Awards Committee New Leadership | AIChE

Awards Committee New Leadership

[January 31, 2024] We are happy to announce that the Awards Committee of the AIChE Management Division (MGMT) started this year with a lot of enthusiasm for receiving nominations, selecting recipients, and organizing award sessions for our prestigious awards, and with new leadership on board. Committee Chair is Dr. Cristina U Thomas, Transformative R&D and STEM Leader/AIChE Fellow, and Committee Vice-Chair is Dr. Belma Erdogan-Haug, Henkel’s Head of Product Development and Innovation - AMI Americas. They are honored to advance MGMT’s mission of furthering knowledge, recognizing deserving leaders and managers, and promoting active dialogue amongst chemical engineers at all levels of management and entrepreneurship. Both the Young Leader Award and the Management Award recipients host sessions at the Spring and Annual meetings, with selective invited speakers and panelists, providing ample opportunity for interactive Q&A. Dr. Harold Conner, Jr., Program Manager, Strata G LLC, AIChE Fellow and AIChE MGMT Chair adds: “As a long time contributor to the MGMT Division, and current Chair, I encourage you all to nominate outstanding candidates to the 2024 Management Award and to attend the Young Leader Award (YLA) session during the Spring Meeting in New Orleans. Dr. Polina Ware, PPG Global Director of Technology & Innovation, Packaging Coatings, is the 2024 YLA recipient and will lead an anticipated, stimulating and informative session”. If you are interested in serving in this committee, please send an email to indicating your interest.