External Recognition

12.Elected to first class of Fellows, American Chemical Society, August 2009.

11.“Distinguished West Virginian”, the highest West Virginia state award was given by Governor Joe Manchin, III, Jan. 16, 2009.

10. American Chemical Society, “Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division Fellow” award, March 22, 2009.

9.Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering, February 10, 2006.

8.Recipient of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognition Award, Presented by The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Coming Corporation and Chemical Bank, January 20, 2003 (Citation : In tribute to the outstanding work and dedicated community service specifically directed to furthering Dr. King’s dream of love, peace, and unity with in the local community and through out this nation.)

7.Recipient of Industrial Research Institute Technical Achievement Award, October, 2002.(Represents all industries, not just chemical industry.)

6.R. Richard Bannister Distinguished Lecture Series, West Virginia University, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, October 19, 2001.

5.Recipient of the AIChE 2001 Award in Chemical Engineering Practice, November 5 ,2001.

4.Recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Industrial Chemistry, March, 1999.

3.“Citation of Recognition” in the Congressional record of U.S Senate in 105th Congress, Vol. 144, No. 130, September 25,1988.(Sponsored by Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV.)

2.Recipient of Scientific Achievement Award of the Kanawha Valley Section of the American Chemical.

1.Recipient of the Eugene Houdry award of the North American Catalysis Society, June 1995.

Internal Recognition

5. Recipient of the First Dow Chemical President's (Andrew Liveris) award, Feb 6, 2006. This was the very first award given to any one in R&D

4. Received Herbert H. Dow Gold medal from the Dow Chemical Company, August 30, 2006. Awarded to three scientists after the year 2000. This award is named after the Founder of The Dow Chemical Company, was created in 1979 to recognize researchers for continuous career achievements having significant impact on the profitability of Dow business.

3. Recipient of five UCC Special Achievement Awards for catalyst innovations delivering sustained competitive advantage to the EO/EG business area, 1980-86.

2. Recipient of the “Corporate Operation Enterprise” award for innovative new business proposals with significant value growth potential, 1987.

1. First recipient of the prestigious “Union Carbide Technical Achievement Award”, May 1985 (one of five in the whole corporation).