Professor Shelly Peyton, the Armstrong Professional Development Professor in the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department and an adjunct professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow in the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). In 2019, Peyton was also elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.
Alumna Christine Barner Seymour, who will deliver the 2021 Shirley and Ting-Wei Tang Lecture in a virtual Webinar on October 20 for the College of Engineering, was recently included in a prestigious Marquis Who's Who biographical volume, recognizing her for excellence in chemical engineering. Seymour, who earned her doctorate from the UMass Chemical Engineering Department in 1995, has also been honored by the College of Engineering with its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. Seymour is the director of Regulatory Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls at Pfizer Inc.
Ph.D. student Rushabh Shah of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a one-year, $11,750 fellowship from the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and the Bureau of Reclamation to study a pioneering approach to improve the performance of ultrafiltration membranes.
Alumnus Gary Lapidus has gifted $500,000 to establish an endowed fund supporting faculty excellence in the department of chemical engineering. The Gary R. Lapidus Faculty Fund will support one faculty member for a renewable five-year term, providing resources for summer stipends, other research and teaching expenses, and professional travel.