The University of Colorado at Boulder-based Membrane Applied Science and Technology Center has announced the appointment of mechanical engineering Professor Alan Greenberg as the new co-director of the center.
Greenberg joins chemical engineering Professor Richard Noble, MAST's other co-director, in administering the unique cooperative research center. The center is supported by the National Science Foundation and industrial sponsors in addition to the university.
Greenberg replaces former MAST co-director William Krantz, who resigned in January to accept a similar post at the University of Cincinnati.
MAST was created at CU-Boulder in 1990 as a NSF-industry-university cooperative research center to develop the use of membrane technology and reduce energy consumption and the cost of separation processes. Faculty, students and industrial research partners study chemically enhanced separations, membrane structures and performances, membrane fouling and catalytic membrane reactions.
MAST plans to move to a multi-university status this year through partnerships with the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Cincinnati, where new NFS-university-industry cooperative research sites are being created.
"The MAST Center multi-university sites will allow for research expansion into new and complementary areas and provide enhanced benefits and increased leverage of sponsor membership funds," said Noble.