AIChE Honors Dr. Warren D. Seider and 14 Chemical Engineering Innovators

Aug. 17, 2023
Dr. Warren D. Seider will receive top honor for his work in process modeling, simulation, synthesis, optimization and control at the AIChE annual meeting.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will recognize 14 chemical engineering leaders and innovators with awards at the 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida (Nov. 5–10). The ceremony on Nov. 5 will honor Dr. Warren D. Seider, a distinguished professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with the prestigious Founders Award. Seider's six-decade contributions in research and education, notably in process modeling, simulation, synthesis, optimization, and control, are highlighted. His influential textbooks and 175 journal articles, along with his role in advancing computing in engineering education, are acknowledged. A former AIChE director, Seider has received numerous honors in his field.

In addition, AIChE will honor these chemical engineers:

Dr. Phillip R. Westmoreland, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University, will receive the F. J. and Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award for Service to AIChE. The award is sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company.

Dr. Sujit Datta, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University, will receive the Allan P. Colburn Award for Excellence in Publications by a Young Member of the Institute. The award is sponsored by DuPont.

Dr. Zhen-Gang Wang, the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, will receive the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research. The award is sponsored by the Alpha Chi Sigma Educational Foundation and the Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity.

Dr. Hal S. Alper, the Kenneth A. Kobe Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, will receive the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering. The award is endowed by The AIChE Foundation.

The Prime RO (Reverse Osmosis) Team at Dupont Water Solutions will receive the Energy and Sustainability Award. The Award is sponsored by Air Products.

Dr. Maria Wang, Director of Product Management at PPG, will receive the Industrial Progress Award.

Dr. Ranga Godavarti, Vice President of Bioprocess Research and Development at Pfizer Inc., will receive the Industrial Research and Development Award. The Award is sponsored by AbbVie.

Dr. Christopher W. Jones, the John F. Brock School Chair and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will receive the Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology. The award is sponsored by Linde.

Dr. John (Jack) P. Dever, Chief Technology Officer at AVN Corporation, will receive the Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice. The award is endowed by The AIChE Foundation.

Dr. Jennifer S. Curtis, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, will receive the Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by a Woman Chemical Engineer. The award is sponsored by Pfizer.

Dr. Mike Harold, Cullen Engineering Professor at the University of Houston will receive the R. H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering. The award is sponsored by ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Reimer, Emeritus Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering and Emeritus C. Judson King Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, will receive the Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education. The award is sponsored by ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company.

Dr. Ioannis G. Kevrekidis, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, will receive the William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature. The award is sponsored by John Wiley & Sons.

For more information about AIChE awards, visit www.aiche.org/awards.

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