Richard D. Braatz

Research Interests

applied mathematics and control theory, data analytics and machine learning, (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing, materials processing

Education

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1993

M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1991

B.S., Oregon State University, 1988

Publications

Honors and Awards

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 2019

AIChE Separation Division Innovation Award, 2019

Elected AIChE Fellow, 2018

Automatica Paper Prize, 2017

Excellence In Education Award, Int’l Society of Automation, 2015

AIChE Computing in Chemical Engineering Award, 2014

AIChE PD2M Award for Outstanding Contribution to QbD for Drug Substance, 2013

Technical Innovation Award, Int’l Society of Automation, 2013

Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2013

IEEE Control Systems Society Transition to Practice Award, 2011

Research Collaboration Award, Council for Chemical Research, 2009

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2008

Journal of Process Control Prize Paper Award (for theory/ methodology), 2008

Journal of Process Control Prize Paper Award (for a survey), 2008

Fellow, Int’l Federation of Automatic Control, 2008

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2007

AIChE Excellence in Process Development Research Award, 2006

Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, 2005

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award, 2005

CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award, AIChE, 2005

Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, Engineering Research Council, 2004

CAST Directors’ Award, AIChE, 2003

Ernest W. Thiele Lectureship, University of Notre Dame, 2001

Donald P. Eckman Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2000

Allan S. Myerson

Research Interests

crystallization from solution with an emphasis on nucleation, polymorphism, and industrial applications of crystallization

Education

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1977

M.S., University of Virginia, 1975

B.S., Columbia University, 1973

Publications

Honors and Awards

AICHE Process Development Division Excellence in Process Development Research Award, 2015

Clarence G. Gerhold Award, AIChE Separations Division, 2015

American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Fellow Award, 2010

American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Separation Science and Technology, 2008

Virginia Engineering Foundation Engineering Achievement Award, 2000

Robert C. Armstrong

Research Interests

polymer molecular theory, polymer fluid mechanics, rheology, multiscale process modeling, transport phenomena, applied mathematics

Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1973,

B.ChE., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1970

Publications

Honors and Awards

AIChE Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering, 2020

Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2020

Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering, 2008

Bingham Medal Award, 2006

University of Wisconsin Distinguished Service Citation, 2001

Georgia Tech Academy of Distinguished Alumni, 1996

Warren McCabe Lecturer, North Carolina State University, 1995

Society of Rheology, President, 1993-95

Professional Progress Award, AIChE, 1992

Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids named as a Citation Classic, 1988

Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series Lecturer, 1987

Outstanding Faculty Award, ChemE Dept., MIT, 1975, 1976

DuPont Young Faculty Award, 1974, 1975

 

Paul I. Barton

Research Interests

dynamic modeling, simulation and optimization, hybrid and embedded systems, mixed-integer and global optimization theory and algorithms, design and operation of micro-scale chemical processes, systems biology, energy systems engineering

Education

Ph.D., Imperial College, University of London, 1992

M. Eng., Imperial College, University of London, 1988

Publications

Honors and Awards

Constantin Caratheodory Prize, International Society of Global Optimization, 2021

Journal of Global Optimization, Best Paper Award, 2012

Computing in Chem. Eng. Award of AIChE’s CAST Division, 2011

Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Award, 2008

Outstanding Young Researcher Award, AIChE CAST Division, 2004

Best Paper Award, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 2004

Hoyt C. Hottel Career Development Professorship, 1992-1997

IChemE’s Hinchley Medal, 1988

BOC/Dr. M.P. Schuftan Memorial Prize for Process Design, 1987

 

Daniel Blankschtein

Research Interests

colloid and interface science; thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and molecular simulations of surfactant self-assembly and hydrophobic solute micellar-enhanced solubilization in aqueous media; thermodynamics, molecular simulations, and kinetics of the dispersion and stabilization of nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, graphene, MoS2) using solvents and aqueous surfactant solutions; transdermal and oral drug delivery

Education

Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University, 1983

M.Sc., Tel-Aviv University, 1979

B.Sc., Tel-Aviv University, 1977

Book

Lectures in Classical Thermodynamics with an Introduction to Statistical Mechanics, 2021
– In the News:
Chemical engineering professor turns his legendary thermodynamics lectures into a textbook.

Publications

Honors and Awards

Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising, 2015

Outstanding Faculty Award, ChemE Dept, MIT: 1991, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2015

Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Best Poster Award, 2004

NE Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Best Paper Award, 2001

Controlled Release Society, Dow Corning Award, 1999

American Pharmaceutical Association, Ebert Prize, 1996

Harvard Health Letter, Outstanding Research Award, 1996

NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1989

Computer Programs Website

Arup K. Chakraborty

Research Interests

immunology, regulation of transcription, statistical mechanics

Education

Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1988

B. of Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 1983

Publications

Honors and Awards

MIT Institute Professor, 2021

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Chemical Engineering Department, MIT, 2021

John M. Prausnitz Institute Lecturer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2021

Schiesser Distinguished Lecture, Lehigh University, 2020

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Chemical Engineering Department, MIT, 2020

Inaugural annual IMES Founder’s Lecture, 2019

Doctor of Engineering honoris causa, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (awarded 2019, conferred 2020)

Guggenheim Fellowship, 2018

Moore Distinguished Scholar, Caltech, 2018

Elected, Member of the National Academy of Medicine, 2017

Arthur D. Little Lectures, MIT, 2017

Elected, Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016

Richard S. Mah Lectures, Northwestern University, 2016

Berman Memorial Lectures in Medical Physics, George Washington University, 2014

Weaver Lectures in Biophysics, UC Davis, 2014

David Ollis Lectures in Chemical Engineering, NC State University, 2013

Britton Chance Lectures in Engineering & Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Outstanding Graduate Teaching award, Chemical Engineering department, MIT, 2012

