December 2, 2014 Control Station announced the designation of its founder to the highest grade of membership by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Dr. Douglas Cooper joins a growing number of Control Station staff who have been recognized for their contributions to the process industries through thought leadership and innovation.
Dr. Cooper was elected as an AIChE Fellow in recognition of his service to the profession of chemical engineering and his significant professional accomplishments. Having founded Control Station Technologies in 1998, Dr. Cooper focused his efforts on preparing university students for successful careers in the process industries. The software-based Practical Process Control curriculum originally developed by Dr. Cooper has helped tens of thousands of students with both their understanding of process dynamics and their ability to control complex processes safely. The curriculum has since been expanded and used extensively in the education of industry practitioners on a global scale.
Doug’s contributions to academia and industry have been significant and recognition by AIChE is well deserved, shared Dennis Nash, President of Control Station. His relentless pursuit of simple solutions to complex challenges both in the lab and on the plant floor remains a cornerstone of our innovation process.
During his career Dr. Cooper has published extensively in industry and academic journals, and he has been recognized broadly for his contributions. In 2004 he was inducted into the Connecticut Academic of Science and Engineering and honored by the Carnegie Foundation with the Professor of the Year award for the State of Connecticut. Dr. Cooper is currently a professor and head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He sits on Control Stations Board of Directors.
Other current Control Station staff have also been recognized for their contributions to the process industries. In particular, Dr. Robert Rice and Mr. Brett Beauregard have both received acclaim from the International Society of Automation. Additionally, products developed by Dr. Rice and Mr. Beauregard have been recognized for numerous industry awards, including the Vaaler Award from Chemical Processing Magazine. Each was admitted to Control Engineering Magazine’s list of Leaders Under 40.
AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals with more than 45,000 members located in over 100 countries. The organization’s primary mission is the promotion of excellence in chemical engineering education and global practice. Sound application of chemical engineering knowledge and best-practices is essential to the safe, efficient and profitable operation of most industrial production processes.
Dr. Cooper has been a member of AIChE dating for three decades. He was formally recognized by the AIChE Board of Directors on November 18at the AIChE annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
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