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Prestigious award presented to Polytechnique Montreal's Professor Jamal Chaouki

April 28, 2021 - Source : NEWS

Full Professor Jamal Chaouki (Department of Chemical Engineering), receives the Society of Chemical Industry's Kalev Pugi Award for his significant contribution to research and development projects in Canada's chemical industry.

Jamal Chaouki
Full Professor Jamal Chaouki, Department of Chemical Engineering

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), an academic society dedicated to promoting the application of chemistry and its related sciences in industry, presented the Kalev Pugi Award to Professor Chaouki at a recent virtual event. Jamal Chaouki is the fifteenth individual to receive the award, the granting of which was determined by a committee established by SCI Canada, the Canadian branch of SCI.

The Kalev Pugi Award is given to an individual or group to honour outstanding contributions over the past 10 to 15 years to research and development projects in an industry, research institution, or university, which have in turn had significant beneficial impacts on the chemical industry and in Canada, and which embody the qualities of originality, creativity, determination, experimental design and project management. The award has been granted annually since 2002 and is named in honor of Kalev Pugi, a researcher who helped design the nylon manufacturing process.

In a video, Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagn, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Tehran (and a master's and doctoral graduate from Polytechnic who was supervised by Jamal Chaouki), commented that Professor Chaouki was an outstanding candidate for the Kalev Pugi Award given his leadership in the practical application of chemical engineering, in particular for his career-long contributions to research about the complex behaviors of multiphase flow systems, and for bringing an electrification platform to the chemical process industry.

Professor Sotudeh-Gharebagn also noted that over the course of his career, Chaouki has obtained several grants for research projects, and that his original approach focussed on industry and market needs, has led to important partnerships between Polytechnique Montréal and industry. Further, Chaouki has contributed to the founding of four derivative companies with Polytechnique students.

Congratulations to Professor Chaouki!

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Department of Chemical Engineering website
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