Awards

Listed below are winners of all major awards presented at the meeting. Click on the award links to quickly see winners of a specific type of award.

Board of Directors Awards

- AIChE -

F.J. & Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award for Service to the Institute

David Eckhardt

Dave is the Chemical Engineering Consultant for Irwin Engineers in Natick, MA. During his 45+ year career Dave has managed multiple projects in Process Development, Process Design, and Plant Operations for Monsanto, CH2M Hill and DuPont. His work has developed trade secrets for herbicides, Bovine Somatatropin, pharmaceuticals, and minerals. David holds PE licenses in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Missouri.Read more

Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering

Klavs F. Jensen

Klavs F. Jensen is Warren K. Lewis Professor and Head of the Chemical Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his chemical engineering education from the Technical University of Denmark (M.Sc.) and University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD).Read more

Institute Awards

- AIChE -

Allan P. Colburn Award for Excellence in Publications by a Young Member of the Institute

Jordan Green

Dr. Jordan J. Green is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Neurosurgery, and Materials Science & Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also an executive committee member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology and a co-...Read more

Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research

Award Sponsor(s): Alpha Chi Sigma Educational Foundation
Sharon Glotzer

Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan, is the John Werner Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, and Macromolecular Science...Read more

Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering

Christopher W. Jones
Chris holds a BSE in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan (1995), an MS (1997) and PhD (1999) from Caltech. Most recently, Chris was named the Associate Vice President for Research at Georgia Tech. Dr. Jones directs a vigorous research program focused primarily on catalysis and CO2 separation, sequestration and utilization. Read more

Award for Service to Society

Award Sponsor(s): Fluor Foundation
David Richman

In the 1990s, as a member of AIChE’s National Capital Section, David proposed a program to familarize pre-college students with engineering concepts. He focused on a solid waste recycle program near his home in Maryland’s Montgomery County. He identified a school in his neighborhood (Parkland...Read more

Industrial Progress Award

Ashish Batra

Ashish Batra joined Dow Chemical in 2005 as a researcher in Dow’s elastomers business. His work to enhance the adhesion of polyolefins not only established him as an expert within the company, but also resulted in more than 20 patent applications.

When he moved to DowAgrosciences in 2010...Read more

Industrial Research & Development Award

Mark Shiflett

Mark Shiflett, P.E. is a Technical Fellow at DuPont in the Central Research and Development division at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware.  He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University...Read more

Industry Leadership Award

James Trainham

James A Trainham, Ph.D., is chief technology officer of JDC Phosphate.  JDC is developing a disruptive technology for the production of phosphoric acid.

Before joining JDC Phosphate he was a RTI (Research Triangle Institute) International vice president and distinguished fellow, and...Read more

Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology

James Ritter
James A. Ritter, Ph.D., is the L. M. Weisiger Professor of Engineering and a Carolina Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1989.Read more

Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice

Richard Korsmeyer

Over his 30 years in industry, and through his leadership roles at Pfizer, Richard Korsmeyer has been a driving force behind the strategic development and commercial success of many original pharmaceutical technologies. In his current role at Pfizer, he has been responsible for numerous...Read more

R.H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering

Award Sponsor(s): ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
Israel Wachs

Israel Wachs has earned wide recognition for his research into heterogeneous catalysis, and for his modern approach to establishing fundamental relationships between surface structure and kinetic activity for metal oxides catalysts. He is known for his pioneering work on mixed oxides.Read more

Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education

Award Sponsor(s): ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
Phillip C. Wankat

Phillip C. Wankat is the Clifton L. Lovell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Director of Undergraduate Degree Programs in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University.Read more

William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature

Award Sponsor(s): John Wiley & Sons
Glenn Fredrickson

Glenn Fredrickson’s computational field theory techniques have revolutionized the study of soft materials and complex fluids, most notably in self-assembling polymers and block copolymers. These techniques have become known as “field-theoretic simulations” (FTS) and are significant not only for...Read more

SBE Awards

- Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) -

Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication

Award Sponsor(s): John Wiley & Sons
Andrew Zydney
Dr. Andrew L. Zydney is currently Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, having served as Head of that Department from 2004-2014. Professor Zydney received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Yale in 1980 and his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1985. He was a faculty member in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware from 1985 - 2001. Professor Zydney's research is focused on membranes and bioprocessing, with a particular emphasis on the development of membrane systems for the purification of high value biological products.Read more

D.I.C. Wang Award for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering

Ann L. Lee
Ann L. Lee, is Senior Vice President, Genentech and Head of Global Technical Development at Roche. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering/molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University. She has over 35 scientific publications and numerous patents.Read more

James E. Bailey Award

Award Sponsor(s): Cytos Biotechnology
Sang Yup Lee

Dr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Director of Center for Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center.Read more

Committee Awards

- Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) -

Minority Affairs Committee's Eminent Chemical Engineers Award

Guillermo A. Ameer
Dr. Ameer is a professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the McCormick School of Engineering and the Department of Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.Read more

Minority Affairs Committee's William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering

Gilda A. Barabino
Dr. Gilda A. Barabino is Dean and Berg Professor at The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY). She has appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine.Read more

- Program Committee (PC) -

John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer Award

Doros Nicolas Theodorou
Doros Theodorou obtained a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1982. In September 1981 he started his graduate studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering at M.I.T., where he earned a Master of Science degree in 1983 and a Ph.D. in 1985. His work has been recognized with numerous awards and in February 2015 he was elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.Read more

Program Committee's Leadership Award for Innovations in Green Process Engineering

Award Sponsor(s): Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Wei Liu

Dr. Liu received his BS degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Chinese Academy of Sciences, MS degree in Analytical Chemistry from Tufts University, and ScD in Chemical Engineering from MIT. He is currently...Read more

Program Committee's Professional Achievement Award for Innovations in Green Process Engineering

Award Sponsor(s): Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kevin Whitty

Prof. Whitty has over 20 years' experience in high temperature processing of fossil and renewable resources for production of power, heat, chemicals and fuels. His research focuses on gasification, syngas processing and chemical looping combustion. Prof. Whitty's laboratories span a range from...Read more

Division & Forum Awards

- Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (CRE) -

Catalysis & Reaction Engineering Poster Awards

Tej Choksi
Purdue University
Anna Dorfi
Columbia University

CRE Practice Award

Stacey I. Zones
Stacey I. Zones is currently a Research Fellow with Chevron’s Energy and Technology Company, working in the catalyst department. He has also been an Adjunct Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering. Dr. Zones earned a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego in 1978, with a thesis in the area of model systems for nitrogen fixation. He joined Chevron in 1980 and began a program in searching for new zeolite structures with a strong emphasis on designing organic cations to aid in the synthesis.Read more

- Computing & Systems Technology Division (CAST) -

CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Award Sponsor(s): Air Products
Alexander Mitsos
Alexander Mitsos is a Full Professor (W3) in RWTH Aachen University, and the Director of the Laboratory for Process Systems Engineering (AVT.SVT), comprising 40 research and administrative staff. Mitsos received his Dipl-Ing from University of Karlsruhe in 1999 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 2006, both in Chemical Engineering.Read more

Computing in Chemical Engineering Award

Award Sponsor(s): Dow Chemical Company
Marianthi Ierapetritou
Marianthi Ierapetritou is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. She obtained her BS from National Technical University in Athens, Greece (magma cum laude), her PhD from Imperial College (London, UK) in 1995 and subsequently completed post-doctoral research at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) before joining Rutgers University in 1998.Read more

Computing Practice Award

Award Sponsor(s): AspenTech, Award Sponsor(s): ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
Leo H. Chiang
Leo H. Chiang is Associate Technology Director at The Dow Chemical Company, leading Chemometrics and Big Data Analytics implementations for Manufacturing.Read more

David Himmelblau Award for Innovations in Computer-Based Chemical Engineering Education

Award Sponsor(s): Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering Education (CACHE) Corporation
Jeffrey J. Gray

Jeffrey J. Gray is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Jeffrey J. Gray’s research focuses on computational protein structure prediction and design, particularly protein-protein docking, therapeutic...Read more

- Education Division (EDU) -

Award for Service to Chemical Engineering Education

David Silverstein

Professor David Silverstein has earned the 2016 Award for Service to Chemical Engineering Education. David’s selfless service from the start of his faculty career at the University of Kentucky – Paducah until now has been primarily focused on providing service to the chemical engineering...Read more

