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Division & Forum Awards

Division and Forum Awards honor individuals for excellence in their technical fields. A wide range of fields are represented.

Andrew Chase Division Award in Chemical Engineering

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A plaque and a cash award

DeadlineAugust 25, 2017
AdministratorsForest Bioproducts Division (FBP)
PresentationThe award is presented at a Division event held at the AIChE Annual Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

Selection criteria include:

  1. Significant discoveries, research, or development, successfully implemented on a commercial scale.
  2. Outstanding chemical engineering contribution(s) in the field of design, operation or production management which led to significant technological improvements.
  3. Distinguished service as a chemical engineering educator, with an emphasis on application of chemical engineering principles to forest products industry technologies.
  4. Outstanding Service to the Division

Nominees must have presented a paper (or papers) at one of the division's symposia describing his or her original contribution(s) in the application of chemical engineering in the forest products or related industries.

Send nominations to the Forest Bioproducts Division Awards Committee Chair, Jeff Lindsay, Innovation Edge, 1526 South Commercial Street, Suite #200, Neenah, WI 54956; Phone 920-967-0466; e-mail: jlindsay@innovationedge.com

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Recognizes an individual's outstanding chemical engineering contribution in the forest products and related industries.

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Ansys Particle Technology Forum Service Award

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Award consists of $1,000, a plaque, and two tickets to PTF award dinner

DeadlineMay 19, 2019
AdministratorsParticle Technology Forum (PTF)
Nomination Instructions

Nomination procedure and package contents:

Nomination must be made by a member of PTF EC and must include a brief letter of nomination stating how the nominee contributed to the PTF and the field of particle technology through their service. Send nominations to gilchrist@lehigh.edu.

SponsorsAnsys, Inc.

This award recognizes a forum member's lifetime outstanding scientific/technical contributions to the field of particle technology, as well as leadership in promoting scholarship, research, development, service and/or education in this field.

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Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Research

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A plaque and honorarium.

DeadlineJune 30, 2019
AdministratorsEducation Division (EdDiv)
PresentationThe award is presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

The nomination, using the Division award nomination form with a minimum of two supporting letters, should be submitted to the current awards committee Chair, Polly Piergiovanni.

There should be a clear statement and documentation of the impact of the nominee's work on the field, and an award citation of 25 words or less, beginning with the word "For". Self-nominations are discouraged. Re-nomination of candidates is encouraged.

Nomination Form

Recognizes outstanding research in education, with a focus on chemical engineering pedagogy, encompassing methods, applications, and assessment.

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Award for Innovation in Chemical Engineering Education

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A plaque and honorarium.

DeadlineJune 30, 2019
AdministratorsEducation Division (EdDiv)
PresentationThe award is presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

The nomination, using the Division award nomination form with a minimum of two supporting letters, should be submitted to the current awards committee Chair, Polly Piergiovanni.

There should be a clear statement and documentation of the impact of the nominee's work on the field, and an award citation of 25 words or less, beginning with the word "For". Self-nominations are discouraged. Re-nomination of candidates is encouraged.

Nomination Form

Recognizes an individual who has implemented a pedagogical innovation into a class or course that has made a significant and documented positive impact on teaching effectiveness and has enhanced student learning.

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Award for Service to Chemical Engineering Education

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A plaque and honorarium.

DeadlineJune 30, 2019
AdministratorsEducation Division (EdDiv)
PresentationThe award is presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

The nomination, using the Division award nomination form with a minimum of two supporting letters, should be submitted to the current awards committee Chair, Polly Piergiovanni.

There should be a clear statement and documentation of the impact of the nominee's work on the field, and an award citation of 25 words or less, beginning with the word "For". Self-nominations are discouraged. Re-nomination of candidates is encouraged.

Nomination Form

Recognizes an individual who, within 20 years of completion of the highest degree, has shown dedication and broad service to chemical engineering teaching and learning, especially in Chemical Engineering professional societies.

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Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science

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The award given is a plaque and $2,500.00.

DeadlineFebruary 15, 2020
AdministratorsMaterials Engineering & Sciences Division (MESD)
PresentationThe winner is invited each year as the featured speaker for the Materials Engineering and Sciences Division Plenary session at the National AIChE meeting in the Fall.
Nomination Instructions

Nominations for the Braskem Award must be submitted by members of AIChE, by using the general nomination form.

