Alexander Dowling awarded IChemE’s Junior Sargent Medal for pushing boundaries in chemical engineering, applied math, and computational science

Alexander Dowling

Alexander Dowling, assistant professor, chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been awarded the Junior Sargent Medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

The Junior Sargent Medal recognizes a major contribution to computer-aided product and process engineering research by an early-career chemical engineer.

Dowling was selected for developing and applying advanced mathematical programming formulations and tools to a broad range of process systems engineering activities.  His research, according to IChemE, “pushed the boundaries of equation-oriented optimization to solve real-world problems.” 

 “I am greatly honored to receive a Junior Sargent Medal,” Dowling tweeted. “I am thankful to all my students for their hard work, to my colleagues for sharing fun research challenges, and to my mentors for their support.”

Dowling’s lab optimizes sustainable energy technologies through novel mathematical models and computational frameworks by bringing together engineering, applied mathematics, and computational sciences.

Dowling received a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2017.

— Karla Cruise, Notre Dame Engineering