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educator , chemical engineer

Kenneth Alan Smith, American chemical engineer, educator. National Science Foundation fellow, 1964-1965, Overseas fellow, Churchill College, (England), 1993, 01,08. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, National Academy Engineering, American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

Smith, Kenneth Alan was born on November 28, 1936 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Edward and Alice Gertrude (Walters) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958;S.M. Entertainment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959;Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1962;postgraduate, Cambridge (England) University, 1964-1965.

Career

Assistant professor chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961-1967;associate professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967-1971;professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, since 1971;Edwin R. Gilliland professor chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, since 1989;acting head department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976-1977;associate provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980-1981;associate provost, vice president research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981-1991;director Whitaker College Health Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989-1991. Consultant chemical and oil companies.

Membership

Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, National Academy Engineering, American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Tau Beta Pi.

Connections

Married Ambia Marie Olsson, October 14, 1961. Children: Kirsten Heather, Edward Eric, Andrew Ian Beaumont, Thurston Garrett.

father:
James Edward Smith

mother:
Alice Gertrude (Walters) Smith

spouse:
Ambia Marie Olsson

child:
Kirsten Heather Smith

child:
Edward Eric Smith

child:
Andrew Ian Beaumont Smith

child:
Thurston Garrett Smith