Selecting this year's recipient for the Engineering Prize for Achievement in Research was ‘crystal clear'

Sohrab Rohani
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering professor Sohrab Rohani has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Engineering Prize for Achievement in Research.

Profess Rohani is an internationally recognized researcher in the crystallization of chemicals and pharmaceutical products. He has made significant contributions in process control in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. He has applied the discipline of chemical engineering to the pharmaceutical area, helping produce better and purer drug products.

Professor Rohani has trained and graduated over 35 PhD and Master’s students while publishing over 150 scientific publications in premier chemical engineering journals. One of his papers won a “best paper award” in the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering in 1993, while another was among the most cited papers in Chem. Eng. Sci. journal in 2003.

Professor Rohani’s reputation has resulted in a number of invitations to present plenary addresses at conferences and universities in Europe, North America and Asia. At Western, Professor Rohani has founded the Crystallization and Control Pharmaceuticals Laboratory and co-founded the very successful Particle Technology Research Centre, where he served as co-Director.

“The scientific qualifications of Professor Rohani and his life-time contributions to crystal engineering and process control are at the highest international standards,” says Dean Andrew Hrymak. “He is a well-known expert and very deserving recipient of the Engineering Prize for Achievement in Research.”

The Engineering Prize for Achievement in Research is presented annually to recognize the outstanding research contributions of a faculty member in Western Engineering.

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.: Allison Stevenson
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