Debenedetti Elected AIChE Fellow
Pablo G. Debenedetti, Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Dean for Research at Princeton University, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), as approved by the AIChE Board of Directors at their June meeting. As described in AIChE's Constitution and By-laws, election as Fellow—the highest grade of membership— "shall be recognition of professional attainment, and significant accomplishment in engineering." In 2008, a history of the AIChE Fellows program was written to coincide with the AIChE Centennial. Debenedetti was recognized for his pioneering research in liquid-state thermodynamics, particularly on metastable liquids and glasses and on the thermodynamics of water, and for his extensive service to the profession, including as Perspectives editor for the AIChE Journal. Debenedetti will be recognized at this year’s AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco, at the Fellows Breakfast on November 5.