Dr. Rahul Bindlish Wins AIChE Computing Practice Award

This prestigious honor recognizes Bindlish's outstanding contributions in the practice and application of chemical engineering to computing and systems technology

Midland, Mich - July 19, 2017 -

Dr. Rahul Bindlish, Online Optimization and Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Technical Resource Network leader of the Engineering Solutions Tech Center, has been named winner of the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Computing Practice Award. AIChE is a professional society of more than 50,000 chemical engineers in 100 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society.

This prestigious honor recognizes Bindlish's outstanding contributions in the practice and application of chemical engineering to computing and systems technology. During his career, Bindlish has led advanced control and optimization projects in different businesses to create significant value for Dow. As a result, Dow has gone from having almost no advanced control and optimization, to being an admired leader in advanced control and optimization technology and value creation. Bindlish will be formally recognized in November during the AIChE annual meeting in Minneapolis.

“This award is a tremendous milestone for Rahul and Dow. To be selected for this honor is a reflection of Rahul's technical expertise, dedication and passion to his profession,” noted Paul Dean, vice president, Technical Expertise and Support & Technology Centers.

Bindlish joined Dow's Light Hydrocarbons Technology Center in 1999 and later moved to the Engineering Solutions Technology Center. He earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur and a master's degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University.

“We're extremely proud of Rahul and his many significant contributions. This is a well-deserved honor from the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals,” said Rainer Oehlert, director, Engineering Solutions Tech Center.