Ajay Dalai, Canada Research Chair in Bio-energy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processing and professor of Chemical engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC). CIC Fellowships recognize the merits of CIC members who have made outstanding contributions and are awarded for achievement in scientific, engineering and technical contributions, activities in the CIC and its member societies, management of science, engineering or technology, and teaching, mentoring and promotion of chemical public awareness. Dr. Dalai is one of three CIC Fellows elected in 2012.
Ajay Dalai Is a world-class researcher, covering a wide range of chemical engineering processes including catalyst development for biodiesel production and glycerol utilization, hydrogen/syngas production, gas to liquid technologies, hydroprocessing of heavy gas oil and value-added products from biomass. He has been recognized for his work through awards and fellowships such as the Engineering Institute of Canada Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowships, DAAD fellowships, JSPS fellowships, and Innovation Award through Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. Dalai has been a leader and active member of the CIC on a local as well as national level. He has been a CSChE Board member, chair of the North Saskatchewan Local Section and presently Chair the Canadian Catalysis Society. He was also chair of the 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and participated on many conference and awards committees.