A West Virginia University professor of chemical engineering has been the first at the University to be named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, which recognizes members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the Society.

Dady Dadyburjor was recognized for his research in catalysis and fuel production including fuels and chemicals from coal and natural gas, as well as his leadership service to the organization’s Division of Petroleum Chemistry, the Division of Energy and Fuels, and the Council for Chemical Research.

“I am humbled to be joining such an elite group and to be recognized by my colleagues across the breadth of chemistry,” said Dadyburjor. “It is one more sign of the close ties between chemical engineering and chemistry.”

Dadyburjor is one of 99 scientists to earn the designation in 2014. He will be honored at a special ceremony at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco on Aug. 11.

A member of the WVU faculty since 1983, Dadyburjor has taught virtually every undergraduate course in chemical engineering and many of its graduate courses during his tenure. He also served as department chair from 1999-2009. A Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Dadyburjor joins only 17 other scientists worldwide who are Fellows of both the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

He has served as a councilor of the Pittsburgh Local Section of the Institute, and will serve as its student liaison in 2015. Additionally, he is an editor of the journal, “Energy and Fuels,” and is a member of the editorial board of the “Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology.”

Dadyburjor received his master’s and doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. He was awarded a bachelor’s degree in the discipline from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.



CONTACT: Mary C. Dillon, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4086, Mary.Dillon@mail.wvu.edu

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