R. S. Jane Memorial Award

Sponsored by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, the R.S. Jane Memorial Award is presented to a person, who, while residing in Canada has made an exceptional achievement to the field of chemical engineering or industrial chemistry.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

The 2018 winner of the R. S. Jane Memorial Award is:


Jamal Chaouki
Polytechnique Montréal

Jamal Chaouki is full professor from 1995 at Polytechnique, Montréal. He has supervised 44 PDFs, 44 PhDs and 40 Masters students. He has published more than 250 articles in refereed journals and more than 250 in different reviewed proceedings and more than 450 other scientific articles and edited 13 books. He has 23 patents on different processes. Chaouki is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has co-chaired 10 International Conferences including the 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE) 2009 where he was technical program chair, the 10th WCCE 2017 and he was the president of the Fluidization 15th International Conference. He is now supervising 33 researchers (15 PhDs, 8 PDFs, 5 MScA, 4 research associates and 1 researcher). He is a member of the Board of Polytechnique and several companies. He is a world-renowned consultant for at least 20 national and international companies. He has created 6 start-ups with his students (the latest are Pyrowave, Ecolomondo, RMTech and PyroCycle). He is Principal Chair Holder of Total Group in hydrodynamic modeling of multiphase processes at extreme conditions. His work is mainly dedicaded to developing processes from waste, biomass and complex feedstocks to heat & power, fuels and chemicals.

Web Site: http://pearl.polymtl.ca/

Past Winners

2017
Sirish L. Shah, FCIC
University of Alberta

2016
Shiping Zhu, FCIC, McMaster University
Presented by Santiago Faucher, CSChE President (Right)

2015
James M. Piret, FCIC, University of British Columbia
Presented by Amarjeet Bassi, FCIC, CSChE President (right)

2014
David P. Wilkinson
University of British Columbia

2013
Jesse Zhu
Western University