Dr. Marco Castaldi currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of The City College (CCNY) of City University of New York (CUNY).
Prior to joining CCNY, he was Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Earth & Environmental Engineering Department. Professor Castaldi has approximately 50 peer-reviewed research articles, 32 peer-reviewed conference papers, 3 book chapters and 11 patents in the fields of catalysis, combustion and gasification.
Some of his research findings have been covered by The New York Times, The Observer, CNN, and other trade publications. In addition, he is the Editor of the North American Waste to Energy Conference (NAWTEC) Series (ISBN: 978-0-7918-4393-2), Editor of the Waste to Energy text published by Woodhead Publishing, Editorial Board Member of Waste and Biomass Valorization published through Springer (ISSN: 1877-2641) and Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Prior to his academic career, he worked first as Manager of Fuel Processor Component Development for Precision Combustion Inc. in New Haven, CT overseeing projects totaling $5 MM. He is currently vice-Chair of the Materials and Energy Recovery Division of ASME and Chair of the Research and New Technology Council of AIChE and immediate Past-Chair of the North American Catalysis Society’s New York Metropolitan Section. He is a consultant to several companies including Waste Management, ATK and AECOM.
Marco Castaldi was born in New York City and received his B.S. ChE (Magna cum Laude) from Manhattan College and his Ph.D. is in Chemical Engineering from UCLA. He has minors in Advanced Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics.