Biotechnology Progress Launches Award Honoring Excellence In Biological Engineering Publication

Nominations for inaugural presentation due July 15
March 24, 2011

NEW YORK – Biotechnology Progress, a bimonthly journal published for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) by John Wiley & Sons, is offering a new annual prize for excellence in publications in biological engineering. According to the journal’s editor, Michael Domach of Carnegie Mellon University, the award “celebrates excellence and foundational contributions to biotechnology and biological engineering through a body of work or a seminal paper, review, or research report.”

The prize, which consists of a $3,000 honorarium and up to $500 in travel expenses, is underwritten by Wiley and will be presented at an SBE event during AIChE’s annual meeting. This year’s annual meeting will be in Minneapolis from October 16 to 21. The winner is expected to deliver an SBE webinar and/or to author a paper in his or her area of expertise for publication in Biotechnology Progress. 
June Wispelwey, AIChE’s executive director and the former head of SBE, said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Wiley to recognize the great work that engineers and scientists are publishing in the broad discipline of biological engineering, whether it is in biomedical engineering, biotechnology, biochemical engineering or any related field.” She added that the award has no geographic, membership or age requirements. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by other individuals or organizations.
Nomination packages, which should be submitted by e-mail to, should include the nominees’ curriculum vitae, a list of publications from the last ten years worthy of consideration, and a brief statement (no more than 1,000 words) describing the impact of the nominees’ publication(s), along with at least one signed letter of support. The deadline is July 15, 2011. For more information, visit

About SBE:

Established in 2004, the Society for Biological Engineering is a technological community for engineers and applied scientists integrating biology with engineering. Members of SBE come from a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines and share in SBE’s mission of realizing the benefits of bioprocessing, biomedical and biomolecular applications.

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About AIChE:

AIChE is a professional society of more than 40,000 chemical engineers in 92 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at