C. Stewart Slater

C. Stewart Slater

C. Stewart Slater

Professor and Founding Chair


  • Ph.D. - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University
  • M.S., M.Ph. - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University
  • B.S. - Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University

See Featured Educator article in Chemical Engineering Education Journal    

Professional Experience:

  • Rowan University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Professor and Founding Chair, 1995-present
  • Manhattan College, Department of Chemical Engineering; Professor, 1992-1995; Associate Professor, 1989-1992; Assistant Professor, 1983-1989
  • The Procter & Gamble Co., Process Development Engineer, 1979-1980

Research Interests:

  • Membrane process research and development: pervaporation, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration
  • Green chemistry & engineering design, sustainable manufacturing, environmental metrics & LCA
  • Pharmaceutical, food & beverage, specialty chemical and biochemical engineering separation and purification processes
  • Educational methods development; laboratory development


  • Heat Transfer
  • Separation Processes II
  • Junior and Senior Engineering Clinic I & II


  1. P.A. Ramachandran, D. Shonnard, R. Hesketh, D. Fichana, C.S. Slater, A. Lindner, N. Nguyen, R. Engler, “Green Engineering: Integration of Green Chemistry, Pollution Prevention, Risk-Based Considerations, and Life Cycle Analysis, Ch 7 (Vol 3), in J.A. Kent, T.V. Bommaraju, S.D. Barnicki (Eds.), Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology, 13th Edition, Springer Publishing, New York, pp. 1921-1994, 2017.

  2. M.J. Savelski, C.S. Slater, C.M. Wisniewski, The Green Engineering Implications of the Replacement and Recovery of Dipolar Aprotic Solvents in Industrial Manufacturing, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, 9(4), 123-127, 2018.

  3. C.M. Wisniewski, C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, Dynamic Vibratory Membrane Processing for Use in Water Recovery from Soluble Coffee Product Manufacturing Wastewater, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 20, 1791-1803, 2018.

  4. C.M. Wisniewski, M.J. Savelski, C.S. Slater, Membrane-based Water Recovery in Coffee Manufacture, Water Environment & Technology, 30, 56-58, 2018.

  5. 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, 19, 2467-2477, 2017.

  6. 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, 7, 277-286, 2018.

  7. 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.

  8. 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,” Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 51, 487-494, 2016.

  9. C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, P. Kostetskyy, M. Johnson, "Shear-enhanced Microfiltration of Microalgae in a Vibrating Membrane Module," Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 17, 1743-1755, 2015.

  10. A.V. Struck Jannini, C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, "Experiments in Pharmaceutical Engineering for Introductory Courses," Chemical Engineering Education, 48, 239-249, 2014.

  11. 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," Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 92, 1942-1954, 2014.

  12. 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," Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 48, 1602-1608, 2013.

  13. D. O'Connell, M.J. Savelski, C.S. Slater, "Life Cycle Assessment of Dewatering Routes for Algae Derived Biodiesel Processes," Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy, 15, 567-577, 2013.

  14. C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, G. Hounsell, D. Pilipauskas, F. Urbanski, "Green Design Alternatives for Isopropanol Recovery in the Celecoxib Process," Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy, 14(4) 687-698, 2012.

  15. C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, T.M. Moroz, M.J. Raymond,"Pervaporation as a Green Drying Process for Tetrahydrofuran Recovery in Pharmaceutical Synthesis," Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 5(1), 55-64, 2012.

  16. D. Shonnard, A. Lindner, N. Nguyen, R. Subamatram, D. Fichana, R. Hesketh, C.S. Slater, R. Engler, "Green Engineering - Integration of Green Chemistry, Pollution Prevention, and Risk Based Considerations," Chapter in Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology, 12th Ed., J. Kent, ed., Springer Publishers, New York, Chapter 5, 155-200, 2012.

  17. C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, "Partnerships with the Pharmaceutical Industry to Promote Sustainability," World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 9, 6-11, 2011.

  18. Raymond, M.J.; Slater, C.S.; Savelski, M.J.; "LCA Approach to the Analysis of Solvent Waste Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry," Journal of Green Chemistry, 12, 1826-1834, 2010.

  19. C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, W.A. Carole, D.J.C. Constable, "Solvent Use and Waste Issues," Chapter 3, in Green Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry, P. Dunn, A. Wells, T. Williams, Eds., Wiley-VCH Verlag Publishers, Weinheim, Germany, 49-82 2010.

  20. M.J. Savelski, C.S. Slater, C.A. Del Vecchio, A.J. Kosteleski, S.A. Wilson, "Development of Problem Sets for K-12 and Engineering on Pharmaceutical Particulate Systems," Chemical Engineering Education, 44, 50-57, 2010.

  21. C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, "Towards a Greener Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment", Innovations in Pharmaceutical Technology, 29, 78-83, 2009.

  22. C.S. Slater, C.A. McGinness, M.J. Savelski, "Pervaporation Study for the Dehydration of Tetrahydrofuran - Water Mixtures by Polymeric and Ceramic Membranes," Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 43, 1673-1684, 2008.

  23. C.S. Slater and M.J. Savelski, "A Method to Characterize the Greenness of Solvents used in Pharmaceutical Manufacture," Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 42(11), 1595-1605, 2007.

  24. C.S. Slater, R.P. Hesketh, D. Fichana, J. Henry, A.M. Flynn, M. Abraham, "Expanding the Frontiers for Chemical Engineers in Green Engineering Education," International Journal of Engineering Education, 23(2) 309-324, 2007.

  25. C.S. Slater, T. Schurmann, J. MacMillian, A. Zimarowski, "Separation of Diacetone Alcohol - Water Mixtures by Membrane Pervaporation," Separation Science and Technology, 41, 1-21, 2006.

Honors and Awards:

  • 2012 South Jersey Biz Green Award
  • 2012 Rutgers Medal of Excellence for Alumni Achievement
  • 2009 Environmental Quality Award (U.S. EPA)
  • 2009 Featured Educator (CEE Journal)
  • 2002 Fellow Member (ASEE)
  • 1999 Chester F. Carlson Award (ASEE)
  • 1999 Joseph J. Martin Award (ASEE)
  • 1996 George Westinghouse Award (ASEE)
  • 1992 John Fluke Award (ASEE)
  • 1989 Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award (ASEE)
  • 1987 New Engineering Educator Excellence Award (ASEE)

Contact Information

Email: slater@rowan.edu

Phone: (856) 256-5312

Office: Rowan Hall 336

Office Hours: As posted on office door

Homepage: http://users.rowan.edu/~slater/index.html

CEE Journal Biography: slater-cee-biography.pdf