Faculty Awards

Michael G. Benton

  • Dow Excellence-in-Teaching Award, 2021
  • William A. Brookshire Award for Teaching Excellence, 2018
  • Dow Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018
  • TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2017
  • Dean's Instructor of Excellence "Student Choice Award," 2016
  • Dow Excellence-in-Teaching Award, 2016
  • Dean's Instructor of Excellence "Student Choice Award," 2015
  • Dow Excellence-in-Teaching Award, 2015
  • Dow Excellence-in-Teaching Award, 2014
  • Dow Excellence-in-Teaching Award, 2013
  • LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2010
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, 2009
  • Pilot Funding for New Research (PFUND) Grant, Louisiana Experimental Program to Stimulate

Bhuvnesh Bharti

  • LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award, 2021
  • Symposium Session Chair, 88th and 90th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, June 2014 & 2016
  • Invited Reviewer: Adv. Funct. Mater., Nanoscale, J. Am. Chem. Soc., J. Mater. Chem., Chem. Commun., Soft Matter, New J. Chem., J. Coll. Inter. Sci., RSC Adv.

Kunlun Ding

  • Michael R. Mangham TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2020
  • Peer Reviewer: Catal. Sci. Technol., Chem. Commun., J. Mater. Chem., RSC Adv., CrystEngComm, New J. Chem., Dalton Trans., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

Kerry M. Dooley

Awards & Honors

  • SWCS Award for Excellence in Applied Catalysis, 2016
  • Donald Clayton Graduate Mentoring Award, Louisiana State University, 2005
  • BASF Corp. Endowed Professorship, 1998
  • Alan Berman Research Publication Award, Naval Research Laboratory, 1992
  • Fulbright Scholar, University of Twente (Netherlands), 1991
  • Harold A. Levey Alumni Medal, Tulane University, 1987
  • Cross-Holloway Research Award, Louisiana State University, 1985

Activities & Leadership Roles

  • Catalysis Society, Southwest: Chair, 2004-05; Director, 2005-06, 2009-10
  • Oklahoma Biofuels Center, External Advisory Board, 2009-12
  • Associate Editor, RSC Catalysis Series, 2007-10, 2012-present
  • Executive Board, North American Catalysis Society, 2011-13
  • North American Catalysis Society, North American Meeting Chair, 2007
  • AIChE, National Program Committee, Chair Group 1f (High Pressure), 2004-05; Program Chair, 2003-04

John C. Flake

  • Chair and Organizer, International Symposia on 3D and Damascene Interconnects, Vienna, 2009
  • Chair Low-K and Interconnect Symposia ECS, 2005-08
  • Peer Reviewer: Journal Electrochemical Society, Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization
  • Industry Consultant: Intel, AMD, Amberwave

Kevin M. McPeak

Awards & Honors

  • LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award, 2018
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2017
  • Dow Excellence-in-Teaching Award, 2017
  • BASF Sustainability Lab Recipient, Louisiana State University, 2016
  • Most Downloaded Paper, ACS Photonics, 2015

Activities & Leadership Roles

  • NSF CBET Panelist, Winter 2016

Adam T. Melvin

Awards & Honors

  • Dow Excellence-in-Teaching Award, 2020
  • ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School Poster Award, 2017
  • LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award, 2017

Activities & Leadership Roles

  • Chair/Co-Chair of Technical Sessions at 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 AIChE Annual Meetings (Division 15C)
  • Faculty advisor for AIChE Southern Regional Meeting, 2018
  • Organizer of ENGage LSU outreach day, 2017 and 2018
  • NIH ISD Study Section Panelist, 2016 and, 2017
  • Judge for undergraduate research poster session at national and regional AIChE meetings, 2015-16
  • NSF CBET Panelist, 2015
  • Invited Reviewer: Colloid and Interface Science Communications, Biomicrofluidics, Micromachines, Environmental Engineering Science, Heliyon, and Aerosol and Air Quality Research

