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AIChE PTF Awards Page

General Guidelines (Please carefully review award specific guidelines before submitting a nomination)

PTF reserves the right not to make an award depending on the recommendations from the Award Selection Committee

It is preferred that the nominators are current PTF members

At least one support letter from a current PTF member if nominator is not a PTF member

For the PTF Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the support letters must be from a former PTF Award winner.

Nominees must be PTF members

In a given year, the same person cannot win more than one PTF award

Nominees must have been the member of AIChE-PTF for prior 3 calendar years; with one exception: Best PhD must be a current  member at the time of nomination and the year of award (Onetime exceptions can be made but will require the EC board approval, send request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Wait period for nomination after previous award - A former PTF award winner cannot be nominated for another award for at least three years after receiving any previous PTF award

Nomination process is in two steps: (1) Short form due by March 23 proving the name of nominee, and up to five names of those who will provide letters of support, along with their PTF membership status here  (2) Full package due by May 11, containing items specific to each award

       If the nominee has previously received any award from AIChE or one of its divisions/forums, an explicit statement of new accomplishments or work over and above those cited for the earlier award(s) must be included (maximum one double spaced page).

       Selected bibliography (including books, patents, and major papers published).


Elsevier Particle Technology Forum Lifetime Achievement 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, service and/or education in this field.


SABIC Young Professional Award

This award recognizes outstanding and internationally recognized contributions in particle technology by a young professional under 40 years old.

Selection criteria:

  1. Nominee must have been the member of AIChE-PTF for prior 3 calendar years at time of nomination and have not won another PTF award in previous three calendar years
  2. An outstanding contribution to the field of particle technology, such as innovation, breakthrough research demonstrated through patents and publications; and
  3. Service to the particle technology community by way of education, leadership, stewardship and collaboration with other disciplines of engineering and science
  4. Receipt of last degree within the past 7 calendar years during the year when Award may be made
  5. The awardee needs to submit a short article for the PTF Newsletter and may be asked to present at the AIChE Annual Meeting in a PTF sponsored session

Nomination procedure and package contents:

       Initial nomination must be submitted no later than March 23, 2016 and can be made here https://form.jotform.com/60587168379168

       Full nomination package is due latest by May 11, 2016 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1.     Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received)

2.     A two page letter of nomination stating how the nominee contributed to the field of particle technology in terms of scholarship, research, development, service and education

3.     At least three and no more than five supporting letters, one of which must be from industry

4.     Either the nominator or one of the supporting letter providers must be a current PTF member

5.     If the nominee has previously received any award from AIChE or one of its divisions/forums, an explicit statement of new accomplishments or work over and above those cited for the earlier award(s) must be included (max. of one double spaced page).

6.     Selected bibliography (including books, patents, and major papers published).

Sponsor

This award is sponsored by SABIC Technology Center

Award

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

Previous Recipients:

  • 2015 Fanxing Li

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 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, with particle science and engineering as its focus.

Selection criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a current member of AIChE-PTF at time of nomination and have not won another PTF award in previous three calendar years
  2. An outstanding original dissertation, with relevance to particle technology
  3. The nominee must have received a doctoral degree within the last three calendar years prior to the year the award is given
  4. Based only on the contributions made during the course of PhD

Nomination procedure and package contents:

       Initial nomination must be submitted no later than March 23, 2016 and can be made here https://form.jotform.com/60587168379168

       Full nomination package is due latest by May 11, 2016 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to Ben Freireich, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

1.     Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received)

2.     A letter of nomination from the dissertation advisor 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. It should also convey how doctoral research contributed to a significant advance or breakthrough in particle technology that will last for a long time. The supporting letters may focus on any of these attributes.

3.     An extended abstract of up to six pages including a list of refereed publications resulting directly from that dissertation.

4.     At least three and no more than four supporting letters (not counting the nomination letter from the dissertation advisor), all of which must be from institutions outside the one granting the dissertation. One of the letters must be from industry. 

5.     Either the nominator, or one of the supporting letter providers must be a current PTF member

6.     If the nominee has previously received any award from AIChE or one of its divisions/forums, an explicit statement of new accomplishments or work over and above those cited for the earlier award(s) must be included (max. of one double spaced page).

