Kuruvilla John

Professor Kuruvilla John serves as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, Texas. He holds an academic appointment as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at UNT. He received his B. Tech degree in chemical engineering from Anna University, India. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees also in chemical engineering from the University of Iowa. He worked as a visiting scientist at IBM’s Bergen Scientific Centre in Norway and as a research associate with the State University of New York at Albany before moving to Texas in 1995. He started his academic career at Texas A&M University – Kingsville (TAMUK), where he also served as the associate dean and interim dean of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering. Prof. John’s research interests are in the area of environmental sustainability with a focus on air quality monitoring, modeling and assessment. He has an active research portfolio and has been instrumental in securing 39 research contracts, grants and projects worth over $15 million from various industries and funding agencies including National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality among others. He has served as principal investigator and project director of a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded center for research excellence in science and technology at TAMUK. He is the author of 68 peerreviewed journal papers, reports, book chapters and conference papers. He has co‐edited a book titled “The Changing Climate of South Texas 1900‐2100: Problems and Prospects, Impacts and Implications”. As a mentor, Prof. John has supervised 2 Ph.D., 52 M.S. students, and 13 postdoctoral researchers and scientists since 1995. Many of whom are currently pursuing successful careers globally in the environmental arena. He has served on several advisory boards, committees and councils nationwide. 
Kuruvilla joined the Advisory Board in 2015.