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Linda Broadbelt Receives E. V. Murphree Award

Award honors Broadbelt’s outstanding research in chemical engineering

Northwestern Engineering’s Linda Broadbelt has received the E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, awarded by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and sponsored by ExxonMobil Research & Engineering.

Linda BroadbeltThe award, which comes with a $5,000 prize, recognizes one individual each year who has accomplished outstanding research of a theoretical or experimental nature in the fields of industrial chemistry or chemical engineering. Broadbelt will formally accept the award next March during the ACS Awards Ceremony at the 255th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Broadbelt is the Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. She recently joined Northwestern Engineering’s senior leadership team as associate dean for research after serving as the department’s chair since 2009.

Broadbelt’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of multiscale modeling, complex kinetics modeling, environmental catalysis, novel biochemical pathways, and polymerization/depolymerization kinetics. She is a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Chemical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Earlier this year, Broadbelt received the Dorothy Ann and Clarence L. Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Fellowship Award. Her other honors include the AIChE Women’s Initiative Committee Mentorship Excellence Award, the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, and the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award. She is currently an associate editor of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, and has served on the editorial boards of Chemical Engineering Journal and International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, among others.