This series introduces the recipients of AIChE’s 2023 Institute and Board of Directors’ Awards, AIChE’s highest honors. Recipients are nominated by the chemical engineering community and voted upon by the members of AIChE’s volunteer-led Awards Committee. The Board of Directors’ Award honorees are nominated by the community and selected by AIChE’s Executive Committee.
Dr. Seider is being recognized for his pioneering contributions in chemical engineering research and education spanning six decades.
Wang is being recognized for theoretical contributions toward the understanding of transport, thermodynamics, and phase transitions in soft matter.
Curtis is being honored for pioneering work in particle technology as well as for international leadership in education, diversity, and inclusivity in the engineering profession.
Harold is being recognized for the synthesis, analysis, and development of novel multifunctional reactors and catalysts for reduced emissions, intensified and safer operation, and higher desired product selectivity.
Ranga Godavarti is being recognized for for outstanding leadership of pharmaceutical development, including development of the COVID vaccine.
Alper is being recognized for pioneering contributions in the fields of synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, and for profoundly impacting the field of industrial biotechnology.
Jones is being honored for the design of adsorptive materials and processes for the capture and purification of gases, including diverse industrial gases and ground-breaking contributions to carbon dioxide capture from air.