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Chemical engineering educator

Robert Vernon Mrazek, American chemical engineering educator. Registered professional engineer, Oregon. Recipient Carter award outstanding teaching School Engineering, 1965, 79, 90, Mosser award for teaching excellence, 1966, Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor award, 1978, all Oregon State University; National Science Foundation fellow, 1957-1960.


Mrazek, Robert Vernon was born on January 15, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Vernon Elmer and Marjorie (Saxon) Mrazek.


Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1957; Doctor of Philosophy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1960.


Chemical engineer, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Schenectady, 1960; member of faculty department chemical engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1960-1990; professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1967-1990; head chemical engineering department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1988-1990. Technology adviser Omark Industries, Portland, Oregon, 1962, United States Bureau Mines, Albany, Oregon, from 1963. Research associate Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1962.


  • Registered professional engineer, Oregon.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Oregon chapter American Institute Chemical Engineers (chairman 1974-1975), American Institute Chemical Engineers (member professional examinations advising committee), Blue Key (honorary faculty), Sigma Xi, Phi Eta Sigma, Omega Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi.


Married Joyce Ann Freeman, June 6, 1959. Children— Ellen Marie, Steven James, Karen Louise.

Vernon Elmer Mrazek

Marjorie (Saxon) Mrazek

Joyce Ann Freeman

Karen Louise Mrazek

Steven James Mrazek

Ellen Marie Mrazek