The nation’s premier chemical engineering group has inducted M. Douglas LeVan, the J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering, as a Fellow.
LeVan was inducted as a Fellow within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at the organization’s October annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minn.
Only a minute percentage of AIChE members are inducted as Fellows. Candidates for the AIChE award must have been in the chemical engineering practice for at least 25 years, and must show extraordinary accomplishments in the field.
LeVan is a past chair of the chemical engineering department in the school of engineering at Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining Vanderbilt in 1997, he served for 19 years on the chemical engineering faculty at the University of Virginia. He received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California-Berkeley.
His research interests include novel adsorbent materials, adsorption equilibrium and thermodynamics, intraparticle mass-transfer rates in nanoporous adsorbents, dispersion, and applications of fixed-bed adsorption and membrane processes.
He is co-editor of the Adsorption and Ion Exchange chapter of Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, and is active in AIChE conference programming.