AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Practice Award

The Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Chem­i­cal Engi­neers has asked the NACS to remind mem­bers about the approach­ing May 1, 2007 dead­line for the AIChE Prac­tice Award. This award is not con­nect­ed to any NACS awards, nor does it involve par­tic­i­pa­tion by the NACS. The Prac­tice Award requires AIChE mem­ber­ship for nom­i­nees.

Catal­y­sis and Reac­tion Engi­neer­ing Prac­tice Award

Descrip­tion: This award rec­og­nizes indi­vid­u­als who have made pio­neer­ing
con­tri­bu­tions to indus­tri­al prac­tice of catal­y­sis and chem­i­cal reac­tion
engi­neer­ing. The can­di­date must have made impor­tant and spe­cif­ic
tech­ni­cal con­tri­bu­tions, ver­i­fi­able by means of well-doc­u­ment­ed
evi­den­tial mate­ri­als, to the inven­tion, devel­op­ment, design or
imple­men­ta­tion of indus­tri­al prod­ucts, cat­a­lysts or process­es through
inge­nious and cre­ative appli­ca­tion of chem­i­cal reac­tion engi­neer­ing
and/or catal­y­sis con­cepts. Awardees will be select­ed based on their
con­tri­bu­tions to the dis­cov­ery and appli­ca­tion of inno­v­a­tive catal­y­sis or
reac­tion engi­neer­ing solu­tions to tech­no­log­i­cal prob­lems, and/or
com­mer­cial­iza­tion of new prod­ucts and process­es. Can­di­date must be an
AIChE mem­ber. Can­di­dates may be from acad­e­mia, nation­al labs, or

Dead­line: May 1, 2007
Pro­ce­dure: Nom­i­na­tion pack­ages should include a 2‑page (max­i­mum) dou­ble
spaced nom­i­na­tion state­ment, a 2‑page CV, and up to four sup­port­ing
let­ters. Sub­mit the nom­i­na­tion elec­tron­i­cal­ly to Phillip E. Sav­age,
Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan (
Award: A plaque and cash award of $1,000
Pre­sen­ta­tion: The award is pre­sent­ed annu­al­ly at the Divi­sion Recep­tion or Din­ner. The recip­i­ent is also invit­ed to give a spe­cial lec­ture at the AIChE Annu­al Meet­ing.

Past Recip­i­ents

  • 2006 Lar­ry Smith
  • 2005 Robert Far­rauto
  • 2004 Stephen B. Jaffe
  • 2003 Israel Wachs
  • 2002 Teh C. Ho
  • 2001 Thomas R. Keane
  • 2000 L. Hege­dus