COLUMBUS, OH., 18 January, 2010—Battelle Senior Program Director Satya Chauhan has been awarded Distinguished Alumnus status in the category of Professional Excellence from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. The top-ranked school in India is where Chauhan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. He also holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
“I am honored to have been recognized by my alma mater for such an award,” said Chauhan.
Chauhan has been focused on environmentally conscious research since before being “green” was cool. Currently at Battelle, he leads the development and commercialization of green energy, products, and processes.
During his 35-year career at Battelle, he has received more than 50 Battelle and international awards, including his seven R&D 100 Awards. In addition, Chauhan received a rare “Industrial Innovation” award given in 2008 by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for commercialization of environmentally friendly aircraft and runway deicing fluids. He also received a “Distinguished Inventor” award in 2007 from Battelle for having received more than 15 United States patents while working for Battelle. In 2009, he received a “Special Technical Leadership” award from Battelle for his lifetime of technical achievements.
Chauhan’s professional career has had four key focus areas: (a) leading research and development (R&D) teams representing multiple disciplines to solve complex problems; (b) solving key societal problems related to energy, environment, water, and health; (c) creating patentable, new technologies and advancing the same to market introduction; and, (d) advancing green energy products and processes.
Chauhan joins five of his former classmates in earning the award. There will be an award ceremony on March 11 in India as part of the school’s alumni convention.
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