Awards & Recognition

  • May 2016: Dr. Chawla was selected to the Advisory Committee for EPA Administrator, NACEPT
  • May 2015: Dr. Tharakan was awarded Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar in India
  • December 2014: Dr. Ymele-Leki received the 2014 Provost Research Resources and Small Equipment award
  • Nov 2014: National Organization for Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) institutes an award to honor Dr. Cannon: Joseph N. Cannon Award in Chemical Engineering to be granted to a Chemical Engineering Professional who has demonstrated excellence in the field.
  • Nov 2014: Dr. Tiffany Omokanwaye (part-time post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Chandran) was a recipient of the Innovation and Career Award presented by the Biomedical Engineering Society, 2014.
  • Nov 2014: Chemical Engineering sophomore Ms. Adria Peterkins was part of the interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Anna Allen (Biology Department, Howard University) to the DC Public Health Challenge competition. The Howard team won the Inter-Professional team prize.
  • Oct 2014: Dr. Mitchell receives the HU Faculty Senate Inspirational Interdisciplinary Project Award, 2014
  • Sept 2014: Dr. Chandran received the NSF-HU-ADVANCE-IT research award ($10,000, 1 year)
  • Aug 2014: Dr. Mitchell receives HU “STEM Stars Award”, Alums on the Hill, 2014
  • July 2014: Dr. Chen received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal
  • July 2014: Dr. Chandran is invited speaker at the World Biomechanics Congress in Boston, MA
  • June 2014: Dr. Chen received the NASA Group Achievement Award, The MAVEN Team
  • Jun 2014: Dr. Chandran receives the NSF HBCU-UP Research Initiation Award ($200,000, June 1st 2014 - May 31st 2016)
  • May 2014: Dr. Preethi Chandran received Junior Faculty Research Award for the Physical Sciences and Engineering Division at the HU Research Festival.
  • Jun 2013: Dr. Chandran receives the NSF-HU Advance minigrant award
  • May 2013: Dr. Tharakan receives the Outstanding Contribution to Africa and the African Diapora, Howard University Faculty Senate Award.
  • March 2013: Dr. Chawla was elected, Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • February 2013: Dr. Cannon received the Outstanding Professor Award(NOBCChE)
  • January 2013: Dr. Cannon received the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (U of Colorado) award


2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco

Wed, March 1, 2017

One Senior and six juniors chemical engineering students respectively participated in the 2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2016. The­ students were Simone Stanley, April Howard, Anayia Reliford, Mahtab Waseem, Bekuechukwu Uzondu, Diwash Bajracharya and Okeoghene Osevwe. Simone Stanley (Senior Chemical Engineering student) won first place for her presentation of “An Experiment Based Smartphone Education App for a Simple Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics” in the General Engineering and Engineering Education session of the poster competition.Read More >>

CE Department Chair Ramesh Chawla Invited to Serve on EPA's National Advisory Council

Tue, May 24, 2016

Chemical Engineering Department Chair Ramesh Chawla has been invited to serve on the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology for a two-year term. As a representative member, he will represent the interests of the Howard University Department of Chemical Engineering.Read More >>


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