Recipient, Outstanding Teacher Award, Georgia Tech, 1971 Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award, Georgia Tech (Student Government), 1972 Visiting Professor of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley, 1975 Recipient, Sigma Xi Research Award, Georgia Tech, 1982 Member, Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Member Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Joint Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1994 Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award (Interfraternity Council), 1994 Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, 1995 Regents’ Professor, Georgia Tech, 1997 Recipient,... (read more)
Dr. Liotta’s research activities involve both synthetic-organic and physical-organic chemistry. His major interests lie in the areas of structure-property relationships, kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions, asymmetric synthesis, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis (phase transfer catalysis), the development of environmentally benign tunable (supercritical fluids, near critical water, gas expanded liquids)and smart (reversible ionic liquids, DMSO substitutes) solvent systems, and molecular thermodynamics, solution theory, and phase equilibria. A fundamental goal of Dr. Liotta’s research is the development of sustainable and environmentally benign chemicals and chemical processes. Dr. Liotta has been collaborating with Dr. Charles A. Eckert for approximately 20 years.