Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens, Head of Department and Ramsay Memorial Professor in Chemical Engineering has been elected Fellow by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
AIChE is a global leader of Chemical Engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries. Its mission is to promote excellence in chemical engineering education and global practice.
Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens received his prestigious plaque and pin “in recognition and appreciation of superior attainments, valuable contributions, and service to Chemical Engineering” at the AIChE Fellows Breakfast on 15 November 2016, In San Francisco.
Only 2% of all members have obtained Fellow status, which is AIChE’s highest grade of membership. Election is made by the AIChE Board of Directors, upon recommendation of the AIChE Admissions Committee where fellow nominations are discussed. This highly selective process highlights the outstanding achievement made by our Head of Department.
Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens is also the new Chair of the AIChE’s Fluidization and Fluid-Particle Systems section of the Particle Technology Forum (PTF), has been re-appointed as the First International Director of the Catalysis & Reaction Engineering division (CRE), and also serves on the International Committee as Europe Work Group Chair. He has also just been elected to the Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council (CTOC), which directly reports to AIChE’s Board of Directors, and is responsible for two major areas: the frontiers of chemical engineering (knowledge advancement) and dissemination of that knowledge.
In addition to the award, the UCL Department of Chemical Engineering was well represented at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco with many of their staff and students presenting. UCL hosted a reception, which was an occasion to celebrate the achievements of the Department, meet colleagues and collaborators, socialise and make new contacts. The reception event proved to be a great success and was enjoyed by all participants.