Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Albert Sacco, Jr.
Dr. Albert Sacco, Jr.
Director of the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Presented Thursday, November 30, 2000
4:30 p.m. - Fiedler Hall Auditorium
Albert Sacco, Jr., was born May 3, 1949, in Boston, Mass. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering, with honors, from Northeastern University in Boston in 1973 He was awarded a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977.
From 1977-1997, Professor Sacco was on the faulty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Department Of Chemical Engineering and was appointed department head in 1989. He has consulted for numerous companies in the fields of catalysis, solid/gas contacting, and equipment design for space applications.
Dr. Sacco flew as payload specialist on STS-73, which launched on Oct. 20, 1995, and landed at the Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 5, 1995. The 16-day mission aboard Columbia focused on materials science, biotechnology, combustion science, and fluid physics contained within the pressurized Spacelab module.
Presently, Dr. Sacco holds the George A. Snell Chair of Engineering and is the director for the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing (CAMMP) at Northeastern University. He is also the principal investigator on the zeolite crystal growth experiments, which flew on the STS-73.