The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named UT’s Bamin Khomami, the head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as a 2018 Fellow.
Khomami, who also serves as the Granger and Beaman Distinguished University Professor and director of the Sustainable Energy Education and Research Center, was chosen for his contributions to modeling and research that have led to a better understanding of fluids.
“Being chosen as a fellow of the AAAS is a tremendous and humbling honor,” said Khomami. “Getting recognized by your peers like this speaks highly of the work I’ve been able to accomplish and of the people with whom I’ve collaborated.”
He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1985 and 1987, respectively.
Prior to joining UT, Khomami was the Francis F. Ahmann Professor of Chemical Engineering at Washington University, where he started his academic career in 1987.
Between 1992 and 2006, he was a visiting professor at Stanford University, Universidad Nacional de Educatión a Distancia in Spain, and the Technical University of Denmark.
Khomami has served as a development and product consultant for companies including Dow Chemical, Nike, General Electric, Intel, Mitsubishi and 3M. In 2015, he helped co-found Celtig LLC to produce high-quality graphene nanoplatelets.
He has authored 165 papers, and is a member and a fellow of both the American Institute of Chemical Engineering and the American Physical Society. He is also a member of the Society of Rheology and the American Chemical Society.
He was the 1993 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar National Award recipient and a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award recipient from 1991 to 1996.
The fellows will be inducted in February at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. The AAAS Council elects fellows whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” It was founded in 1848 and includes 254 affiliated societies and academies of science serving 10 million individuals.
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