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Ver Steeg Fellowship

The Dorothy Ann and Clarence L. Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Fellow award is designed "to support the research of a tenured Northwestern faculty member whose research and scholarship are so outstanding as to enhance the reputation of Northwestern, nationally and internationally."

The award was established and endowed by the late Clarence Ver Steeg and his wife, Dorothy.  Clarence Ver Steeg was a faculty member in the department of history from 1950 until 1992 and served as Dean of The Graduate School from 1975 to 1986. This is Northwestern University's first endowed award for excellence in research by a faculty member.

Each year the Provost identifies a broad academic field as the area from which nominations are solicited from school deans.  The fellowship provides for a one-time research account of $40,000.

Congratulations to the 2017 Recipient

Linda Broadbelt

Linda Broadbelt

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.

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