IIT Bombay alumnus, Dr. Urmila Diwekar (M.Tech & Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 1988) has won the 2022 Cast Computing Practice Award. The award recognises outstanding practices or applications of chemical engineering to computing and system technology. The award is sponsored by Aspen Technology Inc. and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.
Dr. Urmila Diwekar is the President of Stochastic Research Technologies LLC. She is also the president of Vishwamitra Research, a non-profit research institute that conducts research in areas such as optimization under uncertainty and computer-aided design applied to energy, environment, and sustainability.
She is the author of more than 190 peer-reviewed research papers, has written several books and authored software packages, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She also won the coveted Cecil Award for Environmental Chemical Engineering from the Environmental Division of AIChE in 2011, the Clarence Gerhold award in 2018, and the NESIN best researcher award in 2020 from ScienceFather International.