G. Marin Awarded Danckwerts Lecture

G. Marin Awarded Danckwerts Lecture

Author: ChemViews

Professor Guy B. Marin, Ghent University, Belguim, has been awarded the 2012 P. V. Danckwerts Memorial Lecture. It was established in 1985 to honor Professor Peter V. Danckwerts as a leading scholar in the field of chemical engineering. It is co-sponsored by Elsevier, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).

Professor Marin will present his award lecture, entitled Chemical Engineering and Kinetics, a ‘Pas de Deux’ of Theory and Experiment, at the Annual AIChE meeting in Pittsburgh, USA, on October 29, 2012.

Guy B. Marin received his degree from Ghent University, Belguim, in 1976 where he also obtained his Ph.D. in 1980. After doing post-doctoral research at Catalytica Associates and Stanford University, both USA, he obtained tenure at Ghent University in 1986. He took a position as a full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 1988. In 1997 he returned to Ghent as Professor in Chemical Reaction Engineering and director of the Laboratory for Chemical Technology.

Marin’s research includes chemical reaction engineering and catalysis in general and reaction kinetics, with emphasis on the modeling and design of chemical processes and products from the molecule level up to full scale, in particular.

Professor Marin is editor-in-chief of Advances in Chemical Engineering and co-editor of the Chemical Engineering Journal. He also chairs the EFCE Working Party on Chemical Reaction Engineering and is an overseas academic “Master” for the “Plan 111” project of the Chinese Government in this field. The 111 Plan aims to upgrade the scientific research capabilities of Chinese top universities by establishing innovation centers and gathering groups of highly talented researchers from around the world.


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