Shantz named director of AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division

Dr. Daniel Shantz, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to serve as a director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Catalysis and Reaction Engineering division.

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Shantz, who also is associate head for chemical engineering undergraduate programs at Texas A&M and director of the Materials Characterization Facility, will serve as director of the division for a three-year term, beginning this year and lasting through 2013.

AIChE's Catalysis and Reaction Engineering division serves as an information exchange for knowledge of technical publications, computer programs, databases, catalysis and reaction engineering research centers, networks and programs between individuals with interests in catalysis, industrial and engineering chemistry, fuel chemistry and petroleum.

At Texas A&M, Shantz is holder of the Ray Nesbitt Development Professorship III. His lab is involved in materials development, with particular emphasis in the development of catalysts and membranes for use in alternative energy production. He previously served as programming chair of AIChE division 20C.