- Environmental Division (ENV) -

Environmental Division Early Career Award

Debalina Sengupta
Debalina Sengupta obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, in 2003. In 2010, she earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemical engineering from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her research was on the optimization of industrial complexes and sustainability analysis using Total Cost Assessment Methodology. Dr. Sengupta is currently appointed as the Associate Director of the TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center. She is also co-authoring her second book titled “Measuring Progress towards Sustainability”, a Springer Publication. Read more

Lawrence K. Cecil Award in Environmental Chemical Engineering

Spyros Pandis

Spyros Pandis is Research Professor of Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy in Carnegie Mellon University and Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Patras in Greece. He received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology in 1991 and...Read more

- Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division (FP & BE) -

Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Award in Chemical Engineering

Mark Burns
Dr. Mark Burns is the T. C. Chang Professor of Engineering and Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He obtained his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his MS and PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at the University of Massachusetts before joining the University of Michigan.Read more

Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Distinguished Service Award in Chemical Engineering

Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis
Since 2007, Eugene DuPont Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware. Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Nat. Technical Univ. of Athens; MS, PhD: Purdue University. Started his career at Rice University before moving to Northwestern University where he was promoted to Full Professor and later appointed as Walter P. Murphy Professor until he left in 2007.Read more

- Management Division (MGT) -

Management Division Award

Award Sponsor(s): Dow Chemical Company
Ken Rueter
Ken Rueter is UCOR’s President and Project Manager, overseeing cleanup of the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant, now called East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), and other sites on the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation.Read more

- Materials Engineering & Sciences Division (MESD) -

Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science

Award Sponsor(s): Braskem
Bradley Chmelka
Prof. Chmelka received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (in 1990) and his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University. Following receipt of his PhD, he was a NSF Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley with Prof. Alexander Pines and a NSF-NATO Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany with Prof. Hans Spiess.Read more

Owens Corning Early Career Award

Jeffrey Rimer
Jeffrey Rimer is the Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston. Rimer received B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis and Allegheny College, respectively.Read more

- Nuclear Engineering Division (NE) -

Robert E. Wilson Award

Award Sponsor(s): Nuclear Engineering Division (NE)
Jack D. Law

Jack D. Law is a Nuclear Science and Technology Directorate Fellow and Manager of the Aqueous Separations and Radiochemistry Department at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). During his 32-year career at INL, Jack has focused much of his effort on the development of advanced separation processes for the treatment of used nuclear fuel and highly radioactive tank wastes.Read more

- Process Development Division (PD) -

Excellence in Process Development Research Award

Award Sponsor(s): Pfizer
Qiang Xu

Dr. Qiang Xu is Professor of Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering at Lamar University. His main research areas include process synthesis, product scheduling, dynamic simulation and optimization with particular applications in pollution prevention and waste minimization, energy saving...Read more

Process Development Division Student Paper Award

Award Sponsor(s): Praxair
Emre Gencer
Mr. Gencer is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Purdue University School of Chemical Engineering. He is expected to complete his PhD degree in 2016.Read more

- Separations Division (SEP) -

Clarence (Larry) G. Gerhold Award

Award Sponsor(s): UOP, Inc.
Daniel Summers

Dan Summers is the Tray Technology Manager for Sulzer Chemtech, USA.  After graduating from SUNY at Buffalo in 1977, he started his career with Union Carbide’s Separations Design Group in West Virginia.  He has since worked for Praxair, UOP, Stone & Webster Engineering (now Technip), and...Read more

FRI/John G. Kunesh Award

Award Sponsor(s): Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI)
Krista S. Walton

Krista S. Walton is Professor and Marvin R. McClatchey and Ruth McClatchey Cline Faculty Fellow in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received her B.S.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama-Huntsville in 2000 and obtained her Ph.D. in...Read more

SEP Founders Award

Mark Pilling
Mark Pilling is the Manager of Technology for Sulzer Chemtech USA where he oversees mass transfer equipment development and specializes in engineered applications for various process technologies.Read more

Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award

Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Mansi Shah

Mansi Shah joined the Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering at University of Minnesota in Fall 2012 and is co-­advised by Professors Michael Tsapatsis and J. Ilja Siepmann. She received Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (2012) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. Mansi’s...Read more

Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Jinsong He
Ms. Jinsong He (BSc; MSc) is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore. Her current research work is centered on the development and applications of adsorption and membrane technologies for water treatment. Her main works are development of two types of highly cost-effective membranes, namely, functional particle embedded membrane and ion-imprinted membrane, for decontamination of toxic heavy metals from aqueous solutions. In addition, she has successfully developed a full-scale manufacture facility for production of metallic oxide nano-particle, which can be used for treating highly toxic arsenic from groundwater. She has done very well in fundamental research.Read more
Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Katy Olafson

Katy Olafson is a doctoral candidate at the University of Houston. She received her BS degree in chemical engineering in 2012 from the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering. Her research focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of hematin crystallization that underlie malaria...Read more

Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Daniel Griffin
Daniel Griffin obtained a BS from Ohio State University in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and recently completed his PhD at Georgia Institute of Technology, also in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. At Georgia Tech, Dan conducted research on the use of crystallization to remove non-radioactive salts from legacy nuclear waste under the guidance of joint Advisors Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Martha Grover, and Ronald Rousseau.Read more
Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Jian Ren
Jian Ren is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut, where she works with Professor Jeffrey McCutcheon in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. She received her bachelor degree in Polymer Materials Science & Engineering from Sichuan University, China, in 2011. Her research interest at UConn is to develop and optimize thin film composite hollow fiber membranes for forward osmosis using experimental and computational methods. She has published four first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored three papers with fellows from various disciplines.Read more
Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Jovan Kamcev
Jovan Kamcev immigrated to the United States from Macedonia at 11 years of age. Jovan attended Brooklyn Technical High School in New York City, where he majored in Chemistry. During this period, his interest in Chemistry and Mathematics grew, so he decided to enroll at Stony Brook University, where he double majored in Chemical Engineering and Applied Math and Statistics. Jovan was introduced to scientific research during summer internships at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.Read more
Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
Christine E. Duval
Christine Duval graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2011 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. During her undergraduate studies she worked as a research analyst at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation where she consulted for technology based start-up companies. After graduation she was hired by Amastan LLC, a Connecticut-based start-up company that specializes in plasma technologies, as the Director of Marketing. She left the company in the fall of 2012 to begin her graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Clemson University with Scott Husson.Read more
Award Sponsor(s): Separations Division (SEP), Award Sponsor(s): Chevron Corporation
George Weeden

George S. Weeden Jr. was born in Joliet, Illinois, USA. In 2007, he graduated from Lowell High School in Indiana and entered Purdue University in the Fall of the same year. During his undergraduate stay, he worked with Professor Linda Wang and was introduced to research in the area of...Read more

- Transport and Energy Processes Division (TEP) -

Donald Q. Kern Award

Bengt Sunden
Bengt Sundén received M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering 1973, Ph. D. and Docent in Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1979 and 1980, respectively, from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He is a Professor of Heat Transfer at Lund University, Sweden since 1992 and served as Head of Energy Sciences during 1995-2016.Read more

- Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) -

CoMSEF Impact Award

Thomas Truskett
Tom Truskett is the Les and Sherri Stuewer Endowed Professor and Department Chair in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned bachelor of science and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and Princeton University, respectively, and was a postdoctoral fellow in biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco.Read more

ComSEF Young Investigator Award for Modeling & Simulation

Andrew Ferguson
Andrew Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and an Affiliated Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Computational Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received an M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Princeton University in 2010.Read more

- Particle Technology Forum (PTF) -

Ansys Particle Technology Forum Award

Award Sponsor(s): Powder Technology, Elsevier
Darsh Wasan

Darsh Wasan is the University Distinguished Professor, Motorola Chair in Chemical Engineering and Vice President for International Affairs at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He received his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Ph.D. from the University...Read more

George Klinzing Best PhD Award

Maxx Capece

Maxx Capece graduated with a B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His dissertation entitled, “Multi-Scale Modeling of Dry Milling Processes: Influence of Mechanical Multi-Particle Interactions” was awarded in 2014 under the advisement of Dr. Rajesh...Read more

Particle Technology Forum Award for Lifetime Achievements

Award Sponsor(s): Powder Technology, Elsevier
Raymond Cocco

Ray Cocco has been with PSRI for eight years where he has the role of President and CEO. PSRI is a consortium-based company with 35 member companies headquartered in Canada, France, Brazil, Finland, Germany, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United States. Before PSRI, Ray spend 17 years...Read more

