Senyo Opong was selected as the recipient of this year’s Management Award. The award will be presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting to be held in November 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Senyo Opong is the Engineering Technology Leader for DuPont where he has worked for more than 30 years. He is responsible for strategic leadership and stewardship of DuPont’s critical engineering competencies, the corporate Field Engineering and Supply Chain Development Program, and the corporate Capital Center of Excellence. Prior to his current role, Dr. Opong served as the Global Engineering Manager and led the Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, and the Particle Technology groups of 40+ industry-leading engineering consultants and principal investigators.
Dr. Opong held several other leadership roles including Research Manager, PhD Staffing Manager, and Manufacturing Technology Manager. Before taking on leadership assignments, he spent ten years as a Chemical Engineering Consultant providing consulting services in mass and heat transfer, and process modeling and simulation, and nearly three years as a Field Engineer involved in distributed control systems design, specification, and implementation.
Senyo Opong holds a BSE with High Honors from Princeton University, and an MS and PhD from the University of Delaware and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Delaware.
Dr. Opong is a senior member of AIChE and a long-time member of MAC, as well as a member of the CCPS Advisory Board. He is a DuPont representative of the RAPID Manufacturing Institute, and the champion for DuPont’s continuing sponsorship of the institute-level annual Allan P. Colburn Award. He has chaired sessions at the AIChE Annual Meetings and served as the Vice Chair of the Separations Division Area 2G. He is the Founder and Chair of Hope Academy, a social venture organization whose mission is to create future servant leaders and change-makers. Over his career at DuPont, Dr. Opong has received numerous recognitions including the Engineering Excellence Award, Sustainable Growth Award, and several technical and leadership accomplishment awards.