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Awards

The 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award is presented to Prof. Jeffrey Rimer of the University of Houston. Prof. Rimer’s recognition is for “Transformative discoveries of zeolite growth mechanisms, breakthroughs in crystal engineering and rational design of therapeutics for pathological diseases, and pioneering in situ AFM to analyze solvothermal crystallization.”

The 2016 Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science is presented to Prof. Bradley Chmelka of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prof. Chmelka is being honored “For molecular analyses and understanding of the syntheses, compositions, structures, and properties of heterogeneous inorganic materials for engineering applications in catalysis, separations, and mechanical structures.”

Both awards will be presented at the 2016 AIChE conference in San Francisco.

Owens Corning Early Career Award

The Owens Corning Early Career Award recognizes outstanding independent contributions to the scientific, technological, educational or service areas of materials science and engineering.

Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science

The Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science is bestowed annually to a leading researcher in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. Previous Winners include many important researchers in the materials engineering field.