November 17, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
1225 Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Judy Wornat - Louisiana State University

Campus interview dates: November 17-18, 2016


Open Forum: November 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 pm, 1225 Patrick F. Taylor Hall 

Mary Julia (Judy) Wornat graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1981, then pursued her graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she performed research in the general area of fuels and combustion and earned her Master of Science (S.M.) and Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degrees in Chemical Engineering in 1983 and 1988, respectively.  At the completion of her formal education, Dr. Wornat held various positions, including working two years as a research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Division of Coal and Energy Technology, in Sydney, Australia, and two years as a senior member of technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Combustion Research Facility, in Livermore, California.  In 1994, Dr. Wornat joined the faculty of Princeton University’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, where she served eight and a half years before coming back to her home state of Louisiana in 2002 to join the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University.  Through the course of her academic career, Dr. Wornat has authored or co-authored 75 refereed journal articles, secured over $4.25 million in research funding, served on the editorial boards of three international journals, and participated widely in a variety of professional organizations.  From 2007 to 2009, she served as President of the International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds.  She received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1996, a Distinguished Paper Award from the Combustion Institute in 2009, and an LSU Rainmaker Award in 2009.  At LSU, Dr. Wornat has participated in a variety of committees and initiatives within the Department of Chemical Engineering and College of Engineering as well as on the University level.  She served as the LSU Department of Chemical Engineering’s Director of Graduate Studies, from 2005 to 2011, and as the Department Chair, from 2011 to 2015.  Since July, 2015, Dr. Wornat has served LSU as the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering.