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Textbook co-edited and written by engineering academic scoops top award

24 February 2015

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The three part series on Distillation by Professor Eva Sorensen (UCL Chemical Engineering), Andrzej Gorak (TU Dortmund), Hartmut Schoenmakers (TU Dortmund), and Zarko Olujic (TU Delft) was recognised as a ‘landmark work’ in the field of Physics and Chemistry in the 2015 PROSE awards.  The American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence — known as the PROSE Awards — recognize outstanding books, journals and e-products as judged by peer publishers, librarians and academics.

Covering fundamentals and principles, operations and applications, and equipment and processes, the three volumes form a single source on all aspects of modern distillation, suitable for advanced students and professionals. They address the most important and current research on industrial distillation, including all steps in process design, together with operation and control aspects. 

Professor Sorensen co-edited the section Distillation: Fundamentals and Principles, as well as writing three chapters for the award-winning book series. Additionally, she is an active researcher into separation processes in chemical engineering, Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Engineering Research and Design and a member of the Advisory Board for Chemical Engineering & Technology. For her department at UCL she is Deputy Head, leading education in Chemical Engineering.

She said:

“I am delighted to receive this award, together with my co-editors, in recognition of all the hard work put in by our contributors. After three years spent working with numerous world experts in the distillation field, I am very aware of all the time and effort which has gone into making this a truly unique collection of textbooks. We trust they will prove a useful resource for future researchers and students.”

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