R. S. Jane Memorial Award
The 2011 winner is:
John F. MacGregor, MCIC
Department of Chemical Engineering
After working in industry for several years as a process specialist with Monsanto Company, John MacGregor, MCIC, joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University in 1972 where he now holds the title of Distinguished University Professor. At McMaster his research covered the areas of process systems engineering, polymer reaction engineering and multivariate statistics.
He is now the president of ProSensus, Inc. a high tech company in Ancaster, Ont. that was spun out of the McMaster Advanced Control Consortium. ProSensus works mainly with Fortune 500 companies. It develops and deploys powerful methods for extracting information from industrial databases for use in the analysis, control and optimization of processes and products.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the American Statistical Association, he has also received many awards for his work in applied statistics and systems engineering, among them, the Shewhart Medal, the Herman Wold Medal, the Century of Achievement, Industrial Practice and D.G. Fischer Awards, The American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Computing and Systems Technology Award and the Guido Stella Award.
Terms of Reference
This award is presented to a person who, while residing in Canada, has made an exceptional achievement in the field of chemical engineering or industrial chemistry.
This is the premier award of The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering.
Deadline: December 1 of each year.
Sponsor: Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering.
Award: A scroll, $3,000 cash and registration fee to the CSChE Conference (No travel expenses will be reimbursed).
All nominations will remain in force for three years. Nominators are responsible for keeping the record of the nominee up to date and complete.
The recipient may become eligible for the award in a subsequent year, provided that he/she has made new significant contributions to chemical engineering or industrial chemistry in Canada.
Membership in the Institute is not a prerequisite for this award.
The award shall be presented annually unless the committee considers that no suitable candidate has been nominated.
The award shall be presented annually at the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. The recipient will be asked to present an award lecture.
The recipient of the award is encouraged to submit to the Editor of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering a manuscript based on the award lecture, having contents appropriate to the journal's objectives, for consideration of publication.
The R .S. Jane Memorial Award was established in 1960 to commemorate the memory of the late Dr. Robert Stephen Jane who made an outstanding contribution to the chemical profession and the chemical industry in Canada.JOIN NOW