PSRI Lectureship Award in Fluidization

Award Sponsor(s): Particulate Solid Research, Inc.
Benjamin Glaser
Prof. Benjamin J. Glasser, of Rutgers University, received his BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and his PhD, also in Chemical Engineering, from Princeton University.Read more

Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems

Award Sponsor(s): Shell Global Solutions
Rodney O. Fox

Professor Fox received his PhD in Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University in 1987. He joined Iowa State University as the Glenn Murphy Professor of Engineering in 1999, and was the Herbert L. Stiles Professor of Chemical Engineering from 2003-2012. Since 2001, he has been Associate...Read more

- North American Mixing Forum (NAMF) -

NAMF Forum Award

Rodney O. Fox

Professor Fox received his PhD in Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University in 1987. He joined Iowa State University as the Glenn Murphy Professor of Engineering in 1999, and was the Herbert L. Stiles Professor of Chemical Engineering from 2003-2012. Since 2001, he has been Associate...Read more

- Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) -

Sustainable Engineering Forum Education Award

Yinlun Huang
Dr. Huang is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Professor Huang is the Director of an important Seminar Program at Wayne State entitled "Sustainability @Wayne" which is supported by the Wayne State Office of the V.P Research. This program invites approximately 10 speakers every year to make presentations on sustainability issues to students and faculties. Engineers and scientists from companies like Dow, BASF, Ford, and GM helped promote sustainability consciousness within students.Read more

Sustainable Engineering Forum Research Award

Vilas Pol
Dr. Pol is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His accomplishments in Sustainable Engineering (SE) include Research, Design and Implementation of environmentally sustainable up-cycling processes and development of important industrial processes to produce functional materials.Read more

Sustainable Engineering Forum Student Paper Award

Emre Gencer
Mr. Gencer is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Purdue University School of Chemical Engineering. He is expected to complete his PhD degree in 2016.Read more

- Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development and Manufacturing Forum (PD2M) -

AIChE PD2M Award for Excellence in Integrated QbD Practice

Award Sponsor(s): Merck & Company, Inc.

- Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum (NSEF) -

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award

Award Sponsor(s): ALD NanoSolutions, Inc.
Yushan Yan

Yushan Yan is the Distinguished Engineering Professor and the Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. He studied Chemical Physics (BS) at the University of Science and Technology of China (1983-1988), Heterogeneous Catalysis...Read more

NSEF Young Investigator Award

Award Sponsor(s): ALD NanoSolutions, Inc.
Yue Wu

Prof. Yue Wu joined Iowa State University as the Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering in summer 2014. He obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P.R.China in 2001, with Best Undergraduate...Read more

Local Section Awards

- Local Sections Committee (LSC) -

Shining Star Award

Chi-Hwa Wang

Dr. Chi-Hwa Wang is currently a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He had the following joint appointments in his service to the same university (i) Assistant Dean for Research at the Faculty of Engineering, NUS (2006-2008), and (ii...Read more

Singapore Local Section
Kevin Pait

Kevin Pait is the director of Engineering and Site Services for Catalent Pharma Solutions at its Morrisville, NC site. He has more than 30 years of experience in plant maintenance and engineering, production management, process development, and strategic planning in the pharmaceutical, specialty...Read more

Eastern North Carolina Local Section
Stephen Reilly

NJ-borne, Houston-raised, NJ-refined, Johns Hopkins-educated, Saudi Arabia-tested, and Baton Rouge-seasoned: that’s how Stephen Reilly summarizes his life whenever anyone asks him. During his time at JHU, where he majored in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, he started his involvement with...Read more

Baton Rouge Local Section
Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is a Chemical Engineer and a Senior Development Engineer in the Nuclear Security & Isotope Technology Division at Oak Ridge National laboratory. He has been a principal investigator in laboratory- and pilot-scale studies of production of various uranium compounds, fission product...Read more

Knoxville-Oak Ridge Local Section
Saad Al-Omani

Saad assumes the position of the General Supervisor/Refined Products Division/Oil Supply Planning And Scheduling (OSPAS- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCs9_70qnu8 ) /Saudi Aramco/KSA.

Saad is a board member & treasurer at the...Read more

Saudi Arabia Local Section