Bayer Lectures, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Lacey Lectures, Caltech, 2011

Katz Lectures, CCNY, 2010

Raman Memorial Lectures, India, 2009

Outstanding Graduate Teaching award, Chemical Engineering department, MIT, 2009

Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2008

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, 2008

Elected, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007

E.O. Lawrence Award for Life Sciences, DOE, 2007

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, 2006

Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement, University of Delaware, 2005

Wilber Lecture, Rice University, 2005

Doraiswamy Lecturer, Iowa State Univ. and National Chemical Laboratory, India, 2005

Dept. of Chem. Eng. Teaching Award, UC Berkeley, 2005

Engineering Foundation Endowed Lectureship, U.T. Austin, 2005

Elected, Member of the National Academy of Engineering, 2004

Professional Progress Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2004

Merck Collaboratus Lectures, Rutgers University, 2004

Trotter Lecturer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2004

Chemcon Distinguished Lecturer Award, Bhubaneswar, India, 2003

Robert W. Vaughan Memorial Lecturer, Caltech, 2000

Research Professor, Miller Institute for Basic Science, Berkeley, 1999-2000

Featured Speaker, NAE Frontiers of Engineering Meeting, 1999

Allan P. Colburn Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1996

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 1994

AIChE, Berkeley Student Chapter, Appreciation for Distinguished Teaching, 1996-97

National Young Investigator Award, 1992-1997

Allan P. Colburn Memorial Lecture, University of Delaware, 1993

Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.), ICI Fellowship, 1993- 1998

Shell Young Faculty Fellow, 1989-1992

Best Review Paper, Intnl. Conference on Polymer/Solid Interfaces, Belgium, 1991

 

Clark K. Colton

Research Interests

biomedical engineering, biochemical engineering, mass transfer

Education

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969

B.ChE., Cornell University, 1964

Publications

Honors and Awards

Gambro AB Award, International Society of Blood Purification, 1986

Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 1980

Allan P. Colburn Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1977

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award, 1972

Patrick S. Doyle

Research Interests

microfluidics, complex fluids, polymer physics, rheology and transport phenomena

Education

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1997

M.S., Stanford University, 1993

B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1992

Publications

Honors and Awards

AIChE’s Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research, 2022

Singapore Research Professorship, 2021

J-WAFS Seed Grant, 2019

Singapore Research Professorship, 2016

Michael Mohr Outstanding Faculty Award, 2013 & 2014

Singapore Research Professorship, 2013

Soft Matter Lectureship Award, 2012

Joliot Chair, ESPCI, 2009

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2009

Rothschild-Yvette Mayent-Institute Curie Award, 2009

Van Ness Lectures at RPI, 2008

Lab on a Chip, Royal Society of Chemistry and Corning Inc., Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize, 2008

Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professorship, 2005-2007

University of Notre Dame Thiele Lectureship, 2006

U of DE Colburn Memorial Lecture, 2006,

NSF-CAREER Award, 2003

3-M Innovation Fund Award, 2003

Polypops Innovation Award, 2001

Fondation de la Recherche Medical Postdoctoral Grant, 1999-2000

Institut Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1998-1999

Chateaubriand Fellowship, 1997-1998

Stanford University’s Lieberman Fellowship, 1996-1997

Karen K. Gleason

Research Interests

chemical vapor deposition, membranes, organic surfaces, interfaces, and devices

Education

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1987

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982

Publications

Honors and Awards

AIChE’s Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by a Woman Chemical Engineer, 2021

John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer Award, 2019

Charles M.A. Stine Award, 2015

Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering, 2015

Elected AIChE Fellow, 2013

AIChE Process Development Research Award, 2012

Printed Electronics Europe Best Materials Award, 2011

Keynote speaker, 23rd Int’l Conf. on Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors, 2009

Chair, 5th Intl. Conf on Hot-Wire Chemical Vapor Deposition, August 2008

Donders Visiting Prof., Utrecht University, Netherlands, 2006

Excellence Award, SEMATECH, 2000

Tenth Annual Van Ness Award Lecturer, RPI, 2000

Chair, Gordon Conference of Diamond Synthesis, Oxford UK, 1998

Presidential Young Investigator, National Science Foundation, 1990

Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research, 1990

Amoco Foundation Fellow, 1982-85

NCAA Post-graduate Fellow, 1982

All-American NCAA Division III Swimming, 1978-82

William H. Green

Research Interests

chemical kinetics, molecular simulation, free radical reactions

Education

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1988

B.A., Swarthmore College, 1983

Publications

Honors and Awards

AIChE’s R. H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering, 2019

Inaugural Fellow of the Combustion Institute, 2018

Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2016

Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 2009 – 2013 Associate Editor, 2005-2008

C.M. Mohr Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, 2006

Executive Board, Eastern States Section, Combustion Institute, 2005 – present

ACS Div. of Environmental Chemistry Certificate of Merit, 2005

ACS Div. of Fuel Chemistry Richard A. Glenn Award, 2004, 2009

Bye-Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University, 2004-2005

Thiele Lectureship Award (Notre Dame Univ.) 2004

NSF CAREER award, 1999-2003

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989-1990

The Charles & Katherine Darwin Research Fellow, Cambridge University, 1989-1990

NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989

Amoco Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1987

NSF Graduate Fellow, 1983-1985