David Dixon joined AIChE as a student and recently became an AIChE Fellow. He served for four years in the military, primarily overseas, and worked for Dow Corning in process development before earning his PhD in chemical engineering from UT Austin. He then began his academic career at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Over his career, he has been Principal Investigator for an NSF-I/UCRC BioEnergy Center; a department chair; helped start a PhD program; and was a Fulbright Scholar. He has also developed university-level partnerships with German and Mongolian universities, and is extending these efforts into Mexico and South America. His research has been funded by DOD, NSF, EPA, and industry — in diverse areas such as protective membranes, water remediation, and applied solar energy. David received his university’s 2019 Presidential Award for Outstanding Professor.