AIChE Names New Officers, Announces Election Results

Cheryl Teich Becomes AIChE President for 2015
November 19, 2014

At its Business Meeting on November 17, held during the AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, AIChE announced the results of its 2014 election, and introduced its new Board of Directors for 2015.  Cheryl Teich, Reaction Engineering Expertise Area Leader at The Dow Chemical Company, will become president of the organization in 2015. Teich succeeds 2014 President Otis Shelton, former Director of the Corporate Safety and Environmental Services Assessment Program for Praxair (Danbury, Connecticut) and its facilities worldwide. President-Elect Gregory Stephanopoulos, the W.H. Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts), joins Teich on AIChE’s Board of Directors.

Newly elected Directors of the AIChE Board are: Alan Nelson, Research and Development Director for Performance Monomers at The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Michigan); John O’Connell, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville); Anne Skaja Robinson, Chair of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana); and Sharon Robinson, senior staff member at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, Tennessee). AIChE Directors serve three-year terms.

Teich, an AIChE Fellow and a Trustee of the AIChE Foundation, previously served on the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009. As chair of AIChE’s Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council, Teich shepherded the formation of AIChE’s Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development and Manufacturing Forum. She is an expert in process development and reaction engineering, and a founding member of AIChE’s Process Development Division. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, New Jersey).

About AIChE:
AIChE is a professional society of nearly 45,000 chemical engineers in 100 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society.  Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological and environmental engineering, nanotechnology, and chemical plant safety and security.