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Notes for People Wishing to Make a Nomination

1. To see a complete description of any award, with specifications of what should be included in the nomination

package, the deadline, and the mailing address of the person to whom the package should be submitted, go to the

AIChE Catalog of Division Awards, find the Particle Technology Forum section, and click the name of the award.

2. A nomination form with instructions may be downloaded from this link.

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.


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