Selection criteria include:

  1. Nominees must be members of AIChE.
  2. The award can be given to an individual or a team.
  3. Significant discoveries, important research, the development of new processes and products, the initiation of new materials and management, education concepts, or outstanding service to the materials community.

The award consists of a plaque and a $2500 cash award. The winner is invited each year as the featured speaker for the Materials Engineering and Sciences Division Plenary session at the National AIChE meeting in the Fall.

Email the nomination form (accessible below) to the Braskem Award Committee Chair, Professor John G. Ekerdt, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin ekerdt@utexas.edu

Nomination Form

SponsorsBraskem

The Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science is bestowed annually to a leading researcher in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. Previous Winners include many important researchers in the materials engineering field.

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CAST Directors’ Award

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The award consists of $250 and a plaque presented at the CAST Award Dinner.

AdministratorsComputing & Systems Technology Division (CAST)
PresentationThe award is presented at the CAST Award Dinner at the AIChE Annual Meeting.
SponsorsComputing & Systems Technology Division (CAST)

The "CAST Directors' Award," established in 1997, is given for the best poster presentations at the AIChE Annual Meeting  The winners are selected by majority vote of CAST Directors and designated poster judges selected by the Directors, who attend the poster session....

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CAST Directors’ Student Presentation Award

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Finalists can request $500 for travel expenses.All finalists will be invited to the CAST Division dinner for recognition. 

DeadlineApril 15, 2019
AdministratorsComputing & Systems Technology Division (CAST)
PresentationPresentation award winner(s) will be honored with a Presentation Award plaque recognizing their accomplishment at the CAST Award Dinner at the following AIChE Annual Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

To be eligible, the student must be a member of AIChE and present a paper at the Annual Meeting in a CAST sponsored (or co-sponsored) session. The nomination for this award should be made by the student's research advisor. Each advisor may nominate only one student and only members of the CAST Division can nominate students. Students can win this award only once during the course of their studies. The nomination package, in the form of a single PDF file, should include:

The presentation abstract.

  • A single page resume, highlighting the student's accomplishments.
  • A single page recommendation letter from the faculty advisor.
  • A statement stating the student will be presenting this paper if accepted.
  • A statement stating whether the student requests for $500 travel expenses.
  • The following additional requirements apply:

The candidate must be an undergraduate or graduate student when the abstract was submitted;

  • The candidate must submit the abstract through the AIChE conference website (confex) by the abstract submission deadline.
  • An award can be shared with multiple students in the case of a tie vote in the awards committee or if multiple students orally present the winning presentation;
  • Awards will be determined by the quality of the technical content as described in the abstract, quality of the presentation slides, and quality of the oral presentation;
  • At least two weeks prior to the start of the Annual Meeting, students will be required to submit the current version of their presentation and a description of the technical importance of their work as a single pdf.

The CAST Division calls for nomination of student presentation award finalists. Eight students will be selected as finalists to present a research paper during the AIChE Annual meeting.

Nomination package is due April 15, 2019. Note that the student's AIChE membership...

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CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award

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The Award consists of $3,000 and a plaque.

DeadlineApril 15, 2019
AdministratorsComputing & Systems Technology Division (CAST)
Presentation The Award is presented during the CAST banquet at the AIChE Annual Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

Electronic submission of a single PDF file consisting of the nomination form, nomination letter, CV and supporting letters should be sent to Mario R. Eden.

If you would like to re-nominate a candidate, you should submit an updated nomination.

For instructions on how to submit a nomination and details regarding the awards, visit the Call for Nominations page.

Call for Nominations

SponsorsAir Products and Chemicals, Inc.

This Award will be given to an individual under the age of 40 to recognize outstanding contributions to the chemical engineering computing and systems technology literature. The individual must be age 39 or less on December 31 of the award year. An individual age 40 or over will be eligible for...

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Catalysis & Reaction Engineering Poster Awards

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The award includes $200 cash, recognition via email notification to the CRE division membership, and recognition at the subsequent year's CRE Division banquet.

AdministratorsCatalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (CRE)
PresentationThe cash award is presented annually following the AIChE meeting.
Nomination Instructions

Complete the division and forum nomination form. Contact Ryan Hartman for details at ryan.hartman@nyu.edu.

Nomination Form

The AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) Division presents an award to the best poster presented in each of the division's primary technical areas. Participants are judged at the CRE Division poster session of the AIChE annual meeting. Awards are open to all participants.

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