The awards cover a range of specialist areas within chemical, process and biochemical engineering. It honours those who have significantly contributed to research breakthroughs, inspired young engineers, or have given outstanding service in a particular industrial field.
Professor Paul Conway, Dean of the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, commented: “It is fantastic to see Professor Williams’ impressive work in the regenerative medicine field recognised with this award, and we would like to congratulate him for this significant achievement.”
IChemE’s Director of Policy and Publications, Claudia Flavell-While, said: “We have a truly international honour roll for 2016 with chemical engineers from Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, USA and the UK all being recognised for their outstanding achievement within our profession.
“We award people who are best in their field, people who have made a difference, and people who have inspired others. We do this because chemical engineering matters, and without their contributions, society wouldn’t benefit.”
The awards will be presented at a number of chemical engineering events throughout 2017.