Associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
John Fortner’s research is primarily focused on advancing water-related technologies and engineering novel material interfaces as they relate to critical environmental-based health, security, and energy challenges. He has extensively studied the environmental fate, reactivity, and applications (for example, novel water treatment membranes) of engineered carbon nanomaterials, including fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene-based materials. John Fortner joins Yale from the University of Washington in St. Louis, where he was the I-CARES Associate Professor of the Department of Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering. In 2015, he was awarded the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Emerging Investigator Award for his excellent research in sustainable nanotechnology and his commitment to mentoring students of all levels. He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Rice University in 2007.