IChemE Awards Medals To 26 Chemical Engineers

Feb. 28, 2020
Energy experts and dedicated volunteers are among the 26 chemical engineers recognized by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for outstanding contributions to the profession in industry and academia.

Energy experts and dedicated volunteers are among the 26 chemical engineers recognized by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Medals and Prizes Committee in 2020 for outstanding contributions to the profession in industry and academia.

The Trustees Medal is awarded to Brunel University’s Professor Stefaan Simons. The inaugural chair of the IChemE Energy Centre Board, he established the Energy Centre and its board and led the development of its work program alongside members and IChemE employees. He helped raise the profile of chemical engineering in the energy landscape among the global engineering community and policy-makers.

Independent consultant Rodney Allam is the first-ever recipient of the new Clean Energy Medal. He is a distinguished member in the field of carbon capture and storage and has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2000. Recently, he developed the “Allam Cycle,” a low-cost energy recycling process that uses captured carbon dioxide to power turbines in natural gas plants. It is reportedly set to revolutionize carbon capture technology, according to IChemE.                                                     

Andy Brown, Progressive Energy, UK, receives the Ambassador Prize for major contributions to IChemE’s Clean Energy Special Interest Group (CESIG) for more than 15 years. Leading the CESIG’s work on hydrogen, he contributed a report by numerous professional engineering institutions assessing the possibility of using hydrogen to replace natural gas in the UK’s gas grid and has overseen a features series on hydrogen in The Chemical Engineer.

The Greene Medal is presented to Fenella Nordquist from KBR, UK. An active IChemE volunteer for almost 25 years, she has been instrumental in implementing the evolving process of accrediting chemical engineering degrees and mentored generations of chemical engineering students.

Angela Osborne, eXmoor Pharma Concepts, UK is presented with the Donald Medal for her pioneering work applying process engineering disciplines in cell and gene therapy to develop regenerative medicines.

Raphaël Faure, Matthieu Flin, Pascal Del Gallo and Marc Wagner, from Air Liquide, France, receive the Hanson Medal for their article, “Add it up! How 3D printing of reactors can help chemical engineers with process intensification” published in The Chemical Engineer.

The medal winners will receive their prizes at events throughout the year. The full list of recipients is available at www.icheme.org

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