K. Nandakumar

Awards & Honors

  • LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award, 2021
  • Worley Professor of Excellence Award, 2020
  • Erudite Scholar, Cochin University of Science & Technology, March 14-18, 2016
  • Distinguished Alumni Award from National Institute of Technology, May 2009
  • Elected member of the World Council of Chemical Engineers, June 2008
  • RS Jane Memorial Award, the premier award from The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers, presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to chemical engineering or industrial chemistry in Canada, October 2008
  • The Frank Spragins Technical Award given by APEGGA SUMMIT Awards in April 2008 in recognition by peers of integrity, expertise and outstanding accomplishments in the field of engineering
  • Shrimati Kusumben and Shri Mathradas Kothari Visiting Professorship in Chemical Engineering conferred by UICT, Mumbai, 2008
  • Elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2007
  • Elected Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada, 2007
  • C. K. Murthy Memorial Lecture Award delivered at the CHEMCON 2006 held in Ankleshwar, India, Dec 27-30, 2006
  • Prof. B. D. Tilak Visiting Fellowship from the UICT, Mumbai, 2004-05
  • Saritorius Chemcon-2003 Distinguished speaker award, Dec 2003. IIChE, India
  • The APEGGA Excellence in Education Award, 2002
  • The AC Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2001
  • ESTAC Award for Meritorious Research, 2000
  • Elected Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, 1991
  • Albright & Albright & Wilson Americas Award, 1991. An annual award given by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering for distinguished contribution in chemical engineering before the age of 40.
  • Teaching awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching within the Department of Chemical Engineering for 1985, 1991, 1997-98, 1998-99, and 2000-01

Activities & Leadership Roles

  • Member, Organizing committee for the CFD symposium during 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Aug 2009
  • Vice-chair of conference ICCHMT '09, Guangzhou,  May 18-21, 2009
  • Member of Canadian organizing committee for CHEMCON 2006, Ankleshwar, India, December 27-30, 2006
  • Member of Organizing committee for the 2005 Western Canada Fuel Cell Symposium
  • Reviewer to the following journals: AIChEJ, J. Heat Transfer, Can. J. Chem. Eng., Chemical Engineering communications, Chemical Engineering Science, Physics of Fluids A, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Fluids Engineering, International Journal of Heat Mass Transfer, Proc. Roy Soc.
  • Editor, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Jan 2005 – Dec 2009
  • Member of Advisory Board of Chemical and Engineering Technology since Sept 2007
  • Member of Editorial Board of The Open Energy and Fuels Journal since May 2007
  • Member of Editorial Board of Indian Chemical Engineer since Dec 2006
  • Keynote speaker at the PPS 2004 Americas Regional Meeting, Florianopolis, Brazil, 2004
  • Distinguished speaker series lecture at University of Waterloo, October 1996 and March 2004

José A. Romagnoli

  • Worley Professor of Excellence Award, 2020
  • PSE Model-Based Innovation Prize from Process Systems Enterprise Limited, 2008
  • Best Paper Award, International Congress Methodologies for Emerging Technologies in Automation Conference, 2006
  • Engineers Australia John A. Brodie Medal, 2005
  • Centenary Medal of Australia, 2003 (awarded by Prime Minister of Australia)
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 1999
  • Award for Best Innovation Work within the Plastics Division at Orica Botany Site, 1997
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1996
  • Worldwide, ICI Award of Innovation, Creativity, and Excellence in Engineering, 1995

James J. Spivey

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 Charles E. Coates Memorial Award
  • Council for Chemical Research's Collaboration Success Award
  • Southwest Catalysis Society Award for Excellence in Applied Catalysis
  • 2009 LSU Rainmaker
  • 2008 LSU Rainmaker
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2007
  • Editorial Board, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier, Amsterdam), 1999-present
  • Associate Editor, Catalysis Today (Elsevier, Amsterdam), 1994-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, 1994-97
  • Editorial Board, I & EC Research (American Chemical Society, Washington, DC), 1994-96

Activities & Leadership Roles

  • Symposium Organizer, "Fuel Processing," ACS National Meeting, Boston, Aug. 2007
  • International Scientific Board, 8th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis; Belfast, Ireland, 2008
  • Organizer (with Burt Davis, Univ. Kentucky) and Scientific Committee Chair, 9th International Symposium on Catalyst Deactivation, Lexington, KY, October 7-10, 2001
  • Technical Program Co-Chair (with Enrique Iglesia, Univ. California-Berkeley), 6th Natural Gas Conversion Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, June 17-22, 2001
  • Symposium Organizer and Co-Chair (with B. W-L. Jang and M. Boutonnet), "Catalysis and Plasma Technology," ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 20-25, 2000
  • Symposium Organizer and Co-Chair (with S.K. Gangwal, J.R. Zoeller, J. Winslow, R.D. Srivastava), "Conversion of Syngas to Fuels and Chemicals," ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 21-25, 1999
  • Scientific Committee Member and Session Chair, 2nd World Congress on Environmental Catalysis, Miami, FL, November 15-20, 1998
  • Session Organizer and Chair, "Control of Air Emissions," Florida Conference on Environmental Catalysis, Palm Coast, FL, December 2-6, 1997
  • Symposium Organizer and Co-Chair (with U. Ozkan), "NOx Control," ACS National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, September, 1997
  • Symposium Co-Chair, "Catalysis in Treatment of Emissions," 15th Meeting of the North American Catalysis Society, Chicago, IL, May 18-23, 1997
  • Organizing Committee and Scientific Committee Member, 3rd International Workshop on Catalytic Combustion, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 25-28, 1996
  • Organizing Committee, 2nd International Conference on Unsteady-State Processes in Catalysis, St. Louis, MO, September 10-13, 1995
  • Organizing Committee and Session Chairman, "Air Purification," Florida Catalysis Conference, Palm Coast, FL, October 31-November 3, 1995
  • Session Co-Chair, "Symposium on NOx Control," ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March,1994
  • Symposium Chair "Catalyst Deactivation," 13th North American Meeting of the Catalysis Society, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1993
  • Symposium Co-Chair, "VOC Control," Symposium on Environmental Catalysis, ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 1993
  • Session Organizer and Co-Chair, "Complete Catalytic Oxidation," AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, Texas, April 1989
  • Session Organizer and Co-Chair, "Fundamentals of Kinetics and Catalysis," AIChE Winter Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 1982

