Marianthi Ierapetritou, Rutgers professor and department chair of chemical and biochemical engineering, was recently selected to receive the 2016 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award from the Computer and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This honor recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of computing and systems technology to the field of chemical engineering, and has been given since 1995.
Ierapetritou, who is the first woman to receive this award, is a pioneer in the area of modeling and optimizing pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Her work in this field combines both experimental and computational components. She has contributed to the School of Engineering’s Engineering Research Center for the Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS), advancing the ambitious goal of transforming the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.