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American Institute of Chemical Engineers Honors UW Professor


March 31, 2008 — The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has named University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science Professor Maciej Radosz as one of its eight new fellows.

The title of fellow identifies chemical engineering professionals who have made a meaningful impact on the profession and the institute. Nominees must have been in the chemical engineering practice for at least 25 years and a member of AIChE for at least 10 years. Fellows are named for having made significant accomplishments in chemical engineering -- either in process or product development, project leadership, managerial achievement, education, technical publications, patents, theoretical developments, or a combination of areas.

Admissions Committee Past Chair, Richard Giberti, says, "The nomination to fellow indicates a wide-ranging and remarkable career in the field of chemical engineering and unswerving dedication to AIChE. We are pleased to honor their contributions in this way."

At UW, Radosz is founder and senior adviser of the Soft Materials Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research team dedicated to understanding bionanomaterials for drug and gene delivery. He is the author or co-author of 200 papers published in archival journals that have generated more than 3,000 citations.

Radosz earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the Cracow University of Technology in 1977. Before joining UW as professor and department head of chemical and petroleum engineering, he taught at Louisiana State University and Rutgers University, and was a lecturer and postdoctoral fellow at several other institutions. He spent 15 years with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, working on fossil energy and materials technologies, including molecular separations, supercritical fluids, and polymers.

Founded in the United States in 1908, AIChE (www.aiche.org) is a professional association of more than 46,000 chemical engineers in 92 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society.

For more information, contact Radosz at (307) 766-4926 or e-mail radosz@uwyo.edu.

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