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Chemical engineering educator

Charles Alan Eckert, American, Italian Chemical engineering educator. Fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1964, Guggenheim Foundation, 1971. Member National Academy of Engineering, AIChE (Allan Colburn award 1973), International Society for Advancement of Supercritical Fluids (vice president) American Chemical Society (Ipatieff prize 1977, Murphree award 1995), American Society Engineering Education.

Background

Eckert, Charles Alan was born on December 13, 1938 in St. Louis. Son of Clarence Theodore and Mildred Hortense (Potlitzer) Eckert.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960;S.M. Entertainment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961;Doctor of Philosophy, University of California-Berkeley, 1964.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow, National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, 1964-1965;assistant professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1965-1969;associate professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1969-1973;professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1973-1989;head department chemical engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1980-1986;J. Erskine Love professor engineering, Georgia Institute Technology, Atlanta, since 1989;Institute professor, Georgia Institute Technology, Atlanta, 1994. Director Specialty Separations Center, since 1991. Consultant numerous companies.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: several books, instructional computer programs. Contributor articles to science journals.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Alan P. Colburn award 1973, William H. Walker award 1999, Clarence Gerhold award, 2006). Member National Academy of Engineering, International Society for Advancement of Supercritical Fluids (vice president), American Chemical Society (Ipatieff prize 1977, Murphree award 1995), American Society Engineering Education.

Connections

Children: Carolyn Helen, Theodore James. Married Susan Schneider, 1997.

father:
Clarence Theodore Eckert

mother:
Mildred Hortense (Potlitzer) Eckert

spouse:
Susan Schneider

children:
Carolyn Helen Eckert

Theodore James Eckert