The department recognizes the outstanding work of its students, faculty, and staff with several awards each spring. In addition, it inducts new members into its Hall of Fame. Congratulations to all selected for awards this year!
AIChE Service Award
Awarded annually for outstanding service to the department and the student section of the professional society American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
CBE Outstanding Junior Award
Garrett Holbert, Benjamin Burnette, and Benjamin Johnson
Department award for highest academic achievement among third-year students based on cumulative GPA and other academic metrics.
Most Exceptional Student Award
Joseph Kinglsey, James Baker, and Emily Van Auken
The highest academic honor bestowed by the department to graduating seniors, chosen annually based on GPA and other academic considerations.
Kenneth M. Elliott Outstanding Senior Award
An award to the outstanding graduating senior who has displayed academic talent and leadership.
Jim and Sändra McKinley Outstanding Graduate Student Award
The department’s highest award for graduate students presented annually to the graduating PhD student with the most impressive record of accomplishment in research and instruction.
Exceptional Progress Award for Outstanding Third-Year Graduate Student
This award recognizes the student’s accomplishments, and the originality, dedication and potential merit of the research.
Professor Jack S. Watson Graduate Award for Excellence in Separation Research
Awarded annually to the graduate student who has performed research in the separations area of chemical engineering practice and achieved significant progress.
Professor Jack S. Watson Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Separation Research
Awarded annually to undergraduate students who have performed research in the separations area of chemical engineering practice and achieved significant progress.
Alpha Chi Sigma Albert Cooper Award
Annual award presented to an outstanding CBE student by the professional fraternity of chemical sciences.
American Chemical Society Outstanding Senior Award
Annual award to a graduating senior presented by the American Chemical Society for academic accomplishment and research progress.
AIChE Outstanding Student Award
Annual award to a graduating senior presented by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for academic accomplishment.
AIChE Outstanding Baccalaureate Award
Annual award to a graduating senior presented by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for outstanding accomplishments during the pursuit of the BS degree in chemical engineering. Selection is based on a variety of factors, including academic and research accomplishments.
Professional Promise Award
Tasimba N. Jonga
Faculty and Staff Awards
Outstanding Staff Member Award
Annual award for the staff member who goes above and beyond expectations to keep the department running smoothly and efficiently.
Outstanding Teacher Award
S. Michael Kilbey
Award for outstanding classroom and laboratory instruction in CBE coursework, as voted by CBE graduate and undergraduate students. Winner must be at least one year away from receiving this award previously.
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
Annual award for most dedication and excellence in advising students, as voted by CBE graduate and undergraduate students. Winner must be at least one year away from receiving this award previously.
Tom and Ruth Clark Excellence in Chemical Engineering Award
Associate Department Head and Professor
Award for excellence in chemical engineering education, research, and service, sponsored annually by Tom and Ruth Clark. Selection is made by the CBE award committee.
Hall of Fame 2022 Inductee
Kenneth M. Elliott
The CBE Department Hall of Fame honors CBE alumni and faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the profession, the department, and society in general over their careers.