AIChE Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering

The U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has announced its new members for 2022. The following AIChE members have been elected to NAE’s distinguished ranks.

Rena Bizios

Rena Bizios, Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio: “For contributions to the theory and applications of cellular tissue engineering, cell/biomaterial interactions, and surface modification biomaterials.”

William S. Hammack

William S. Hammack, William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: “For innovations in multidisciplinary engineering education, outreach, and service to the profession through development and communication of internet-delivered content.”

Samson A. Jenekhe

Samson A. Jenekhe, Boeing-Martin Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle: “For discovery and understanding of conjugated materials for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) widely used in the commercial sector.”

Christopher W. Jones

Christopher W. Jones, Professor and John F. Brock III School Chair, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology: “For contributions to the design and synthesis of catalytic materials and for advancing technologies related to carbon capture and sequestration.”

Robert J. Madix

Robert J. Madix, Senior Research Fellow, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University: “For development of quantitative models for predicting catalytic selectivity through fundamental understanding of reaction mechanism and kinetics.”

Paul Mensah

Paul Mensah, Vice President, BioTherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer Inc.: “For leadership in accelerating process development of biotherapeutics including the key components for the first approved COVID-19 vaccine.”

Nikolaos V. Sahinidis

Nikolaos V. Sahinidis, Gary C. Butler Family Chair and Professor, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology: “For contributions to global optimization and the development of widely used software for optimization and machine learning.”

David H. West

David H. West, Corporate Fellow, Corporate Research and Innovation, Saudi Basic Industries Corp., Sugar Land, TX: “For solutions to problems with technological, commercial, and societal impacts while advancing chemical sciences by applying reaction engineering fundamentals.”

Charles E. Wyman

Charles E. Wyman, Ford Motor Company Chair and Distinguished Professor in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside — For advances in transforming lignocellulosic feedstocks to low-carbon-footprint fuels and chemicals.  

Yushan Yan

Yushan Yan, Henry B. Dupont Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware: “For creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in separation membranes and electrochemical reaction engineering, catalysis, and materials.”