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AIChE's 35 Under 35 Award

Do you know any outstanding Young Professional AIChE Members?  This 2020 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.

BioEngineering - Emphasis on the application of engineering to biologically based processes and biomedical and health-care-related applications, including but not limited to cellular and materials systems design, metabolic and cell engineering, food engineering and technology, pharmaceutical drugs and biologics, drug delivery, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.

Chemical & Materials - Emphasis on the design, generation, and characterization of chemical products and functional materials systems, including but not limited to inorganic and organic chemical products, composite materials, polymeric systems, and nanomaterials.

Education - Emphasis on accomplishments as an educator, including but not limited to creation and effective implementation of educational methods, materials, and technologies.

Energy & Environmental - Emphasis on energy production and/or consumption with emphasis on sustainable and efficient approaches, including but not limited to heat or other process integration, water resource management, mitigating emissions, advancing alternative energy sources, and shaping resilient processes.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Emphasis on innovative creations within engineering science, technology, or the economy, including but not limited to start-up companies.

Leadership - Emphasis on organizational or societal leadership, including but not limited to effective entity or project leadership, community service, or public thought-leadership.

Safety - Emphasis on improving process and/or personal safety for manufacturing, including but not limited to enhancing safety-instrumented-system (SIS) engineering and design, advancing certified functional safety expertise (CFSE and CFSP), and improving overall awareness that results in reduced safety incidents within the manufacturing industries.

Deadline 

February 15, 2020

Award 

Award Criteria

Each nominee must be nominated for a specific award category.  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.

Each nominee must have been born on or after January 1, 1986.

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

Awardee Recogniton

The 35 individuals chosen for this award will:

  • Receive a $500 prize
  • Receive complimentary registration to the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA
  • Be recognized at an awards reception at the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting
  • Have their profiles highlighted throughout AIChE and the chemical engineering community

Instructions 

If you are interested in nominating a Young Professional for this award, please complete the online nomination form. 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 questions first, then compose your 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 online for and upload the letter.

Nomination Form

List of nomination form questions

Questions?

Award Operating Procedures

Award Steering Committee Procedures

Judging Rubric

Please contact 35Under35@aiche.org with any questions you may have about this award or would prefer a hard copy of the nomination form.