Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Georges Belfort has been awarded the 2011 Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological Products from the American Chemical Society Biotechnology Division. Dr. Belfort was recognized for his fundamental and applied research of separations processes in biochemical engineering. He is Russell Sage Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer.
We applaud and congratulate Dr. Belfort for this well-earned and richly deserved honor from the ACS,” said David Rosowsky, dean of the School of Engineering at Rensselaer. “In addition to his renown as a global authority on bioseparations and the behavior of biological molecules at solid interfaces, Georges’ inherent kindness and vigilant pursuit of excellence leave a lasting impression on his peers, colleagues, students, and everyone with whom he interacts. This award recognizes and celebrates the impact of Professor Belfort’s stellar career.”