DAVIS, CALIFORNIA, Nov. 10, 2015 — Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, who became Dean of the UC Davis College of Engineering on Oct. 19, has won the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AlChE) F.J. & Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award, which recognizes outstanding technical and professional contributions to the field of chemical engineering.
Curtis was recognized formally during the Honors Ceremony at the AlChE Annual Meeting, which took place Nov. 8-13 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award includes a plaque and a $5,000 honorarium.
Her research focuses on the flow behavior of particles, with applications that include food processing, pharmaceutical manufacture, and the aerospace, energy and mining industries, along with natural processes such as debris flow and sediments. She has made important contributions to the understanding of how fluids and solid particles behave together.
Curtis, an AlChE Fellow, previous has won the Institute’s Thomas-Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems, and the Fluidization Lectureship Award.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from more than 100 countries. The AlChE mission includes promoting excellence in chemical engineering education and global practice; upholding and advancing the profession’s standards, ethics and diversity; stimulating collaborative efforts among industry, universities, government and professional societies; and advocating public policy that embraces sound technical and economic information, and that represents the interest of chemical engineers.