EFCE Press Release 9/2017
EFCE Press Release 8/2010"EFCE honorary membership awarded to Prof. Gerhard Kreysa"
The EFCE Executive Board may confer the title Honorary Member on an individual, who has made extraordinary contributions to the life and welfare of the EFCE over an extended period of time.
Prof. Hanns P.K. Hofmann, Germany (†, awarded 2003 )
Prof. Dr.ir. K. Roel Westerterp, The Netherlands († August 2013, awarded 2003)
Dr. Trevor J. Evans, UK (awarded 2007)
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kreysa, Germany (awarded 2010)
Prof. Dr. Richard Darton, United Kingdom
awarded on 1 October 2017
during the Award ceremony of the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering - WCCE10, in Barcelona, Spain
A Fellow of Keble College, Professor Richard Darton is Emeritus Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford.
Prominent in the international chemical engineering community, Richard Darton is a past president of IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) and has spent periods as a visiting lecturer at the Mendeleev University and Kurnakov Institute in Moscow and also at the University of St. Petersburg. He has worked at the University of Sydney, Australia and at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is an Honorary Member of the Czech Chemical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
His research areas include dynamic surface effects at gas/liquid interfaces and he chaired the EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separations from 2001-2007. He is also a leading thinker in the concept of sustainable development.
In 2011, Professor Darton received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his service to the engineering community and to chemical engineering in particular. The OBE is awarded by Her Majesty the Queen to individuals for distinguished service and achievement in their field.
Professor Darton held the position of EFCE President from 2010 to 2013.