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Liu Receives Award from the AIChE

Prof. Y.A. Liu has been selected to receive the 2021 Professional Achievement Award for Innovations in Green Process Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This professional achievement award “recognizes an individual's outstanding professional achievement in advancing the Innovations in Green Process Engineering for Sustainable Energy and Environment, and his/her distinguished contribution as a professional engineer/chemist, industrial leader, or educator.” Professor Liu was recognized for his “contributions to the reduction of water use and wastewater discharge in chemical processes, and reduction of energy consumption in CO2 capture processes.”

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