Ljubisa R. Radovic
(pronounced Lyúbisha Rádovich)

Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering

Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Concepción, Chile

B.S. Chemical Engineering (University of Belgrade, 1977)
Ph.D. Fuel Science (Penn State, 1982)

Editor-in-Chief, North America, CARBON journal (1998-2003)

Editor, “Chemistry and Physics of Carbon,” a series of advances published by Marcel Dekker, Inc. (Taylor & Francis Group), 1998-2018.

Graffin Lecturer (2007) of the American Carbon Society: Abstract

This site is in permanent (re)construction…(so please forgive me – and let me know – if some of the links do not work!)

Remembering Gabriel García Márquez and his ‘Quijote’ of the 20th century…

Here is a more recent photo... And here is a very recent photo… Here is a photo from the Second Carbon Conference, held at SUNY-Buffalo in 1955 (courtesy of Philip Walker, Jr.). We are now in the second half-century of such conferences. See the web site of the American Carbon Society for more information. There also we are making available to the worldwide carbon research community the papers presented at U.S. carbon conferences. The scanning process is ongoing. Below are the temporary links to some of them:

1953 Carbon Conference Proceedings (SUNY Buffalo, NY)

1955 Carbon Conference Proceedings (SUNY Buffalo, NY)

1967 Carbon Conference Proceedings (SUNY Buffalo, NY)

1977 Carbon Conference Proceedings (Irvine, CA)

1985 Carbon Conference Proceedings (Lexington, KY)

Carbon 2016 Program Overview

Here we are making available to the worldwide carbon research community ALL the papers of Prof. Philip L. Walker, Jr.

Prof. Walker died on March 22, 2009 after a prolonged battle with a debilitating and vicious disease… May he rest in peace! He lives on, of course, in the fondest memories of his many privileged students and fortunate collaborators, and in his invaluable legacy to the world of carbon materials... His opus is indeed immortal!


These are the courses I teach:

Air Pollutants from Combustion Sources (EGEE 470)

            Introduction to Combustion (EGEE 430/ME 430)

Thermodynamics in Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME 301)

Here is a letter to The Daily Collegian, prompted by a letter (dated 12/12/2012) from a senior student, majoring in energy engineering, about the frustrations surrounding cheating on exams. (Note the ironic permutation in CHEAT vs TEACH!) And here is its published version, butchered by an editor who is learning what can and should be published in a college newspaper.


These are the courses I have taught in the past:

-Energy and the Environment (EGEE 101)
-EGEE 012: Energy Science and Engineering Lectures
-Carbon Reactions (FSC 506)
-Physical Chemistry of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering (EGEE 510)
-Air Pollution Control
-Introduction to Air Quality (EGEE 497C)
-Chemical Reaction Engineering (ChE 414)
-Design of Fuel Processing Plants (FSC 464)
-Introduction to Fuel Technology (FSC 401)
-ChE 012/FSC 012: Orientation for the Profession
-Integrative Design of Energy & Mineral Engineering Systems (EME 580)
-Methodology of Scientific Research (EME 590)
-Fundamentals of Combustion
-Coal Conversion Processes
-Fundamental Principles of Fuel Science
-Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design
-Transport Phenomena
-The Science of Activated Carbon
-Comunicación en ingeniería (Communication in Engineering)
-Físico-química ó química física de carbones (Physical Chemistry or Chemical Physics of Carbons)
-Carboquímica en el siglo XXI: Energía limpia y materiales avanzados (Carbochemistry in the 21st Century: Clean energy and advanced materials)
-Metodología de la investigación científica (Methodology of Scientific Research)


These are my research interests:


Teaching and Learning in the Times of google.com: an essay (in Spanish)

Teaching and Learning in the Times of Pandemias: coming soon…

Letter to the Editor of El Mercurio (2006, unpublished): “CONSUMIDORES DE ENERGÍA INFORMADOS” (INFORMED ENERGY CONSUMERS)

Letter to the Editor of El Mercurio (2006, unpublished): “GAS DE CARBÓN: SOLUCIÓN ENERGÉTICA PARA CHILE” (GAS FROM COAL: ENERGY SOLUTION FOR CHILE)

Letter to the Editor of El Sur (published 06/2007): “ENERGÍA CON CIFRAS CLARAS” (ON ENERGY, WITH CLEAR NUMBERS)

Letter to the Editor of El Sur (published 07/2007): “ENERGÍA DEL CARBON” (ENERGY FROM COAL)

Letter to the Editor of El Mercurio (2008, unpublished): “CRISIS ENERGÉTICA Y EL ROL DEL COLEGIO DE INGENIEROS” (ENERGY CRISIS AND THE ROLE OF SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS)

Letter to the Editor of Nature (March 11, 2010): as submitted vs. as published It is disheartening to see how difficult it is to fight for the most sensible of issues: politics and cosmetics in academia should be in the service of scholarship; and yet too often even in academia politics and cosmetics are (ab)used in order to hide the absence of scholarship.

Testimony before the Senate of the Republic of Colombia (Energy Security for Colombia, May 29, 2020): “Carborefinery: exploiting the glorious past for a hopeful future” (Carborrefinería: aprovechando el pasado para asegurar el futuro). Text version published June 6, 2020 in El Mundo.


For more details, see a recent list of my publications and my curriculum vitae.

Ljubisa R. Radovic
205 Hosler Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

LRR3@psu.edu (updated 08/2020)