Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and biomedical engineering was awarded the AICHe 35 Under 35 award from AIChE. AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries.
The award was created to acknowledge the successes of some of AIChE’s youngest members, all under the age of 35, and to promote the achievements of this generation of chemical engineers who are changing the face of the profession. Each award winner was selected for their achievements in one of seven categories: bioengineering, chemicals, education, energy, innovation, leadership, and safety.
Millman’s research lab uses stem cells in diabetes and regenerative medicine research. He is proud of the work he and his research team are doing in generating insulin-producing tissues in bioreactors, saying, “transplantation of these engineered tissues will one day replace the need for insulin injections in diabetes patients.” Millman has embraced the apprehension that comes with trying something new, like cutting-edge research, advising others to do the same and “move forward, confident that your failures will lead to growth and success.”
An awards reception at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN (Oct. 29–Nov. 3, 2017) will also celebrate the winners.