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Meet Some of AlChE's New Fellows

June 1, 2014


Fellow candidates are nominated by their peers, and must have significant chemical engineering practice (generally 25 years) and have been a member of AIChE for at least 10 years, with at least three years as a senior member. Here are some of the recently elected Fellows. More information is available at

Mikhail Anisimov is a professor in the Dept, of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Univ. of Maryland (College Park). He has made major contributions in thermodynamics of fluids and fluid mixtures, liquid crystals, polymers, surfactant solutions, and other softcondensed and nanostructured materials, including crude oils and petroleum fractions. His laboratory uses state-ofthe-art photon-correlation spectrometers for nanoparticle characterization and aggregation. He has published more than 250 papers and has written two books and numerous book chapters. He earned his PhD in physical chemistry at Moscow State Univ. (Russia).

Michael P. Harold is the M. D. Anderson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Univ. of Houston (UH). His research focuses on chemical reaction engineering, with particular interests in reaction-separation devices and materials, catalytic reaction engineering, and combustion processes. He has published more than 130 papers and has delivered nearly 200 technical presentations, seminars, and invited lectures. Prior to joining UH, he was a faculty member at the Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, and held research and supervisory roles at DuPont. He is Editor-in-Chief of AIChE Journal.

H Enrique Iglesia is the Theodore Vermeulen Chair in Chemical Engineering at the Univ. of California at Berkeley, Faculty Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Director of the Berkeley Catalysis Laboratory. His research addresses the synthesis and characterization of solids used as catalysts for production of fuels and petrochemicals, for conversion of energy carriers, and for improving the sustainability of chemical processes. He has more than 300 publications and 40 U.S. patents. He is president of the North American Catalysis Society and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

B David A. Kofke is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Univ. of Buffalo. His research in methods and applications of molecular simulation has resulted in nearly 130 publications. His current research focuses on rigorous molecular-based free-energy calculations for crystalstructure prediction, and calculation of virial coefficients and other cluster integrals from molecular models. He also develops simulation software for education. He is a trustee and past president of Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CAChE). He earned his PhD in chemical engineering at the Univ. of Pennsylvania.

Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos is the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton Univ. His research focuses on polymernanoparticle systems, surfactant selfassembly, thermodynamic and transport properties of C02- and H20-electrolyte systems, polymer electrolyte membranes, and liquid metals as plasma-facing components for fusion applications. He has written more than 200 articles and the textbook Essential Thermodynamics. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Subash N. Shah, P.E., is the Stephenson Chair Professor at the Mewboume School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering and Director of the Well Construction Technology Center at the Univ. of Oklahoma (OU; Norman). Prior to joining OU in 1994, he worked for 18 years in the oil and gas industry. He is an expert in hydraulic fracturing, horizontal/multilateral well completion and stimulation, onshore and offshore drilling, and emerging coiled-tubing technology. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Oklahoma. He earned his PhD in chemical engineering at the Univ. of New Mexico (Albuquerque).

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Source: Chemical Engineering Progress

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