable Mention (1991)

Professional Memberships and Selected Activities

  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council- Selected Member of the New Source Review Committee (Dec 2003- 2006)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
    • National Chair of the Joint Board-Council on Minority Affairs (2004 – 2006)
    • Member of the Joint Board-Council on Minority Affairs (1997 – 2004)
      • Chairperson of the Local and Regional Section Activities subcommittee
      • Member of the Two Year College subcommittee
    • Organizer of the Environmental Chemistry Symposium for the Florida ACS meeting (May 2004)
    • Co-organizer of the Atmospheric Chemistry Symposium for the Environmental Chemistry
      Division (New Orleans Meeting, March 2003)
    • Organizer of the Tropospheric Chemistry Symposium for the Environmental Chemistry Division (San Diego Meeting, April 2001)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers sponsored International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES)
    • Secretary of the AIChe Organizing Committee for ICES ,July 2002-2005
    • Co-organizer of the Physio-Chemical Life Support Process Development Session at the 33rd annual ICES in Vancouver, British Columbia (July 2003)
    • Co-organizer of the Physio-Chemical Life Support Process Development Session at the 34rd annual ICES in Colorado Springs, CO (July 2004)
  • Professional Engineer’s (P.E.) License, State of Florida 

Selected International Activities

  • Fulbright US Scholar (2012-13)  at the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá)
  • Environmental Chemistry Workshop Presenter (Invited Presentation), Dakar, Senegal, July/August 2001. Sponsored by the organizing committee of the 8th International Conference on Chemistry in Africa and the American Chemical Society (through a grant from the National Science Foundation). Title: “The Chemistry and Treatment of Volatile Organic Compounds”
  • Invited Seminar Presentation at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana , Iztapalapa, México, July 2001. Title: “The Tropospheric Chemistry of Volatile Organic Compounds: The Role of Particles”
  • Short course for faculty and students at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana , Iztapalapa, México, January 2003. Title: “Atmospheric Chemistry”
  • Invited seminar presentation (on behalf of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) at the annual conference of the Asociación Venezolana Para el Avance de la Ciencia (the Venezuelan Assoociation for the Advancement of Science), Maracaibo, Venezuela, November 2003. Title: “Química Atmosférica: Investigaciones y Experiencias” (translation: “Atmospheric Chemistry: Investigations and Experiences”).