The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced today that T. Bond Calloway, Jr., Associate Laboratory Director for Clean Energy Research at Savannah River National Laboratory (Aiken, South Carolina), will become President of AIChE in 2017. Calloway succeeds 2016 President Gregory Stephanopoulos, the W. H. Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Christine Seymour, a director in Global Regulatory Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls at Pfizer, Inc., will become 2017 President-elect, and will succeed Calloway as AIChE President in 2018. Additionally, Dennis Griffith, a senior project manager at Granherne, was elected to a three-year term as Treasurer, beginning in 2017.
Newly elected members of the AIChE Board of Directors are: Billy B. Bardin, Global Operations Technology Director at The Dow Chemical Company; Kate Gawel, product developer for the North American biscuit group of Mondelez International; Mary Kathryn (Kathy) Lee, a chemical engineer at ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research; and Al Sacco, Jr., Dean of Engineering at Texas Tech University. The directors serve three-year terms.
Calloway, an AIChE Fellow and Trustee of the AIChE Foundation, previously served on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013. At Savannah River National Laboratory, he leads a team of scientists and engineers conducting energy research. He has more than 30 years of industrial experience in research and development, design, construction, and operation of nuclear and chemical plants, and has authored more than 50 papers on various aspects of energy research and manufacturing. Within AIChE, Calloway currently serves on the Executive Board of the Center for Energy Initiatives; on the editorial boards for Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy journal and Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) magazine; as a director of the Nuclear Engineering Division; and as a member of the Public Affairs and Information Committee. Calloway earned his BS in chemical engineering at Auburn University. He was named the Auburn Chemical Engineering Department’s outstanding alumnus in 2016.
About AIChE: AIChE is a professional society of more than 53,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.