Fall 2014
Monty Alger
Director, Institute for Natural Gas Resarch at Penn State
Wednesday, November 12, 2014



Prior to coming to Penn State, Monty Alger was the senior vice president of research and development at Myriant Corp. in Woburn, Mass. Prior to joining Myriant, Alger was the vice president and chief technology officer with Air Products and Chemicals Inc., where he was responsible for R&D and championed development for the gases and specialty materials businesses, as well as the expansion of the company's R&D effort in China. Alger also spent 23 years at General Electric (GE) where he led technology development at the Global Research Center and GE Plastics. He was general manager of technology for the Advanced Materials Business. Before GE, Alger was an assistant professor and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Chemical Engineering Practice School station at GE Plastics. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on several university chemical engineering advisory councils.