Dr. Alfred H. Stiller ’63

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Dr. Alfred H. Stiller ’63 is an Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering at West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, where he has been on the faculty since 1980.

During his time at West Viriginia University, Dr. Stiller served as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor of Chemical Engineering, Adjunct Professor for the Animal Sciences Department, and Adjunct Professor of the Chemistry Department.

He graduated with a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati in 1973 and with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Eastern College in 1967.

His research is primarily in the area of carbon materials from coal and coal conversion. A second area of research involves acid mine drainage and mine land reclamation. He’s also served for more than 40 years as a member of the Governor’s Acid Mine Drainage Technical Advising Committee.

Prior to joining the faculty at WVU, he worked in the West Virginia Geological Survey, was a post doctoral Fellow in WVU’s Chemistry Department, and was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the King’s College Chemistry Department.

Dr. Stiller holds several patents on a variety of technologies, including several involving carbon foam or coal. He was recognized as the State Inventor by the governor of West Virginia, earning a spot in the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio. Only 100 individuals, two from each of the 50 U.S. states, are selected to be recognized as a State Inventor.

Since 1984, Dr. Stiller has contributed numerous articles in refereed journals and refereed conference proceedings; written several contract final reports, book chapters and non-refereed articles; delivered a number of poster presentations and presentations at meetings and conferences, and spoke at several seminars and colloquia. He’s also received multiple research grants and contracts throughout his career.

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