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Government , Chemical engineer

Robert Roy Swank, American, Georgian Government, chemical engineer. Recipient Environmental Protection Agency Bronze Medal, Office of Research and Development, Washington, 1972, 92.

Background

Swank,, Robert Roy was born on June 4, 1939 in Brooklyn. Son of Robert Roy and Helen Mae (Wheaton) Swank.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1959. Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1963.

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1968.

Career

Senior research engineer, Monsanto Company, Texas City, Texas, 1968-1971;research chemical engineer research laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia, 1971-1974;chief industrial pollution branch research laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia, 1974-1975;chief technical development and applications branch research laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia, 1975-1984;chief assessment branch research laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia, 1984-1985;research director research laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia, 1986;chief technical assessment branch solid waste office, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, 1986-1987;research director research laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia, 1987-1989;staff director marine, freshwater and modeling staff environmental processes and effects research office., Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, 1989-1990;research director research laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia, since 1991. Consultant United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, Helsinki, Finland, 1974, Fowler Prod.Athens, Georgia, American Combustion Inc., Norcross, Georgia. Member science advisory board Louisiana State University Center for Hazardous Waste Research, Baton Rouge.

Science advising committee University of California at Los Angeles Center for Intermedia Transport Research, Los Angeles, Environmental Protection Agency Indsl.PollutionControl Research Peer Panel, Washington.

Religion

Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

Member Georgia Institute of Technology President Scholarship Board, Atlanta, Georgia, since 1982, Legislation Liaison Committee, since 1987. Captain United States Army, 1965-1967, Fort McClellan, Alabama. Fellow National Air Pollution Control Administration, Texaco Corporation, Oak Ridge Institute Nuclear Studies.

Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Kiwanis (vice president 1988-1989), Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Theta Chi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, racquet ball, coins.

Connections

Married Sandra Yardley Morgan, August 28, 1960. Children: Lori Ellen, Robert Roy III, Debra Suzanne.

father:
Robert Roy Swank,

mother:
Helen Mae (Wheaton) Swank,

spouse:
Sandra Yardley Morgan

children:
Lori Ellen Swank,

Robert Roy III Swank,

Debra Suzanne Swank,