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CBE Professor Paul Steen elected AIChE Fellow

Monday, October 14, 2013

It is Professor Steen's long-term excellence regarding both “service to the profession” and “significant professional accomplishment" that deem him worthy to receive the prestigious honor of AIChE fellow. 

Steen’s professional accomplishments bridge fundamental and applied research in chemical engineering.  His scholarship is on the side of fundamentals and his innovation on the side of practice.  Over his career, Paul Steen has made major contributions to the fields of interfacial instability and nonlinear dynamics, both pure and applied.  He is equally comfortable communicating to chemical and mechanical engineers, to materials scientists, physicists and to applied mathematicians.  His publication journals reflect this range and his research group members have gone on to faculty positions in a range of disciplines.  These include Physics and Astronomy (HA Dijkstra, Utrecht), Mechanical Engineering (CK Aidun, Georgia Tech), Chemical Engineering (MD Graham, Wisconsin), Materials Science (S Atreya, IIT Madras) and Applied Mathematics (JB Bostwick, Northwestern).

Steen’s service to the profession includes eleven years as Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, work for numerous committees of the Division of Fluid Dynamics/American Physical Society, and of the AIChE and for the USRA Microgravity Council, as well as chair of Gordon and international conferences and NASA review panels.

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