35 Under 35 Nominations Open

AIChE and its Young Professionals Committee are shining a light on the next generation of chemical engineers with the AIChE 35 Under 35 Award program. The award promotes the achievements of 35 younger members of AIChE who are making a mark on the profession in the early stages of their careers. It also seeks to acknowledge those young professionals who are increasing the vitality and success of AIChE through their involvement in the life of the Institute.

Submit your nomination

The Young Professionals Committee looks to members of the chemical engineering community to nominate early-career candidates who exemplify the profession at its best, in a range of endeavors and fields of practice. Nominees may represent the breadth of chemical engineering career paths — graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty, and those working in industry in both traditional and non-traditional fields. Categories include safety, energy and environmental, chemicals and materials, bioengineering, education, innovation and entrepreneurship, and leadership.

The AIChE 35 Under 35 Award recipients will be celebrated during an awards reception at the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA (Nov. 15-20, 2020). Each honoree will receive $500, complimentary registration to the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting, a commemorative plaque, and publicity in AIChE media.


Nominees must have been born on or after January 1, 1986. In addition, they must also be AIChE members in good standing at the time of the nomination and the award presentation. See award website for details. 

Valid nomination packets consist of a completed nomination form and one letter of recommendation from an individual other than the main nominator. Nomination forms are available at the award website. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2020.

Questions about the AIChE 35 Under 35 Award may be directed to 35Under35@aiche.org.


Nomee Patel's picture

I am an undergraduate student, in final year