TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – G. Dale Wesson, Ph.D., PE, interim vice president for Research at Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 NOBCChE Professional Chemical Engineering Award. NOBCChE is the National Organization for the Professional Development of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. This award recognizes and honors Wesson’s scientific contributions and achievements to the discipline of engineering. It also awards the dedication that he has shown in research, his commitment to the educational development of others, and the passion he has shown for the chemical engineering profession.
NOBCChE’s Award and Technical Programs Committee has extended an invitation for Wesson to give the lecture at the Professional Chemical Engineering Award Symposium during the 36th Annual NOBCChE meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 13 through 18. Wesson will be recognized at NOBCChE’s Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m.
Throughout his academic career of nearly 12 years at FAMU, Wesson has received more than $2.6 million in research funding. He is currently managing more than $850,000 in research funding that supports four (4) summer research faculty, one (1) post doctoral student, one (1) Ph.D. candidate, four (4) masters students, and six (6) undergraduate engineering students. His research is physically located in approximately 1,500 feet of laboratory and office suite in the FAMU owned space within the High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) building, Innovation Research Park.
Wesson has graduated the only two Ph.D. recipients in chemical engineering at FAMU during the 25-year history of the department.
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