Paulette Clancy, professor and head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering who is also an affiliated researcher with the Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI), has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Paulette Clancy

This designation, based on nomination by peers, honors and recognizes AIChE members for their accomplishments and service.

Clancy, who came to Johns Hopkins in 2018 from Cornell University, leads one of the nation’s top groups studying atomic- and molecular-scale modeling of semiconductor materials. She was elected to serve on AIChE’s board of directors last fall.

A fierce advocate for increased representation of women in engineering and the physical sciences, she was the first woman director of Cornell’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2002-2010) and founding chair of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) faculty in Cornell’s College of Engineering. Among her awards for that advocacy are the AIChE National Women’s Initiatives Mentoring Award (2011); the Alice Cook Award for services promoting women in science at Cornell (2005); and the Zellman Warhaft award for the promotion of diversity at the College of Engineering (2007).

Clancy will be formally recognized as a fellow at the 2022 annual meeting in Phoenix in November.