Carnegie Mellon University

Jeffrey Siirola

Jeffrey J. Siirola

Distinguished Service Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Engineering and Public Policy, Chemical Engineering

  • Doherty Hall A207E
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Jeff Siirola retired in 2011 as a Technology Fellow at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport Tennessee where he had been for more than 39 years. He now holds half time positions as Professor of Engineering Practice at Purdue University and Distinguished Service Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems at Carnegie Mellon University (joint appointment in Chemical Engineering and in Engineering and Public Policy). At both universities he teaches the undergraduate chemical engineering capstone process design course as well as graduate courses in chemical industry structure and process synthesis.


Siirola's research concerns conceptual design of chemical processes, synthesis of separation systems, sustainable development and growth, and carbon management.