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Awards

Listed below are winners of all major awards presented at the meeting. Click on the award links to quickly see winners of a specific type of award.

Board of Directors Awards

- AIChE -

F.J. & Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award for Service to the Institute

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis is Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering at the University of Florida.  Professor Curtis received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University (1983) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from...Read more

Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering

Carol K. Hall

I am the Camille Dreyfus Distinguished University Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State Univ. Originally trained in physics, I have been in chemical engineering since 1977, when I joined Princeton’s Chemical Engineering Dept. as one of the first women to be...Read more

Institute Awards

- AIChE -

Allan P. Colburn Award for Excellence in Publications by a Young Member of the Institute

Bradley Olsen

Professor Olsen earned his S.B. in Course 10 (Chemical Engineering) from MIT in June 2003. His undergraduate research with Prof. Karen Gleason focused on understanding the polymerization kinetics of initiated chemical vapor deposition reactions to produce fluorocarbon and organosiloxane polymer...Read more

Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research

Award Sponsor(s): Alpha Chi Sigma Educational Foundation
James A. Dumesic

James A. Dumesic earned his B.S. degree from UW-Madison and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, under the supervision of Professor Michel Boudart.  Dumesic joined the Department of Chemical Engineering in 1976, and he is currently the Steenbock Chair in the College of...Read more

Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering

Samir Mitragotri
Dr. Samir Mitragotri is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He is also the founding Director of the Center for Bioengineering at UCSB, Professor Mitragotri received Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 and B.S. from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai in 1992, both in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Mitragotri is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bioengineering & Translational Medicine Journal and was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine.Read more

Energy and Sustainability Award

Award Sponsor(s): Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
Dr. Urmila M. Diwekar

Dr. Urmila M. Diwekar is the president and founder of the Vishwamitra Research Institute, a non-profit research organization. From 2002-2004, she was a full Professor in the Departments of Bio, Chemical, and Industrial Engineering at the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, University...Read more

Industrial Research & Development Award

John Klier

Dr. John Klier is global Research & Development director of Dow Performance Materials and Chemicals. Klier joined Dow’s Corporate R&D laboratories in 1989. He served in various R&D roles in the areas of microemulsion technology for consumer and industrial product formulations,...Read more

Industry Leadership Award

Michael R. Resetarits

After receiving BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering, Mr. Mike Resetarits’ career began in 1974, at Union Carbide Corporation.  While there, Mike worked on the development of the MD distillation tray and the MU liquid-liquid extraction tray.  The ECMD tray was invented with Dr. Mike Lockett...Read more

Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology

Richard Baker

Dr. Baker currently serves as MTR’s Principal Scientist.  He founded the company in 1982, and served as President for 25 years. In that time, MTR became a leading membrane research, development, engineering, and production company, concentrating on the development of membranes and membrane...Read more

Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice

Karl V. Jacob

Karl V. Jacob is Research Scientist/Technical Leader in Engineering Sciences at The Dow Chemical Company. He is also founder of the Solids Processing Lab at Dow in Midland, Michigan. For the last three decades, he has worked on a vast array of particle technology problems, with particular...Read more

R.H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering

Award Sponsor(s): ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
Harold H. Kung

Harold H. Kung is professor of chemical engineering at Northwestern University, where his areas of research include surface chemistry, catalysis, and chemical reaction engineering. His professional experience includes work as a research chemist at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. He is...Read more

Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education

Award Sponsor(s): ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
John Falconer

John L. Falconer is the Mel and Virginia Clark Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and a President's Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has published more than 230 papers and has 19 patents in the areas of zeolite membranes, heterogeneous catalysis,...Read more

William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature

Award Sponsor(s): John Wiley & Sons
Lorenz T. Biegler

Lorenz T. (Larry) Biegler is the Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined the faculty at CMU after receiving his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1981. Prof. Biegler was appointed as the Bayer Professor in 1996. His research is computer aided...Read more

SBE Awards

- Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) -

Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication

Award Sponsor(s): John Wiley & Sons
Anne Skaja Robinson

Anne Skaja Robinson joined Tulane University in January 2012 as the Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Prior to Tulane, Dr. Robinson was a Full Professor and Associate Chair at the University of Delaware, where she started her academic career in 1997. Her honors include a DuPont...Read more

D.I.C. Wang Award for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering

Wilfred Chen

Professor Wilfred Chen joined the University of Delaware in January 1, 2011 as the Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering. He obtained his B.S. degree from UCLA in 1988 and his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1993, both in Chemical Engineering. After one-year postdoc in Switzerland, he joined UC Riverside...Read more

James E. Bailey Award

Award Sponsor(s): Cytos Biotechnology
Martin Fussenegger

Martin Fussenegger is Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of the ETH Zurich in Basel as well as at the University of Basel. His research focuses on mammalian cell engineering, in particular on the assembly of synthetic...Read more

