Froment honored for contributions to chemical reaction engineering

Dr. Gilbert Froment, research professor in Texas A&M University's Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has been recognized at the International Mexican Congress on Chemical Reaction Engineering for his contributions to the theory and practice of chemical reaction engineering.Dr. Gilbert FromentFroment, who was presented with a plaque honoring his contributions, attended the conference to present his research through a plenary lecture, "Modeling and Simulation of Complex Hydrocarbon Processing." In addition, Froment presented together with J. Martinis, a graduate of Texas A&M's chemical engineering program, an oral paper, "Streamlining the Single-Event Kinetic Modeling and Simulation of Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrocracking."Froment's research focuses on the kinetic modeling of hydrocracking, catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming, hydrodesulfurization, synthesis gas production by steam reforming and catalytic partial oxidation of natural gas, solid acid alkylation, methanol-to-olefins on ZSM5 and SAPO 34, olefins production by steam cracking of hydrocarbon mixtures and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.Froment is a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a member of the Texas Academy of Medicine, Science and Engineering, the Belgian Academy of Science and the Belgian Academy of Overseas Science. He received his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Gent (Belgium).