Professor Claire Adjiman has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as an International Member.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is based in the United States and election to its membership is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Membership honours those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education.
“I am deeply honoured to have been elected an international member of the National Academy of Engineering. This would not have happened without the inspirational colleagues and amazing students with whom I have been fortunate to collaborate over many years." Professor Claire Adjiman Department of Chemical Engineering
Claire Adjiman is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and Director of the Sargent Centre for Process Systems Engineering (on leave in 2022/23). She was elected to the NAE for developing the fundamental principles for advanced thermodynamic modelling of complex fluids and improving industrial productivity using these models.
Professor Adjiman said: “I am deeply honoured to have been elected an international member of the National Academy of Engineering. This would not have happened without the inspirational colleagues and amazing students with whom I have been fortunate to collaborate over many years. I am hugely grateful to them.”
Claire began her career with Imperial as an undergraduate, completing her MEng in Chemical Engineering in 1993. She went on to graduate from Princeton University with a PhD in Chemical Engineering, after which she returned to Imperial as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015.
During her career she has developed pioneering methods for the integration of molecular and macroscale decisions in process design, combining new property prediction methods and optimisation techniques to achieve better system performance. Her research has played a central role in modelling accurately phase equilibrium of crucial importance in industrially relevant fluids. She co-founded the Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering at Imperial and the MRes in Molecular Engineering to develop the next generation of innovators in molecular design.
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