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SBU Research Team Wins National Engineering Industrial Practice Award

A team of Stony Brook University researchers were honored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) with its Sustainable Engineering Forum Industrial Practice Award.

The national award was given for self-cleaning solar panels made by SuperClean Glass Inc. The team included:

  • Alexander Orlov, founder and CEO of SuperClean Glass, professor of the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, affiliate faculty of the Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS)
  • Shrish Patel, doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
  • Victor Veerasamy, research professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering and co-director of the Laser Assisted Advanced Manufacturing Center at Stony Brook University
  • Jim Smith, board member at the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University

The award recognizes individuals or teams who have made outstanding contributions over a long‐term basis pertinent to sustainable engineering development in the practice of industrial chemical process and product design or manufacturing.

AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from more than 110 countries.

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