Mariano Savelski

Mariano Savelski

Mariano Savelski

Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering


  • Ph.D. - University of Oklahoma
  • M.E. - University of Tulsa
  • B.S. - University of Buenos Aires

Professional Experience:

  • Department Head, Chemical Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (2012-Present)
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (2011-Present).
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (2004-2011).
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (1999-2004).
  • Instructor, Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (1998-1999). Courses taught: Unit Operations Lab, Chemical Engineering Design.
  • Technology and Quality Engineer, Kellogg Company, Pilar Industrial Park, Argentina, (1995-1996)
  • Process Engineer, Sade Skanska Engineering and Constructions, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1987‑91)

Research Interests:

  • Process optimization and modeling
  • Sustainability
  • Food and beverage processing
  • Separation processes
  • Industrial process R&D and design for specialty chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining, food processing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing


  1. M.J. Savelski, C.S. Slater, P.V. Tozzi, C.M. Wisniewski. “On the Simulation, Economic Analysis, and Life Cycle Assessment of Batch-mode Organic Solvent Recovery Alternatives for the Pharmaceutical Industry, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, DOI: 10-1007/s10098-017-1444-8, 2017.
  2. P.V. Tozzi, C.M. Wisniewski, N.J. Zalewski, M.J. Savelski, C.S. Slater, F.A. Richetti “Life Cycle Assessment of Solvent Extraction as a Low-energy Alternative to Distillation for Recovery of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone from Process Waste,” Green Processing and Synthesis, DOI:, 2017.
  3. B.M. Pastore, M.J. Savelski, C.S. Slater, F.A. Richetti “Life Cycle Assessment of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone Reduction Strategies in the Manufacture of Resin Precursors,” Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 18, 2635-2647, 2016.
  4. C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, D. Hitchcock, E.J. Cavanagh “Environmental Analysis of the Life Cycle Emissions of 2-methyl tetrahydrofuran Solvent Manufactured from Renewable Resources,” J. Envir. Sci. Health, Part A, 51, 487-494, 2016.
  5. C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, P. Kostetskyy, M. Johnson “Shear-enhanced Microfiltration of Microalgae in a Vibrating Membrane Module,” Clean Technol. Envir. Policy, 17, 1743-1755, 2015.
  6. A.V. Struck Jannini, C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski “Experiments in Pharmaceutical Engineering for Introductory Courses,” Chemical Engineering Education, 48, 239-249, 2014.
  7. E.J. Cavanagh, M.J. Savelski, C.S. Slater “Optimization of Environmental Impact Reduction and Economic Feasibility of Solvent Waste Recovery using a New Software Tool,” Chem. Engr. Res. Design, 92, 1942–1954, 2014.
  8. M.J. Savelski, S. Farrell, and C.S. Slater, “Sustainability Integrated throughout Rowan’s Chemical Engineering Curriculum,” Proceedings of the  2013 International Conference in Engineering Education for Sustainable Design, Session 21, paper 86, Cambridge, UK, September 2013.
  9. C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, M.N. Ruiz-Felix “Life Cycle Analysis of Solvent Reduction in Pharmaceutical Synthesis using Continuous Adsorption for Palladium Removal,” J. Envir. Sci. Health, Part A, 48, 1602-1608, 2013.
  10. Z.O. Gephardt, C.S. Slater, S. Farrell, M.J. Savelski, “Interactive Pedagogical Tools to Integrate Pharmaceutical Applications in the Chemical Engineering Curriculum: News from the ASEE 2012 Summer School,” Proceedings ASEE Annual Conference, Session W612, 2013 ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.
  11. D.O’Connell, M.J. Savelski, C.S. Slater “Life Cycle Assessment of Dewatering Routes for Algae Derived Biodiesel Processes,” Clean Technol. Envir. Policy, 15, 567–577, 2013
  12. C.S. Slater, M. Savelski, G. Hounsell, D. Pilipauskas, F. Urbanski “Green Design Alternatives for Isopropanol Recovery in the Celecoxib Process,” Clean Technol. Envir. Policy, , (2012) 14(4) 687-698.

Contact Information


Phone: (856) 256-5317

Office: Rowan Hall 332