Brennecke Receives Lawrence Award

Posted on | February 22, 2012 | No Comments

Joan F. BrenneckeJoan F. Brennecke, the Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Director of the Notre Dame Energy Center, was selected to receive the 2009 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Lawrence Award honors engineers and scientists at mid-career for their exceptional contributions in research and development supporting the DOE and its mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the country. It is given in each of the following areas: chemistry, materials research, environmental science and technology, life sciences, nuclear technologies, national security, and non-proliferation and high energy and nuclear physics.

Recognized for “her seminal work advancing fundamental understanding in supercritical fluids and ionic liquids, and her scientific and technological leadership in discovering new environmentallybenign, green chemistries,” Brennecke (and the other honorees) received a citation signed by the Secretary of the DOE, gold medal, and honorarium in a ceremony earlier this year.

A faculty member since 1989, Brennecke has received numerous awards for her research, as well as her contributions in the classroom, including the 2008 Julius Stieglitz Lecturer Award from the American Chemical Society, the 2007 John M. Prausnitz Award from the Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design, and the Professional Progress Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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