EFCE Awards Horenstein Title of International Fellow


Professor Mark Horenstein (ECE)
Professor Mark Horenstein (ECE)

Professor Mark Horenstein (ECE) has been named an International Fellow by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Static Electricity in Industry Group.

Awarded only every four years, the honor recognizes dedicated service and notable contributions to the advancement of the field of industrial electrostatics as a researcher and teacher.

“Being awarded was a total surprise,” said Horenstein. “It’s an incredible honor.”

Horenstein received the award in April during Electrostatics 2013, the 12th International Conference on Electrostatics that took place in Budapest, Hungary. As part of the honor, Horenstein also gave one of the event’s keynote talks.

“We loved Budapest,” said Horenstein, who, along with his wife, took advantage of their chance to visit Hungary. “The residents were unbelievably hospitable and there was so much to do and see.”

Horenstein’s current research interests include applied electromagnetics, electrostatics, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Electrostatics and is an Honorary Life Member of the Electrostatics Society of America (ESA).

The EFCE has promoted scientific collaboration and supported the work of scientists and engineers in 30 European countries since 1953. The organization represents more than 100,000 chemical engineers in Europe.

-Rachel Harrington (rachelah@bu.edu)