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.
The 2023 winner of the R. S. Jane Memorial Award is:
João B. P. Soares, FCIC
University of Alberta
João Soares is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta where he holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Reaction Engineering. He has received several awards, including the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering Career Research Award, the McMaster University Top 150 Alumni Award, the CSChE Syncrude Canada Innovation Award, the Dow Chemical Innovation Recognition Award, and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award. Professor Soares also promotes the dissemination of chemical engineering knowledge as the Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering and as a member of Wiley Polymer Scientific Committee. He is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Professional Engineer in Alberta, and Director of Publications and Continuing Education of the CSChE. He has worked as a consultant for all major polyolefin manufacturing companies in the world and established a successful series of industrial short courses based on his textbook with Prof. Timothy McKenna, Polyolefin Reaction Engineering. He has applied principles of polymerization reaction engineering to understand and quantify the production of polyolefins, water-soluble flocculants, polymer membranes, polymer solidifiers for oil spill remediation, and CO2-based polymers.