Published: Apr 2, 2008 8:30:16 AM
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Ram Gupta, alumni professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been chosen as a Fellow of the Alabama Academy of Science, the academy's second highest honor. Annually, the academy recognizes several individuals for their contributions to the field of science in Alabama and for their service to the academy.
Gupta was one of five individuals chosen for the award from among many nominees across all science, math, engineering and medical professionals within the state. Gupta accepted the award at a joint ceremony held for the Alabama Academy of Science and the Alabama Junior Academy of Science on March 20 at Samford University in Birmingham.
"I am grateful and flattered to be chosen as one of the 2008 recipients," said Gupta. "The academy is a wonderful source for the development of the sciences and future study of the field within the state. There are many worthy and admirable nominees as well as selected fellows this year, and I am honored to be among them."
The four other fellow recipients for 2008 include Harry O. Holstein, Jacksonville State University; Adriane G. Ludwick, Tuskegee University; Ken Marion, University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Michael B. Moeller, University of North Alabama.
Gupta has published numerous research papers and holds several patents on nanomedicine and supercritical fluid technology. He is the recipient of the James A. Shannon Director's Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Young Faculty Career Enhancement Award from Alabama NSF-EPSCoR, the Junior and Senior Research Awards from Auburn Alumni Engineering Council, and the Science and Engineering Award from DuPont.
Gupta serves on several editorial boards and is a consultant to various pharmaceutical companies. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and completed two years of post-doctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley. His most recent books include "Nanoparticle Technology for Drug Delivery" and "Solubility in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide."