Ravindra Datta

Affiliate Professor
BTech Indian Institute of Technology 1972
PhD University of California, Santa Barbara 1981
Expert Bio

Professor Datta's work spans decades of applying the principles of kinetics, catalysis, and reaction engineering to energy challenges. He says while the long-term solution is renewable energy, much can be accomplished in the coming decades simply by improving energy efficiency. Fuel cells and hydrogen represent some of the most promising clean energy technology in this regard. He has also pursued renewable fuels, including ethanol and ethanol-derived ethers, for blending with gasoline and has developed novel catalysts and approaches to investigate kinetics of reaction networks.

For media inquiries please contact:

Colleen B Wamback Associate Director, Public Relations

Colleen B Wamback
Director of Public Relations

Jon Cain Senior Public Relations Manager

Jon Cain
Senior Public Relations Manager

Steven Foskett,

Steven Foskett
Public Relations Manager

Need someone quickly?

If you are a reporter on deadline please email experts@wpi.edu or text (774) 701-1902 for assistance.