The Chevron Research Award of Excellence in Honor of John Bacha

John Bacha was a consulting scientist with Chevron Products Company. He was a strong supporter of IASH, and was internationally recognized for his studies on diesel fuel and residual fuel chemistry. He was also extremely keen to encourage the younger generation to join and enrich the industry. After his untimely death, his family initiated a fund (The John Bacha Education Fund) to be directed toward student sponsorship and other educational opportunities that may arise. The fund will sponsor one or more young researchers who are within five years of graduation to attend an IASH International Symposium from wherever they are domiciled to wherever the symposium is held.

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The Chevron Research Award of Excellence in Honor of John Bacha

Mariam Ajam, Sasol
Received the award at the 15th International Symposium in Rome, Italy in 2017

Ming-Hsin (Jeremy) Wei, California Institute of Technology
Received the award at the 14th International Symposium in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015

Sonia L. Repetto, The University of The West of England, UK
Received the award at the 13th International Symposium in Rhodes, Greece in 2013.

Christopher G. Kabana, Duquesne University-USA
Received the award at the 12th International Conference in Sarasota, Florida in 2011.

Nelly Klinkspon, University of Heidelberg-GERMANY
Received the award at the 11th International Conference in Prague, Czech Republic in 2009.

Judith White, Cardiff University-UK
Received the award at the 10th International Conference in Tucson, Arizona USA in 2007.

Christophe Hein, University of Paris / ONERA-FRANCE
Received the award at the 9th International Conference in Sitges, Spain in 2005.