The Basics of Sustainable Energy Systems
September 09, 2019
Pharma Development and Business
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November 20, 2019 at 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)
Gennaro (Jerry) Maffia; Consultant in chemical and bio-based processes
After twenty years as a process engineer and manager in the petrochemical industry, mostly with Atlantic Richfield, Inc., Gennaro (Jerry) Maffia joined Widener University in the fall of 1992 as Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 2010, Prof. Maffia retired from Widener as Emeritus Professor joined his alma mater, Manhattan College, as Professor of Chemical Engineering. He served as Interim Department Chair at Manhattan from 2014 to 2016. In the fall of 2016, Prof. Maffia received grants for Process Intensification and Sustainability from the Department of Energy.
Prof. Maffia has broad research interests in environmental, energy, and biotechnology areas. One specific research topic is the development of technologies based on the water retention properties of unraveled bovine hide collagen (USP 6,660,829, USP 8,329,091). At Dartmouth College in the 1980s, Prof. Maffia founded the Collagen Research Group which has involved more than 300 students, industrial and government researchers, and faculty colleagues over the years at Widener University, Drexel University, and Manhattan College. Having spent essentially half of his career in industry, he has the knowledge on how engineers work in industry as well as academia. Additionally, he believes strongly in project-based learning with an emphasis on case studies. This represents a dramatic shift in pedagogy over the past few decades, as the assessment of students is now inclusive of team and project work as they will experience upon graduation. ABET (the accrediting board) is cognizant of this paradigm shift as evidenced by the required Program Outcomes, initially called a-k and now 1-7. These outcomes now consist of many items, global perspective, societal impact, teamwork, presentation skills, life-long learning and the like.
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Maffia, Gennaro Jerry [MC????]
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I believe that Jerry is a member of the Class of 1972.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Maffia, Gennaro Jerry [MC1972]
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