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-Penn State News
Monty Alger, former senior vice president of research and development (R&D) at Myriant Corp. in Woburn, Mass., has been selected as the inaugural director of the Institute for Natural Gas Research (INGaR) at Penn State.
His appointment is effective May 16.
Amr Elnashai, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, said Alger brings unique perspective and training, impeccable academic credentials and tremendous industrial experience to Penn State. "His knowledge, connections, credibility, expertise and enthusiasm for cutting-edge research and applications are the ideal combination for success as the inaugural INGaR director and distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering."
Elnashai added the college's curricula and students will also benefit from Alger's perspective on engineering education from his experience in industrial research and development.