Two groups of researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) at Rice University have received best paper awards from the South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Named Best Applied Paper was “High Pressure Measurements and Molecular Modeling of the Water Content of Acid Gas Containing Mixtures,” published in 2015 in the AIChE Journal.
The authors are Wael A. Fouad, who earned a Ph.D. in ChBE from Rice in 2016 now is on the faculty of the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi; Matt Yarrison, who received his Ph.D. in ChBE from Rice in 2006, and works as a process engineer with Beam Suntory; Kyoo Y. Song, retired senior research associate in ChBE at Rice; Kenneth R. Cox, professor in the practice of ChBE at Rice; and Walter G. Chapman, the William W. Akers Professor of ChBE.
Named Best Fundamental Paper was “Understanding the Thermodynamics of Hydrogen Bonding in Alcohol-Containing Mixtures: Self Association,” published in 2015 in The Journal of Physical Chemistry.
The authors are Fouad; Le Wang and Amin Haghmoradi, both fifth-year graduate students in ChBE at Rice; Sumnesh K. Gupta, an R&D modeling engineer with INVISTA; and Chapman. The awards were presented Oct. 6 at the AIChE’s eighth annual AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference in Galveston.