Nanotechnology-Enabled Expansion of the Boundaries on Large Scale Low Energy Intensity Separations

William J. Koros

William J. Koros

Chair for Excellence in Chemical Engineering, and GRA Eminent Scholar in Membranes

Georgia Institute of Technology

William J. Koros is currently the Roberto C. Goizueta Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Membranes at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1977 he joined the faculty at the North Carolina State University, and in 1984 he moved to The University of Texas at Austin where he served as Chairman of Chemical Engineering from 1993 to 1997. Dr. Koros served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Membrane Science from 1991-2008. Dr. Koros joined the School of Chemical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. He has published over 350 articles and holds 14 US Patents in the areas of sorption and transport of small molecules in membranes, barrier materials and sorbents. His research has been recognized by the AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology in 1995 and the AIChE Separation Division Clarence Gerhold Award in 1999. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2000, and was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2002 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003. In 2008, Dr. Koros received the Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Science and Technology from the North American Membrane Society. He also received the William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Publications in 2010, and in 2011, he was selected as the 63rd AICHE Institute Lecturer.

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