Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

Pronouns: He/him/his

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

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PhD, Purdue University, 2023
MS, environmental engineering, Stanford University, 2018
BS, chemical & biomolecular engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015


Maximizes student engagement with practical engineering concepts


Russell has been an author on more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has made several presentations at conferences and holds one U.S. patent. In addition to his research and teaching activities, Russell has been involved in his community helping middle-school students build solar-powered model vehicles, tutoring, teaching elementary students computer programming, and assisting in sports.


Kurt Russell joined the faculty July 1 from Purdue University, where he has been a doctoral student in chemical engineering. His research is in characterizing catalysts in various applications, including X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction at Argonne and Brookhaven National Labs. He also has conducted research into the effects of combining dehydrogenation catalysts with zeolites on the reactivity and product distribution of olefin reactions.