Professors Biegler, Grossmann, and Westerberg win the 2009 Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education from AICHE
Carnegie Mellon Professors Larry Biegler, Ignacio Grossman, and Art Westerberg have been recognized as the 2009 recipients of AICHE's Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education. The Warren K. Lewis Award is a major honor; its list of awardees is a Who's Who of chemical engineering research and education. Among other criteria, the award recognizes distinguished and continuing contributions to chemical engineering education based on contributions of lasting educational influence such as superior textbooks, lectures, and laboratory techniques or models. By bestowing this award, the chemical engineering community honors the perspective and contributions of the awardees with regard to Process Systems Engineering and their 1997 textbook on that subject, Systematic Methods for Chemical Process Design. The award citation is:
"For changing the way chemical engineers worldwide think about process systems through an authoritative textbook, popular short courses, educational software, and highly successful academic descendants."