Monday, December 23, 2013

10 notable chemical engineers you should have heard before



George E. Davis
(1850-1906) is regarded as the founding father of the discipline of chemical engineering. He introduced this field to the world.

 Norbert Rillieux (March 17, 1806 – October 8, 1894), Inventor who is most noted for developing the process that turned sugar from a luxury to a common commodity

Fritz Haber (1868–1934) Received Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1918 for the fixation of nitrogen from the air, the Haber process.

Edward Teller (January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003)Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist and "father of the hydrogen bomb"

Neal Amundson  (January 10, 1916 – February 16, 2011) ,considered the founder of modern chemical engineering, he contributed to mathematical modeling, reaction engineering  and transport phenomena. 

Professor Jack Richardson (29 July 1920 – 4 January 2011) ,  have you read the Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engineering?, the favorite book series of undergraduate students of chemical engineering. This professor co-authored it with John Coulson  


Linus Carl Pauling
(February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994), a rare Nobel laureate. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. In 1962, for his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

John Francis "Jack" Welch, Jr. , who is famously known as Jack Welch is celebrity CEO and business leader who transform GE to a tremendous and strong company. 

 Nguyet Anh Duong is a Vietnamese-American, she assisted in creating a new weapon called the Thermobaric weapon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to assault tunnels and caves being used as hideouts by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Maria das Gra├žas Silva
Foster, the CEO of Petrobras. First woman to head a major oil-and-gas company