Director, Energy and Environmental Policy Program

Faculty Scholar, Center for the Study of Diversity

Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Materials Science and Engineering

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


Professor Ismat Shah received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urban Champaign in Materials Science and Engineering in 1987.  After his post-doc at the same University, he worked for the DuPont Company as a senior scientist for 12 years. Professor Shah joined the University of Delaware in 1999 where he currently holds joint appointment in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Physic and Astronomy. He is also the Director of Energy and Environment Policy Program. His research focuses on designing new materials for water, energy and the environment. He has published more than 215 papers in these areas and has 6 related patents. Professor Shah was a Fulbright Fellow in 2012.