Purilogics’ Husson elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Scott Husson of Clemson University is one of the newest Fellows in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the organization’s highest grade of membership.

Husson is Dean’s Professor in Clemson’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and president and founder of Purilogics, LLC.

Election as Fellow reaffirms the high esteem with which Husson’s colleagues and peers view his distinctive professional achievements and accomplishments, according to the institute.

“It is an honor to have been elected a Fellow of AIChE,” Husson said, using the institute’s acronym. “The institute has provided my students and me with abundant opportunities for professional growth and development over the years, which makes the recognition all the more special.

“It highlights the support, commitment, and contributions of my students, my colleagues and mentors, and my family. I am sincerely thankful to these individuals, the university, and my peers who nominated and selected me for this great honor.”

Husson’s research interests include membrane science and engineering, biologics recovery and purification, water purification and nuclear forensics.

He has served as principal investigator on 33 sponsored research projects and as co-principal investigator on 13 others, resulting in more $10 million in funding. Husson is the author of more than 90 journal publications and book chapters that have been cited more than 2,800 times.

He has been recognized as one of Clemson’s top teachers, winning the Clemson University Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching. He also won the Murray Stokely Award and Byars Prize for Excellence in Teaching Engineering Fundamentals, both from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.

Husson has advised 21 Ph.D. students, eight postdoctoral researchers and more than 70 undergraduate researchers.

His students have collectively won 24 national awards and 10 departmental honors. They have gone on to become university faculty members and to take positions in leading companies, his peers said.

David Bruce, chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, said election as Fellow was well deserved.

“Dr. Husson’s election confirms the exceptional level of scholarship and teaching he brings to Clemson,” Bruce said. “I offer my wholehearted congratulations to him.”

Husson has accumulated several awards in his career. They include the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers; the FRI/John G. Kunesh Award; and several college-level awards, most recently the McQueen Quattlebaum Faculty Achievement and Collaboration awards.

Husson is active in professional societies, including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has served on the Executive Committee of the North American Membrane Society as Treasurer since 2012 and as a member of its Board of Directors since 2010.

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