As Associate Dean since 2018, Dr. Lueking initiates and supports multi-investigator and junior faculty proposals. She served as Program Director of Molecular Separations at the National Science Foundation from 2016-2018, including topics in purification of industrial chemicals, drinking water, and biopharmaceuticals. She was the point person for two disciplinary inter-agency National Academy Studies, and led a program to reenergize mid-career faculty. At Penn State for 15 years, she held joint appointments in Energy & Mineral Engineering and Chemical Engineering, and conducted research in hydrogen storage that coupled material development, advanced in situ characterization, and ab initio molecular modeling. She holds patents in low-pressure synthesis of nanocrystalline diamond and carbon-based hydrogen clathrates. Her accomplishments led to selection as an International Marie Curie Fellowship in 2012, one of twenty-five American scientists to receive this honor. Beyond research, she was co-Principal Investigator on a graduate education and outreach program, and co-authored the 2018 general education textbook “Science of the Earth, Climate and Energy”. She holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska, and from the University of Michigan, an MS degree in environmental engineering and MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering.
B.S. ‘96, Chemical Engineering - University of Nebraska
M.S. ’98 - Environmental Engineering
M.S. ’98 – Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
Ph.D. ’03 - Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan