Dr. Rashi Tiwari recognized with 2022 Young Leader Award | AIChE

Dr. Rashi Tiwari recognized with 2022 Young Leader Award

[December 20, 2021] Dr. Rashi Tiwari was selected to receive the Management Division 2022 Young Leader Award. Dr. Tiwari is currently Associate Technical Services and Development Director in North America for the Packaging and Specialty Plastics at Dow. The Awards Committee selected Rashi for her accomplishments in delivering US$553 million in innovation product sales supporting 168 customers for Dow. She has led her team in developing novel solutions resulting in several prestigious awards including the R&D 100 and Edison awards. In 2020 alone, Dr. Tiwari's team received 17 patent grants. She is a champion for building diverse talent in the Technical Services and Development Division and through her engagement in the Society of Women Engineers. 

After receiving her PhD from the University of Nevada in mechanical engineering specializing in electroactive polymers, she completed post-doctoral research at Cornell University where she focused on sensors, actuators, and energy harvesting. She then joined Core R&D at Dow in 2012. Rashi was instrumental in increasing collaboration between some Dow businesses and led multiple projects with Dow Solar and Dow Water and Process Solutions.


Dr. Tiwari has won several leadership awards in national organizations and has demonstrated her leadership in Dow by delivering to the bottom line an estimated US$38 million expected over the next three years. She has published summaries of three books, written two book chapters, 16 journal articles, 28 conference proceedings and has made 12 invited presentations and 27 conference presentations. Rashi is very active in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), currently serving on two national committee steering teams. When not at work, Rashi enjoys painting, writing, and traveling.

The award will be presented at a special session during the 2022 Spring Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Stay tuned for details about the session and schedule.