Armour College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) held the first-ever ChBE Awards dinner, hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE-IIT). The event was held the evening of April 24 in the Pritzker Club in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC).
Alumnus Venugopal Menon (PhD, ’86 ChE), vice president of technology development at Texas Instruments, Inc., presented the alumni address at the dinner. During the evening, several students, alumni and faculty were awarded for outstanding accomplishments throughout the academic year.
Bader Jarai (ChE, 3rd year)
AIChE Outstanding Student Chapter Award
Ariana Mayorga (ChE, 5th year), Jaylen Taylor (ChE, 3rd year) and Muhammed Shuaibi (ChE, 3rd year)
Faculty Choice Awards
Sylwia Odrzywolska (ChE, 5th year), David Ilavsky (ChE, 5th year) and Sarine Hagopian (ChE, 4th year)
McCormack Award and Senior Address
Jaya Parulekar (ChE, 5th year)
Hamid Arastoopour Teaching Assistant Award
Emad Ghadirian Hoseinabadi (ChE, Ph.D. Candidate)
Hamid Arastoopour Excellence in Teaching Award
Javad Abbasian, professor of Chemical Engineering
Charles W. Pierce Alumni Awards
Michael Graff, (ChE ’77) and Venugopal Menon, (PhD ChE ’86).