“If you’re good at what you do, you cannot be denied.”

Joan Brennecke

 

Joan Brennecke talks about how spending Saturdays with her dad pulling apart cars and old calculators led to a lifetime of curiosity.

Brennecke is the Keating Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and the director of the Notre Dame Center for Sustainable Energy. Internationally known for her research in the development of solvents, she has authored numerous groundbreaking articles on supercritical fluids and ionic liquids. She is also the editor of the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. A graduate of the University of Texas, Brennecke received her master’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

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