Mark Barteau’s research focuses on catalysis of reactions that are important for the chemical industry. He is an expert on energy storage and greenhouse gas emissions, and climate mitigation strategies, including carbon dioxide removal and negative emissions technologies.
He is a frequent contributor on energy and environmental perspectives to The Conversation, Fortune, Associated Press, US News & World Report, Fast Company, and National Public Radio and is available to discuss any of the following with the media:
• Chemical engineering • Chemicals manufacturing • Catalysis and catalysts
• Energy • Policy • Resources • Uses • Storage, including batteries • Renewables (wind, solar) • Pipelines • Climate impacts • Transportation, including electric vehicles
• Climate • Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) • Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs)
• Academic research, leadership, and public engagement
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He holds the Haliburton Chair in Engineering and is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, and a professor in the Department of Chemistry, College of Science.
He was one of seventeen members of the National Research Council’s committee that authored the report, “Beyond the Molecular Frontier: Challenges for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering” and chaired the committee that produced the 2013 report, “Effects of Diluted Bitumen on Crude Oil Transmission Pipelines.” He recently served on two national academies’ studies developing research agendas for carbon dioxide removal “Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration: A Research Agenda” and the utilization of carbon waste streams “Gaseous Carbon Waste Streams Utilization: Status and Research Needs.”
He was co-chair of the Chemical Sciences Roundtable and chair of the Council of Chemical Sciences for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. He served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology from 2013 to 2016.
Before coming to Texas A&M, he was the director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute, the DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research, professor of chemical engineering, professor of chemistry, and a Dow Distinguished Fellow in Sustainability. Before that, he served as the senior vice provost for research and strategic initiatives at the University of Delaware, where he held the Robert L. Pigford Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering and was a professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
He received his doctorate from Stanford University, was an NSF Post-doctoral Fellow in physics at the Technische Universität München in Germany, and has held visiting appointments at the University of Pennsylvania (chemical engineering) and the University of Auckland, New Zealand (chemistry).