Professor Christine S. Grant has been elected president of the AIChE for the 2022 term. Serving as AIChE president is a 3-year commitment that spans the pre-presidential year, the presidential year and the post-presidential year.
Prof. Grant, an Institute Fellow, has served the Institute as a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee, a member of the Chemical Technology Operating Council (CTOC), the Awards and Nominating Committees and a member of the steering committee for the Henry T. and Melinda C. Brown Endowment for the Education of Underrepresented Minority Chemical Engineers.
She is also a recipient of the Institute’s William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Grimes was the first African-American Fellow of the AIChE. The award recognizes a chemical engineer’s outstanding achievements in the chemical engineering profession and as a distinguished role model for underrepresented minorities.
Outside of the Institute, Prof. Grant’s accomplishments as an educator, leader and mentor have been recognized by achievement awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the National Organization of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Council for Chemical Research, among others.
In recognition of her successes in promoting STEM careers among underrepresented groups the National Science Foundation (NSF) honored her with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, which is “one of the Nation’s highest honors for mentors who work with underrepresented groups to develop fully the Nation’s human resources in STEM.”
Prof. Grant serves as the inaugural Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering and is currently working on a sabbatical assignment with the NSF. She earned her Sc.B. degree in chemical engineering at Brown University and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering at Georgia Tech.
The AIChE membership is more than 60,000 in more than 110 countries.
Congratulations and Good Luck Professor Grant!