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Thomas Bradford Drew

educator , chemical engineer.

Thomas Bradford Drew, American educator, chemical engineer. award 1937, Max Jakob Meml; award 1967); award 1967), American Chem.


Drew, Thomas Bradford was born on February 9, 1902 in Medford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry Jay Washburn and Henrietta Cook (Cole) Drew.


Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1923, S.M. Entertainment, 1924.


Instructor chemical engineering Drexel Institute, 1925-1928, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1929-1934. Research and design chemical engineer E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1934-1940, consultant, 1950-1962. Associate professor chemical engineering Columbia, 1940-1945, professor, 1945-1965, Executive officer, 1948-1957.

Visiting professor chemical engineering Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1959-1960, professor chemical engineering, 1965-1967, professor emeritus, 1967-1985. Consultant Ford Foundation, New Delhi, 1962, 63, 66. Ford Foundation program specialist Birla Institute Technology and Science, New Delhi, India, 1964-1965.

With National Defense Research Committee (section XI), 1941-1943, also Manhattan District Projects, SAM laboratories, 1943, TNX div. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, 1943-1944. Consultant Brookhaven National laboratories, Upton, Long Island, New York, 1947-1972, member advising committee on physical science, 1947-1948, chairman advising committee on engineering, 1947-1955.

Member committee senior reviewers Atomic Energy Commission, 1952-1957.


  • Author: Vector and Polyadic Analysis. Also author of papers on chemical engineering Editor: Advances in Chemical Engineering.


Fellow New York Academy Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Chemical Engineers (William H. Walker award 1937, Max Jakob Memorial award 1967). Member Massachusetts Society of Cincinnati (vice president 1975-1977, president since 1977), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary. Club: Chemists (New York City).


Married Alice Wait, June 9, 1930. Children: Mary, Emilie, Sarah.

Henry Jay Washburn Drew

Henrietta Cook (Cole) Drew

Alice Wait

Mary Drew

Emilie Drew

Sarah Drew