George Nnanna

George Nnanna

Director, Purdue University Calumet Water Institute

Schneider Avenue Building

2540 169th St.

Hammond, IN 46323

Phone: 219-989-2071


George Nnanna is a professor and the Interim Head of the mechanical engineering department, and the Francis and Elsie Meyer Named Professorship and director of the Purdue University Calumet Water Institute.

His scholarly work has resulted in more than seventy refereed technical papers in journals and conference proceedings in the areas of membrane systems, transport phenomena in micro-and nano-porous media and applied optics; U.S.patent application on an opto-chemical sensor; and a recognition of Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department.of Energy, and industries.

He earned his Ph.D.and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University.