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Prof. Lucas Landherr Honored with AIChE 35 Under 35 Award

August 16, 2017

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), with support from the AIChE Foundation, is recognizing 35 young professional members of AIChE in a new 35 Under 35 honors program.

An initiative of AIChE’s Young Professionals Committee, the AIChE 35 Under 35 Award was created to acknowledge the early-career successes of some of AIChE’s youngest members, all under the age of 35, and to promote the accomplishments of the new generation of chemical engineers. The award winners were selected based on their achievements in one of seven categories: bioengineering, chemicals, education, energy, innovation, leadership, and safety.

Lucas Landherr, Associate Teaching Professor of chemical engineering is recognized for contributions to engineering education and new tools for pre-college teaching. Earlier in 2017, Prof. Landherr won the 2016 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Northeast Section of ASEE and the Fostering Engineering Innovation in Education Award from the College of Engineering.

Prof. Landherr’s passion is for teaching; he conducts engineering education research into the use of comics as teaching tools and for the development of K-12 modules. Prof. Landherr has made a daily photocomic for more than nine years under the pseudonym Dante Shepherd, and in 2017 began a new regular contribution of engineering comics in journal Chemical Engineering Education. Additionally, Prof. Landherr has shared his sense of humor with the Northeastern community by performing stand-up comedy at Chemical Engineering Day.

"I'm truly honored to be named among so many great young chemical engineers, and greatly appreciate being recognized for my work in teaching and education research. I look forward to continuing to contribute as much as I can to chemical engineering education, and am eager to keep making engineering comics that help more people learn," Prof. Landherr remarks.