Dr. Collura joined the faculty of the University of New Haven in September of 1987 as Director of the new Chemical Engineering Program. He guided the program through its initial ABET accreditation in 1994, resulting in full accreditation. He served as department chair from September 1993 through 2002. During the past several years he led the development and implementation of the unique Multidisciplinary Engineering Foundation Spiral Curriculum, a 2-year sequence of multidisciplinary courses taken by all engineering students at UNH. Prior to joining the UNH faculty, he taught at Lafayette College.
Dr. Collura’s industrial experience includes research in coal liquefaction and wastewater treatment as well as process development for chemicals manufacturing. His current interests include computer applications in chemical engineering, modeling and control of processes, and innovations in engineering education. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (former chair of the Yankee Clippers section) and the American Society for Engineering Education. Personal interests include guitar (contemporary liturgical music), percussion, home improvement projects, photography, and science fiction.