AIChE Members Elected to NAE’s 2024 Class

The U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has announced its new members for 2024. Among the new class of 114 U.S.-based and 21 international NAE members are numerous chemical engineers. The following members of AIChE have been elected to NAE’s distinguished ranks.

Shailendra V. Bordawekar

Shailendra V. Bordawekar, Vice President, Small Molecule Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls Development, AbbVie Inc. (Gurnee, IL) — “For leadership in the pharmaceutical industry, developing life-saving medicines, influencing regulations, and advocating for women in engineering.”

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Jingguang Chen

Jingguang Chen, Thayer Lindsley Professor of Chemical Engineering, Columbia Univ. (New York, NY) — “For discovering new catalysts and synchrotron techniques to connect catalytic and electrocatalytic mechanisms under reaction conditions.”

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Chunqing Liu

Chunqing Liu, Research and Development Senior Fellow and Senior Manager, Green H2 Growth Vector Group, Honeywell (Des Plaines, IL) — “For polymer and membrane innovations for cost-effective natural gas and green hydrogen production and use.”

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Umit S. Ozkan

Umit S. Ozkan, Distinguished University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Engineering, William G. Lowrie Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State Univ. (Columbus, OH) — “For research in electrocatalysis and elucidation of mechanisms of oxidation catalysis.”

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Constantinos Pantelides

Constantinos Pantelides, Managing Director, Process Systems Enterprise Ltd. (London, UK) — “For process modeling and optimization and for pioneering modeling software.”

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Robert K. Prud’homme

Robert K. Prud’homme, Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton Univ. (Princeton, NJ) — “For mass manufacture of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and other applications to improve human health.” Photo by David Kelly Crow.

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David S. Sholl

David S. Sholl, Director, Transformational Decarbonization Initiative, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN) — “For addressing large-scale chemical separation challenges, including carbon dioxide capture, using quantitative materials modeling.”

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Jose E. Tabora

Jose E. Tabora, Senior Scientific Director, Chemical Process Development, Bristol Myers Squibb (Princeton, NJ) — “For pharmaceutical process development through innovations in modeling, design of experiments, and data analysis.”

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Cristina Urdaneta Thomas

Cristina Urdaneta Thomas, 3M Global Research and Development Services Leader (retired), 3M Company (Stillwater, MN) — “For innovation, commercialization, and leadership in using polymeric materials for energy savings and traffic safety, and to ensure worker well-being.”

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Hye Kyung Timken

Hye Kyung Timken, Principal Scientist and Chevron Fellow, Chevron Technical Center (Richmond, CA) — “For environmentally friendly processes for producing hydrocarbon fuels.”

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Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer and honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education, or to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology. The newly elected members will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting on Sept. 29, 2024.  Learn more.


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