Committee Awards

- Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) -

Minority Affairs Committee Distinguished Service Award

Mary Lee
ExxonMobil Corporate Research

- Program Committee (PC) -

Institute Lecturer Award

Dr. Liang-Shih (L.-S.) Fan

Liang-Shih Fan is a Distinguished University C J Easton Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Ohio State University. His research group is engaged in fundamental and applied research in the areas including fluidization and multiphase flow, particulate reaction engineering,...Read more

Division & Forum Awards

- Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (CRE) -

Catalysis & Reaction Engineering Poster Awards

Alex Maag
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

CRE Practice Award

Daniel Hickman

Dan Hickman is a Fellow in the Reaction Engineering group in the Engineering and Process Science department of The Dow Chemical Company’s Core Research & Development organization. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University (1988) and his Ph.D. in chemical...Read more

- Computing & Systems Technology Division (CAST) -

CAST Directors’ Award

Award Sponsor(s): Computing & Systems Technology Division (CAST)

CAST Directors’ Student Presentation Award

CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Award Sponsor(s): Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
Carl Laird

Carl Laird is an associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. His research focuses on high-performance computing, mathematical programming, and modeling of complex systems, with applications in critical infrastructure protection, process operation and safety,...Read more

Computing in Chemical Engineering Award

Award Sponsor(s): Dow Chemical Company
Rafiqul Gani

Rafiqul Gani is professor of systems design at the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, The Technical University of Denmark and the former head and co-founder of the Computer Aided Process Engineering Center (CAPEC). His current research interests include development of computer...Read more

Computing Practice Award

Award Sponsor(s): ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
Lawrence Megan

Lawrence Megan is currently an R&D and Global Operation Director for Praxair. In this role, he is responsible for managing a portfolio of programs focused on improving the efficiency of Praxair’s process plant operations, supply chains, and business processes.
Larry joined Praxair in...Read more

David Himmelblau Award for Innovations in Computer-Based Chemical Engineering Education

Award Sponsor(s): Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering Education (CACHE) Corporation
John Falconer

John L. Falconer is the Mel and Virginia Clark Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and a President's Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has published more than 230 papers and has 19 patents in the areas of zeolite membranes, heterogeneous catalysis,...Read more

- Environmental Division (ENV) -

Lawrence K. Cecil Award in Environmental Chemical Engineering

Pratim Biswas

Pratim Biswas, the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Professor, is the Chairman of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Prof. Biswas obtained his B. Tech (1980) degree from IIT Bombay, M.S (1981) from University of California, and Ph. D...Read more

- Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division (FP & BE) -

Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Award in Chemical Engineering

Jonathan Dordick

Jonathan S. Dordick is the Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at VP President for Research. Prof. Dordick received his B.A. in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Brandeis University and his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from MIT. He has held chemical engineering...Read more

Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Distinguished Service Award in Chemical Engineering

Theresa Good

Theresa Good is currently the Deputy Division Director of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Bioscience. She has worked at NSF from 2010 to 2012 in the Engineering Directorate in the Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering Program, and from 2013 to present in the Biological Sciences...Read more

- Management Division (MGT) -

Management Division Award

Award Sponsor(s): Dow Chemical Company
Markus E. Scheller

Dr. Markus E. Scheller has worked for several companies including BASF, Ciba-Geigy for almost 30 years. After receiving his PhD in organic chemistry at the ETH in Zürich (1985) and a teaching degree for undergraduate institutes (1985) Markus started as research chemist at Syntex in Palo Alto...Read more

- Materials Engineering & Sciences Division (MESD) -

Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science

Award Sponsor(s): Braskem
Karen Gleason

Dr. Karen K. Gleason is Associate Provost and the Alexander and I. Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has served as Executive Officer of the Chemical Engineering Department, Associate Director for the Institute of Soldier...Read more

Owens Corning Early Career Award

Thomas Epps

Prof. Epps is the Thomas and Kipp Gutshall Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware (UD) with a joint appointment in Materials Science and Engineering. His research interests include nanostructured assemblies for targeted drug delivery, polymeric...Read more

- Nuclear Engineering Division (NE) -

Robert E. Wilson Award

Award Sponsor(s): Nuclear Engineering Division (NE)
David DePaoli

David W. DePaoli is a Senior R&D Staff Member in the Nuclear Materials Processing Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In 30 years at ORNL, David has been involved in a wide range of chemical- and energy-related research and development projects, including environmental-cleanup and...Read more

- Process Development Division (PD) -

DSM Science & Technology Award

Award Sponsor(s): Process Development Division (PD), Award Sponsor(s): Particle Technology Forum (PTF), Award Sponsor(s): Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (CRE)
Stephen Ma

Stephen Ma graduated with summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York (CCNY). At CCNY, he worked with Dr. Ilona Kretzschmar and Dr. Sonia Mathew on improving dye-sensitized solar cell efficiency. Additionally, he had the opportunity to conduct research...Read more

Excellence in Process Development Research Award

Award Sponsor(s): Pfizer, Inc.
Allan Myerson

Professor of Practice of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to his position at MIT he was the Philip Danforth Amour Professor of Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago...Read more

