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.
Ajay Dalai is the Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Environmentally Chemical Processing and a leading international expert on renewable energy, heavy oil and gas processing, and catalytic reaction engineering. His innovative research has resulted in numerous international publications and many patents for processes and catalysts he has developed, which have had significant impact on the Canadian petroleum and bioenergy industry. Professor Dalai is a Fulbright Fellow, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, and more recently the 2014 CIC Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice winner.