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Levi Thompson"The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has announced their appointment of Levi Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering at U-M, to the 2014 AIChE Board of Directors, where he will serve a three-year term. Thompson has won numerous awards for his work in chemical and materials engineering, sits on several governmental and non-governmental committees and boards, and has launched two successful businesses.

Thompson was also one of three engineers to be recognized by the MAC Eminent Engineers Forum of the AIChE at the San Francisco Annual Meeting. The forum was founded in 2008 by Dr. Thomas Mensah, one of the key inventors of fiber optics, to showcase the significant accomplishments of minorities within the institute.

AIChE is a professional society of nearly 45,000 chemical engineers in 100 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government to benefit society in the fields of energy, sustainability, biological engineering, nanotechnology, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at"

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