Westmoreland receives 2017 AIChE Institute Award

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Dr. Phil Westmoreland
Dr. Westmoreland

Dr. Phil Westmoreland, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University, has been named the 2017 recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology.

The award, sponsored by Praxair, Inc., recognizes an individual’s sustained excellence in contributing to the advancement of technology in the production, distribution, and application of industrial gases. Westmoreland will be presented with a plaque and $3,000 at the Honors Ceremony on Sunday, October 29, during the AIChE 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

Westmoreland’s research focuses on reaction kinetics and reaction engineering. Results are obtained from using flame and pyrolysis experiments; molecular-beam mass spectrometry, computational quantum chemistry; and reactive-flow modeling.

He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from NC State in 1973, M.S. in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University in 1975 and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. More information on the award can be found at: https://www.aiche.org/community/awards/institute-award-excellence-industrial-gases-technology.