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Monty Alger is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Penn State and 2020 President of the AIChE. Prior to Penn State, Monty held positions as Senior Vice President for Research Myriant, LLC. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. He spent 23 years at General Electric (GE) where he led technology development at the Global Research Center, GE Plastics and was the General Manager Technology for the Advanced Materials Business. Before joining GE he was Director of the MIT Albany Chemical Engineering Practice School Station. He is a member of the Shenhua National Institute of Clean and Low Carbon Energy Technical Advisory Board (2010-present); Scientific Advisory Board PTTGC Thailand and Myriant, LLC (2014-2018); Board of Directors, AIChE (2009-2012); Council on Competitiveness – Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative (2010-2012); Trustee of the United Engineering Foundation (2019-present); and has served on several University Chemical Engineering Department Advisory Boards. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (2010). He has SB and SM degrees in chemical engineering from MIT (1978) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1982).