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Clarkson University Prof. Ross Taylor Honored By American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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Ross Taylor, the Kodak Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University, has been recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Separations Division for outstanding contributions to separation technology.rtaylor

Two sessions of presentations on distillation and absorption at the AIChE annual meeting in Salt Lake City in November were dedicated to showcasing the lifetime of distillation experience of Taylor.

This is the second time that he has been honored by the AIChE. In 2004 he received the Computing in Chemical Engineering Award from the Computing and Systems Technology Division.

Taylor is the author or coauthor of over 70 refereed journal articles and has been an invited speaker at many institutions and international meetings. He is a coauthor (with R. Krishna of the University of Amsterdam) of the textbook Multicomponent Mass Transfer.

He coauthored ChemSep (with Harry Kooijman) a software package for simulating multicomponent separation processes, which features a mass transfer rate based column simulation model. This package has been used in over 60 educational institutions around the world, as well as in industry.

Taylor was also was a trustee of the Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering Education Corporation from 1996 to 2005.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty members achieve international recognition for their research and scholarship and connect students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

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