Chemical engineering doctoral student receives AIChE award for paper on sustainability methods

aliabadiMajid Moradi Aliabadi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Sustainable Engineering Forum’s Student Best Paper Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Moradi Aliabadi collaborated with Professor Yinlun Huang on the article titled, “Multistage Optimization for Chemical Process Sustainability Enhancement under Uncertainty.” They presented a methodology for improving chemical process sustainability, the applicability of which was illustrated in a comprehensive case study on biodiesel manufacturing.

“This methodology can provide a structured step-by-step guide to decision makers in defining sustainable development strategies and deriving sustainability actions systematically, said Moradi Aliabadi, who will receive a certificate of recognition for the award in October at the AIChE annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Moradi Aliabadi is the third student from Huang’s lab to receive this award in recent years. Cristina Piluso (B.S. ’03, M.S. ’05, Ph.D. ’08) and Zheng Liu (M.S. ’07, Ph.D. ’12) were honored in 2008 and 2012, respectively.