Portrait of Prof. Robert Bozic  

Robert Bozic


818 S.W. Mudd
Mail Code 4271

Tel(212) 854-9637
Fax(212) 854-3054

Research Interests

Chemical Engineering Process Safety, Electrochemical Sensors, and Fuel Cells

A retired lieutenant colonel of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Bozic was deputy director of the chemical engineering program at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 2011 to 2014. He joined the faculty of the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2014 as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering Process Safety and Design.

Bozic earned his BS in chemistry from the United States Military Academy in 1989 and his ME in chemical engineering from the University of Florida in 1999.  He obtained a PhD in chemical engineering from Columbia University in 2008. 

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering; Director MS Program, Columbia Engineering, 2014 – present
  • Deputy Director Chemical Engineering Program, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 2011 – 2014


  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Life Member)
  • Army Engineer Association (Permanent Member)
  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • Association of the United States Army (Life Member)
  • Order of the Engineer (inducted 2009)
  • University of Florida Alumni Association (Life Member)
  • American Wine Society (Life Member)

Honors & Awards

  • Senior Member of AIChE (elected in 2015)
  • AIChE Chapter Faculty Advisor Honor Roll 2009 through 2013 while the faculty advisor to the West Point Student Chapter of AIChE.

Selected Publications

  • Robert G. Bozic, Matthew B. Garvey, and Donald C. Glaser, Simulation Solutions Inc., “Process Safety Education Using Simulators” invited talk for AIChE Metro-Section, New York, New York 15 May 2017 Meeting
  • Robert G. Bozic, Matthew B. Garvey, and Donald C. Glaser, "Evaluating Performance in Chemical Engineering Process Safety Education Using Simulators", Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, CA, United States, Nov. 13--18, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-8169-1097-7 http://www3.aiche.org/proceedings/Abstract.aspx?PaperID=451691
  • Christianna Lininger, Anna Dorfi, Robert G. Bozic “Columbia Chemical Engineering Fuel Cell Car Demonstration and Competition” Fuel Cell Store Newsletter  9/13/2016. http://fuelcellstore.com/blog-section/columbia-fuel-cell-car-competition
  • Robert G. Bozic, Matthew B. Garvey, and Donald D. Glaser, "Integrating Simulation of Chemical Engineering Operations into Process Safety Education”  AIChE Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, Salt Lake, UT, United States, Nov. 8-13 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8169-1094-6
  • Robert G. Bozic and Alan C. West “Electrochemical Detection of Fourteen Common Munitions Constituents,” Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, Sep 2013. Published on line: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10800-013-0624-4. DOI number: 10.1007/s10800-013-0624-4
  • Andrew I. Biaglow, Russell P. Lachance, Robert G. Bozic, and Donald D. Glaser, “Using Simulators to Teach Process Safety” AIChE Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, Nashville, TN, United States, Nov. 8-13, 2009