AIChE's 35 Under 35 Award

Do you know any outstanding Young Professional AIChE Members?  This award seeks to identify and recognize the outstanding achievement and contributions of some of the best and brightest young chemical engineers in our field.

With the support of the AIChE Foundation, AIChE and the Young Professionals Committee will be recognizing 35 outstanding AIChE members under the age of 35 who have made significant contributions to the field of Chemical Engineering and AIChE. Nominees can have made contributions through any of seven broad categories.

**Nominations are not being accepted for the 2018 year**

Award Administrator(s): 

Award Criteria

Each nominee must be nominated for a specific award category.  These seven categories will highlight outstanding efforts of young engineers across key segments of chemical engineering.  Winners will be designated and awarded in each category, totalling 35 winners overall.

Nominees will be critiqued on their involvement within AIChE throughout their career, their excellence shown in the specific award category, their professional activities outside of work relating to the award category, and their potential for future growth within AIChE and their career field.

Nominees must be born in 1983 or later.

Award Categories

  • Safety
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Energy
  • Chemicals
  • Bioengineering
  • Education

All nominations will be reviewed by experts in each of the award categories, as well as by a core nomination review team.  

Awardee Recognition

The 35 individuals chosen for this award will:

  • Be given a $500 prize.  
  • Be recognized at an awards reception at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.  
  • Have their profiles highlighted throughout the Institute and chemical engineering community (online, in CEP Magazine, etc.).

If you are interested in nominating a Young Professional for this award, please fill out the nomination form.  Nominations are being accepted through an online form (orange button below) or through a hard copy submission (see Nomination Packets section below for download).

The online form requires several written statements, as well as a letter of recommendation written by someone other than the main nominator.  It is recommended that you review the nomination form first, then compose your written statements, and collect the letter of recommendation.  Once your statements are complete and letter of recommendation in hand, copy and paste your statements into the correct fields within the nomination form and upload the letter.

Nominations are no longer being accepted.

Award Questions

Please contact with any questions you may have about this award.