Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering
Linda J. Broadbelt, the Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, has been named the 12th recipient of the Dorothy Ann and Clarence L. Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Fellowship Award.
Broadbelt is chair of McCormick’s department of chemical and biological engineering. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of multiscale modeling, complex kinetics modeling, environmental catalysis, novel biochemical pathways and polymerization/depolymerization kinetics. During her past seven years as department chair, she has grown the department in both performance and stature such that it is now recognized as a top programs for synthetic biology faculty, students, and research.
Broadbelt is a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Broadbelt’s list of honors includes the AIChE Women’s Initiative Committee Mentorship Excellence Award, the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award and the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award.
She serves on numerous AIChE committees, including the executive board of the National Program Committee. She served on the Defense Science Study Group of the Institute for Defense Analyses and on the Scientific Organizing Committee for the 19th and the 21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering.
Broadbelt is currently an associate editor of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. She has served on the editorial boards of Chemical Engineering Journal and International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, among others.