Poddars Endow Rising ChEs Award

Syamal K. Poddar, an AIChE Fellow and President of Poddar and Associates (Houston, TX), and his wife Susmita, a biochemist, have endowed a new AIChE award for young professionals.

The Poddar Award for Rising Chemical Engineers

The Poddar Award for Rising Chemical Engineers recognizes a recent graduate for their contributions to AIChE, the chemical engineering profession, and society, and their potential for future growth and leadership. The inaugural award will be presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

The new endowment and award are the latest contributions made by the Poddars in support of AIChE and its Doing a World of Good activities.

More about the Poddars

As lifetime supporters of AIChE, the Poddars share AIChE’s mission to make the world a better and safer place through chemical engineering, and are devoted to ensuring strong future leadership for AIChE.

Syamal Poddar is a trustee of the AIChE Foundation and chairs the Annual Giving program. In 2016 and 2017, he was named by the Foundation as Philanthropist of the Year.

Learn more about the activities of the AIChE Foundation at www.aiche.org/giving.