ChemBE Acting Advisory Board Chair David Schmalzer ’64 Receives Heritage Award
David Schmalzer ’64, acting chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering’s External Advisory Board, was awarded the Johns Hopkins University Heritage Award earlier this month by T.E. “Ed” Schlesinger, the Whiting School of Engineering’s Benjamin T. Rome Dean. The award was presented in recognition of Schmalzer’s long service to the department and the university.
Schmalzer, who also earned a master’s degree at Johns Hopkins and a PhD at the University of Pittsburgh, has served the ChemBE advisory board for more than a decade. He has often led the board’s fall meetings, where board members give mid-cycle guidance to the department on achieving goals set in the spring.
Schmalzer served as vice president and managing director of a joint venture among Gulf, Mitsui, and Ruhrkole. He joined Argonne National Laboratory in 1987 and managed its fossil energy research program until beginning his consulting career in 2008. His clients included NREL, ANL, ORNL, and NESCAUM, whom he advised on energy and environmental issues. Schmalzer is a member of AIChE and ACS, and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania. He has served as an author and the editor of the coal and conversion sections of Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook.
The Heritage Award was established in 1973 to honor alumni and friends of Johns Hopkins who have contributed outstanding service over an extended period to the progress of the university or the activities of the Alumni Association.