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Management Division Young Leader Award

Young Leader Award

This award recognizes an outstanding leader under 40 years old by the nomination deadline who has made a significant contribution to the success of their organization by advancing a scope, project, unit, plant, division, technology, strategy or company that made an impact to the practice or field of chemical engineering. Nominees should be prepared to give a presentation on an important leadership topic of their choice at an AIChE Meeting if selected.


  • Awards are administered by a committee of the AIChE Management Division, which reviews all applications and recommends nominees for confirmation by the AIChE Management Division’s Board.
  • A complete nomination package using this form should include a professional history of the nominee (brief curricula vitae) as well as a summary of the nominee’s accomplishments that specifically detail how the nominee meets the criteria of the award. Identification of the specific work on which the nomination is based and an evaluation and appraisal of the nominee's accomplishments, particularly the work to be recognized by the award in question, are of great importance.
  • Supporting letters, from the Nominator and at least one Endorser citing specific contributions and the reasons for their value are required, with additional endorsers up to a maximum of three are encouraged. Letters from endorsers should address first-hand knowledge of specific career and leadership achievements and not simply reiterate the same material already included in the nomination package.
  • Supporting letters from endorsers are encouraged to highlight, expand and emphasize the impact of the nominee’s work that affected the company and potential or growth as a leader.
  • Submittal of the nomination form and supporting materials to the designated Division Awards Subcommittee Chair shall be made by email to
  • The award will generally be awarded annually but only if qualified nominations have been received. This determination is solely at the discretion of the Management Division Awards Committee and the Management Division Board. Awards are presented at a special session, luncheon or dinner meeting held at an AIChE Meeting.
  • Award recognition appears in member publications, meeting program books, and website listings, newsletters, social media and blog postings.
  • Renomination of nominees is encouraged; all submitted nomination packages are active for three years (subject to reconfirmation by the nominator who is expected to update or supplement the original submission) subject to the age requirements listed below.


  • Demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and achievements that have made a substantial impact on a growth or success of a company.
  • The nominee(s) must have demonstrated a leadership role in any of the following areas of chemical engineering. (Engineering, Design & Construction, Project or Process Development, Process Safety, Manufacturing Operations, R&D, Sales and Marketing, Nonprofit, Military, Government, Law, Consulting, Management Consulting, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Investment Banking, Entrepreneurship, etc.).
  • Nominees are required to be a member of AIChE at the time of nomination.
  • The nominee must be under 40 by the nomination deadline.

Nomination Packet (Documents) 

  • A plaque 
  • US $1,000 honorarium 
  • Up to US $1,000 for receipt supported expense reimbursement to attend the AIChE Meeting in which the award is presented (may include coach-class airfare, hotel, and conference registration fee) 
  • Management Division dinner tickets for the award recipient and a guest
DeadlineSeptember 15, 2024
AdministratorsManagement Division (MGMT)
PresentationThe award is presented at the next AIChE Spring Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

Submit applications or ask questions by writing to

Nomination Form

SponsorsThe Chemours Company