Biotechnology Progress

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Edited By: Michael M. Domach

Impact Factor: 2.167

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 34/125 (Food Science & Technology); 77/161 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1520-6033

Associated Title(s): AIChE Journal, Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, Process Safety Progress

Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication

The Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature in biomedical engineering, biological engineering, biotechnology, biochemical engineering and related fields. The award, which is presented annually at the AIChE Annual Meeting, celebrates excellence and foundational contributions to biotechnology and biological engineering through a body of work: a seminal paper, a review, a research report, or other material of significant interest and importance.

The award will consist of a $3,000 honorarium and up to $500 to defray travel expenses to the award presentation, underwritten by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The winner will be expected to deliver a webinar on a subject in their area of expertise, or author a related topical or review paper for publication in Biotechnology Progress.

Candidates will be engineers or scientists active within the areas of biomedical engineering, biological engineering, biotechnology, biochemical engineer and related fields. There are no specific geographic, membership or age requirements, but attendance at the AIChE Annual Meeting is a condition of acceptance of the award.

Nomination packages should be sent to as a single PDF and must include:

  • Nominee's curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications the nominee deems worthy of consideration, published in the last ten years, that adhere to the guidelines described above
  • A brief statement (no more than 1,000 words) describing the impact of the nominee's listed publications
  • At least one signed letter of support

 Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nomination packages remain active for two award cycles.

The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2017.

2016 Winner
Andrew Zydney

Dr. Andrew L. Zydney is currently Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, having served as Head of that Department from 2004-2014. Professor Zydney received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Yale in 1980 and his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1985. He was a faculty member in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware from 1985 - 2001. Professor Zydney's research is focused on membranes and bioprocessing, with a particular emphasis on the development of membrane systems for the purification of high value biological products. Professor Zydney is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Membrane Science, and is a member of the Editorial Boards for several leading technical publications. He was elected a Fellow of AIMBE, AIChE, and AAAS, and has received multiple awards in recognition of his teaching excellence. Dr. Zydney is also co-founder of Chromatan Corp., a start-up company focused on the development of continuous countercurrent tangential chromatography for purification of biopharmaceuticals.

Previous Recipients

Anne Robinson 2015

Ravi Kane 2014

Sean Palacek 2013

Wilfred Chen 2012

Gregory Stephanopoulos 2011