Graduate alumna Jean W. Tom was recognized with the 2018 Industry Leadership Award at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
The award, one of 15 given by the AIChE board of directors each year, recognizes Tom for "more than three decades of transforming engineering science within the pharmaceutical industry."
Tom is currently head of chemical and synthetic development in the global product group at Bristol-Meyers Squibb, where she has worked since 2006. During that time, Tom has launched 12 commercial products that are currently on the market.
She earned her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton in 1993. She was advised by Pablo Debenedetti.