Congratulations to Professor Glenn Fredrickson who received the 2016 William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature on November 13, 2016.
Professor Fredrickson received the William H. Walker Award for “major contributions to the chemical engineering literature, including "The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers," published by Oxford University Press in 2006.” Watch a video of Professor Fredrickson receiving the award here.
The William H. Walker Award is presented annually to a member of AIChE who has made an outstanding contribution to chemical engineering literature. The Walker Award is named after Dr. William H. Walker, one of the pioneers of chemical engineering practice and principles in the United States. Considered one of the founders of the chemical engineering discipline, Dr. Walker was also the chair of industrial chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1894 until his death in 1934. The award, commemorating Dr. Walker, has been presented every year since 1936.
Congratulations to Professor Samir Mitragotri who presented the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering Lecture on November 15, 2016.
Professor Mitragotri's lecture was titled "Understanding and Overcoming Body’s Biological Barriers for Drug Delivery." Prior to Professor Mitragotri's lecture, Professor Rachel Segalman sat down with him to discuss his lecture:
The Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering recognizes outstanding progress in the field of chemical engineering. The awardee will have made a significant contribution to the science of chemical engineering through one of the following means: A theoretical discovery or development of a new principle in the chemical engineering field, development of a new process or product in the chemical engineering field, an invention or development of new equipment in the chemical engineering field, and distinguished service rendered to the field or profession of chemical engineering.
Finally, congratulations to all of our faculty, students, and post docs who gave talks and presented posters at this year's AIChE Annual Meeting. A full program from the meeting can be found here.