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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Alumni Awards

The University of Illinois Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Alumni Awards Program recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding professional achievements, their dedication and advocacy for the department, or their service or contributions to society.

Honors include:

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: Honors ChBE graduates for their professional/technical achievements, dedication and advocacy for the department, or service/contributions to society.

Young Alumni Achievement Award: Honors ChBE alumni who have graduated within the previous fifteen years of the fall recognition event and have established themselves through professional/technical achievements, dedication and advocacy for the department, or service/contributions to society. 

2019 Award Winners

Distinguished Alumni Award: John Anderson

Distinguished Alumni Award: Joan Brenneke

Distinguished Alumni Award: Jack McWhirter

Distinguished Alumni Award: Robert Sankman

Young Alumni Achievement Award: Fei Wen

Young Alumni Achievement Award: Ajay Virkar

The following individuals will also be recognized with Distinguished Alumni Awards. They have received honors in previous years from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Grainger College of Engineering, or University of Illinois Foundation.

  • Hariklia ‘Lili’ Deligianni (College of LAS Alumni Achievement Award, 2019)
  • Jerrod Henderson (College of LAS Outstanding Young Alumni Award, 2019)
  • William Banholzer
  • R. Byron Bird
  • David Boger
  • John Georges
  • Dennis Houston
  • Steven Miller
  • Charles Prizer
  • Walter Robb
  • Darsh Wasan

Awards Ceremony

Alumni awards will be presented at the Fall Awards Ceremony on OCTOBER 11, 2019 in Urbana, with the ceremony at 4 p.m. and a reception to follow. It will be held on the third floor atrium of the Natural History Building. The event is open to all ChBE alumni, students, faculty and staff. Please let us know if you are coming by filling out this form or emailing chbe-rsvp@scs.illinois.edu.

Nomination process

Nominations for these awards are solicited annually. The deadline for submitting a nomination for the 2019 awards is AUGUST 1, 2019. Nominees not selected for the current year will be held and considered for future award programs for three years.

Nominations can be submitted by one of the following options.

  • Via our online application process.
  • By downloading the nomination form and emailing the form and supporting documents to chemeng@illinois.edu.
  • By downloading the nomination form and mailing the form and supporting documents via postal mail to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, c/o Christine des Garennes, 114 Roger Adams Laboratory, 600 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 618101

More information

Please contact the department at chemeng@illinois.edu or 217-244-9214.

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