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

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

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


Karen K. Gleason

Research Interests

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


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

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982


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