Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, PhD *89, has become the chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. Curtis was formerly professor of chemical engineering and University Faculty Scholar at Purdue University. Curtis has an internationally recognized research program in the development and validation of numerical models for the prediction of particle flow phenomena. Images from her work, which accompanied a featured article, recently appeared on the cover of the November 2004 issue of the AIChE Journal.
Curtis is a recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering, and the Eminent Overseas Lectureship Award from the Institution of Engineers in Australia. She currently serves on the board of directors for the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, the National Academy of Engineering's Committee on Engineering Education, and the editorial advisory boards of the AIChE Journal, Powder Technology, and Pharmaceutical Development and Technology.