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educator , University administrator , chemical engineer

Ralph Webster Pike, American chemical engineer, educator, academic administrator. Recipient more than 100 research grants, including National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, Department Energy, Department Interior, Department Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, state agencies and private industry, l964—.


Pike, Ralph Webster was born on November 10, 1935 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of Ralph Webster and Macey (Adams) Pike.


Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1962.


Research chemical engineer, Exxon R & D Company, Baytown, Texas, l962-64;Paul M. Horton professor chemical engineering and system science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, since 1964;associate vice chancellor for research, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, since 1975;director Louisiana Mineral Institute, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, since 1979. Consultant to chemical and petroleum refining industry, federal government and State of Louisiana, since 1964.



The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.


Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


Active various civic, church and community organizations, Baton Rouge, l964-. Second lieutenant United States Army, l958-60. Fellow American Institute Chemical Engineers (chairman national program committee l984, local section l985).

Member American Chemical Society (Charles E. Coates Member Award, 1994, university and professional), Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: skiing.


Married Patricia Jennings, August 23, 1958.

Ralph Webster Pike

Macey (Adams) Pike

Patricia Jennings