Bakshi named fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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Richard M. Morrow Professor Bhavik Bakshi has been elected to the highest grade of membership in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

As an AIChE Fellow, Bakshi will be an important resource for AIChE in providing experience-based guidance to leadership and members, as well as contributing to the activities of many AIChE entities. The honor affirms the high esteem with which Bakshi's colleagues and peers view his distinctive professional achievements and accomplishments.

This year's new AIChE fellows will be recognized in a variety of media, including a future issue of Chemical Engineering Progress, and at the in-person 2022 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ from November 13-18 and the in-person 2023 Spring Meeting March 12-16, 2023.

Professor Bakshi's research focus is on developing systematic methods to ensure that engineering solutions make positive contributions to sustainable development without causing unintended harm. His research group is developing scientifically rigorous methods for assessing and designing technologies and manufacturing systems to ensure their positive contributions to sustainable development. Such solutions enhance human well-being, are socially desirable, and respect ecological limits. His research involves interaction across disciplines such as process systems engineering, systems ecology, environmental economics, energy policy, and applied statistics. 

His work has been recognized with several awards including the University Distinguished Scholar Award from The Ohio State University; Education Leadership in LCA award from the American Council for Life Cycle Assessment;  research excellence and education awards from the Sustainable Engineering Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); the Lawrence K. Cecil Award for environmental chemical engineering from the Environmental Division of AIChE; the CAREER award from the U.S. National Science Foundation; and several best paper awards from journals and conferences. 

He is the author of Sustainable Engineering: Principles and Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2019 and editor of Engineering and Ecosystems: Seeking Synergies for a Nature-Positive World, Springer, 2022.

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