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F&PD recognizes outstanding contributors to our industry and academia in the form of awards and also by giving scholarships to exemplary high school seniors to encourage them in their endeavors. Call for nominations are open, if you are interested in nominating someone for an award from the categories below, e-mail your nominations to F&PD’s Past Chair at fpdpastchair@aiche.org  before the deadline, please list the name of the award on your subject.

F&PD Awards

The Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Academic High School Scholarship

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Two $1000 awards.

DeadlineMarch 31, 2019
AdministratorsFuels & Petrochemicals Division (F&P)
PresentationThe award is presented at the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Annual Award Luncheon at the AIChE Spring National Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are graduating high school seniors with exemplary academic records and demonstrated leadership potential. Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited four year university in the fall and plan to major in engineering or science. College acceptance letters and proof of registration must be presented to F&PD’s scholarship panel prior to disbursement of awards.

Application Package:

  • Application Form- Completed and signed application.
  • Transcript- Official copy of applicant’s high school transcript(s).
  • Essay- Applicant must submit an original, typed, single-sided, double-spaced essay which discusses a current event in regards to Fuels & Petrochemicals Industry and shares the applicant’s thoughts (i.e. gas prices, alternative fuel sources, carbon credits, plant safety, ethanol, biofuels, shale gas, etc.)  Essays should be no more than 1000 words in length.
  • Letter of Reference- Applicant must submit one letter of reference from a high school or community leader which discusses the applicant’s scholastic ability, character and/or leadership characteristics.
  • Sponsorship Letter – Applicants must submit a sponsorship letter from a practicing engineer or scientist. The letter should state why this applicant is being sponsored.

Mailing Instructions:

All materials must either be mailed in one envelope or package, and be postmarked before March 31, or e-mailed before 11:59 pm Pacific Time on March 31, 2019.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Address to:

Fuels & Petrochemicals Division of AICHE

Attn: Scholarship Panel/Sheima Khatib


Department of Chemical Engineering

Box 43121

Lubbock, TX  79409-3121

sheima.khatib@ttu.edu

Award Determination

The Scholarship Panel will review all applications and rank applicants for the award. Award will be based on academic merit, Letters of Recommendation and creativity/clarity and merit of the essay. Any special situations may also be taken into account. The scholarship committee will be made up of 4-5 members of F&PDs Executive Committee. 

Notification of Award

Winners will be notified via phone and mail by F&PD’s Scholarship Panel, and acknowledged at the F&PD Spring Awards Event that is held in conjunction with the AIChE National Spring Meeting. The winner and up to two guests are invited to attend the Awards Dinner event at no charge, however, the winner is responsible for all travel expenses associated with attending the event.  Attendance is not mandatory.

The Fuels and Petrochemicals Division of AICHE (F&PD) is pleased to sponsor two $1,000 one-time awards to exemplary high school seniors who plan on studying engineering or science. F&PD is committed to introducing high school students to careers in Fuels & Petrochemicals through its programs, helping to fuel the industry’s need for top talent in the future.

Professor M. Nazmul Karim Award in Process Control and Automation

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$500 Award

DeadlineNovember 19, 2018
AdministratorsFuels & Petrochemicals Division (F&P)
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.

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.

Harry West Student Poster Award

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The Harry West Student Poster Award consists of a certificate and a monetary award to the presenter. Number and amount will be at the discretion of the F&PD judging team. Plaques will also be presented to the department of the award winner.

DeadlineOctober 22, 2015
AdministratorsFuels & Petrochemicals Division (F&P)
Nomination Instructions

Relevant posters in fuels, petrochemicals, and safety will be identified by submitting an abstract to the Student Poster competition of the AIChE Annual meeting. Posters are not restricted to research topics and may include design case studies and reviews. Posters must describe the student’s own original contribution but may be part of a larger project to which the submitter contributed. Judging for the Harry West Award is separate from the AIChE event. Results in the AIChE event will have no bearing in the selection of winners, nor will the Harry West Award impact AIChE winners.

Award Winner Selection Process

Abstract Submission

The Harry West Student Poster Award is presented during the Student Poster Competition during the AIChE Annual Student Conference. All authors who submit a poster with a topic or application to fuels and petrochemicals are considered. Details can be found on the...

F&P Division Award

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The award is primarily honorary in nature.

DeadlineNovember 13, 2019
AdministratorsFuels & Petrochemicals Division (F&P)
PresentationThe award recipient is the speaker at the Division's award dinner, held at the AIChE Spring National Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

Selection criteria includes:

  • Long and recognized record in the nominee's areas of achievement.
  • A chemical engineer and preferably an AIChE member.
  • Awardees are selected based on a combination of technical achievement, management skills, business acumen, academic leadership and general service to the profession.
  • Selection shall be balanced between the fuels and petrochemicals industries.

Send nominations to the Fuels & Petrochemicals Division Past Chair; E-mail: pastchair@aiche-fpd.org

Nomination Form

Recognizes individuals who have made substantial technological contributions to the advancement of the fuels and petrochemicals industries.

F&P Distinguished Service Award

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A plaque and $500

DeadlineNovember 13, 2019
AdministratorsFuels & Petrochemicals Division (F&P)
PresentationThe award is presented at the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Annual Awards Dinner at the AIChE Spring National Meeting.
Nomination Instructions

Send nominations to the Fuels & Petrochemicals Division Past Chair; E-mail: pastchair@aiche-fpd.org

Nomination Form

Recognizes an individual's outstanding service to the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division. The candidate must have participated extensively in a variety of division activities demonstrating leadership, and have served the division a minimum of five years. The candidate must be a member of the...