Ford chosen to participate in NAE's Frontiers of Engineering symposium

July 30, 2004
| By: Aubrey Bloom

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Dr. David M. Ford, associate professor and holder of the Kenneth R. Hall Professorship in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been chosen to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 10th Annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium Sept. 9-11 at the National Academies' Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif. Ford was one of the nation's brightest young engineers selected to participate in the three-day event, which will bring together engineers ages 30 to 45 from industry, government and academia who are performing cutting-edge engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. The symposium will explore topics in multiscale modeling, designer materials, engineering for extreme environments, and engineering and entertainment. Ford's research focus is in understanding adsorption and transport in microporous materials such as zeolites, carbon molecular sieves and polymers and extending that knowledge to the molecular design of optimal adsorbent materials for separation and reaction processes in the chemical industries. Ford holds a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, all in chemical engineering.

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