Scott Klara has been named as the recipient of the Management Division Management Award 2020. The Award will be presented at the AIChE National Meeting in November in San Francisco.
Scott is currently the Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at the University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). He assists in building and growing dynamic relationships with industry, government, and research entities globally in support of the EERC’s mission to provide practical, pioneering solutions to the world’s energy and environmental sustainability challenges. He has over 32 years of diversified engineering and management experience that spans a broad spectrum of areas, including electric power generation, advanced separation processes, process control, oil and gas production, fossil energy conversion processes, and simulation/systems analysis. Before joining the EERC, Scott served in numerous leadership positions with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Scott earned both a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering in 1983 &1984. Scott is a registered Professional Engineer in Chemical Engineering, and has published or co-published numerous papers and talks. His federal government agency position has involved many Congressional Staff Briefings and Congressional Testimonies. Over his career, he has received a distinguished service award and many technical writing awards.