Chemical Engineering Department Honors Madadin with Early Career Award


Rami Madadin (B.S. ChE '04) has been named the 2014 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award in Chemical Engineering.

The award is designed to honor an outstanding Penn State chemical engineering alumna or alumnus who graduated within the past 10 years and who, at the outset of his or her career, serves as an exemplary role model for current chemical engineering students.

Madadin is employed by the Arabian Petrochemical Company, an affiliate of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). He joined the organization in 2011 as a senior production engineer.

Madadin developed a suite of reactor capacity utilization tools for all of SABIC's polyethylene reactors across the globe, which helped to achieve the highest polyethylene production record at the plant. In recognition of these accomplishments, he was promoted to the youngest department senior manager at the company.

Prior to joining the Arabian Petrochemical Company, Madadin worked for Saudi Aramco and Procter & Gamble (P&G).

At P&G, he was involved with the company's global plants in China, Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Egypt. Madadin helped establish and implement P&G's dry laundry agglomeration unit and received P&G's Golden and Platinum Awards for his efforts.

In 2008, Madadin earned a master of engineering in chemical engineering from Cornell University.

The following year, he helped establish the Saudi Arabian chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association in Dhahran. Madadin continues to be an active participant in the organization.

He also serves on the advisory board for the Jubail Technical Institute, providing advice and perspective on the school's engineering curricula and programs.


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