Juergen Hahn to receive AIChE young researcher award

Juergen Hahn, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the prestigious 2010 Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Outstanding Young Researcher Award, presented by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).Dr. Juergen HahnThe award, which is bestowed upon only one recipient each year, recognizes an individual under the age of 40 for outstanding contributions to chemical engineering computing and systems technology literature. In a congratulatory letter to Hahn, Richard D. Braatz, chair of the AIChE CAST Division Awards committee, lauded Hahn for his contributions to nonlinear systems analysis and its application to chemical and biological systems.Holder of the Ray Nesbitt Professorship II in Chemical Engineering, Hahn conducts research that focuses on the development of new systems analysis techniques and their application in systems biology as well as for traditional chemical engineering processes. Applications of these techniques include sensitivity analysis of signal transduction pathways, image analysis techniques for fluorescence microscopy images, model reduction for controller design and experimental and sensor network design.Hahn completed his undergraduate career at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, earned his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and joined Texas A&M the following year.He will formally receive the Outstanding Young Researcher Award at the CAST Division dinner, which will be held at the AIChE Annual Meeting this fall in Salt Lake City.