Robert Franklin Blanks, American chemical engineering educator. Achievements include research on the process design and economics, reactor design, thermodynamics. Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Blanks, Robert Franklin was born on June 11, 1936 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Robert F. and Lauren V. (Denman) Blanks.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Colorado, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University California, 1963.
Senior research engineer Union Carbide, Bound Brook, New Jersey, 1962-1969. Senior research associate Amoco Chemical Company, Naperville, Illinois, 1978-1994. Professor chemical engineering Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1969-1978, Clemson (South Carolina) University, 1997-1998, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, 1998—2001.
Professor, associate director Chemical Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology, since 2001.