Professor Grant Allen wins 2024 R.S. Jane Memorial Award

Professor Grant Allen (ChemE) has been selected as the 2024 R.S. Jane Memorial Award recipient. The R. S. Jane Memorial Award is presented to a person who, while residing in Canada, has made an exceptional achievement to the field of chemical engineering or industrial chemistry.

Professor Allen is the Frank Dottori Chair in Pulp and Paper Engineering, and served as chair of ChemE from 2011-2021. His research is in bioprocess engineering, with application to treating wastes and utilizing them for energy and chemical production.

He has over 140 publications and has supervised 32 doctoral students, 42 masters and 21 postdoctoral fellows. He has co-led ten industrial research consortia working on environmental and energy challenges in the pulp and paper industry with multidisciplinary teams of up to 15 faculty and their students that engage up to 25 partners from Canada and around the world. He spent a research leave in 1994 with Weyerhaeuser Co. in Tacoma WA, working on biofiltration of air emissions and a research leave at a crown research organization in New Zealand (SCION), working with their green processing team on biorefineries.