Dr. Mohan Bhalodia recently created an endowment through the UB Foundation in memory of his and his wife Rasila's parents. The endowment will be used to establish the Professor Thomas W. Weber Undergraduate Excellence Award.
Dr. Weber was the mentor and advisor of Dr. Bhalodia. The award will be presented each year to a deserving student in the department.
During his graduate studies, Dr. Bhalodia majored in Process Control, which led to a nearly 40-year career in the control field with some of the world's leading petroleum companies, including Exxon Mobil and BP Refinery in Spain. He worked closely with operations, process engineers, and control engineers in analyzing refinery operations and developing high-value advanced control applications. Now semi-retired, he is a hands-on consultant to petroleum refineries and chemical plants. He is actively collaborating with academia, providing honorary service as an industry-Academic Associate to IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Gandhinagar, India.
"My contribution to the UB Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is a token of my appreciation of my alma mater."