Joe Hittinger

Senior Associate


Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Tulane University.

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

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Joe Hittinger, PhD, provides research, analysis, and consulting services on a variety of energy-related topics including industrial decarbonization, electricity modeling, resource planning, and legacy energy infrastructure.

Prior to joining Synapse, Dr. Hittinger worked as a Research Scientist at Sublime Systems, an MIT-founded startup that is developing a breakthrough electrochemical process for producing decarbonized cement using renewable electricity. He designed and built reactor prototypes for utilizing industrial waste as a feedstock for sustainable cement. He also developed techno-economic models in support of scaling the process from lab- and pilot-scale to commercial-scale production.

Previously, Dr. Hittinger was a Graduate Research Fellow at Tulane University, where his doctoral research focused on developing a process for upcycling plastic waste into sustainable fuels and chemicals in support of the circular economy.

Dr. Hittinger holds a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University.