Harold J. Toups

  • Worley Professor of Excellence Award, 2021
  • William A. Brookshire Award for Teaching Excellence, 2018
  • LSU CxC Outstanding Faculty Award, 2018
  • Wetzel Award, 2018
  • Wetzel Award, 2017
  • TAF Michael R. Mangham CoE Memorial Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2015

Kalliat T. Valsaraj

  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018
  • Jacobs Professor of Excellence Award, 2017
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), 2015
  • 2010 LSU Rainmaker
  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), December 2009
  • Rotary International Vocational Excellence Award, Rotary Club of Cannanore North, Kerala, India, January 2009
  • Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), June 2008
  • Excellence in Review Award, Environmental Science and Technology – an ACS publication, June 2007
  • Donald W. Clayton Faculty Mentor Award, LSU College of Engineering, April 2006

Judy Wornat

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 LSU Rainmaker
  • President of the International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 2005-07
  • Recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1996

Activities & Leadership Roles

  • Editorial Board of the journal Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, since 2004
  • Editorial Board of the journal Fuel, since 1995
  • Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Energy and Fuels, 2000-02
  • Invited international member of a committee of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, to evaluate applicants for a professorship in Energy and Process Technology, 2004
  • Advisory Board of the Center for Applied Energy Research at the University of Kentucky, 1995-01
  • Executive Committee of the International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 2003-07
  • Executive Committee of the International Congress on Toxic Combustion By-Products, 2003-07
  • Co-Chair of Colloquium on Soot, PAH, and Air Toxics, Twenty-Seventh International Combustion Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, 1998
  • Co-Chair of Colloquium on Soot, PAH, and Air Toxics, Twenty-Eighth International Combustion Symposium, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2000
  • Executive Committee of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute
  • Publications Committee for the Twenty-Fourth (1992), Twenty-Fifth (1994), Twenty-Sixth (1996), and Twenty-Seventh (1998) International Combustion Symposia
  • Program Advisory Subcommittee for the American Chemical Society Division of Fuel Chemistry
  • Research review panels of the National Science Foundation, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U. S. Department of Energy
  • Consultant to the U. S. Department of Energy, on Toxic Substances from Coal Combustion Program, 1995-97
  • Consultant to Physical Sciences, Incorporated, as Advisory Panel Member of the Air Toxic Emissions from Coal Combustion Program, 1998-00
  • Scientific Advisory Committee of the Twenty-Second International symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 2008-09
  • Chair of Technical Session for the following sessions and meetings:
    • Reaction Mechanisms in Coal, Twenty-Fifth International Combustion Symposium, Irvine, California, 1994
    • Organic Waste Combustion, Twenty-Sixth International Combustion Symposium, Naples, Italy, 1996
    • Soot and PAH, Twenty-Seventh International Combustion Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, 1998
    • Thermal Treatment - Reactions at Low Temperatures, Sixth International Congress on Toxic Combustion By-Products, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1999
    • Soot and PAH, Twenty-Eighth International Combustion Symposium, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2000
    • Complex Mixtures and Systems, Seventh International Congress on By-Products of Combustion, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 2001
    • Source and Distribution, Eighteenth International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001
    • PAH/Soot Formation, Control, and Health Effects, Eighth International Congress on Toxic Combustion By-Products, Umeå, Sweden, 2003
    • Atmospheric Reactions, Twenty-First International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, Trondheim, Norway, 2007
    • Soot Chemistry, Thirty-Second International Combustion Symposium, Montreal