Industrial Research & Development Award

This award recognizes individuals or teams working in the industries served by chemical engineers, for innovation that has resulted in the successful commercial development of new products and/or new processes for making useful products. Eligible nominees should be from industry or from a government laboratory or another nonacademic laboratory.

Examples of the types of contributions to be recognized include:

  • Bringing a new product to the marketplace
  • Developing a new manufacturing process
  • Discovering or creating a unique material
  • Transferring a research or technology development to practice
  • Improving the performance of an existing product or process
  • Reducing a company’s environmental impact
  • Pioneering a new industrial concept
  • Creating a new simulation or design tools

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.

Deadline: 
February 15, 2020
Award Administrator(s): 
Award: 

A plaque

Presentation: 
Presented at the Honors Ceremony of the AIChE Annual Meeting.
Instructions: 

Selection of the winner of the award will be based on three key criteria:

  • Impact of the contribution – has it made a difference in the market place and global community?
  • Magnitude of the challenges that were overcome – what was the degree of difficulty?
  • Innovation and technical creativity – what is the intellectual content?

Award Winners

Kristin Thunhorst
2018
Robert S. Davidson
2017
Mark Shiflett
2016
John Klier
2015
Van Truskett
2014
Steven Lustig
2013
Donald Miller
2012
Eastman Chemical Company
2011
R&D Team - Shuttle Crew
2010