Victor Atiemo-Obeng joined Dow in 1975 in the Process Development Department of Michigan Operations after obtaining a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He left Dow and went back to his home country of Ghana in 1977, but returned in 1980.
At the rank of Dow Fellow, Victor currently serves on the leadership team of the Process Chemistry & Development department of the company’s Core Research & Development function. He is an expert in process development, scale-up and mixing. He provides leadership and technical expertise in process research and scale-up across all Dow’s businesses. Victor earlier led process engineering teams for several multimillion-dollar capital projects that were recognized with the company’s Global Engineering Excellence Awards. In other activities, Victor is a co-editor of the Handbook of Industrial Mixing: Science and Practice published in 2004 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. At the invitation by the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology of the National Academies, he served on the committee that organized the workshop which resulted in the publication “Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs - A Workshop Report (2005)”.
Victor is a Fellow of AIChE. His scientific, technical, and public service contributions have been recognized in 2009 by the AIChE North American Mixing Forum Award for excellence and sustained contributions, Mid-Michigan AIChE Section’s Chemical Engineer of the Year, NOBCChE’s Percy Julian Award for pure and applied research in science and engineering, The Dow Chemical Company’s Michigan Consultants Award, The Dow Chemical Company President’s Community Service Award, and The Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Award.
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