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Chemical Engineering Alumni Updates

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August 2016

Raj Shah (PhD ’95) was recently inducted as a Fellow in the Energy Institute and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and was elevated to the status of Chartered Scientist within the Science Council. More

May 2016

Susan Fullerton (BS ’02; PhD ’09), assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, was awarded a 2016 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). More

January 2016

Raj Shah (PhD ’95), Director at Koehler Instrument Company in Holtsville, NY, has been awarded the prestigious Eagle Award by ASTM International. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards organizations that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. More

June 2015

Richard J. Spontak (BS ’83), Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been selected to receive three prominent accolades in recognition of his research in the field of soft functional materials. The Society of Plastics Engineers, the premier professional organization devoted exclusively to polymers, has chosen him for their 2015 International Award, the Society's most prestigious worldwide honor. He has been inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, which is located in the United Kingdom and boasts such historical members as Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein. He has also been elected a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, the equivalent of the American National Academy of Engineering, and will be inducted later this spring in an official ceremony in Oslo.

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