Dr. Ran Xu selected for the 2023 Young Leader Award | AIChE

Dr. Ran Xu selected for the 2023 Young Leader Award

[December 23, 2022] Dr. Ran Xu was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Young Leader Award. The award will be presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting to be held in November 2023, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Dr. Ran Xu is a focused driver of performance excellence and leader of an internal SWAT team of engineers who are called upon to solve some of DuPont’s most challenging problems. These problems pop up suddenly and require immediate attention; furthermore, they come from a wide array of specialties within DuPont’s businesses. Dr Xu’s team at Kingston, Ontario, Canada has demonstrated a track record of success in each of these business areas, earning a reputation for a “can do” mentality and successful business outcomes. Further, this corporately leveraged model is regularly benchmarked versus external options and continues to be supported by the company, confirming Kingston’s high caliber of operations and Ran’s robust leadership of this high performing group. The organization’s success requires PhD leaders to have expertise and knowledge in four key areas: science and innovation, teamwork and collaboration, project management and business processes. Dr. Xu is a rare example of a PhD Engineer who has demonstrated excellence in all four areas and the passion and drive to excel further in each.

Dr. Xu has an excellent track record of leading and executing technology development for over 20 innovative processes, products, or supply chain options, for the industries of semiconductor, crop protection, photovoltaics, energy storage, specialty polymers, renewable energy, renewable fuels, and petrochemical. Dr. Xu co-authored over 17 DuPont internal reports including extensive technology transfer and basic data packages, and over 12 DuPont presentations and posters at internal DuPont technical conferences. Dr Xu is the co-author of 16 external published works and 1 invention. Dr. Xu contributed to the setup of pilot operations and analytical lab for a new research institution at Western University.

Dr. Xu is a leader with a demonstrated track record of committing and advancing organization cultures in safety, highest ethical behaviors, respect for people and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Inspiring leader with passion for community contributions.