The Academy of Chemical Engineers Lectureship

The Academy of Chemical Engineering Lecture Award is given to recognize and honor an outstanding educator in the field of chemical engineering. This award is made possible through the generous support of the MSM/Missouri S&T Academy of Chemical Engineers.

Award recipients:

Dr. Daniel A. Crowl, University of Utah, 2016

"Why We Can't Really Measure Flammable Limits"

"The Business and Academic Case for Process Safety"


Dr. Arvind Varma, Purdue University, 2015

"Selected Topics Related to Energy and Chemicals"

"Evolving Trends in Chemical Engineering Education"



Dr. L-S. Fan, The Ohio State University, 2013

"Chemical Looping Technology"

"Chemical Engineering Education in Particles Flows"


Dr. John C. Berg, University of Washington-Seattle, 2012

"Can We Use Thermodynamics to Predict Adhesion?"

"The Magic of Interfaces and Colloids: The Bridge to Nanoscience"


Dr. John M. Prausnitz, University of California-Berkeley, 2011

"Thermodynamics for Biotechnology"

"Chemical Engineering for the Postmodern World"


Dr. Carol K. Hall, North Carolina State University, 2010

"Thermodynamic and Kinetic Origins of Alzheimer's and Related Diseases: a Chemical Engineer's Perspective"

"Confessions of an Ordinary Teacher - Dealing with the Big Fish"


Dr. Nicholas A. Peppas, University of Texas at Austin, 2009

"Recognition and Delivery: The Next Generation of Medical Microdevices"

"Addressing Educational Problems in an Evolving, Global and Challenging Chemical Engineering World"


Dr. Gregory Stephanopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008

"Chemical & Biological Engineering: A New Dimension to a Successful Paradigm"


Dr. Richard M. Felder, North Carolina State University, 2007

"The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Engineering"

"Engineering Education in Five Years (or sooner)"


Dr. Michael L. Shuler, Cornell University, 2006

"Animal-On-A-Chip": Towards Preventive Toxicology

"Biochemical Engineering: Creating Societal Value from Our Emerging Understanding of Life"


Dr. Robert C. Armstrong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

"Rheology and Fluid Mechanics of Polymer Solutions Undergoing Rapid Elongational Deformations"

"Frontiers in Chemical Engineering Education"


Dr. Octave Levenspiel, Oregon State University, 2004

"The Story of the Baffling Fluidized Bed Reactor, BFB"

"A Chemical Engineer Visits Dinosaurland"


Dr. H. Scott Fogler, University of Michigan, 2003

"Fused Chemical Reactions: From The Pharmacokinetics of Acute Toxicology to Wax Removal in Sub-Sea Oil Pipelines"

"Using the Senior Unit Operations Laboratory to Develop Trouble Shooting Skills and to Ease the Transition to the Work Place"


Dr. Phillip C. Wankat, Purdue University, 2002

"Comparing the Dynamics Behavior of Packed and Staged Systems for Concentrated Absorption"

"Teaching Improvement Has Failed - Let's Improve the Learners"


Dr. L.E. 'Skip' Scriven, University of Minnesota, 2001

"Visualization in Research"

"Chemical Engineering Evolves"


Dr. Stuart W. Churchill, University of Pennsylvania, 2000

"Can We Teach Our Students to be Innovative?"


Dr. Thomas F. Edgar, University of Texas at Austin, 1999

"Information Technology and Chemical Engineering Education: Evolution or Revolution ?"

"Process Engineering in the 21st Century: The Impact of Information Technology"


Dr. R. Byron Bird, University of Wisconsin, 1998

"Kinematic Theory and Transport Properties of Polymeric Liquids"

"How Should We Explain the Macroscopic Mechanical Energy Balance (The "Engineering Bernoulli Equation")?"