Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, the managing director of the Gas and Fuels Research Center, the deputy chair of the Texas A&M Energy Institute’s Interdisciplinary Academic Council, a professor of chemical engineering and the Bryan Research and Engineering Chair in Chemical Engineering been selected to receive the prestigious 2020 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award from the Computing & Systems Technology Division (CAST) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of computing and systems technology to chemical engineering.
Typically, this award is presented at the CAST Division dinner at the AIChE Annual Meeting in late fall, where the recipient addresses the community. The award is sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company.
El-Halwagi’s main areas of expertise are sustainability, process integration, synthesis, design, operation and optimization. He is the author of three textbooks, the co-author of more than 450 refereed papers and book chapters and the co-editor of 10 books. He has served as a consultant to a wide variety of chemical, petrochemical, petroleum, gas processing, pharmaceutical and metal finishing industries. He is the recipient of several awards including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering Forum Research Excellence Award, the National Science Foundation’s National Young Investigator Award and the Fluor Distinguished Teaching Award. He is a fellow of the AIChE. El-Halwagi received his doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Cairo University.