NAMF Early Career Excellence Award in Mixing

Sponsored by

  • The North American Mixing Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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  • To encourage new faculty to begin research careers in areas that will impact the general field of fluid mixing technology. Mixing is an emergent fundamental engineering science, particularly at the meso and micro scale, and one of the last unit operations to submit to formal academic study.


  • Any untenured but tenure-track faculty member at a Ph.D. granting institution in North America.


  • A single $30,000 grant will be offered, beginning April 15, 2013, in two annual installments of $15,000. The use of grant funds is restricted to direct research expenditures and excludes overhead, administrative charges, secretarial support, academic year charge-out, university/departmental-wide taxes on gifts and the like. The monies may be used for any legitimate purpose, subject to the above restrictions, so there is no need to provide a budget breakdown.
  • The recipient is expected to attend the Biennial Conference of the North American Mixing Forum, Mixing XXIV in June 2014, in Lake George, NY to present initial results, and the Biennial Conference, Mixing XXV in summer 2016, to present final results. Conference fees including lodging and meals, but not travel expenses, will be waived.

Benefits accrued by the NAMF Start-up Grant recipient:

  • Two invited presentations at NAMF conferences, as well as short course registration.
  • Opportunity to co-chair NAMF sessions at AIChE annual meetings and mixing conferences.
  • Opportunity to give seminars in Academia and Industry.
  • Opportunity to build collaborations with NAMF academics and industrialists.
  • Students of awardees have opportunity to enter NAMF Student Paper competition.
  • Application:

    • Submit your proposal electronically in PDF format to:
    • Dr. Minye Liu
    • NAMF President
    • DuPont Engineering Technology
    • Brandywine B8424
    • 1007 Market Street
    • Wilmington, DE 19898
    • Phone: 302-774-2248
    • Email:
    • A signed original of the proposal, post marked by the deadline date, must also be sent to Dr. Liu.

      Proposal instructions:

    • The deadline for receipt of proposals is January 23, 2013. The format of the application is open. Enough information should be given to enable a rigorous evaluation of the scientific merits and potential impact of the work. The text is limited to 4,000 words including, introduction, proposed work, summary and future directions; plus a reasonable number of figures and references. A title page, including a statement by an appropriate officer of the institute accepting the restrictions on the grant, and a two page vitae (NSF, NIH, NSERC equivalent) are additional. A select group of finalists will be short-listed and interviewed during March 2013. The successful applicant will be notified by April 01, 2013. The decision of the referees will be final. NAMF reserves the right not to award the grant if no application is judged sufficiently meritorious.
    • Previous grants

    • This solicitation is for the seventh NAMF young faculty grant. Previous award winners are listed above, right.