CRE Young Investigator Award

This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the science and/or technology of catalysis and chemical reaction engineering through publications or practice.

The candidate must have made important and specific technical contributions, verifiable by evidential materials, to the discovery, invention, characterization, modeling, development, design or implementation of products, catalysts or processes through ingenious and creative application of chemical reaction engineering and/or catalysis concepts.

The award candidate must have earned his or her highest academic degree within ten (10) calendar years of the year in which the award is presented. The award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) to a member of AIChE, or in an unusual situation, to members jointly, for significant contributions. Candidates may be from academia, national labs, or industry.

April 15, 2020

A plaque and $500.00 will be presented to the recipient. The recipient will also receive a ticket to the CRE Division Dinner at the AIChE Annual Meeting.

The award will be presented at the CRE division dinner during the AIChE Annual meeting. The recipient is also invited to give a special lecture at the AIChE Annual Meeting.

Nomination packages should include an AIChE Division Award Nomination Form, including an award citation, a 2-page (maximum) double spaced nomination statement, a 2-page CV, and three supporting letters. Submit the nomination by April 15, 2020, via e-mail to Eranda Nikolla, e-mail:

Nomination Packet (Documents): 

Award Winners