Floudas Elected AIChE Fellow
Christodoulos A. Floudas, Stephen C. Macaleer ’63 Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), as approved by the AIChE Board of Directors at their September 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. Floudas was recognized for his pioneering research in global optimization theory, algorithms, and their applications to computational biology and chemical engineering and problems, including hybrid feedstock energy processes for the production of liquid fuels, and for his extensive service to the profession, particularly the AIChE. Floudas will be recognized at this year’s AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco, at the Fellows Breakfast on November 5.