2016 AIChE Gala

November 28, 2016
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The AIChE 2016 Gala recognized companies and their leaders for distinguished achievements in innovation. Below is a film that debuted at the gala celebrating innovation in chemical engineering. You can learn more about it here.

Funds raised will support programs for chemical engineering students and professionals in entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. They will aid the international growth of the Institute’s Chem-E-Car Competition®, the "Futures" program for high-achieving young researchers, and the development of a new program that fosters manufacturing innovation through modular chemical process intensification.

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Inspiring and Empowering Women in Engineering

Recognizing companies and their leaders for inspiring and empowering women in engineering.

Funds raised will underwrite the expansion of women’s leadership programs, improve pre-college STEM education for girls and advance retention programs for women engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals.


3M: Inge G. Thulin

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer , 3M

Inge G. Thulin began his career with 3M Europe in 1979, and assumed key roles in marketing, sales and management over the course of his career. In 2003, he was appointed 3M’s executive vice president for international operations and, in 2011, was named executive vice president and chief...

Biogen: George A. Scangos

Chief Executive Officer, Biogen

George A. Scangos, Ph.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of Biogen, Inc. and has served in this position and as a member of Biogen’s Board of Directors since July 2010. From 1996 to July 2010, Dr. Scangos served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Exelixis, Inc., a drug...

Hoover Medal Recipient


Robert S. Langer

The coveted Hoover Medal will be presented to Robert S. Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Hoover Medal honors civic and humanitarian achievements of engineers.

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Gala Dinner Chairs: 

Mo Hossain

Managing Partner and Founder , Ennovance Capital

Mo Hossain is a member of Ennovance Group’s Investment Committee and is the founding Managing Partner of Ennovance Capital. Mr. Hossain leads investments across various classes of alternative assets ranging from hedge fund allocations to private equity investments.  Mr. Hossain has a...

Rosalind Hudnell

Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Affairs & President, Intel Foundation

Roz oversees professionals in nearly two-dozen countries working to inspire and engage the world’s next generation of technology innovators, continuing Intel’s long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility and social impact...

Ashish K. Khandpur

Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Technology Officer , 3M

Dr. Ashish K. Khandpur is 3M’s chief technology officer and senior vice president of Research and Development. With the company for more than 20 years, he leads about 8,300 researchers around the world.

Ashish began his 3M career as a senior research engineer in 1995. Over the years...

Paul McKenzie

Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology, Biogen

Paul McKenzie is the Executive Vice President of Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology at Biogen and has served in this position since July 2016. Dr. McKenzie is responsible for asset management, technical development, global manufacturing, supply chain operations, quality, and engineering...

Teressa Szelest

President, Market & Business Development North America, BASF Corporation

Teressa Szelest began her current role as President, Market & Business Development North America BASF Corporation on May 1,2015. She is responsible for BASF’s strategic business development and marketing across the region, focusing on customer relations and forging new business...

John Televantos

Senior Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners

John Televantos is a Senior Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on the Specialty Industrial and Healthcare sectors.

S. Shariq Yosufzai

Vice President, Global Diversity (Retired), Chevron Corporation

Doing a World of Good Medal

The Doing a World of Good Medal will be presented to S. Shariq Yosufzai for his outstanding leadership in creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive profession. The Doing a World of Good Medal recognizes the achievements of an engineer whose work has had a positive impact on society and the world.