Dan Lacks receives AIChE Service to Society Award

Dan Lacks
Dan Lacks, the C. Benson Branch Professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received the Award for Service to Society from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

He was honored for service to society through leading professional development activities for engineering faculty and other professionals from countries that have been experiencing conflict and/or infrastructure limitations.

His work in this area has included hosting eight Iraqi scholars at Case Western Reserve as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program; assisting with curriculum development, accreditation and improving faculty programs at the Yangon Technical Institute in Myanmar; and facilitating leadership training, academic program development and networking opportunities to 25 Mandela Washington Fellows through the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Lacks accepted the award at a ceremony during the AIChE annual meeting on Oct. 28.