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.
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.
Nominations for these awards are solicited annually. The deadline for submitting a nomination for the 2020 awards is JULY 1, 2020. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- By downloading the nomination form and mailing the form and supporting documents via postal mail to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, attn: Alumni Awards, 114 Roger Adams Laboratory, 600 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 618101
Alumni awards will be presented at the Fall Awards Ceremony on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 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.
2019 Award Winners
Distinguished Alumni Award: John Anderson
Distinguished Alumni Award: Joan Brennecke
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
Please contact the department at email@example.com or 217-244-9214.