Affiliations and Awards


  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
  • Parenteral Drug Association (PDA)
  • Minority Academic Committee (MAC)
  • Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division of AIChE (FP&BE)
  • Separation Division of AIChE (SEP)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE)


Editorial Boards


  1. Selected to participate in NAE's Sixth Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, October 26-29, 2014.
  2. Winner of the 2014 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Distinguished Teaching Award.
  3. Recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation for contribution to the ISPE NJIT Chapter, New Jersey Institute of Technology, February 16, 2011.
  4. Certificate of Appreciation in recognition for commitment and outstanding service to the American Chemical Society Project SEED Program, August 2008.
  5. Appreciation Award for outstanding contribution to Heritage Institute of Technology (Kolkata India) Summer Research Program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, July 2008.
  6. Appreciation Award for participation in the ECE-REU / ME-REU / McNair Summer 2007 Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium, July, 2007.
  7. AICHE Student Chapter Appreciation Award in recognition of contributing to the NJIT Student Chapter, December, 2004-2006.
  8. Appreciation Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Minority Affairs Committee for providing support for and serving as a reviewer for the Minority Affairs Committee Scholarship Program, November, 2004.
  9. Poster Paper Award for work on beta-glucosidase purification using aqueous two-phase systems at the AIChE Annual meeting, Austin, TX, Nov 7-12, 2004. Soniya Patel was the recipient of the Award.
  10. Appreciation Award from the New Jersey Chemistry Olympics Committee for generous support in judging competition, 2003-2007.
  11. Appreciation Award for outstanding contribution to Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement and University Research Experience Programs at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009.
  12. Appreciation Award in recognition of valuable contributions to McKinley Elementary School's 2nd Annual Science Fair, March, 2004.
  13. Session Best Paper Award at the 2002 American Control Conference, Anchorage, AK, May 8-10.
  14. Award from the First Annual Rowan Boot Camp for Entrepreneurship for the "Most Innovative/Imaginative" project consisting of the development of a diabetic testing and treatment device. The Boot Camp, conducted through the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rowan University, was funded, in part, by The Coleman Foundation & Inc - The Magazine for Growing Companies, October, 2002.
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