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researcher , Chemical engineering educator

David Walter Pershing, American chemical engineering educator, researcher. Recipient Distinguished Teaching award University Utah, 1982, Distinguished Research award University Utah, 1990; grantee National Science Foundation, PYI, 1984-1990. Major United States Public Health Service, 1970-1973. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, Combustion Institute.

Background

Pershing, David Walter was born on October 2, 1948 in Anderson, Indiana, United States. Son of Walter L. and Treva B. (Crane) Pershing.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1970. The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University Arizona, 1976.

Career

Research assistant, Exxon Production Research, Houston, 1969; project engineer, Environmental Protection Agency, 1970-1973; assistant professor chemical engineering, U. Utah, Salt Lake City, 1977-1982; associate professor, U. Utah, Salt Lake City, 1982-1985; professor, U. Utah, Salt Lake City, since 1985; associate dean Graduate School, U. Utah, Salt Lake City, 1983-1987; dean College Engineering, University Utah, Salt Lake City, since 1987; assistant to president, Reaction Engineering Inc., Salt Lake City, since 1990. Visiting scientist International Flame Research Foundation, Ijmuiden, The Netherlands, 1972-1973. Visiting associate professor chemical engineering U. Arizona, Tuscon, 1976-1977.

Consultant Energy and Environmental Research Center, Irvine, California, 1974-1990, Acurex Corporation, Mountain View, California, 1974-1979, Kennecott Corporation, Salt LakeCity, 1979-1981, National Bureau Standards, Washington, 1976-1978, Geneva Steel, since 1989. Associate director Engineering Research Center, National Science Foundation, since 1986.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications. Patentee in field.

Politics

When seeking to address certain political issues, the Church must engage with other denominations to understand their views and needs.

Views

In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.

Membership

Major United States Public Health Service, 1970-1973. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, Combustion Institute.

Connections

Married Lynn Marie Kennard, April 9, 1977. 1 child, Nicole.

father:
Walter L. Pershing

mother:
Treva B. (Crane) Pershing

spouse:
Lynn Marie Kennard

child:
Nicole Pershing