Professor Roger Bonnecaze Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Roger T. Bonnecaze, T. Brockett Hudson Professor and Bill L. Stanley Leadership Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, was recently named fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
“Election to AIChE Fellow is an honor that testifies the high esteem in which Roger is held by his peers for his distinctive professional accomplishments and contributions,” said Nicholas Peppas, Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacy.
The election recognizes Bonnecaze’s influential contributions to chemical engineering through his theoretical and experimental studies of suspensions, interfacial flows and biosensors. He is also an active participant and leader in AIChE having served on the fluid mechanics programming committee, including acting as chair, and co-chairing the institute’s annual meeting.
Bonnecaze’s recent work on the behavior of soft matter spans industrially important suspensions (published in Nature Materials) to a 3-D cancer model that suggests mechanical property changes in cells may cause cancer progression (published in Physical Review Letters). His work on suspensions has also recently been recognized with the AIChE Thomas Barron Award for outstanding scientific accomplishments impacting the field of fluid-particle systems.
“AIChE represents and promotes excellence among chemical engineers who are involved in a wide range of research, educational and professional activities,” said Bonnecaze. “The breadth and impact of these activities is truly amazing and makes the organization and profession great. To be named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers is truly an honor.”
Bonnecaze received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1991 and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 1985. He has been a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin since 1993.Tags: AIChE Fellow, AIChE Fellows, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, awards, biosensors, chemical engineering, interfacial flows, Roger T. Bonnecaze, suspensions, The University of Texas at Austin, UT