Chemical Engineering alumnus Raj Shah honored with multiple professional recognitions
Penn State chemical engineering alumnus Raj Shah was recently inducted as a fellow to the Energy Institute and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and was elevated to the status of Chartered Scientist within the Science Council.
The current director of Koehler Instrument Company based in Holtsville, NY, Shah was cited for his outstanding service and contributions in the field of petroleum and petrochemical engineering.
Shah earned his doctoral degree in chemical engineering from Penn State in 1995 and has spent the past 20 years working in the oil and gas industry.
During his time at Penn State, Shah was advised by J. Larry Duda and Elmer Klaus and was a member of the Petroleum Research Lab (PRL). PRL was well-known nationally for ground-breaking research contributions in the area of lubricants, additives and tribology.
Since earning his Ph.D., Shah has retained ties with Penn State and currently serves as a member of the Industrial and Professional Advisory Council for The School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs. He previously served as a College of Engineering representative for Penn State’s Graduate School Alumni Society.
He is also involved with several other universities and serves on the Industrial Board of Advisers for the Department of Chemical Engineering at the State University of New York, Stony Brook and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Tribology and Lubrication Science minor at Auburn University. Previously, Shah served on the foundation board of Developmental Disabilities Institute in Smithtown NY, the largest school in the Long Island area serving children with autism.
Currently, Shah lives with his wife, Niloufar (ChE ’96), and their son in Long Island, NY, where they are active in the paddling community.
About the Energy Institute
The Energy Institute is a professional body for the energy industry and supports over 23,000 individuals working in or studying energy, as well as 250 companies worldwide. The organization is committed to providing learning opportunities that support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources which promote energy in all of its forms and applications.
About the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 13,000 individuals and 250 companies & organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. Throughout the organization’s 70-year history less than 0.5% of members have been elevated to the status of fellow.
About the Science CouncilThe Science Council is a membership organization for professional bodies and learned societies across the disciplines of science. The organization aims to uniquely bring together and position a range of disciplines and sectors to reflect the multi-disciplinary practice of science in today’s society.