Keith E. Gubbins (PI)

keith_bwW.H. Clark Distinguished University Professor
National Academy of Engineering (1989)

Office: 2088A Engineering Building I
Phone: 919-513-2262

B.Sc. Chemistry, University of London, 1958
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of London, 1962


Focus Areas
Confined Materials. Adsorption. Molecular Simulation. Surface Properties.


2013 Lennard-Jones Lectureship and Prize from the British Royal Society of Chemistry
2012 Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation (FOMMS) Medal
2012 Rossini Lecture Award of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics
2011 Medal of Merit, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
2011 Shell Lecturer, Colorado School of Mines
2009 Distinguished Visiting Fellow Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE)
2008 Plenary Lecture, “Surface Nanostructure and Catalysis:”, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2008 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension
2008 “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” – American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
2008 Royal Society (London) Kan Tong Po Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong
2008 Plenary Lecturer, International Conference on Adsorption, in honor of Ken Sing, Bristol, UK
2008 Awards Lecture, “Confinement Effects on Chemical Reactions – American Chemical Society Annual Meeting
2008 Lyman L. Handy Lecturer, “Phase Change and Chemical Reactions at the Nanoscale”
2007 Plenary Lecture, “Confinement Effects on Chemical Reactions:, Melbourne, Australia
2007 Plenary Lecturer, International Conference on Frontier Science & Techology of Nanoporous Systems 3, Chiba University, Japan
2007 Plenary Lecturer, First US-Poland Workshop on Nanosci. and Nanostruct. Mat’l., Poland
2007 Plenary Lecturer, Fourth Int’l Conf. on Characterization of Porous Solids, Princeton
2007 Keynote Lecturer, Pacific Basin Adsorption Sci. and Technology Conference, Tianjin, China
2007 Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids
2006 Keynote Lecturer, Pacifichem, Int’l. Chem. Congr. of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii
2006 Keynote Lecturer, Int’l. Confer. on Carbon for Energy Stor. & Envir. Protect.(CESEP), Orleans, France
2005 Plenary Lecturer, DuftyFest2005, Univ. of Florida
2005 Plenary Lecturer, First US-China Workshop on Sustain. Resources, Energy & Mat’l., Beijing
2005 Keynote Lecturer, Sci. & Engr. of Adv. Mat’l. Strate. Workshop, Univ. College Dublin, Ireland
2005 Plenary Lecturer, First Indo-US Joint Meeting in a Global Environment
2005 Plenary Lecturer, 14th Ostwald-Kolloquium on Fluids at Interfaces and in Pores
2005 Plenary Lecturer, Annual Meeting of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Austin, Texas
2005 Plenary Lecturer, First Int’l. Sym. on Funct. Innova. of Molec. Informatics, Fukuoka, Japan
2004 NCSU Alumni Outstanding Research Award
2004 Graduate Association Lecturer, University of Florida (Chemical Engineering Dept.)
2004 Alumni Outstanding Research Award
2004 Graduate Assoc. Lecturer for 2004, Univ. of Florida (Chemical Engineering Dept.)
2003 Elected a Fellow of the AIChE
2003 Plenary Lecture, Thermodynamics 2003 Conference, Cambridge, U.K., April 9-11
2002 Plenary Lecture, AIChE Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, November 5
2001 Chercheur de Haute Niveau, French Ministry of Education, June 2001-February 2002
2001 Keynote Lecturer, 7th Fundamentals of Adsorption Conference, Nagasaki, Japan
2001 Thomas W. Leland Lecturer, Rice University (Chemical Engineering Dept.)
2000 William H. Walker Award from the AIChE
2000 Keynote Lecturer, International Symposium on Physical Basis of Adsorption, Okayama
2000 Keynote Lecturer in Thermodynamics, Annual American Institute of Chemical Engineering Meeting, Dallas