The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has recognized two Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) early-career researchers with honors to be bestowed at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., this fall (Oct. 29 – Nov. 3).

Akash Narani, a senior process engineer at ABPDU, has been named to AIChE’s “35 Under 35” list recognizing outstanding young scientists for their contributions to the Institute and to the chemical engineering profession. Narani and his fellow awardees are profiled in the August issue of Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) Magazine, AIChE’s flagship publication, and will be celebrated at a reception held during the AIChE Annual Meeting.

Ning Sun, a research scientist who leads the Catalysis and Analytical team at ABPDU, has been awarded AIChE’s prestigious Program Committee’s Young Investigator Award for Innovations in Green Process Engineering and will present an invited talk on “Unlocking Biomass Energy: Process Development and Scale-up of Biomass Conversion to Advanced Fuels and Chemicals” during a special session at the AIChE Annual Meeting.