David Harding has been a faculty member at the University of New Haven for 18 years. Now a full professor, David is chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering within the Tagliatela College of Engineering. During his time at UNH, he has taught courses and conducted research on air pollution and environmental applications, and has been involved in the recent development of the multidisciplinary engineering curriculum for undergraduates.
A Purdue graduate with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Northwestern, David has been a registered professional engineer for over 20 years. He spent nine years in private industry and has been a consultant to a variety of businesses and organizations.
“When I was in private industry,” David says, “I worked with many young engineers who were right out of college, and I was mentoring them early in their careers. That experience got me interested in education. Here at UNH, we offer a top-notch chemical engineering program with a caring and committed faculty. I want to help sustain it. While I already devote significant time and effort to the program, I believe it deserves my financial support as well.”
Why He Helps:
“I responded to the Tagliatela College of Engineering Equipment Fund Challenge Match,” notes David, “which was established by the Board of Governors. I had been thinking about making a gift for a while, and when the Board created this $1 million initiative to leverage gifts for much needed laboratory equipment, I thought it was the right time.”