PT Vasudevan is Professor of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, where he joined the faculty in 1988. He worked for a large petrochemical company for seven years prior to entering teaching. Dr. Vasudevan has won a number of awards including the Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teacher Award, the CEPS Teaching Excellence Award, the Jean Brierley teaching excellence award, the Excellence in International Engagement award and recently the American Society for Engineering Education New England Section Outstanding Teaching award. For the past 23 years, he has worked in the area of catalysis and biocatalysis. His current research is on Bioenergy.