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Joseph S. Alford, PhD, an ISA Fellow and long-time contributing expert on ISA18, has been honored with a 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Purdue University’s College of Engineering, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering. The award was given in recognition of his accomplishments over a 35-year career at Eli Lilly and Company “for his championing of key technical and auditing practices in the bio-pharma industry leading to the in-house design, development, validation, implementation, and application of computer-based process automation and data historian systems.”

Alford has been an active participant and leader in ISA throughout his career, serving as a key contributor to ISA18 and as a member of the InTech Editorial Advisory Board. He received ISA’s 2001 Douglas H. Annin Award in recognition of “outstanding achievement in the design, application, or development of the components in an automatic control system from the input measurement through the final control element.” He is a Fellow and Life Member of ISA and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. For more information, please visit:

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