Granules

Notes for People Wishing to Make a Nomination

  1. Descriptions of all PTF awards are listed below along with links to AIChE sites specifying the award criteria and materials needed in a nomination package.
  2. Note that preliminary nominations are performed online, using the links provided on the AIChE sites, and full nomination packages are required later.
  3. Nominations are not carried over from one year to the next, so if your nominee was not selected and you wish to have that person considered again, you must submit an updated nomination package for the next year.

Sabic Young Professional Award (Sponsor: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC))

This award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the field of particle technology within seven years of obtaining the last degree.

Award:  Plaque, two PTF dinner tickets, and a $1,000 USD Honorarium

Previous Recipients:

  • 2015

DSM Science and Technology Award 

The award recognizes and rewards excellence in innovative PhD research in polymer technology. The theme for the 2015 award is Innovative Polymerization Processes for Novel Performance Materials. Nominations must relate to PhD research on topics related to the development of polymerization process technologies and polymerization processes for novel polymeric performance materials.

Award:  Plaque and $5,000 USD Honorarium

AIChE Information Page - DSM Award


 PTF Service Award (Sponsor: ANSYS)

Awarded to candidates who have made significant contributions to PTF through their service and enthusiasm for the field. The award is contingent on a candidate meeting the above criteria and may not be awarded every year.

Award:  Plaque and $1,000 USD Honorarium

AIChE Information Page - PTF Service Award

Previous Recipients:

  • 2014 Christine Hrenya
  • 2013 Manuk Colakyan
  • 2012 Ralph Nelson

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.

Award:  Plaque and $500 USD Honorarium

AIChE Information Page - Best PhD in Particle Technology Award

Previous Recipients:

  • 2014    Asep Nandiyanto
  • 2013    Jia-Wei Chew
  • 2012    Mayank Kashyap
  • 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.

Award:  Plaque and $1,000 USD Honorarium

AIChE Information Page - Particle Technology Forum Award

Previous Recipients:

  • 2014    Karl V. Jacob
  • 2013    Dimitri Gidaspow
  • 2012    John Grace
  • 2011    Daniel Rosner
  • 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.

Award:  Plaque and $1,000 USD Honorarium

AIChE Information Page - Thomas Baron Award

Previous Recipients:

  • 2014    Jennifer Sinclair Curtis
  • 2013    Norman Wagner
  • 2012    James Litster
  • 2011    Roger Bonnecaze
  • 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

AIChE Information Page - Fluidization Processing Recognition Award

Previous Recipients:

  • 2013    Rathan P. Davuluri
  • 2011    S. B. Reddy Kari
  • 2009    Syamlal Mahdava
  • 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. 

Award:  Plaque and $1,000 USD Honorarium

AIChE Information Page - Lectureship Award in Fluidization

Previous Recipients:

  • 2014    Christine M. Hrenya
  • 2013    Franco Berruti
  • 2012    Xiaotao Tony Bi
  • 2011    Jesse Zhu
  • 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