Masoud Soroush, PhD, professor of chemical and biological engineering (CBE), is the recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2021 Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology.
According to AIChE, the award “recognizes an individual's sustained excellence in contributing to the advancement of technology in the production, distribution and application of industrial gases.” Soroush conducts research in the area of gas-separation technologies through the fabrication of novel polymer membranes and the development of process systems engineering methods and software. He is an elected Fellow of AIChE.
“[Soroush] has made exceptional and sustained contributions to gas-separation technologies through his decade-long research collaboration with Air Liquide in gas-separation polymer membranes and in systems engineering methods applied to gas-separation processes,” says nominator Cameron Abrams, PhD, department head and professor in CBE. “This award not only signifies the high esteem held for his work in the highest levels of academic research, but also recognition of his dedication and success applying his research findings to the direct benefit of the gas-separations industry.”
The award was bestowed upon Soroush at the Institute’s Honors Ceremony during the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting in Boston on November 7, 2021.
“I am truly honored to be the recipient of this national award recognizing my contributions to gas-separation technologies,” says Soroush. “Our research collaboration with Air Liquide and contributions made by colleagues and students who have worked with me made this award possible.”