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Posted 05 June 2009

UCD Professor honoured by Institute of Chemical Engineers

In recognition of his contributions to the understanding of mammalian cell culture and the education of students in Biochemical Engineering, UCD Professor Mohamed Al-Rubeai has been awarded the Donald Medal from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

The medal is awarded annually for outstanding services in Biochemical Engineering. First introduced in 1989, it is named after a long-serving Honorary Secretary of the Institute, who was also a former Ramsay Professor at University College London where biochemical engineering was first established in the United Kingdom.

Mohamed Al-Rubeai is Professor of Biochemical Engineering at the UCD School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, and Director of the Animal Cell Culture Technology Group at the UCD Conway Institute.

He is the editor of "Cell Engineering", reviews editor of "Cytotechnology", member of editorial board of "Biotechnology and Bioengineering" and "Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry", recipient of SFI investigator Award, fellow of Institute of Biology, member of Sigma-Aldrich advisory board, scientific advisor to the President of Iraq and advisor to UNESCO.

Founded in 1922, the Institute of Chemical Engineers has 30,000 international members from across more than 113 countries today. It promotes a commitment to sustainable development and advancing the discipline for the benefit of society.

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