Rafael Hernandez
Clean Technology 2008
Rafael Hernandez

Rafael Hernandez

Assistant Professor
Co-Director of the Renewable Fuels and Chemicals Laboratory
Mississippi State University

Rafael Hernandez has a BS (1993) and MS (1995) in chemical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and a PhD (2002) in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University (MSU), Mississippi State, MS. He worked for the US Army Corp of Engineers Engineering Research and Development Center (1994-1997) on the development, design, and implementation of groundwater treatment technologies. Presently, he works as an assistant professor in the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering in MSU. His research interests are the development of technologies for the remediation of contaminated media and the development of non-traditional feedstocks for producing biofuels. Dr. Hernandez has over 80 technical presentations at state and national conferences and over 15 peer reviewed publications. He is the principal investigator on projects funded by the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and private industries.