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Orlov Receives National Award for Sustainability Education

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Alexander Orlov
Alexander Orlov

Alex Orlov, PhD, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a faculty member of the Consortium for Inter-Disciplinary Environmental Research and the Advanced Energy Center at Stony Brook University, will receive the American Institute of Chemical Engineering’s (AIChE) Sustainable Engineering Forum Education Award.

The annual award, which comes with a $1,000 cash prize, is given to one national educator each year who has made outstanding contributions to sustainability education. Professor Orlov will receive the award at the AIChE’s annual meeting, to be held October 28 to November 2.

He is being recognized for his educational innovation at Stony Brook University, namely new approaches to teaching sustainability practices to undergraduate and graduate student engineering students. These include courses pioneering engineering design, life cycle analysis of materials, 3D printing of environmentally friendly consumer products and computer games that illustrate ecological impacts of packaging materials.

AIChE is a professional society of more than 53,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries.

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