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Burns wins 2016 AIChE award

Mark A. Burns, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering and T.C. Chang Professor of Engineering, has won the  2016 AIChE Food Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award. | Short Read
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IMAGE:  Mark A. Burns, T.C. Chang Professor, Chemical Engineering

Mark A. Burns, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering and T.C. Chang Professor of Engineering, has won the 2016 AIChE Food Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award. This annual award honors an individual’s outstanding chemical engineering contribution in the food, pharmaceutical and/or bioengineering field, of fundamental nature and/or of practical significance to industry and industrial practice.

Burns was recognized for pioneering advances in the field of microfluidics including the development of an integrated DNA analysis device and microfabricated components and the successful licensing of that technology.

He will receive his award at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco in November.

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The 3D printed block M model made by Scott and Burns team. Photo: Evan Dougherty

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