Read Dr. Kuznicki's full CV here.


  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada.
  • BS (with Highest Distinction) in Chemistry Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1976).
  • PhD in Physical Chemistry in the University of Utah (1980).


  • In 2016, Kuznicki was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
  • 20+ year career in industry with Air Products and Chemicals (1980-1985) and Engelhard Corporation (1985-2003) both, Fortune 500 $ multibillion US chemical companies, serving as Research Fellow and Manager of New Ventures at Engelhard, leading the company’s Blue Sky research group.
  • In his industrial career, Dr. Kuznicki was named 1996 New Jersey Inventor of the Year and received the 2002 Thomas Edison Award for the most important patent contribution by a scientist in industry in New Jersey.
  • In 2004, Dr. Kuznicki began an academic career at the University of Alberta, being named the vinitial Alberta Ingenuity Fund Scholar.
  • In 2011, Dr. Kuznicki was named Inaugural Distinguished Chemistry Alumnus at the University of Utah and appointed Adjunct Professor.
  • Kuznicki’s 50+ patented inventions and 100+ refereed technical publications have substantially advanced the fields of water purification, natural gas upgrading, air separation and nuclear decontamination.'
  • Key industrial and governmental collaborators have included IBM, General Electric, ExxonMobil, the Savannah River National Laboratories, and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization.

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