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ChemE assistant professor wins top award from international society

A Lehigh chemical engineer who favors biological molecules like proteins and DNA over chemicals and who proudly claims “my students do all the work,” has won the prestigious Allan P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Jeetain Mittal, assistant professor of chemical engineering and director of the Biophysics and Soft Matter Group, was honored for his early-career efforts in simulating and predicting the behavior of biomolecules at interfaces.

The Colburn Award, one of the most coveted for young chemical engineers nationally, “encourages excellence in publications by a younger member of the Institute.”

The award will be presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the AIChE in November in San Francisco. AIChE, the leading international organization for chemical engineers, has more than 45,000 members worldwide.

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Jeetain Mittal

Jeetain Mittal, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and recipient of the 2013 Allan P. Colburn Award