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researcher , Chemical engineer

Andrew Joseph Woytek was American chemical engineer. Achievements include patent for process of manufacturing nitrogen trifluoride, number of direct fluorination processes; numerous patents on fluorine process technology. Recipient Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement award Chemical Engineering Magazine, Chicago, 1977, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences award Air Products and Chemicals, 1996.

Background

Woytek, Andrew Joseph was born on July 12, 1936 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Steve and Susan (Scavnicky) Woytek.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1958. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1974.

Career

Chemical engineer, Western Electric Company, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1958-1966;research manager, Western Electric Company, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1966-1982;director research and technical, Air Products and Chemical, Allentown, Pennsylvania, since 1982. Member of committee Environmental Protection Agency to recommend chemical substitutes for CFCs.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent for process of manufacturing nitrogen trifluoride, number of direct fluorination processes. Numerous patents on fluorine process technology.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 3rd and 4th editions, 1980, 93, Fluorine: The First One Hundred Years, 1986, Organfluorine Chemistry. Principles and Commercial Applications, 1994.

Membership

Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Connections

Married Diane Joan Ritzman, January 21, 1967. Children: Judd, Judith.

father:
Steve Woytek

mother:
Susan (Scavnicky) Woytek

spouse:
Diane Joan Ritzman

children:
Judd Woytek

Judith Woytek