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educator , polymer engineer

Bengt Gustaf Rånby, Swedish polymer engineer, retired educator. Recipient Anselme Payen award American Chemical Society, 1989, The Great prize Royal Institute of Technology, 1991, Herman Mark medal Austrian Government, 1992, Distinguished Service award Society Polymer Science, Japan, 1995, Wilhelm Exner medal Austrian Industry Association, 1996.


Rånby, Bengt Gustaf was born on April 5, 1920 in Niemisel, Sweden. Son of Anders Gustaf and Berta Maria (Ling) Andersson.


Bachelor of Science, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1940. Master of Science, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1945. FilLic, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1950.

Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1952. Doctor Technology (honorary), Polytechnic University, Wroclaw, Poland, 1978. Doctor Phil (honorary), Helsinki (Finland) University, 1982.

Doctor Science (honorary), Polytechnic University New York, 1995.


Research assistant Uppsala University, 1943-1952, assistant professor, 1952-1955. Research specialist American Viscose Corporation, Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, 1956-1958. Research professor, director Empire State Paper Research Institute State University New York, Syracuse, 1959-1961.

Professor polymer technical Royal institute Technology, Stockholm, 1961-1986. President Carl Trygger Foundation, from 1992. Chairman board Scandinavian Paint Research Institute, Copenhagen, 1976-1988.

Chairman science advisory council Incentive AB, Stockholm, 1984-1990.


Chairman Knowledge in School, Stockholm, 1986-1992. Sergeant artillery Swedish Army, 1940-1944. Member Royal Academy Arts and Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences, Finnish Society Sciences (foreign member), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (foreign member).


  • Other Interests

    Botany, fishing.


Married Aina Ingeborg Charlotta Hultcrantz, October 20, 1945. Children: Mats, Birgitta, Hans.

Anders Gustaf Andersson

Berta Maria (Ling) Andersson

Aina Ingeborg Charlotta Hultcrantz

Mats Rånby

Birgitta Rånby

Hans Rånby