IWWG - International Waste Working Group is a non-profit association that aims to provide a forum to encourage economic and ecological waste management world-wide and to promote scientific advancement in the field

Marco Castaldi

City University of New York, City College (US)



2012 - present

City University of New York, City College (US)

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research areas: Combustion & Catalysis focused on upgrading waste materials.
Head, Earth Engineering Center WtERT, USA

2004 - 2012

Columbia University (US)

Assistant / Associate Professor

Combustion & Catalysis research. Established the Earth Engineering Center Experimental Program

1997 - 2004

Precision Combusiton, Inc, New Haven (US)

Manager of Fuel Processor Development

Catalytic Combustion R&D

Main research interest

High temperature processes focused on valorization of waste materials. Technology research ranging from combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, catalysis and overall system analyses and technical due diligences

Most relevant projects

Fluid Catalytic Cracking for plastic & biomass oil upgrading to olefins / Sustainable waste management technology assessments / Extraction of critical materials from ash streams.


100 scientific papers, 10 book chapters, 2 books.

Awards / Other

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) / Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) / Fulbright Fellow; Global Award / National Academies’ Intelligence Science & Technology Expert Group / Fellow, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Eng. Ed. / National Science Foundation CAREER Award


e-mail: mcastaldi@ccny.cuny.edu
phone: +212 650 6679