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Sharon Glotzer receives two AIChE honors

Sharon Glotzer has won the 2016 Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She has also been named a Fellow of AIChE. | Short Read
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IMAGE:  Sharon C. Glotzer, Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering and John Werner Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering

Sharon Glotzer has won the 2016 Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She will receive her award in November at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

She has also been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The honor recognizes both Sharon’s high stature in the scientific community and her service to AIChE and the profession.

Glotzer is the John Werner Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering. She is member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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