AIChE’s Institute and Board of Directors’ Awards are AIChE’s highest honors, and candidates are nominated by the chemical engineering community and voted upon by the members of AIChE’s volunteer-led Awards Committee. The prizes recognize outstanding achievements and world-class contributions across a spectrum of chemical engineering endeavors.
Dr. O’Malley is being recognized “for engineering unusual microorganisms from nature for biomass deconstruction and novel bioprocessing.”
Dr. Bao is being honored “for her pioneering work and leadership in the development of organic electronic materials and their applications to skin-inspired electronics.”
Dr. Shankar is being recognized for his contributions to industry-academia partnership and technical research in direct air capture and carbon utilization pathways to fuels and chemicals.
Dr. Ellis is being honored for groundbreaking polymerization research and for technical leadership resulting in sustainable industrial production of differentiated materials that have enabled multiple businesses and that have ultimately enhanced lives globally.
Dr. Paul is being honored as an industrial technical leader who excels at the intersection of product innovation and fundamental polymer science to create products for a more sustainable future.
Mensah is being recognized for outstanding leadership of pharmaceutical biotechnology process development and clinical supply, including the development and supply of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Prather is being honored for outstanding contributions to the design, assembly, and enhancement of biological pathways, and for engineering microbial strains for the production of biochemical compounds.