John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer Award

The Executive Board of the Program Committee invites a distinguished member of AIChE to present a comprehensive authoritative review of the chemical engineering science in his or her field of specialization.

In honor of one of chemical engineering’s most extraordinary leaders, AIChE is pleased to announce the renaming of its prestigious, annual Institute Lecture to the John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecture. Dr. Prausnitz is an AIChE Fellow and 64-year member. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In 2003, he was presented with the National Medal of Science. The AIChE Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generosity of John’s closest peers who have made lead gifts to establish an endowment to support the Lecture and ensure John’s name will be recognized in perpetuity.

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Prior to 2016 the John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer Award was named the Institute Lecturer Award. To see past recipients of the Institute Lecturer Award click here.

February 14, 2020
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A plaque and $5,000

The lecture is presented in a special session at the AIChE Annual Meeting. The text of the presentation is considered for inclusion in an AIChE publication.

Selection criteria include:

  1. The quality and relevance of the accomplishments of the lecturer in the technical field likely to be the subject of the lecture,
  2. The communication skills of the lecturer,
  3. The value of the lecture to the meeting attendees and the members of the Institute.

Download Nomination Packet

Please submit the nomination form to Kristine Chin, Director of Conferences at Alternatively, mail the form to the following address:

Kristine Chin, Program Development

120 Wall Street, 23 Floor

New York, NY 10005
Nomination Packet (Documents):