Corma honored at inaugural event for his creativity and contributions to the field of chemistry
DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 19, 2012 – UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that Professor Avelino Corma was honored for his creativity and contributions in the field of chemistry at the Edith M. Flanigen Honeywell Invitational Lecture in Material Science Series.
The event was the first in what will be an annual invitational lecture.
The lecture was named for noted UOP inventor and chemist Edith Flanigen to honor her lifetime of achievements in the field of chemistry, including the discovery and development of materials that are vital to many processes in the refining and petrochemical industries. Flanigen attended and was recognized at the event.
Corma was recognized for years of dedication and contributions to material science, including the development of key catalysts used commercially in several industrial processes.
“We are honored to host Edith Flanigen and Professor Avelino Corma in recognition of their important contributions in the field of chemistry, many of which are cornerstones in the refining and petrochemical industries” said Rajeev Gautam, president and CEO of Honeywell’s UOP. “This event was organized by our Technical Community Organization, which is dedicated to fostering creativity and innovation, as well as technical discussion in our community. Research and innovation are driving forces behind our growth, and we look forward to continuing to celebrate achievements and advances in the field of chemistry through this lecture series.”
Corma, Institute of Chemical Technology, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, has been conducting research for nearly 30 years on heterogeneous catalysis in academia and in collaboration with various companies. He has published more than 700 research papers and holds more than 100 patents. He is the recipient of the North American Catalysis Society’s Houdry Award for applied catalysis, the Ciapetta Award for leadership in catalysis, and the National Award of Science and Technology of Spain.
Corma presented a lecture entitled “Designing Mono and Multifunctional Solid Catalysts” at the event, which was held at the Honeywell’s UOP Research Center on Oct. 18.
Honeywell’s UOP created the series to honor Flanigen, known primarily for her work synthesizing a new generation of crystalline molecular sieves, one of the most significant advances in inorganic materials in the second half of the 20th century. During her 42-year career at Union Carbide and Honeywell’s UOP, she invented or co-invented more than 200 synthetic materials, resulting in more than 100 patents. She is the recipient of the Perkin Medal of the Society of Chemical Industry, one of the highest honors given for outstanding work in American industrial chemistry research and development, was named to the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in 2004 and is an active member of the National Academy of Engineers.
UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group. For more information, go to www.uop.com.
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