Ian Nettleship

Ian Nettleship is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the Chair of the Engineering for Humanity Certificate Program at the University of Pittsburgh and a Chair of the Humanitarian Activities Network of the American Ceramics Society. He teaches materials processing and manufacturing, sustainable materials production and powder processing of materials. As a member of Pitt- Non-Conventional Materials and Appropriate Technologies group (Pitt-NOCMAT), he combines materials research with service learning. His projects include manufacturing of ceramic water filters for water treatment in low-income communities and bamboo construction materials for low-cost housing. He is the founder of the Ceramic Filter Project and the Vice President of a Pittsburgh based NGO, Ceramic Water Filter Solutions, that establishes and supports small filter factories in low-income communities. They currently have factories in Mexico, Nigeria, Nepal and Honduras. 


Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261