Excellence catalyzed

Israel Wachs who is the G. Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University, USA, is the recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' top award in chemical reaction engineering. The award is in recognition of more than three decades of work in the development of cutting edge technology and growth areas in chemical reaction engineering. Wachs received the R. H. Wilhelm Award at the opening ceremony of the institute's 2016 Meeting in San Francisco. Wachs' research focuses on mixed metal oxides, supported metal oxides, bulk metal oxides, polyoxometalates, and zeolites for catalysis as well as molecular sieves.