Congratulations to chemical engineering associate professor (lecturer) Tony Butterfield whom was honored with a faculty award by the University of Utah.

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Butterfield can now add the U’s Distinguished Teaching Award to his already full mantle of honors.

He received his bachelor’s from the University of Utah and a master’s from the University of California, San Diego, both in chemical engineering. He then returned to the U where he earned a doctorate in chemical engineering. He has been a faculty member at the University of Utah for seven years and currently serves as a board member of ASEE’s Chemical Engineering Division and AIChE’s Societal Impact Operating Counsel.

In 2017, Butterfield was the recipient of the 2017 National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals GLBT Educator Award. Recently, he was honored with the University of Utah Beacons of Excellence Award and an honor from the university’s Career Services Faculty Recognition Program for his teaching. He also received both the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Engineering and Outstanding Instructor from the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2013.

“It has been an honor to merely have our many wonderful students at the U in my day-to-day life,” he said. “Each graduation, I’ve been privileged to see off into the world so many brilliant minds and genuinely good people, people who will go on to improve our society. To be recognized by my students and peers as being of help on that path is very touching and means a great deal to me.”