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Ivan Glenn Rice

gas turbine consulting engineer

Ivan Glenn Rice, American gas turbine consulting engineer. Recipient Management awards General Electric Company, 1955, 61, 66, Breakthrough 60 award General Electric Company, 1960, Scouters award Boy Scouts American, 1966.


Rice, Ivan Glenn was born on July 24, 1924 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Son of Harvey Clifford and Charlotte Abegail (Burre) Rice.


Student Phoenix College, 1946-1947. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with high distinction, University Arizona, 1950. Carolyn Ruth Keyes, June 16, 1950.


With General Electric Company, 1950-1969, gas turbine application engineer, for Southwest United States of America, Houston, 1957-1964, regional turbine engineer for United States, Canada and Mexico, Houston, 1964-1969. Manager national and worldwide marketing DeLaval Turbine Inc., Houston, 1969-1974. Consultant engineer, Spring, Texas, since 1974.


  • Contributor articles on gas turbines to professional journals. Patentee gas turbine heat rate control. International patentee reheat-gas turbine combined cycle control.

    Steam-blade cooling of reheat-gas turbine.


Member advisory committee Turbo-Machinery Symposium, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, since 1972. Member planning committee First Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, 1969. President Spring High School Parent-Teachers Association, 1972-1973.

Member-at-large Sam Houston Area council Boy Scouts American. Served with Transportation Corps, Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (life, Meritorious Service award 1968, gas turbine division commendation 1971, chairman South Texas section 1975-1976, chairman division gas turbine 1976-1977, Council award 1977, 80, Centennial medallion 1980, Region X award 1984).

Member National Society of Professional Engineers (life), Texas Society Professional Engineers (life), Society Petroleum Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Houston Engineering and Science Society, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma.


Children– Thomas Glenn, Kathleen Elizabeth, James Nelson.

Harvey Clifford Rice

Charlotte Abegail (Burre) Rice

Thomas Glenn Rice

Kathleen Elizabeth Rice

James Nelson Rice