AIChE PTF Award Guidelines

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

The Nomination process is in two steps:

  1. Short form due by April 30, 2017, providing the name of nominee, and up to five names of those who will provide letters of support, along with their PTF membership status. Submission must be via this online form.

  2. Full package due by May 20, 2017, 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 (max. of one double spaced page).

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

NOTE: It is required that the nominators are current PTF members
  • For the PTF Lifetime Achievement Award, at least 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 (since 2014); with one exception:
    • Best PhD must be a current member at the time of nomination and the year of award
  • One-time exceptions can be made but will require the EC board approval; please send email to bdhook@dow.com
Wait period for nomination after previous award
  • A former PTF award winner cannot be nominated for another award for at least three years (after 2014) after receiving any previous PTF award

You will be contacted regarding the package submission process after the nomination you made is received.


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. The award is contingent on a candidate meeting the above criteria and may not be awarded every year.

Selection criteria:

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 An outstanding contributor to the field of particle technology who has also made significant lifetime contributions to PTF through their scholarship, service and enthusiasm for the field 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 April 30, 2017 and can be made here: https://form.jotform.com/60587168379168

Full nomination package is due latest by May 20, 2017 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to Jim Gilchrist, gilchrist@lehigh.edu Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received) 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 At least three and no more than five supporting letters The nominator must be a current PTF member, and at least one letter of support from a prior PTF award winner in any category 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). Selected bibliography (including books, patents, and major papers published). Sponsor: This award is sponsored by Powder Technology, Elsevier.

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

Previous Recipients:

  • 2016 Darsh Wasan

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:

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 An outstanding contribution to the field of particle technology, such as innovation, breakthrough research demonstrated through patents and publications; and Service to the particle technology community by way of education, leadership, stewardship and collaboration with other disciplines of engineering and science Receipt of last degree within the past 7 calendar years during the year when Award may be made 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 April 30, 2017 and can be made here https://form.jotform.us/60587168379168

Full nomination package is due latest by May 20, * 2017 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to Shrikant Dhodapkar, SDhodapkar@dow.com Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received) 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 At least three and no more than five supporting letters, one of which must be from industry The nominator must be a current PTF member 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). 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:

  • 2016 Alexandra Teleki
  • 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


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

Previous Recipients:

  • 2016 Ray Cocco
  • 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:

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 An outstanding original dissertation, with relevance to particle technology The nominee must have received a doctoral degree within the last three calendar years prior to the year the award is given (2014 – current) Based only on the contributions made during the course of PhD Nomination procedure and package contents:

Initial nomination must be from dissertation advisor, who needs to be a current PTF member and need to be submitted no later than April 30, 2017 and can be made here - https://form.jotform.com/60587168379168 Full nomination package is due latest by May 20, 2016 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to Mayank Kashyap, mkashyap@sabic.com Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received) Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received) A letter of nomination from the dissertation advisor, must be a current PTF member, 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. An extended abstract of up to six pages including a list of refereed publications resulting directly from that dissertation. 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.
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: $1,000 USD, a plaque, and two tickets to PTF award dinner

Previous Recipients:

  • 2016 Maxx Capece
  • 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

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:

  1. Initial nomination must be submitted no later than April 30, 2017 and can be made here https://form.jotform.com/60587168379168
  2. Full nomination package is due latest by May 20, 2017 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to Alyssa Park, ap2622@columbia.edu
  3. Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received)
  4. 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
  5. At least three and no more than five supporting letters
  6. The nominator must be a current PTF member
  7. 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).
  8. Selected bibliography (including books, patents, and major papers published).

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

Previous Recipients:

  • 2016 Rodney Fox
  • 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)

Offered every odd year. The award recognizes a Particle Technology Forum member who has made significant contribution to the science and technology of particle processing in its commercialization, and who has shown leadership in the engineering community.

Selection criteria:

  1. Nominee must have been the member of AIChE-PTF for prior 3 calendar years 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:

Initial nomination for 2017 must be submitted no later than April 30, 2017 and can be made here - https://form.jotform.com/60587168379168 Full nomination package is due latest by May 20, 2016 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to Ben Freireich, freireib@gmail.com

Nominations are accepted for 2017, 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 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. The nominator must be 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).

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

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:

  1. Initial nomination must be submitted no later than April 30, 2017 and can be made here https://form.jotform.com/60587168379168
  2. Full nomination package is due latest by May 20, 2017 and should consist of a single PDF file that contains all of the following items to be sent to Ben Glasser, bglasser@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
  3. Filled nomination form (a blank form which will be sent to you after your nomination is received)
  4. A two page letter of nomination stating how the nominee made a significant impact to the field of fluidization and fluid-particle flow systems
  5. At least three and no more than five supporting letters
  6. The nominator must be a current PTF member
  7. 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).
  8. Selected bibliography (including books, patents, and major papers published).

Award: $1,000 USD, a plaque, and two tickets to the PTF award dinner

Previous Recipients:

  • 2016 Benjamin J. Glasser
  • 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
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