University of Pittsburgh
December 9, 1999


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PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10 -- Jerome Schultz, director of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, is the winner of the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Marvin J. Johnson Award.

The award, from the ACS' Biochemical Technology Division, recognizes outstanding and innovative research contributions in the area of microbial and biochemical technology. Schultz was recognized for his work on oxygen mass transfer and oxygen utilization in fermentors and with membrane bioreactors and membrane separations.

In notifying Schultz of the award, the ACS said, "Bridging the gap between biochemical and biomedical engineering, your work with membranes has been widely acknowledged to be truly significant!"

Schultz, who joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1987, founded and is chairman of the Department of Bioengineering and is a professor of chemical and petroleum engineering.

Coincidentally, Schultz, of O'Hara Township, was a student of Johnson's at the University of Wisconsin.

The award will be presented to Schultz at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in March, 2000.