Process Development Division Student Paper Award

Award Sponsor(s): Praxair, Inc.
Elçin Içten

Elçin Içten is a PhD candidate in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. She is co-advised by Prof. Z.K. Nagy and Prof. G.V. Reklaitis. Her dissertation is entitled “Development and control of a dropwise additive manufacturing process for pharmaceuticals”. Prior to joining...Read more

- Separations Division (SEP) -

Clarence (Larry) G. Gerhold Award

Award Sponsor(s): UOP, Inc.
Allan Myerson

Professor of Practice of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to his position at MIT he was the Philip Danforth Amour Professor of Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago...Read more

FRI/John G. Kunesh Award

Award Sponsor(s): Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI)
Jason Bara

Jason E. Bara is an Associate Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the University of Alabama. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Colorado at Boulder. He has authored more...Read more

SEP Founders Award

Paul Bryan

Paul Bryan is currently (2012-15) a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of California – Berkeley and an Independent Consultant in the fields of Renewable and Conventional Fuels and Chemicals. He served as Program Manager for Biomass (now “BETO” – the Bio-Energy Technology Office)...Read more

Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award

Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Meagan Bunge

Bio: EDUCATION
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
August 2015
Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Minor in Chemistry
May 2011

EXPERIENCE
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Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Lei Ling
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Juan Wang
Clemson University
Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Yash Tamhankar
Oklahoma State University
Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Ying Li
The Pennsylvania State University
Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation

- Transport and Energy Processes Division (TEP) -

Donald Q. Kern Award

Kenneth Goodson

Ken Goodson is the Bosch Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Davies Family Provostial Professor at Stanford University. His lab has graduated 40 PhDs, nearly half of whom are professors at schools including MIT, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. Goodson studied at MIT (PhD 93) and...Read more

- Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) -

CoMSEF Impact Award

Cameron Abrams

Abrams is a professor of chemical and biological engineering in the College of Engineering and also holds a courtesy appointment in the College of Medicine's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His research focuses on molecular simulations; the structure and function of HIV; and...Read more

ComSEF Young Investigator Award for Modeling & Simulation

Joshua Anderson

I am a Research Area Specialist working with Sharon C. Glotzer in the Glotzer Group at the University of Michigan. I study soft matter systems - hard particle self-assembly, polymer self-assembly, active matter, melting in two dimensions and other related topics.
I design and develop...Read more

- Particle Technology Forum (PTF) -

Dow Particle Processing Recognition Award

Award Sponsor(s): Dow Chemical Company
Charles Hemler

A chemical engineering graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Chuck retired from UOP as a Senior Fellow having spent more than 40 years contributing to research, development, engineering, and sales activities in support of the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Process.

He joined AIChE in...Read more

George Klinzing Best PhD Award

Meenesh Singh

Dr. Meenesh R. Singh is a postdoctoral scholar in the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley. He obtained B.E degree from Sardar Patel University in 2005, M.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2008 and Ph.D...Read more

Particle Technology Forum Award

Award Sponsor(s): Powder Technology, Elsevier
John Carson
Dr. John Carson is president of Jenike & Johanson, Inc., a world-renowned engineering consulting firm specializing in the storage and flow of bulk solids. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1970 he joined J&J where he has been active in research, consulting, and management.Read more

PSRI Lectureship Award in Fluidization

Award Sponsor(s): Particulate Solid Research, Inc.
Rajesh Davé

Prof. Rajesh Davé is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the founding Director of the R&D Excellence Center, New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates. He is also the...Read more

Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems

Award Sponsor(s): Shell Global Solutions
Hamid Arastoopour

Professor Hamid Arastoopour’s research expertise is focused in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) of multiphase flow and particle technology—an area motivated by energy, pharmaceutical, and environmentally related applications and documented in more than 120 publications and 13 U.S. patents. In...Read more

- Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) -

Sustainable Engineering Forum Research Award

Alan Weimer
University Of Colorado

- Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development and Manufacturing Forum (PD2M) -

AIChE PD2M Award for Excellence in Integrated QbD Practice

Award Sponsor(s): Merck & Company, Inc. Award Sponsor(s): Merck & Company, Inc.
Paula Cordeiro
Hovione Farmaciencia SA
Award Sponsor(s): Merck & Company, Inc.
Marcio Temtem
Hovione Farmaciencia SA
Award Sponsor(s): Merck & Company, Inc.

- Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum (NSEF) -

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award

Award Sponsor(s): ALD NanoSolutions, Inc.
Alan Weimer

Dr. Weimer is H.T. Sears Memorial Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU-Boulder and is a world recognized expert in fluid-particle processing. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is named inventor on 24 issued and eight pending U.S. Patents. Prior to...Read more

NSEF Young Investigator Award

Award Sponsor(s): ALD NanoSolutions, Inc.
Jordan Green

Dr. Jordan J. Green is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Neurosurgery, and Materials Science & Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also an executive committee member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology and a co-...Read more

Local Section Awards

- Local Sections Committee (LSC) -

Shining Star Award

Ravindra Dixit
Texas Gulf Coast Local Section
Janet Werner
Chicago Local Section
Angelo Perna
North Jersey Local Section
Sarah Bock
St. Louis Local Section
Jose Rodriguez
Dallas Local Section