Sponsor

This award is sponsored by University of Pittsburgh Alumni

Award

Award consists of $1,000 USD, a plaque, and two tickets to PTF award dinner

AIChE Information Page - Best PhD in Particle Technology Award

Previous Recipients:

  • 2015    Meenesh Singh
  • 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:

  • 2015    John Carson
  • 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

Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems

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 with relevance to the topics of interest to PTF community. The award is contingent on a candidate meeting the above criteria and may not be awarded every year.

Selection criteria:

  1. Nominee must have been the member of AIChE-PTF for prior 3 calendar years at time of nomination and have not won another PTF award in previous three calendar years
  2. An 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 with relevance to the topics of interest to PTF community
  3. The awardee will deliver a presentation at the AIChE Annual Meeting in a PTF award session

Nomination procedure and package contents:

       Initial nomination must be submitted no later than March 23, 2016 and can be made here: https://form.jotform.com/60587168379168

       Full nomination package is due latest by May 11, 2016 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1.     Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received)

2.     A two page letter of nomination stating how the nominee made a significant impact to the field of fluid particle systems or in a related field with potential for cross fertilization with relevance to the topics of interest to PTF community

3.     At least three and no more than five supporting letters

4.     Either the nominator or one of the supporting letter providers must be a current PTF member

5.     If the nominee has previously received any award from AIChE or one of its divisions/forums, an explicit statement of new accomplishments or work over and above those cited for the earlier award(s) must be included (max. of one double spaced page).

6.     Selected bibliography (including books, patents, and major papers published).

Sponsor

This award is sponsored by Shell Global Solutions

Award

Award consists of $1,000, a plaque, and two tickets to PTF award dinner

AIChE Information Page - Thomas Baron Award

Previous Recipients:

  • 2015    Hamid Arastoopour
  • 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

Dow Particle Processing Recognition Award (formerly Fluidization Process Award)

Selection criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a current member of AIChE-PTF at time of nomination and have not won another PTF award in previous three calendar years
  2. An outstanding contribution to the science and technology of particle processing in its commercialization
  3. The awardee has shown leadership in the engineering community 

Nomination procedure and package contents:

Nominations are not accepted for 2016, but for future reference, the package includes: 

1.     Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received)

2.     A letter of nomination stating how the nominee contributed to the the science and technology of particle processing in its commercialization, and

3.     At least three and no more than five supporting letters, with at least one from industry

4.     Either the nominator, or one of the supporting letter providers must be a current PTF member

5.     If the nominee has previously received any award from AIChE or one of its divisions/forums, and explicit statement of new accomplishments or work over and above those cited for the earlier award(s) must be included (max. of one double spaced page).

6.     Selected bibliography (including books, patents, and major papers published).

Sponsor

This award is sponsored by Dow Chemicals

Award

Award consists of $500 USD, a plaque, and two tickets to PTF award dinner

AIChE Information Page - Fluidization Processing Recognition Award

Previous Recipients:

  • 2015    Charles Hemler
  • 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.

Selection criteria:

  1. Nominee must have been the member of AIChE-PTF for prior 3 calendar years at time of nomination and have not won another PTF award in previous three calendar years
  2. An outstanding contribution advancing fluidization or fluid-particle flow systems
  3. The awardee will deliver a presentation at the AIChE Annual Meeting in a PTF award session

Nomination procedure and package contents: 

       Initial nomination must be submitted no later than March 23, 2016 and can be made here: https://form.jotform.com/60587168379168

       Full nomination package is due latest by May 11, 2016 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1.     Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received)

2.     A two page letter of nomination stating how the nominee made a significant impact to the field of fluidization and fluid-particle flow systems

3.     At least three and no more than five supporting letters

4.     Either the nominator or one of the supporting letter providers must be a current PTF member

5.     If the nominee has previously received any award from AIChE or one of its divisions/forums, an explicit statement of new accomplishments or work over and above those cited for the earlier award(s) must be included (max. of one double spaced page).

6.     Selected bibliography (including books, patents, and major papers published).

Sponsor

This award is sponsored by Particulate Solid Research, Inc.  

Award

Award consists of $1,000 USD, a plaque, and two tickets to PTF award dinner    

AIChE Information Page - Lectureship Award in Fluidization

Previous Recipients:

  • 2015    Rajesh Davé
  • 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  

Ansys Particle Technology Forum Service Award

This award recognizes outstanding service to AIChE Particle Technology Forum. Only a PTF Executive Committee member can submit a nomination. Please contact PTF chair or vice-chair for nomination.