George Klinzing Best PhD Award

This award recognizes an outstanding dissertation by an individual who has earned a doctoral degree. The dissertation can be in any discipline in the physical, biomedical or engineering sciences, with particle science and engineering as its focus. The award is contingent on a candidate meeting the above criteria and may not be awarded every year.

Selection criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a current member of AIChE-PTF at time of nomination and have not won another PTF award in previous three calendar years
  2. An outstanding original dissertation, with relevance to particle technology
  3. The nominee must have received a doctoral degree within the last three calendar years prior to the year the award is given
  4. Based only on the contributions made during the course of PhD
Deadline: 
March 23, 2015
Award Administrator(s): 
Award: 

Award consists of $500, a plaque, and two tickets to PTF award dinner.

Presentation: 
Instructions: 

Nomination procedure and package contents:

  • Initial nomination must be submitted no later than March 23, 2016 and can be made here
  • Full nomination package is due latest by May 11, 2016 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to Ben Freireich, BJFreireich@dow.com
  1. Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received)
  2. A letter of nomination from the dissertation advisor should include a critical review stating the value of the dissertation in terms of its originality, significance, and potential applications in the field of particle science and technology. It should also convey how doctoral research contributed to a significant advance or breakthrough in particle technology that will last for a long time. The supporting letters may focus on any of these attributes.
  3. An extended abstract of up to six pages including a list of refereed publications resulting directly from that dissertation.
  4. At least three and no more than four supporting letters (not counting the nomination letter from the dissertation advisor), all of which must be from institutions outside the one granting the dissertation. One of the letters must be from industry. 
  5. Either the nominator, or one of the supporting letter providers must be a current PTF member
  6. If the nominee has previously received any award from AIChE or one of its divisions/forums, an explicit statement of new accomplishments or work over and above those cited for the earlier award(s) must be included (max. of one double spaced page).

Award Winners

Maxx Capece
2016
Meenesh Singh
2015
Asep Nandiyanto
2014
Jia Wei Chew
2013
Mayank Kashyap
2012
Deliang Shi
2011
Fanxing Li
2010
Luis Hakim
2009
Janine Galvin
2008
Mahesh Iyer
2007
Griselda Bonilla
2006
Stephen Conway
2005
Ecevit Bilgili
2004
Stephen Tallon
2003
Himanshu Gupta
2002
H.Shinto
2000
R. Agnihotri
1999
Patrick Spicer
1998