Saint Martin’s adjunct faculty member honored for contributions to chemical engineering

Tapas K. Das receives medal at CHEMCON 2007

Jan. 31, 2008

Lacey, Washington — Tapas K. Das, Ph.D., P.E., adjunct faculty member of Saint Martin’s University School of Engineering, has been named the recipient of the Development Organization for Sustainable Transformation (DOST) Professor S. K. Sharma Medal and CHEMCON Distinguished Speaker Award for 2007. The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers recently conferred the award upon Das to recognize his contributions to the profession of chemical engineering.

Das received the award last month at the Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON 2007) in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India, where he delivered the lecture, “Environmental Sustainability: Key Roles of Chemical Engineers” to an international audience.

Das earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Bradford University in England and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Jadavpur University in Kolkata. He has conducted postdoctoral research at the Chemical Engineering Department of Imperial College, London, and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of Princeton University. With an expertise in environmental sustainability, Das has managed engineering projects examining air quality, water quality, water reuse, solid waste management, life-cycle assessment and sustainable development.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Jennifer G. Fellinger
Saint Martin’s University
(360) 438-4332
jfellinger@stmartin.edu