George W. Huber

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George W. Huber is the Harvey Spangler Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin- Madison . His research focus is on developing new catalytic processes for the production of renewable liquid fuels and chemicals.


In 2015 Thomson Reuters has listed George as a “highly cited researcher” which indicates that he is “one of the “world’s most influential scientific minds” who rank in the top 1% most cited. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications including three publications in Science and has over 10 patents. He has received several awards including the NSF CAREER award, the Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award, fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the outstanding young faculty award (2010) by the college of engineering at UMass-Amherst. He has been named one of the top 100 people in bioenergy by Biofuels Digest for the past 4 years. He is co-founder of Anellotech ( a biochemical company focused on commercializing, catalytic fast pyrolysis, a technology to produce renewable aromatics from biomass. George serves on the editorial board of Energy and Environmental Science, ChemCatChem, Energy Technology, and The Catalyst Review. In June 2007, he chaired a NSF and DOE funded workshop entitled: Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels ( In summer of 2015, George did a sabbatical visit with Professor Tao Zhang at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics. George did a post-doctoral stay with Avelino Corma at the Technical Chemical Institute at the Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain (UPV-CSIC). He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005). He obtained his B.S. (1999) and M.S.(2000) degrees in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. Huber is a Latter-day Saint. The July 2009 issue of Scientific American included an article on the potential of grassoline by Huber and Bruce E. Dale.