Mark Swihart elected AIChE Fellow

Mark Swihart.

Mark Swihart, UB Distinguished Professor and Department Chair
Empire Innovation Professor

Published June 21, 2019

Mark Swihart has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in recognition of his contributions to chemical engineering research. 

His election recognizes his many contributions to chemical engineering research and service:

“Mark is absolutely tireless in his efforts to mentor students and involve them in projects in his lab, and he has a particularly strong record of providing such opportunities to groups that are underrepresented in engineering. ”
David Kofke, SUNY Distinguished Professor
  • Modeling and experiment to develop fundamental understanding of particle nucleation and growth;
  • Development of new post-processing steps to treat nanomaterials in order to make them into highly effective functional materials; and
  • Application of these materials to develop new light-harvesting technologies, as well as new bioimaging capabilities. Several of these advances have led to commercialization and start-up companies. 

Among other activities, he has chaired and organized many professional workshops and other symposia; served as director of UB's  Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics, is Editor of Aerosol Science and Technology; and co-author of a major text in chemical engineering thermodynamics.  

This is the highest grade of membership for the organization, and is achieved only by election by the AIChE Board of Directors in recognition of service to the profession and significant professional accomplishment.