Shivaji Sircar, a professor of practice in the department of chemical engineering, has received the DOST (Development Organization for Sustainable Transformations) Professor S.K. Sharma Medal and Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award for 2004.
The Chemcon award is given by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering for contributions towards education, research, and industry.
Sircar, who was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering, joined the faculty in 2002 following his retirement from Air Products and Chemicals Inc., where he served 29 years and became chief scientist in the company's adsorption science division.
He holds 57 U.S. and 65 international patents, and is the author of 162 scientific publications in refereed journals.
A member of the advisory boards of the journals Adsorption, Adsorption Science and Technology, and Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Sircar received the Professional Progress Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 1988 and the Industrial Gases Technology Award from AIChE in 2001. That same year, a session in adsorption was dedicated in his honor at AIChE's annual meeting.
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004