Lawrence B. Evans

Research Interests

Chemical Engineering Systems, Modular Online Education [Read more]


B.S. University of Oklahoma, 1956

M.S.E. University of Michigan, 1957

Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1962

Honors and Awards

Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division Award, 1982

Entrepreneur of the Year in High-Tech for New England Region, 1997

Hero of Manufacturing from Fortune magazine, 1999

AIChE Chemical Engineering Practice Award, 1999

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 2001

Award for Personal Achievement from Chemical Engineering Magazine, 2002

President of AIChE, 2007

Herbert H. Sawin

Research Interests

directional plasma etching, dry wafer cleaning, kinetics, surface science, process modeling


Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1980

B.S., Iowa State University, 1973


Honors and Awards

Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering, Iowa State, 1994

Thinker Award presented by Tegal Corporation for Innovative Characterization and Modeling of Plasma Etching Processes, 1987

Kenneth A. Smith

Research Interests

fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer


Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1962

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958


Honors and Awards

National Academy of Engineering, 1983

Professional Progress Award, AIChE, 1981

George Stephanopoulos

Research Interests

nanoscale process systems engineering, multiresolution modeling and design of materials and processes, multiscale process operations and control


Ph.D., University of Florida, 1974

M.E., McMaster University, 1971

Dipl. ChE., National Technical University of Athens, 1970


Honors and Awards

Demokritos Scientific Research and Innovation Award, Greece, 2016

CACHE Award for Excellence in Computing in Chemical Engineering Education, ASEE Chemical Engineering Division, 2015

The Ambani Life-Time Achievements Award, ICT-Ambani Corp., 2013

AIChE Founders Award, 2012

American Academy of Arts and Science Fellow, 2012

Fellow of AIChE, 2006

“BalwantS. Joshi Distinguished Visiting Professor in Chemical Engineering” UICT, Mumbai, 2005-06

“Gerster”Lecture, Universityof Delaware, 2004

William H. Walker Award, AIChE, 2003

AIChE Institute Lecture, 2003

Honorary Doctor of Science, McMaster University, 2002

“Roger Sargent”Lecture, ImperialCollege, 2000

National Academy of Engineering, 1999

The Kelly Lectures, Purdue University, 1999

Harry G. Fair Lecture, The University of Oklahoma, 1999

Best Paper Award: Designing and Systems, 14th European Mtg. on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna,1998

Centennial Lecturer, Technical University of Delft, Delft, 1995

Computing in Chemical Engineering Award, AIChE, 1993

Merck Distinguished Lecturer, Rutgers University, 1992

Best Paper Award, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 1992, 1987

Foreign Member of the Russian Acad of Tech. Sciences, 1991

The Stanley Katz Memorial Lecturer, CUNY, 1989

Curtis McGraw Award, ASEE, 1986

Allan P. Colburn Award, AIChE, 1982

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher and Scholar Award, 1977

Jefferson W. Tester

Research Interests

environmental remediation and control technology, chemical processes in supercritical fluids, technologies for renewable and geothermal energy systems, gas hydrates in natural environments


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971

M.S., Cornell University, 1967

B.S., Cornell University, 1966

Honors and Awards

National Academy of Engineering, 2021

Special Achievement Award, Geothermal Resources Council, 2011

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010

Graduate Student Council Teaching Award, ChemE , 1990

Outstanding Faculty Member Award, ChemE , 1986, 1987, 1989, and 2001

Outstanding Chemical Engineer, AIC, New Mexico Chapter, 1980

Preetinder S. Virk

Research Interests

turbulent drag reduction, graph-theoretic modeling of hydrocarbon pyrolysis pathways, mechanistic investigation of high-transfer hydrogen transfer pathways


Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967

B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1962


Honors and Awards

Outstanding Veteran Advisor Award, 2016

William M. Deen

Research Interests

bioengineering, transport phenomena, membrane separations


Ph.D., Stanford University, 1973

M.S., Stanford University, 1971

B.S., Columbia University, 1969


Honors and Awards

Graduate Student Council Outstanding Faculty Award, 2012, 2013, 2016

Warren K. Lewis Award, AIChE, 2012

Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, MIT, 2012

Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching, MIT, 2011

Dr. Balwant S. Joshi Distinguished Visiting Professor in Chemical Engineering, UICT, Mumbai, India, 2008

Founding Fellow, AIMBE, 1992

Western Electric Fund Award, ASEE, 1982


Gregory J. McRae

Research Interests

atmospheric processes responsible for oxidant formation, acid deposition and global climate, particulate dynamics, chemical transport and transformations in multimedia environments environmental science and engineering, process modeling, numerical analysis and optimization


Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1981

M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1975

B.E., Monash University, Australia, 1971


Honors and Awards

Foremost-McKesson Foundation Fellowship, Caltech

Oscar Weigel Exhibition in Engineering, Monash University

Production Equip. Prize and Solid Mechanics Prize, Monash Univ

AAAS U.S. EPA Environmental Science Fellowship

National Computer Graphics Prize, 1991

The Niccograph Scientific Visualization Prize, 1991

CGS of Japan Award for Scientific Visualization, 1991

Forefronts of Computational Science Award, 1990

George Tallman Ladd Research Prize, 1985

Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1984

Current Technical and Government Committees: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Member of Review Panels)

National Research Council (Two current committees)

NAS (Panel on Destruction of Chemical Warfare Agents)

Advisory Board of the Combustion Research Facility at SANDIA

U.S. DoE Science Advisory Board for Advanced Scientific Computing

Five editorial boards

Robert E. Cohen

Research Interests

physics and chemistry of polymers, polymer surfaces/interfaces, structure-property relationships


Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University, 1972-1973

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1972

M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1970

B.S., Cornell University, 1968


Honors and Awards

Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2015

ACS’s Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award, 2012

Fellow, Materials Research Society, 2010

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 2010

Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring & Advising, MIT School of Engineering, 2006

Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2005

Fellow, American Physical Society, 2004

Charles M. A. Stine Award, AIChE, 2000

GenCorp Signature University Award, 1999

Society of Plastics Eng. Best Paper Award, Montreal RETEC, 1997

Shell Distinguished Lecturer, Northwestern University, 1996

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher and Scholar Award, 1987

R. W. Vaughan Memorial Lecturer, Caltech, 1984

Harold and Esther E. Edgerton Assistant Professor, MIT, 1975, 1977

DuPont Young Faculty Award, ChemE Dept., MIT, 1974


Charles L. Cooney

Research Interests

biochemical engineering


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967

B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1966


Honors and Awards

Honoris Causa by Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, 2012

Dieter & Inga Koehn Lecture, 2010

Fellow of the American Chemical Society, 2009

Founding Fellow, American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, 1992

Institute of Biotechnological Studies, 1989 Gold Medal

James Van Lannen Award for Distinguished Service to the Division of Microbial & Biochemical Technology of the American Chemical Society, 1985

Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1983.

Becten-Dickenson Award lecturer, American Society for Microbiology, 1977

Listed in Who’s Who in Frontiers of Science & Technology

Listed in American Men of Science

Sigma Xi