The 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award is presented to Prof. Jeffrey Rimer of the University of Houston. Prof. Rimer’s recognition is for “Transformative discoveries of zeolite growth mechanisms, breakthroughs in crystal engineering and rational design of therapeutics for pathological diseases, and pioneering in situ AFM to analyze solvothermal crystallization.”
The 2016 Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science is presented to Prof. Bradley Chmelka of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prof. Chmelka is being honored “For molecular analyses and understanding of the syntheses, compositions, structures, and properties of heterogeneous inorganic materials for engineering applications in catalysis, separations, and mechanical structures.”
Both awards will be presented at the 2016 AIChE conference in San Francisco.