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AIChE Awards in Particle Technology

 



George Klinzing Best PhD in Particle Technology Award

This award recognizes an outstanding dissertation by an individual who has earned a doctoral degree. The dissertation can be in any discipline in the physical, biomedical or engineering sciences, but must be in particle science and engineering.  Selection criteria include: (i) an outstanding original dissertation, with relevance to particle technology, and (ii) the candidate must have received a doctoral degree within the last three calendar years prior to the year the award is given.

Nominations should include:

(1) A letter of nomination. The letter of nomination should include a critical review stating the value of the dissertation in terms of its originality, significance, and potential applications in the field of particle science and technology. The supporting letters may focus on any of these attributes.

(2) An extended abstract of up to six pages including a list of refereed

publications resulting directly from that dissertation,

(3) No more than three supporting letters, all of which must be from institutions outside the one granting the dissertation, and

(4) At least one letter from industry.

Award:  Plaque and $500 USD Honorarium

Previous Recipients

2012    The 2012 recipient is Dr. Mayank Kashyap, of Ascend Performance Materials in Alvin, Texas.  Dr. Kashyap received a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology and received this award for helping to potentially eliminate the core-annular flow in risers and to understand the low mass transfer in fluidized beds.

2011    Deliang Shi
2010    Fanxing Li
2009    Luis Hakim
2008    Janine Galvin
2007    Mahesh Iyer
2006    Griselda Bonilla
2005    Stephen L. Conway
2004    Ecevit Bilgili
2003    Stephen Tallon
2002    Himanshu Gupta
2001
2000    H. Shinto
1999    R. Agnihotri
1998    Patrick Spicer
1997    Christine M. Hrenya

 


PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY FORUM AWARD

This award recognizes a forum member's lifetime outstanding scientific/technical contributions to the field of particle technology, as well as leadership in promoting scholarship, research, development, or education in this field. Selection criteria include:

(1) An outstanding contributor to the field of particle technology,

(2) The awardee is invited to deliver a paper at the AIChE Annual Meeting

(3) The awardee is also required to submit a written manuscript, and

(4) A member of the Particle Technology Forum. 

Nominations can be made by any member of the Particle Technology Forum and should include:

(1) A letter of nomination stating how the nominee contributed to the field of particle technology in terms of scholarship, research, development and education, and

(2) At least three supporting letters.


Award:  Plaque and $1,000 USD Honorarium

Previous Recipients

2011's awardee is Prof. Daniel Rosner of Yale University for his contributions in his relentless pursuit of non-Brownian particle deposition from high-speed flows, particle synthesis and properties and dynamics in flames and transcritical fluids.  He is an endowed professor and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.  He has an honorary PhD from UNED-Madrid, and been awarded the D. Sinclair Award of American Association Aerosol Research, Meriam-Wiley Book Award of American Society of Engineering Education, and the City College of New York’s Engineering Alumnus Career Achievement Award.

 

2010    Joachim Werther
2009    Ted Knowlton
2008     L.S. Fan
2007     L.T. FAn
2006     Doug Fuerstenau
2005     J. Schwedes
2004     George Klinzing
2003     Chi Tien
2002     Brian King
2001     S.K. Friedlander
2000     Brian Scarlett
1999    
1998     A.W. Jenike
1997     Reg Davies
1996     K. Leschonski
1995     Bob Pfeffer

 


Thomas Baron Award (Currently Sponsored by Shell Global Solutions)

This award recognizes an individual's recent outstanding scientific/technical accomplishment which has made a significant impact in the field of fluid particle systems or in a related field with potential for cross fertilization. Selection criteria include:

(1) An outstanding contribution advancing fluid-particle systems, or a related field,

(2) The awardee is invited to deliver a Plenary Lecture at an AIChE Annual Meeting session, and

(3) The awardee is also required to submit a written manuscript.

Nominations can be made by any member of the Particle Technology Forum and should include:

(1) A letter of nomination stating how the nominee has made significant impact in the field of fluid-particle systems or a related field with potential for cross-fertilization, and

(2) At least three supporting letters.


Award:  Plaque and $1,000 USD Honorarium

Previous Recipients


2011 This year, Prof. Roger Bonnecaze of the University of Texas at Austin is the recipient of the Thomas Baron Award.  Prof. Bonnecaze is being recognized for his seminal contribution to particle engineering through theoretical and experimental studies of suspension, interfacial flows, particle rheology and pastes.

