Russell Chianelli

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Russell Chianelli
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry - Environmental Science and Engineering - Materials Research and Technology Institute (MR & TI) - Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC)

Dr. Chianelli worked with Exxon Valdez for over 20 years before becoming a professor at The University of Texas at El Paso. He was the Chemistry department chair before starting the Materials Research and Technology Institute (MRTI). MRTI has been vital in helping students across various sciences conduct research in Environmental Science, Materials, Chemistry, and Engineering. He has also been able to make connections with various top businesses in industry which has led to relationships with the University. He is passionate about helping students develop as researchers and developing innovations in research.


  1. Asphaltenes
  2. Bio-remediation
  3. EXXON
  4. Environmental engineering
  5. Materials

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