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Allan P. Colburn Award for Excellence in Publications by a Young Member of the Institute

Encourages excellence in publications by a younger member of the Institute. The award is presented to a member of AIChE, or in an unusual situation, to members jointly, for significant contributions to chemical engineering through publications. The award candidate must have earned his or her highest academic degree within twelve (12) calendar years of the year in which the award is presented. (For the 2021 award cycle, the Colburn Award candidate must have earned his or her highest academic degree between 2009 and the present.)

Addendum, January 30, 2020:

AIChE's Executive Committee is considering modifying the Colburn Award calendar year requirement as follows: “Approved leave (maternity, paternity, elder care, etc.) does not count towards the twelve-year limit.” 

The change, if implemented, would be effective for the 2021 award cycle. 

Please contact the Awards Committee (awards@aiche.org) if you have a nomination that would have been impacted if this modification were in place for the current (2020) award cycle. 

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Nominations: General award provisions, a description of the nomination packet, and a link to the nomination platform can be found at https://www.aiche.org/community/awards/awards-provisions-eligibility.

Award details
Award

A plaque and $5,000, plus a $500 travel allowance

DeadlineFebruary 15, 2021
AdministratorsAIChE
PresentationPresented at the Honors Ceremony of the AIChE Annual Meeting.

Award winners

  • Ryan Lively


    2020
  • Elizabeth Sattely


    2019
  • Hal Alper


    2018
  • George W. Huber


    2017
  • Jordan Green


    2016
  • Bradley Olsen


    2015
  • Liangfang Zhang


    2014
  • Jeetain Mittal


    2013
  • Kevin D Dorfman


    2012
  • Celeste M. Nelson


    2011
  • Ali Khademhosseini


    2010
  • Yi Tang


    2009
  • Michael Strano


    2008
  • Thomas Truskett


    2007
  • Yueh-Lin Loo


    2006
  • Samir Mitragotri


    2005
  • Michael W. Deem


    2004
  • Kristi S. Anseth


    2003
  • Costas D. Maranas


    2002
  • C. N. Bowman


    2001
  • J. Y. Ying


    2000
  • S.L. Diamond


    1999
  • K. D. Wittrup


    1998
  • C. Khosla


    1997
  • A. K. Chakraborty


    1996
  • A. Panagiotopoulos


    1995
  • I. Kevrekidis


    1994
  • S. Kim


    1993
  • A. P. Gast


    1992
  • M. A. Barteau


    1991
  • K. P. Johnston


    1990
  • M. E. Davis


    1989
  • D. Lauffenburger


    1988
  • K. F. Jensen


    1987
  • R. A. Brown


    1986
  • M. V. Tirrell


    1985
  • M. Morari


    1984
  • J. A. Dumesic


    1983
  • G. Stephanopoulos


    1982
  • W. H. Weinberg


    1981
  • T. F. Edgar


    1980
  • J. E. Bailey


    1979
  • L. G. Leal


    1978
  • C. K. Colton


    1977
  • J. H. Seinfeld


    1976
  • E. L. Cussler, Jr


    1975
  • W. J. Ward III


    1974
  • C. A. Eckert


    1973
  • D. Luss


    1972
  • D. F. Rudd


    1971
  • R. B. Root


    1970
  • R. A. Schmitz


    1970
  • E. F. Leonard


    1969
  • J. B. Butt


    1968
  • E. B. Adams


    1967
  • D. C. Bouge


    1967
  • J. C. Whitehead


    1967
  • J. A. Quinn


    1966
  • B. C. Sakiadis


    1965
  • R. T. Sebulsky


    1964
  • H. L. Toor


    1964
  • A. Acrivos


    1963
  • J. N. Prausnitz


    1962
  • G. R. Moore


    1961
  • L. Scriven


    1960
  • C. V. Sterling


    1960
  • S. K. Friedlander


    1959
  • G. L. Houghton


    1958
  • A. B. Metzner


    1958
  • R. D. Vaughn


    1958
  • T. J. Hanratty


    1957
  • T. Weaver


    1956
  • W. E. Ranz


    1955
  • H. P. Grace


    1954
  • L. A. Bromley


    1953
  • L. G. Alexander


    1952
  • T. Baron


    1952
  • C. R. Wilke


    1951
  • F. M. Tiller


    1950
  • E.G. Scheibel


    1949
  • J. E. Vivian


    1948
  • R. P. Whitney


    1948
  • H. G. Drickamer


    1947
  • Harry H. Hummel


    1947
  • C. McKinley


    1945
  • R. R. White


    1945