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Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (CRE)





AIChE members with interests in catalysis, industrial and engineering chemistry, fuel chemistry and petroleum should join the CRE division. In addition to developing the technical program for AIChE's national meetings, the division serves as an information exchange for knowledge of technical publications, computer programs, databases, catalysis and reaction engineering research centers, networks and programs.

CRE encourages chemical engineering educators to highlight and develop appropriate curricular material, as well as foster research and development in this area.

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CRE Division Young Investigator Award Winner Announced: Phil Christopher 

The AIChE CRE Division is pleased to announce that Phil Christopher, from the University of California at Santa Barbara as the 2020 CRE Division Young Investigator Award Winner. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the science and/or technology of catalysis and chemical reaction engineering through publications or practice. The candidate must have made important and specific technical contributions, verifiable by evidential materials, to the discovery, invention, characterization, modeling, development, design or implementation of products, catalysts or processes through ingenious and creative application of chemical reaction engineering and/or catalysis concepts.

2020 CRE Division Election Results

Please join in congratulating the winners of the recent CRE Division elections.

The newly elected officers and directors are as follows:

2nd Vice Chair: Michael P. Harold

Directors: Michele Sarazen, Linsey Seitz, André D. Taylor

Bylaws: The proposed updates to the by-laws were approved by the CRE members.

Appointment of International and Executive Directors:

In addition to the recently elected directors, the executive committee has re-appointed Marc-Olivier Coppens as the International Director for the CRE Division and Concetta La Marca as Executive Director. Lars Grabow has been appointed as the inaugural Social Media Director.

Selection of Student Directors:

To further the connection with the CRE division to the needs of our student members and young professionals, Valentina Omoze Igenegbai and Neeru Chaudhury have been named as Student Directors for 2020 to the CRE Division Board.

We would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Lars Grabow (exiting Past-Chair), Michael Timko, Elizabeth Biddinger, and Jesse Bond (exiting Directors), as well as Deeksha Jain (exiting student director) for their service to the Division over the last several years.

The AIChE CRE Division 2020 Leadership Team:

Division Chair: Eranda Nikolla

Vice Chair: Randall Meyer

2nd Vice-Chair: Michael P. Harold

Past-Chair: Kurt Vanden Bussche

Secretary/Treasurer: Billy Bardin

Programming Chair: Ryan Hartman

Executive Director: Concetta La Marca

International Director: Marc-Olivier Coppens

Social Media Director: Lars Grabow

Directors: Rachel Getman, Bihter Padak, David West, Rebecca Fushimi, Chris Paolucci, Sheima J. Khatib, Michele Sarazen, Linsey Seitz, André D. Taylor

Student Directors: Valentina Omoze Igenegbai, Neeru Chaudhury