November 30, 2005

Dr. Martin A. Hjortso, Chevron Professor V and the Clarence M. Eidt Jr. Endowed Professor II, Gordon A. & Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, received the Dean’s Book Award for his book Population Balances in Biomedical Engineering. Hjortso received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1983. His areas of specialization include biochemical engineering, bioreactor kinetics and dynamics, and applied mathematics, with some of his past work in the areas of cell adhesion, plant tissue culture and population balance models.

The Dean’s Book Award is sponsored by the College of Engineering and presents a $1,000 check to the author while he or she is a current member of the College of Engineering; however, the award stipend is prorated if the book has multiple authors who are members of the LSU College of Engineering. While book chapters and edited books are not eligible, new editions may be entered, as long as each book only qualifies once. Highlighting the importance of these honored books, one autographed copy is retained for the College’s collection.

“Martin not only serves as an industry expert, but his book will also be a testament to his dedication to the academic and professional advancement of his students,” said Dean Zaki Bassiouni.



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