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John Cirucci

Research Professor (FSC)
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5402

John Cirucci is a chemical engineer, process technologist and geospatial analyst, with emphasis in the energy and environmental domains. He is a Research Professor at Arizona State University and Chief Engineer for the ASU Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, developing CO2 capture and energy storage technologies. Previously, he worked at Air Products, most recently serving as manager of corporate exploratory technology. He held previous positions as process engineering manager and engineering technology manager for the Electronics Division, staff engineer in the Chief Engineers Office and gas applications development engineer.

John is a Fellow and past Board Director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He serves on the AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees and co-chairs the Global Societal Initiatives Committee. He is an active member of Engineers Without Borders – USA, involved in humanitarian development projects in Africa and Central America.


MS, Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

MS, Geographic Information Systems, Penn State

BS, Chemical Engineering, Penn State

Research Interests: 

CO2 capture; direct air capture; negative carbon emissions; gas separations; hydrogen; energy storage

Professional Associations: 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Fellow

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Foundation Trustee

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, past Board Director

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Global Societal Initiatives Committee Chair

Engineers Without Borders – USA, member and LVP chapter founder