Karen K. Gleason

Alexander and I. Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emerita

Support StaffAlina Haverty

Research Interests

chemical vapor deposition, membranes, organic surfaces, interfaces, and devices


Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1987

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982


Honors and Awards

AIChE's Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by a Woman Chemical Engineer, 2021

John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer Award, 2019

Charles M.A. Stine Award, 2015

Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering, 2015

Elected AIChE Fellow, 2013

AIChE Process Development Research Award, 2012

Printed Electronics Europe Best Materials Award, 2011

Keynote speaker, 23rd Int'l Conf. on Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors, 2009

Chair, 5th Intl. Conf on Hot-Wire Chemical Vapor Deposition, August 2008

Donders Visiting Prof., Utrecht University, Netherlands, 2006

Excellence Award, SEMATECH, 2000

Tenth Annual Van Ness Award Lecturer, RPI, 2000

Chair, Gordon Conference of Diamond Synthesis, Oxford UK, 1998

Presidential Young Investigator, National Science Foundation, 1990

Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research, 1990

Amoco Foundation Fellow, 1982-85

NCAA Post-graduate Fellow, 1982

All-American NCAA Division III Swimming, 1978-82