George E. Klinzing earned his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1959 and was awarded a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1963. He has spent his career researching materials processing, specifically pneumatic conveying. Administrative interests revolve around fostering an environment of collaboration, support, and encouragement for research faculty, staff, and students. Activities include yearly trips with faculty to visit federal agency officials in Washington, D.C.; counseling researchers in their innovation commercialization efforts; and overseeing policy initiatives aimed at creating fair and equitable collaboration among Pitt researchers, industry, and government. He has given over 200 technical presentations at professional meetings, universities, and industries both nationally and internationally, and has advised 25 Ph.D. students and 54 M.S. students.