Warren D. Seider Receives Van Antwerpen Award

Warren D. Seider, Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the 2011 recipient of the F.J. and Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award for Service to the Institute presented by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The Van Antwerpen Award recognizes a chemical engineer who has made outstanding contributions to the chemical engineering profession via service to the Institute. These contributions emphasize achievements in both the professional and technical areas of Institute activities and will contribute to innovative approaches to meet both perceived and unperceived membership needs.

Seider's research is in the fields of chemical process analysis, simulation, design, and control. He is recognized for contributions in phase and chemical equilibria, azeotropic distillation, semi-continuous operations, chemical reaction systems, heat and power integration, Czochralski crystallization, nonlinear control, safety and risk analysis, and applied numerical methods. He co-authored the highly regarded and definitive text, Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis, and Evaluation, used in engineering schools and industry around the world.

AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 40,000 members from over 90 countries.

To read more about Seider and his research, please visit his faculty profile.