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Lucas Dorazio

Advisory Council Member

Lucas Dorazio has been a practicing chemical engineer in industry for over 20 years working in a variety different engineering and research positions. He received his doctorate from Columbia University in New York City where his research was in the field of heterogeneous catalysis working in the group of Marco Castaldi. He started working for BASF in year 2000, initially working in their specialty chemicals division as product development engineer and later leading a team of engineers and chemists in the scaleup and commercialization of new products. In 2008, he transitioned into BASF’s catalyst research center in Iselin NJ where he has worked in several areas of heterogenous catalysis. Currently, he leads a team of scientists developing fluid catalytic cracking catalysts to support the refining industry.
In addition to his work in industrial research, he is also an adjunct professor at NJIT where he teaches two courses in the field of catalysis. He has authored several journal articles and been granted several patents in the field of catalysis, and recently co-authored a textbook on the topic of industrial catalysis.
He is an active member of the local catalysis community where he serves as a Director for the New York Metropolitan Catalysis Society and organizing committee co-Chair for the North American Catalysis Society conference to be held in New York City in year 2021.