This award, sponsored by the Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Corporation, is presented for significant contributions in the development of computer aids for chemical engineering education.
Professor Edgar was the President of the CACHE Corporation in 1982 and 1983 as well as the Executive Director from 2000 until 2017.
Sponsor: Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Corporation
Description of Thomas and Donna Edgar CACHE Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Education on ASEE’s website
2022 Thomas and Donna Edgar CACHE Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Education Recipient
CEO at PSE for SPEED
The use of computers in chemical engineering education and application to solution of industrial problems has been the focus of recently retired Professor Rafiqul Gani’s career at the Technical University of Denmark for more than 30 years. Professor Gani has specialized in the development of systematic computer aided methods/tools, including state of the art group contribution-based property prediction models, computer-aided molecular (product) design, process synthesis/design toolbox, product/process modeling toolbox and many more. These tools have been successfully disseminated to industry and educational institutions around the world through textbooks, papers, case studies, workshops and special courses.
Former Award Recipients
The Thomas and Donna Edgar CACHE Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Education Award is merit-based and nomination-based and, as such, is not necessarily awarded every year.
|1996||Kenneth Jolls||Iowa State University|
|1997||Douglas Cooper||University of Connecticut|
|2000||Mordechai Schacham||Ben-Gurion University, Israel|
|2002||Ernest J. Henley||University of Houston|
|2003||Arthur W. Westerberg||Carnegie Mellon University|
|2004||J.D. Seader||University of Utah|
|2005||David M. Himmelblau||University of Texas at Austin|
|2006||James M. Douglas||University of Massachusetts-Amherst|
|2007||Lorenz T. Biegler||Carnegie Mellon University|
|2008||Bruce A. Finlayson||University of Washington|
|2009||Brice Carnahan||University of Michigan|
|2010||Duncan Mellichamp||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|2011||Michael E. Hanyak, Jr.||Bucknell University|
|2012||Stanley Sandler||University of Delaware|
|2013||Edward M. Rosen||Monsanto Company (retired)|
|2014||Jim Henry||University of Tennessee, Chattanooga|
|2015||George Stephanopoulos||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|2016||Milo Koretsky||Oregon State University|
|2018||Jennifer Sinclair Curtis||University of California, Davis|
|2019||H. Scott Fogler||University of Michigan|
|2020||Matthew Liberatore||University of Toledo|
|2021||John Falconer||University of Colorado|
|2022||Rafiqul Gani||PSE for SPEED|