Chemical Engineering professor, Richard B. Dickinson, Ph.D., was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This honor is the organization’s highest grade of membership and is awarded to members in recognition of significant professional accomplishments and contributions in chemical engineering.
Dr. Dickinson’s research applies engineering principles to study the behavior of living cells or other small-scale biological systems. He uses a combination of engineering modeling, analysis, quantitative experimentation, and the tools of molecular cell biology to better understand the relationship between cell function and the physical and molecular properties of cells and their environment.
Fellow is achieved by recommendation of the AIChE Admissions Committee and through election by the AIChE board of directors. Fellows are an important resource for AIChE in providing experience-based guidance to leadership and members, as well as contributing to the activities of many AIChE entities.
Dr. Dickinson is currently serving as the National Science Foundation (NSF) division director of the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) and served as the chair of the University of Florida Department of Chemical Engineering for eight years.