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Chun Receives KIChE's Lee Memorial Award

Jaehun Chun (left) received his award at the AIChE Annual Meeting. Here he's shown with Hyunmin Yi, an associate professor at Tufts University and a KIChE award committee chair.The Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (KIChE), U.S. Chapter, has presented the James M. Lee Memorial Award, which acknowledges the work of mid-career Korean and Korean-American scientists, to PNNL's Jaehun Chun.

The honor was bestowed on November 1 at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. As part of the award, Chun presented a lecture at the annual meeting's KIChE Open Forum.

"It's a great honor to receive this prestigious award that pays tribute to and reflects the values of James M. Lee, a prominent leader in the chemical engineering field. The award indeed results from constructive collaboration with colleagues," Chun says. Chun leads the NPSI project, "Correlation of Colloidal Interactions and Macroscopic Rheology in Concentrated Electrolyte Solutions."

According to KIChE, Professor Lee played a seminal role in chemical engineering, and nearly every practitioner in this field was associated with him, directly or indirectly. His example, counsel, and advice impacted countless Korean-American scientists and engineers, encouraging them to seek excellence in teaching, research, and professional contributions to basic and interdisciplinary science and engineering.

The award recipient must be a principal investigator of Korean descent affiliated with a U.S. institution of higher education, national laboratory, industrial laboratory or non-profit research organization.

In the photo: Jaehun Chun (left) received his award at the AIChE Annual Meeting. Here he's shown with Hyunmin Yi, an associate professor at Tufts University and a KIChE award committee chair.

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