Instructor Spotlight: Methane Expert David Allen, Ph.D.

May 9, 2022

David Allen, Ph.D. is a world-renown expert in the energy field and our primary instructor for the upcoming Methane Emissions in the Natural Gas Supply Chain course. As the Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering, Allen has made vast contributions to the university’s teaching, research and service missions in areas such as air quality and environmental sustainability.

Allen is the author of seven books and over 250 papers, primarily on urban air quality, the engineering of sustainable systems, and the development of materials for environmental and engineering education. He has been a lead investigator for multiple air quality measurement studies, which have had a substantial impact on the direction of air quality policies. He directs the Air Quality Research Program for the State of Texas, and he is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the American Chemical Society’s journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

He has developed environmental educational materials for engineering curricula and for the university’s core curriculum, as well as engineering education materials for high school students. Allen led the development of a year-long high school engineering course, Engineer Your World, which is used in hundreds of high schools nationwide.

Allen collaborates often with environmental organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and other institutions to ensure research drives decision-making when considering the future of our environment. He will be sharing his latest research as a featured presenter at the 2022 World Gas Conference held in South Korea in a few weeks.

Being both a researcher and educator, Allen has taught a variety of energy topics over the decades with stellar reviews. Allen’s latest course launching June 21-24, Methane Emissions in the Natural Gas Supply Chain, will cover best practices in managing and optimizing methane, its complexities, and the outlook for the future. 

Registration is now open for the Methane Emissions in the Natural Gas Supply Chain course. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from one of Texas's most influential energy educators and researchers. Learn more information here. To view Dr. David Allen's full scope of research click here.