AIChE Fellows - Who, Why & How?

Originally delivered Jul 23, 2015
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John P. O'Connell tells of this history and criteria of the AIChE Fellow membership class, and hosts a panel of Fellows to speak about becoming a Fellow.


Laura Gimpelson

Registered Professional Engineer in multiple states with more than 30 years of experience in the use of green remediation technologies to address contamination from organic and inorganic compounds, heavy metals and explosives; implementation and auditing of industrial and commercial environmental and safety compliance programs; and site assessments using USEPA, AAI, ASTM and FDIC protocols. Former RCRA enforcement officer with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 6 office in Dallas, Texas

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Dr. John P. O'Connell

John O’Connell is Professor Emeritus at the Univ. of Virginia. He has been active in AIChE for more than 50 years. An AIChE Fellow for more than 25 of those years, he served as Fellows Chair from 2004 to 2011, and became founding Chair of the Fellows Council. John is currently the Fellows Council Secretary and Editor of the Fellows Newsletter. He served on AIChE’s Board of Directors from 2015 through 2017.

John has been involved in all levels of Institute programming — as a chair of many meeting sessions, Chair of Group 1 and Area 1A (Engineering Sciences and Fundamentals;...Read more

Otis Shelton

Otis Shelton received his B.S. and M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Houston. In 1967, he joined Union Carbide Corporation in Texas City, Texas where he held various manufacturing assignments in low density polyethylene production, suspension/non-solvent vinyl chloride production and operations supervision of the Texas City Marine Terminal. Later, he worked in corporate human relations recruiting engineers for Union Carbide’s US operations. Mr. Shelton worked at Union Carbide’s Global Headquarters in New York as a business analyst for the silicones/urethanes...Read more

Dr. Ranil Wickramasinghe

Dr. Ranil Wickramasinghe obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia.  He obtained his PhD, also in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Minnesota.  After obtaining his PhD, Professor Wickramasinghe worked in the biotechnology industry for Sepracor Inc. and later Hemasure Inc., in Marlborough, MA as well as Biogen IDEC in Boston, MA.  He joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University in 1998.  He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas in...Read more

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