Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering Lecture

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 11:15am-12:20pm EST

Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, will be presenting the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering Lecture, November 18, 2014

Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering:

In 2014 the Professional Progress Award was renamed the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering.

In honor of one of the chemical engineering profession’s most influential leaders and one of the great fluid dynamacists of the 20th century, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has renamed the Professional Progress Award the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering. 

Recognizes outstanding progress in the field of chemical engineering. The awardee will have made a significant contribution to the science of chemical engineering through one of the following means:

  • A theoretical discovery or development of a new principle in the chemical engineering field.
  • Development of a new process or product in the chemical engineering field.
  • An invention or development of new equipment in the chemical engineering field.
  • Distinguished service rendered to the field or profession of chemical engineering.

Kelvin H. Lee, winner of the 2013 Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering and Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, will be presenting the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering Lecture.

Kelvin H. Lee is Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware and is Director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute. He received a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He spent several years in the Biotechnology Institute at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland and also completed a postdoc in Caltech's Biology Division. Prior to his current appointment, he was on the faculty at Cornell University where he held the titles of: Samuel C. and Nancy M. Fleming Chair Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Director of the Cornell Institute for Biotechnology, and Director of the New York State Center for Life Science Enterprise. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His research areas address issues in the manufacturing of therapeutic proteins as well as the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

The Past is New Again

Kelvin H. Lee, Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

Dr. Lee plans to talk about the ways in which technology has impacted the ability to study problems of long-standing interest to the biochemical engineering with an emphasis on recombinant protein production.

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Kelvin H. Lee

Fellow American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering; Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; Delaware Bioscience Association Board of Directors; Society for Biological Engineering Board of Directors; American Chemical Society Program Chair; American Electrophoresis Society Program Chair. Read more
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