John Fortner


Fortner Lab
Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Room / Office: Room 521
Office Address:
17 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208263
New Haven, CT 06520
  • Ph.D., Rice University
  • B.S., Texas A&M University


  • Advancing water-related technologies and understanding
  • Engineering novel material interfaces as they relate to critical environmental-based health, security, and energy challenges

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Elected Member (2024), Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
  • Chair (2023) and Vice Chair (2019) of the Environmental Nanotechnology Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
  • Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2021)
  • Appointee, U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Board on Chemical Science and Technology (BCST), 2020 – 2026
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (2020)
  • 2015 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) Emerging Investigator
  • U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award (2015)
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2012), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Award (2012)
  • CH2M Hill / Association for Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (2007)