January 13, 2017 - Rakesh Agrawal, who earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering in 1977, has won the 2016 American Chemical Society Award in Separations Science and Technology. The Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, Agrawal received UD’s Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement in 1995. He has received a number of other awards and honors, including being named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as well as being elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Agrawal serves on the Advisory Board of UD’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research focuses on energy production issues especially from renewable sources such as solar.