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Chemical engineering educator

Alvin William Nienow, British chemical engineering educator. Chartered chemical engineer. Named honorary professor University Tianjin, China, 1983; fellow Royal Academy Engineering, 1985. Captain Reading Cricket Club, United Kingdom, 1968-1974. Fellow Institute Chemical Engineers (council member 1984-1989, Moulton medal 1984), Royal Academy Engineering; member Master Control Console, Edgbasten Priory, Athenaeum.

Background

Nienow, Alvin William was born on June 19, 1937 in London. Son of Alvin William and Mary May (Hawthorn) Nienow.

Education

Bachelor of Science with 1st class honors, University College London, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University College London, 1968. Doctor of Science, University London, 1980.

Career

Graduate apprentice, Kellogg International, London, 1958-1960; project engineer, Alfa-Laval, London, 1960-1961; lecturer, West Ham College Technology, London, 1961-1963; from lecturer to senior lecturer, U. College London, 1963-1980; professor chemical engineering, U. Birmingham, United Kingdom, 1980-1989; professor biochemistry engineering, U. Birmingham, United Kingdom, since 1989. Honorary research fellow U. College London, since 1980. County member Agricultural and Food Research Council, United Kingdom, 1987-1990.

Member scientific advising committee European Federation Chemical Engineers, 1987-1994. Conseil technologique Rhone-Poulenc, Paris, since 1988. Director Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Center for Bio-chemical Engineering, University Birmingham, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Chartered chemical engineer.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Mixing in the Process Industries, 2nd edition review, 1997. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Captain Reading Cricket Club, United Kingdom, 1968-1974. Fellow Institute Chemical Engineers (council member 1984-1989, Moulton medal 1984), Royal Academy Engineering. Member Master Control Console, Edgbasten Priory, Athenaeum.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sport, dancing, travel, music, real ale.

Connections

Married Helen Mary Sparkes, August 29, 1959. Children: Fiona Mary, Gary John, Peter William.

father:
Alvin William Nienow

mother:
Mary May (Hawthorn) Nienow

spouse:
Helen Mary Sparkes

children:
Fiona Mary Nienow

Gary John Nienow

Peter William Nienow