Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado. Currently serves as Executive Director of the Membrane Applied Science and Technology (MAST). Prof. Greenberg pioneered the use of ultrasound technology for real-time monitoring of membrane fouling. Prof. Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in biomedical/materials engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia PA.
Professor Alan R. Greenberg received a B.S. in metallurgical engineering in 1969, a M.S. in environmental engineering in 1972, and a Ph.D. in biomedical/materials engineering in 1978 from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He was a National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina from 1978-81 before joining the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982. Heserved as Overall Meeting Chair of the 1994 Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS), and is currently co-chair of the 2010 NAMS meeting. Prof. Greenberg has chaired numerous technical sessions at major national and international meetings. He is now Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He currently serves as Associate Department Chair and Executive Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Membrane Applied Science and Technology (MAST). He has authored over 125 technical publications and made over 300 presentations at major national and international meetings in the areas of polymer science, mechanical behavior of materials and biomaterials, and the formation, characterization and performance of membranes. One of his pioneering achievements was developing ultrasound technology for monitoring membrane fouling, compaction, and morphology noninvasively in real time. He was the recent recipient of college and campus awards for outstanding service as a well as a prestigious BFA faculty fellowship.