Jim Gerstle


Dr. Jim Gerstle

Assistant professor of chemical engineering

Jim Gerstle is an assistant professor in the chemical engineering department at the University of Louisville. Jim has more than 30 years of experience working for companies like Exxon, Amoco and BP.

Before moving to academia, Gerstle spent the first 20 years of his career as an advanced process control engineer and project manager at refineries and exploration sites in North America, Europe, and Australia. His years with Exxon included being a project lead for spreading DMC technology throughout Exxon and later building a DMC and advanced control program at Amoco.

Gerstle earned his undergraduate and master's degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville, and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.