Carnegie Mellon University

Ignacio Grossmann

January 28, 2019

Grossmann receives honorary degree

ChemE’s Ignacio Grossmann has received an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Spain’s Universidad de Alicante (University of Alicante). The University President presented the honorary degree to Grossmann at the university’s traditional Saint Thomas Aquinas ceremony.

This honorary doctorate marks Grossmann’s seventh honorary degree. The other six are from Abo Akademi (Finland, 2002), University of Maribor (Slovenia, 2007), Technical University of Dortmund (Germany, 2012),University of Cantabria (Spain, 2016), Kazan National Research Technological University, Kazan (Russia, 2016), and Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina, 2018). After receiving his honorary doctorate at the University of Alicante ceremony, Grossmann gave a speech defending social responsibility in chemical engineering and research focused on the great challenges of the 21st century: energy, water, and global warming.