Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California
Surya Prakash is a Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Director holding the George A. and Judith A. Olah Nobel Laureate Chair in Hydrocarbon Chemistry at the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at University of Southern California. His research encompasses superacid, hydrocarbon, synthetic organic, organosilicon and organofluorine chemistry, with particular emphasis in the areas of energy, greenhouse gas abatement and catalysis. He is a Co-Proponent of the Methanol Economy Concept based on carbon dioxide capture and recycling. He co-invented the direct oxidation methanol fuel cell. He is a prolific author with ~ 845 peer-reviewed publications holding > 120 patents.