University of South Carolina chemical engineering professor John Monnier has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a prestigious group of researchers selected for their significant and lasting
contributions to the field. Monnier was one of only 84 researchers nationwide to
earn the distinction this year. He joined USC’s College of Engineering and Computing
in 2004 after spending a career as a research scientist with Eastman Kodak and Eastman
Chemical companies. His research focuses on catalysis, and he is credited with the
discovery of a new chemical compound with hundreds of applications ranging from pharmaceuticals
to automotive fuel components.