Congratulations to our member Dr. Shahab Sokhansanj for receiving the inaugural Arun S Mujumdar Medal in Drying Science at the 21st International Drying Symposium (IDS 2018) held from September 11 to 14, 2018 in Valencia Spain. The Medal and the accompanying inscription mark Dr. Sokhansanj’s outstanding R&D in drying and a distinguished mentorship of researchers who are contributing to progress in drying technologies. Over 300 attendees from 40 countries participated in the Symposium.

Dr. Arun Mujumdar of McGill University founded the first International Drying Symposia in 1978 in Montreal. The Symposia has held its biennial meeting since then in 14 countries. The Medal for Excellence in Drying Science commemorates a half-century of Professor Arun Mujumdar’s un-interrupted contribution to the promotion of science and engineering worldwide.