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2016 CAST Division Award Winners

Computing in Chemical Engineering: Prodromos Daoutidis, University of Minnesota
Computing Practice Award: Rahul Bindlish, The Dow Chemical Company
W. David Smith, Jr. Graduate Publication Award: Srinivas Rangarajan, Lehigh University
CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award: Michael Baldea, University of Texas - Austin
David Himmelblau Award for Innovations in Computer-Based Chemical Engineering Education: Jason Bara, University of Alabama

Details of the award winners are documented in the current Newsletter.


Call For Nominations

Nominations are requested for all five CAST Division Awards for 2017. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2017. Information about each award is attached below.

Nomination packages should include a nominating letter, a completed Award Nomination Form [word.gif MS Word, 56KB], no more than four supporting letters, and a CV of the nominee. More info is at the AIChE Awards page. CAST Nomination packages should be emailed to the CAST Second Vice-Chair. Electronic submissions are required. If there are any questions about the awards or the nomination process, please contact:

Christos Maravelias e-mail


The five CAST Division Awards are as follows:

COMPUTING IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AWARD

Recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of computing and systems technology to chemical engineering. Sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company.

Award: A plaque and $3,000.

Presentation: The awardee is invited to deliver an address at the CAST Division dinner at the AIChE Annual Meeting and write a feature article for the Division Newsletter.

Recent Winners: Marianthi Ierapetritou (2016), Rafiqul Gani (2015), Richard Braatz (2014), Jay Lee (2013), Stratos Pistikopoulos (2012), Paul Barton (2011), Nikolaos Sahinidis (2010), Venkat Venkatasubramanian (2009), Yannis Kevrekidis (2008), Erik Ydstie (2007), Christodoulos Floudas (2006), Frank Doyle (2005), Ross Taylor (2004), Liang-Tseng Fan (2003), Manfred Morari (2002), C. Georgakis (2001), L. T. Biegler (2000); J. Rawlings (1999); M. A. Stadtherr (1998); J. A. MacGregor (1997); M. F. Doherty & M. F. Malone (1996); T. F. Edgar (1995)


COMPUTING PRACTICE AWARD

Recognizes outstanding contributions in the practice or application of chemical engineering to computing and systems technology. Sponsored by Aspen Technology Inc. and ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

Award: A plaque and $3,000.

Presentation: The award is presented at the CAST Division dinner at the AIChE Annual Meeting.

Recent Winners: Leo Chiang (2016), Lawrence Megan (2015), John Wassick (2014), Tom Badgwell (2013), John Congalidis and John Richards (2012), Don Bartusiak (2011), William Schiesser (2010), Brian Froisy (2009), David Vinson (2008), Lionel O’Young (2007), Basil Joffe (2006), Mike Morshedi (2005), Joseph S. Alford, Jr, and W. L. Luyben (2003), Marshall Rafal (2002), C.-C. Chen (2001), J. S. Ayala (2000); F. Kayihan & J. Baldwin (1999); B. Ogunnaike (1998); G. E. Blau (1997); J. J. Downs (1996); H. I. Britt (1995)


W. DAVID SMITH, JR. GRADUATE PUBLICATION AWARD

Recognizes an individual for published work on the application of computing and systems technology to chemical engineering. The work must have been done by the individual while pursuing graduate or undergraduate studies. On January 1 of the year of nomination, no more than 5 years would have elapsed since the publication of the paper used as the basis for the nomination. Sponsored by Process Systems Enterprise Inc.

Note: Up to and including 2003, this award was called the TED PETERSON STUDENT PAPER AWARD.

Award: A plaque and $1,500.

Presentation: The award is presented at the CAST Division dinner at the AIChE Annual Meeting.

Recent Winners: Rebecca Hanes and Joseph Scott (2016), Ali Mesbah (2015), Ruth Misener (2014), Zukui Li (2013), Yoshiaki Kawajiri(2012), Fengqi You (2011), Mark A. Snyder (2010), Eric Haseltine (2009), Christos Maravelias (2008), Christopher V. Rao (2007), Krishna Mahadevan (2006), Martha Gallivan (2005), Sarette van den Heever (2004), Sagar B. Gadewar (2003), Steinar Hauan (2002), A. Gupta (2001), M. V. Kothare (2000); P. D. Christofides (1999); D. Sourlas (1998); M. Turkay (1997); B. R. Bakshi & K. R. Muske (1996); E. Hernandez (1995)


CAST OUTSTANDING YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD

Recognizes an individual under the age of 40 for outstanding contributions to the chemical engineering computing and systems technology literature. The individual must be age 39 or less on December 31st of the Award year. An individual age 40 or over will be eligible for this Award if, on December 31st of the Award year, 12 years or less have elapsed since the individual received the Ph.D. degree. Sponsored by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Note: Established in 2004.

Award: A plaque and $3,000.

Presentation: The award is presented at the CAST Division dinner at the AIChE Annual Meeting.

Winners: Alexander Mitsos (2016), Carl Laird (2015), Benoit Chachuat and Mario Eden (2014), Christos Maravelias (2013), Chris Rao (2012), Martha Grover (2011), Juergen Hahn (2010), Yiannis Kaznessis (2009), Panagiotis Christofides (2008), Mayuresh Kothare (2007), Costas D. Maranas (2006), Richard Braatz (2005), Paul I. Barton (2004)


DAVID HIMMELBLAU AWARD FOR INNOVATIONS IN COMPUTER-BASED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION

Recognizes an individual or group making new and novel contributions to computer aids for chemical engineering education. Educational innovators working in industry or in a company that develops computer-based educational aids are also eligible for the award. Specifically, the nomination and the citation for the award must refer to a significant contribution to computer-based chemical engineering education within the past decade. Sponsored by CACHE Corporation.

Note: Established in 2008.

Award: A plaque and $1,000.

Presentation: The award is presented at the CAST Division dinner at the AIChE Annual Meeting. The award winner will give an invited talk in the CAChE-sponsored session at the AIChE Annual Meeting.

Winners: Jeffrey J. Gray (2016), John L. Falconer, Garret D. Nicodemus, J. Will Medlin, and Janet deGrazia (2015), John Hedengren (2014), Jason Keith (2013), David A. Kofke and Andrew J. Schultz (2012), Frank Doyle, Ed Gatzke, and Robert Parker (2011), Michael Cutlip and Mordecai Shacham (2010), Daniel Lewin (2009)

 

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