2010    Tony Ladd
2009    Allan Weimer
2008    Dilhan Kaylon
2007    John R. Grace
2006    Dimitri Gidaspow
2005    Sundar Sundaresan
2004    Doraiswamy Ramkrishna
2003    Sotiris Pratsinis
2002    Darsh Wasan
2001    L. White
2000    Bob Pfeffer
1999    
1998    S.L. Soo
1997    R.C. Flagan
1996    D.D. Joseph
1995    John C. Chen
1994    L.S. Fan
1993    Roy Jackson

 


Fluidization Processing Recognition Award (Current Sponsor Dow Chemical)

Recognizes a forum member who has made significant contribution to the science and technology of fluidization or fluidized processes, and who has shown leadership in the engineering community.  Awarded bi-annually in odd numbered years.  Selection criteria include:

Note: Nominee must be a member of the Particle Technology Forum.

Award:  Plaque and $500 USD Honorarium

In 2011 the recipient of the Fluidized Processing Award is Dr. S.B. Reddy Karri of Particulate Solid Research, Inc.  Dr. Karri is being recognized for his outstanding achievements and leadership in  the research and development of fluidized beds and circulating fluidized beds. Dr. Karri’s contributions include the study of upflow and downflow in the annular region in risers, particle clustering in fluidized beds, gas bypassing in fluidized beds, and cyclone collection efficiency and erosion.

Previous Recipients

2009    Syamlal Mahdava of National Energy Technology Laboratory
2007    Ye Mon Chen
2005    Manukk Colakyan
2003    Hamid Arastoopour
2001    Desmond King
1999    John Chen
1997    Al Weimer
1995    L.S. Fan
1993    Tim Allen
1991    Wen Cheng Yang

 


PSRI Lectureship Award in Fluidization 

This award recognizes an individual's outstanding scientific/technical research contributions with impact in the field of fluidization and fluid-particle flow systems. Selection criteria include:

(1) An outstanding contribution advancing fluidization or fluid-particle flow systems,

(2) The awardee is invited to deliver a paper at the AIChE Annual Meeting

(3) The awardee is also required to submit a written manuscript, and

(4) Membership in the Particle Technology Forum or AIChE is not required. 

Nominations can be made by any member of the Particle Technology Forum and should include:

(1) A letter of nomination stating how the nominee contributed to the field of fluidization and fluid-particle flow systems, and

(2) At least three supporting letters with at least one letter from industry.


Award:  Plaque and $1,000 USD Honorarium

Previous Recipients

2011's recipient is Dr. Jesse Zhu of the University of Western Ontario for his outstanding contribution in powder handling, fluid-particle and multi-phase flow systems.  Prof. Zhu also introduced the concept of “high density riser”, the detailed studies on the hydrodynamics, heat transfer, and scale-up of circulating fluidized beds, the milestone work of downer reactors, the innovative techniques for the smooth fluidization and handling of ultrafine powders and its application to multiple industries, the applications of liquid-solids and gas-liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed systems, and more recently the proposal of a new circulating turbulent fluidized bed reactor.


2010    Jinghai Li
2009    Martin Rhodes
2008    Bob Pfeffer
2007    Jennifer Sinclair Curtis
2006    Yong Jin
2005    Shigekatsu Mori
2004    Ye Mon Chen
2003    Norman Epstein
2002    Dimitri Gidaspow
2001    M. Hori
2000    Wen Ching Yang
1999    Hamid Arastoopour
1998    Joachim Werther
1997    M. Kwauk

 

 


PTF Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award for Group 3A - Particle Production and Characterization
"Two and Three Dimensional Micro Particle Characterization Using Digital Holography" by Taslima Khanam, Emmanouil Darakis, Arvind Ragendran, Vinay Kariwala, Anand K. Asundi, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Best Paper Award for Group 3C - Solids Flow, Handling and Processing
"Impact of Binary and Continuous Particle Size Distributions on Clustering, Granular Shear Flows" by R. Brent Rice, Christine M. Hrenya, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States

Best Paper Award for Group 3D - Nanoparticles
Two-Nozzle Flame Synthesis of NOx Storage Reduction Catalysts by Robert Büchel, Sortiris E. Pratsinis, Alfons Baiker, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Best Paper Award for Group 3E - Energetic Materials
Vapor Pressure and Melting Points of Select Munitions Compounds by Siri Chakka, Veera Boddu, Stephen W. Maloney, Reddy Damavarapu, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, United States