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Professor M. Nazmul Karim Award in Process Control and Automation

In thanks for the generous personal contribution from Professor M. Nazmul Karim, the Fuels & Petrochemicals Division (F&PD) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is pleased to announce the Professor M. Nazmul Karim Award in Process Control and Automation.  This award consists of a $500 honorarium and will be presented annually for the next 5 years starting in 2018. This award will be presented to the authors of the best contribution among all the presentations/papers in the F&PD Spring meeting programming tracks that enhances the science and/or applications of:

  • Basic Process Control
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Simulation and Automation
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Big Data and/or Data Management

$500 Award

DeadlineNovember 19, 2018
AdministratorsFuels & Petrochemicals Division (F&PD)
PresentationThe award is presented at the AIChE Spring National Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

Papers submitted to co-sponsored sessions by F&PD will also be considered.  Application areas will be reviewed on a yearly basis to adjust, as appropriate, to industry trends in the same general area of chemical engineering applications.  Current members of Professor Karim’s research team including undergraduate and graduate students, along with people in post-doctoral appointments, are not eligible for the award.

Prior to the annual Spring AIChE meeting, F&PD will form an ad-hoc review committee with members drawn from F&PD Executive committee members, F&PD Programming Area Chairs, F&PD members, and/or recognized Advanced Control Experts in the field.   Using an established rubric, papers will be judged according to how the work advances the science and/or practice of advanced controls for the Fuels and Petrochemicals industries while also considering presentation/paper qualities such as technical & logical validity, innovation impact, and writing/presentation clarity.  F&PD reserves the right not to grant the award in any given year.  If an award is not given in a year, then the funds will be rolled over and the timeline for the award will be extended beyond the initial 5-year period.