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Professor Milad Abolhasani recognized as one of the most influential researchers of 2021

Milad Abolhasani, Associate Professor & University Faculty Scholar, has been named an influential researcher by the largest and most-cited general chemical engineering research journal in the world.

Earlier this month, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC Research) selected Abolhasani as part of their 2021 Class of Influential Researchers. Following an open call for nominations, the journal chose 36 individuals “whose research is advancing bioengineering, process intensification, pharmaceutical engineering, biomass utilization, environmental protection, energy conversion, electrochemistry, membrane separations, and synthesis of functional materials.”

Many of these talented engineers are in the first decade of their independent careers. As part of the recognition, I&EC Research published a special virtual issue showcasing the work of Abolhasani and his peers.

He credits many individuals in his professional life, past and present, for their role in this honor.

“I am honored to be part of the 2021 Class of Influential Researchers selected by Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. I am thankful to all my current and former group members, colleagues, collaborators, and mentors who made this recognition possible.”

Among Abolhasani’s several awards and honors, he received funding from the 2022 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) to develop and commercialize the Arti-Chem: Self-Driven Quantum Dot Synthesizer, which is a device he and his colleagues invented, and receiving a nearly $1.5 million grant through the University of North Carolina’s Research Opportunities Initiative (UNC ROI). He was selected as a member of the 2020 class of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 35 Under 35 award, which honors “engineers under the age of 35 who have made significant contributions to the Institute and to the chemical engineering profession.”

Congratulations, Professor Abolhasani!