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consultant , chemical engineer

Elisabeth Mertz Drake, American chemical engineer, consultant. Registered professional engineer, Massachusetts. Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineers (board directors 1987-1990); member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Engineering, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi.

Background

Drake, Elisabeth Mertz was born on December 20, 1936 in New York City. Daughter of John and Ruth (Johnson) Mertz.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958. Doctor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966.

Career

Staff engineer, Arthur D. Little Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958-1964;senior staff, Arthur D. Little Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966-1976;manager risk analysis, Arthur D. Little Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977-1982;vice president technical risk management, Arthur D. Little Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980-1982, 86-89;consultant, Arthur D. Little Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990-1994;associate director new technical, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Laboratory, since 1990;director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Laboratory, 1994-1995;lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, 1971;visiting professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1973-1974;chairman chemical engineering department, Northeastern U., Boston, 1982-1986. Corporation manager Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981-1986. Member technical pipeline safety Studies. committee unites states department Transportation, 1980-1985.

Member managing board Center for Chemical Process Safety, 1988-1990. Vice chair commission on review and evaluation on army chemical stockpile disposal program National Research Council, 1993-1998.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Massachusetts.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Inventor fractionation method and apparatus, 1972.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineers (board directors 1987-1990). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Engineering, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Alvin William Drake, July 31, 1957 (divorced 1984). 1 child, Alan Lee.

father:
John Mertz

mother:
Ruth (Johnson) Mertz

spouse:
Alvin William Drake

child:
Alan Lee Drake