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AIChE has announced the 2019 Doing a World of Good Medal will be presented to Jay D. Keasling, Professor, University of California, Berkeley and Senior Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Jay, is a pre-eminent scientist in the field of synthetic biology. We will be recognizing him for his development of life saving and resource sustaining products that are helping those in underdeveloped countries gain access to medicine. We are pleased to have the opportunity to honor Jay’s contributions and achievements for this most deserving recognition.
The gala, which will be held in December, is organized by the AIChE Foundation, and will raise funds to underwrite AIChE’s “Doing a World of Good” campaign. The campaign supports programs that bring chemical engineering expertise to bear for the benefit of society. These projects include the expansion of leadership development and retention programs aimed at women engineers and engineers from underrepresented groups, efforts to improve pre-college STEM education, and programs that inspire women engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals.
AIChE is a professional society of more than 60,000 members in more than 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org