Dr Alan P Rossiter, PE

Executive Director,
University of Houston

Alan Rossiter



  • Academia

Job Function

  • Management, Executive


Alan Rossiter is Executive Director, External Relations, for UH Energy at the University of Houston. Before taking his present position, he was an Energy Consultant with SABIC in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.  Prior to joining SABIC he was President of Rossiter & Associates, an industrial process improvement consulting company working primarily in the field of energy efficiency. In addition to consulting projects for companies such as ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Sasol, Rossiter & Associates provided training courses in pinch analysis and energy management, as well as courses in communication skills, engineering ethics and professional excellence. Alan was the 2010 Chair of the South Texas Section of the AIChE.

Dr. Rossiter was born and raised in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and received his B.A., M.Eng. and Ph.D., all in chemical engineering, from the University of Cambridge, England. He has more than 30 years of process engineering and management experience and more than 60 publications, including the books Waste Minimization through Process Design (McGraw-Hill, 1995) and Professional Excellence: Beyond Technical Competence (AIChE-Wiley, 2008). His most recent book, Energy Management and Efficiency for the Process Industries, was published by AIChE-Wiley in 2015. He also wrote the Energy Management article in the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 5th Edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2005).


University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Chemical Engineering
To 1990

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Chemical Engineering
To 1978

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Chemical Engineering


  • AIChE Fellow
  • Fuels & Petrochemicals Division
  • South Texas Local Section

Current Entity Roles

  • South Texas Local Section (Member Rep) (SPTC/Forums)