289186 Chemical Reaction Engineering From First Principles
Prof. Alex Bell will present a talk on Chemical Reaction Engineering from First Principles
This is a special session in honor of Dr. LK Doraiswamy, who passed away in June 2012. LK Doraiswamy was known for his outstanding research and leadership and his global network of academic and industrial collaborations in chemical reaction engineering. Top accomplishments include election to the National Academy of Engineering in 2010, five top chemical reaction engineering books, and more than 170 critically acclaimed articles in international journals, to name a few. Many of his methods have become standard in chemical engineering textbooks. In 1990 he received the Padma Bhushan of Government of India honor from Indian President Ramaswamy Venkataraman. This high award is given on India Republic Day to recognize achievement in the fields of science, particularly chemical engineering for Doraiswamy. In 2004, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers gave him the William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering.
Doraiswamy came to Iowa State in 1989 through a collaboration at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) in Pune, India, where he was pending retirement as NCL’s director. Through his leadership, he transformed NCL into a research powerhouse in India. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering (now Chemical and Biological Engineering) at Iowa State as the Glenn Murphy visiting professor of engineering. Doraiswamy joined the faculty permanently in 1992.