Corporate Innovation Award

This award recognizes corporations or corporate divisions employing a substantial number of chemical engineers, for innovation that has resulted in the successful commercial development of new products and/or new processes for making useful products. A lecture associated with this award is to be delivered at the AIChE Annual Meeting by the Chief Technology Officer or other appropriate high-ranking officer of the recipient company. A manuscript of the lecture may be submitted for publication in Chemical Engineering Progress or other appropriate AIChE media.

Examples of the types of contributions to be recognized include:

  • Bringing a new product to the marketplace
  • Developing a new manufacturing process
  • Discovering or creating a unique material
  • Transferring a research or technology development to practice
  • Improving the performance of an existing product or process
  • Reducing the company’s environmental impact
  • Pioneering a new industrial concept.
February 15, 2016
Award Administrator(s): 

A plaque

To be presented at an event to be announced.

Selection of the winner of the award will be based on three key criteria:

  • Impact of the contribution – has it made a difference in the marketplace and global community?
  • Magnitude of the challenges that were overcome -- what was the degree of difficulty?
  • Innovation and technical creativity – what is the intellectual content?

Award Winners

3M Corporation