COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Aug. 10, 2012 –
M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering at
Texas A&M University, has announced that M. Nazmul Karim has
been named head of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical
Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2012.
Karim will hold the Mike O'Connor Chair II.
Prior to joining Texas A&M, Karim was a member of the
faculty at Texas Tech University, where he served as chair and
holder of the Whitacre Endowed Department Chair in chemical
engineering. He previously was a professor of chemical engineering
at Colorado State University and has been a visiting professor at
Helsinki University of Technology, Technical University of Denmark,
Osaka University and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Karim's research focus is in the areas of process control and
optimization theories and practice. He has been involved in
biotechnology research for the past 25 years. Karim is an AIChE
Fellow and serves as director of the Fuels and Petrochemical
Division of AIChE. He also is a member of the American
Chemical Society and the Society of Industrial Microbiology. He
serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Industrial
Microbiology & Biotechnology.