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Chemical engineering educator

Robert Krafft Prud'homme, American chemical engineering educator. Achievements include research in areas of polymer fluid mechanics, polymer characterization and transport phenomena. Decorated Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal; recipient Presidential Young Investigator award National Science Foundation.

Background

Prud'homme, Robert Krafft was born on January 28, 1948 in Sacramento. Son of Earle Sutter and Adele E. (Wilkens) Prud'homme.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 1969;Graduate Special Studies, Harvard University, 1973;Doctor of Philosophy Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1978.

Career

Assistant professor chemical engineering, Princeton (New Jersey) U., 1978-1984;associate professor, Princeton (New Jersey) U., 1984-1991;professor, Princeton (New Jersey) U., since 1991;research engineer, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1984-1985. Board directors Rheometrics Inc., Piscataway, New Jersey. McCabe lecturer Department Chemical Engineering North Carolina State University.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in areas of polymer fluid mechanics, polymer characterization and transport phenomena.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Deacon Cornerstone Church, Hopewell, New Jersey, 1989-1992. Captain United States Army, 1969-1973. Member American Chemical Society, American Institute Chemical Engineers (board directors material science and engineering division 1982-1993), United States Society Rheology (executive committee 1989-1991), Society Petroleum Engineers.

Connections

Married Dorothy Bjorklund, October 14, 2000. Children: Wendy A., Graham C., Jodie B., Taylor, Robert, Bradley.

father:
Earle Sutter Prud'homme

mother:
Adele E. (Wilkens) Prud'homme

spouse:
Dorothy Bjorklund

child:
Wendy A. Prud'homme

child:
Graham C. Prud'homme

child:
Jodie B. Prud'homme

child:
Taylor Prud'homme

child:
Robert Prud'homme

child:
Bradley Prud'homme