Leadership and Awards

Faculty Leadership Positions

Michael Ackerson: American Chemical Society, Committee Member

Michael Ackerson: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Committee Member

Michael Ackerson:  American Oil Chemists Society, Committee Member

Jorge Almodovar: ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering Early Career, Board Member

Jorge Almodovar: 2020 Annual AICHE National Meeting, Chair of the Biomaterial Session

Ed Clausen: ASEE Midwest Region, Chair

Ed Clausen: Selection Committee for ASEE Midwest Region Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Service Awards

Christa Hestekin: Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity, Advisor, 2014-Present

Jamie Hestekin: North American Membrane Society (NAMS), Permanent Secretary (elected), 2012-Present

Tom Spicer: ABET, Program Evaluator

Tom Spicer: AIChE Education and Accreditation Committee, Committee Member 

Tom Spicer: AIChE CEOC EDI Subcommittee, Committee Member

Tom Spicer: AIChE Continuing Education Operating Council, Committee Member 

Greg Thoma: Himalayan Village Fund, Board of Directors

Greg Thoma: International LCA of Food Conference, Committee Member 

Greg Thoma: C-SEQU, Committee Member

Greg Thoma: University of Albany Promotion and Tenure Review for Dr. Xiaobo Romeiko, April 2020

Greg Thoma: University of Aalborg Promotion and Tenure Review for Dr. Aalborg. Review and evaluation of promotion for Dr. Marie Knudsen, September 2020

Ranil Wickramasinghe: AIChE Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council, Committee Member

Ranil Wickramasinghe: AIChE Professional Development Committee, Committee Member

Ranil Wickramasinghe: AIChE Separations Division, Chair

Ranil Wickramasinghe: AIChE Separations Division, Chair

Ranil Wickramasinghe: Chemical Engineering Committee for the Professional Engineering (PE) exam, Committee Member

Ranil Wickramasinghe: NCEES Chemical Engineering and Surveying, Vice Chair 

Ranil Wickramasinghe: North American Membrane Society, Board Member Elect

Faculty Awards

Greg Thoma: Technical Advisory Group for FAO LEAP Partnership on GWP*, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Leadership, International, (2020)

Jorge Almodovar: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, ORAU

Natacha Souto-Melgar: AIChE Separations Division Education And Outreach Award


Jamie Hestekin: Associate Editor, Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 2015-Present

Greg Thoma: Associate Editor, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

Ranil Wickramasinghe: Separation Science and Technology, Executive Editor

Editorial Boards

Ranil Wickramasinghe: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MPDI an open access publisher, Editorial Board Member

Ranil Wickramasinghe: Frontiers in Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Springer, Editorial Board Member