The Center for Plastics Innovation celebrates three outstanding individuals whose acheivements in chemical engineering as role models, mentors, authors, and researchers were recognized at the Fall 2022 AIChE Annual Meeting.
Prof. LaShanda Korley (University of Delaware) received the 2022 AIChE Minority Affairs Committee’s William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering
The Minority Affairs Committee presents this award in honor of William W. Grimes, the first African-American Fellow of AIChE. This award recognizes a chemical engineer’s outstanding achievements in the chemical engineering profession and as a distinguished role model for minorities. Prof. Korley is the second CPI member to be honored by the MAC, following Deputy Director Thomas H. Epps, III who received the award in 2021.
Prof. Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis (University of Delaware) received the 2022 AIChE William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature
The William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature is named for William Hultz Walker (1969–1934), a founder of the chemical engineering discipline who established the School of Chemical Engineering Practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1916. The Walker Award is presented to a member of AIChE who has made outstanding contributions to the field’s literature.
An article by John Wiley & Sons (award sponsors) highlighting Prof. Papoutsakis can be found here.
Prof. Mark Blenner (University of Delaware) received the 2022 AIChE Food, Pharmaceutical, and Bioengineering Division Early Career Award in Chemical Engineering.
The Division Early Career Award recognizes an outstanding young member of the food, pharmaceutical, and bioengineering community who has made exceptional contributions of a fundamental nature and/or of practical significance to industry and industrial practice.