Dr. Joseph Menicucci Jr. is the Associate Chair and Associate Professor with the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University.

He comes to Lehigh having previously served as a teaching faculty member at his alma mater, Montana State University. There he completed three degrees, B.S., M.S., and Ph.D, all in Chemical/Biological Engineering. His career has provided him with vast experience in chemical engineering education in a university setting, with a strong record of course and curriculum development, innovative instructional technology implementation, and academic management and advising.

In 2018, Dr. Menicucci was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering at Montana State and was honored in 2021 as a Spirit of Discovery Award winner by the Montana State University Honors College. He was one of five faculty members in the School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University (NU) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan upon opening in 2011, and Vice-chair of the inaugural NU faculty senate. Most recently, he was awarded the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Excellence in Advising Award in 2022. While he continues to have an immense resume with a multitude of accomplishments, he is especially proud of his collaborations with former students.
Joseph Menicucci
Associate Chair and Teaching Associate Professor
Lehigh University
Packer Campus
Whitaker Laboratory, Room 472
5 East Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering. Montana State University-Bozeman, 2010.
M.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering. Montana State University-Bozeman, 2009.
B.S. Chemical Engineering. Montana State University-Bozeman, 2000.

Areas of Research

Engineering Pedagogy, Thermodynamics, Materials Science