Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2023
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
Licenses & Certifications
  • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Certification (HAZWOPER)
Professional Honors
  • UMN Institute on the Environment Boreas Leader
  • UMN Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Resilient Communities Project Fellow
  • Raul A. Caretta Outstanding Unit Operations Teaching Assistant Award
  • Peter and Gene Pierce Family Fellowship
  • Lanny & Charlotte Schmidt and Duane Goetsch & Nancy M. Dickerson Fellowship
  • H. Ted Davis Fellowship
  • Wanat Family Fellowship in Chemical Engineering
  • Tau Beta Pi Fellowship
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment
  • American Academy for the Advancement of Science
  • Catalysis Club of Chicago
  • American Chemical Society
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society

Dr. Mastalski applies chemical engineering fundamentals to provide technical consulting to clients and to investigate performance and failures in a variety of applications. His primary areas of expertise include chemical reactor design, reaction kinetics, plastics, pyrolysis, alternative energy, and catalysis. His main goal is to help clients successfully understand and address risks associated with accidents, losses, and injuries.

As a doctoral student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Mastalski performed research on pyrolytic methods for recycling plastics and developed a new type of reactor system capable of operating in the absence of heat and mass transfer limitations. He also studied catalyst design and the influence of operating parameters on a new reaction method to produce acrylic acid sustainably from renewably-sourced lactic acid. Dr. Mastalski earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and completed research projects there on a variety of other topics, including natural gas-enabled large scale solar deployment, electrochemical processes to deposit defect-free thin films, and chemical looping procedures to produce carbon-negative syngas.

Dr. Mastalski is active in several professional societies, including ACS, AIChE, AAAS, and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He has also completed a number of additional projects related to sustainability, renewable energy implementation, science outreach, and community engagement and resiliency with a particular focus on climate change.