Benny Freeman Elected Fellow of AIChE

Dr. Benny Freeman celebrates being elected Fellow of the AIChE at the organization's annual meeting in Minneapolis on October 17, 2011.Professor Benny Freeman has been inducted as a Fellow into the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  The honor, given by the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, recognizes distinguished chemical engineers who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments as well as made important contributions to their field.

Freeman was inducted during AIChE’s annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 16-21.

“It’s an honor to join such an esteemed group of chemical engineers as an AIChE Fellow,” Freeman said. “Chemical engineering is helping to improve every facet of our lives, from enhancing drug delivery to enabling better methods to extract clean and affordable energy. I share AlChE’s commitment to pushing this great field forward.”

Freeman, the Kenneth A. Kobe and Paul D. and Betty Robertson Meek & American Petrofina Foundation Centennial Professor of Chemical Engineering, has led groundbreaking research on water purification and gas and liquid separations using polymer and polymer-based membranes.  He has been recognized for his work with major national and international awards, including the AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology, IBM Faculty Award and National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering. Most recently, he was inducted as a Fellow to the American Chemical Society.

About AIChE:
AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 40,000 members from over 90 countries.  AIChE has the breadth of resources and expertise allowing members to access information on recognized and promising chemical engineering processes and methods, a global network of intelligent, resourceful colleagues and their shared wisdom, and learning opportunities from recognized authorities.

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