National Academies names Dr. Sangtae Kim to committee studying future of chemical engineering
Purdue University’s Dr. Sangtae Kim has been named to a newly formed National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee charged with outlining an ambitious vision for chemical engineering research, innovation, and education that will guide the profession for the next 30 years.
Dr. Kim, the Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of Chemical Engineering and Distinguished Professor, will serve for 36 months on the ad hoc committee putting together a comprehensive report, Chemical Engineering in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities, that will articulate the status, challenges, and promising opportunities for chemical engineering in the United States.
“I am honored and pleased to be appointed to this committee and to have the opportunity to help formulate the key challenges in education and research for chemical engineering in the 21st century,” said Dr. Kim.
Committee members were selected in Fall 2019, and will take part in report drafting, committee meetings, public webinars, and numerous public events during 2020. The group will conduct report reviews during Spring 2021, with the final report set to be released in Summer 2021 and broadly disseminated in Summer 2022.
Chaired by Dr. Eric W. Kaler, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and President Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, the committee consists of 17 members who are prominent experts in the field of chemical engineering. The committee began its work during the first meeting on February 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Kim joined Purdue University Chemical Engineering in 2003, and was named the Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of Chemical Engineering in 2016. His research focuses on rational, computer-aided drug design to enhance success rates in the lead optimization preclinical stage of drug discovery and development. His research has helped to construct much of the modern foundations for a better understanding of the relationship between particle shape and hydrodynamic interactions in a microscale setting.
Learn more about Dr. Sangtae Kim, the Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of Chemical Engineering and Distinguished Professor at Purdue University: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=11307
Learn more about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study, Chemical Engineering in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities:
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