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Thomas Flynn Edgar, American chemical engineering professor. Registered professional engineer, Texas. Recipient Education award American Automatic Control Council, 1992, The International Federation of Automatic Control Control Engineering prize, 2005.


Edgar, Thomas Flynn was born on April 17, 1945 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Maurice Russell and Natalie (Flynn) Edgar.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Kansas, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1971.


Process engineer, Conoco, Baltimore, 1968-1969;professor chemical engineering, University Texas, Austin, since 1971;department chairman, University Texas, Austin, 1985-1993;Abell chair, University Texas, Austin, since 1991;associate dean engineering, University Texas, Austin, 1993-1996;assoc vice president academic computing, University Texas, Austin, since 1996;professor chemical engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1978. President CACHE Corporation, Austin, Texas, 1981-1984. President American Automatic ControlCoun., Chicago, 1990-1991.

Chair Council for Chemical Research, Washington, 1992-1993.


  • Registered professional engineer, Texas.



It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.


The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.


Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.


Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineers (editorial board journal 1983-1985, 03-, chairman cast division 1986, board directors 1989-1992, vice president 1996, president 1997, chair board directors Foundation since 2000, Outstanding Counselor award 1975, Colburn award 1980, Computing in Chemical Engineering award 1995, Lewis award 2005), American Society Engineering Education (Westinghouse award 1988, Meriam-Wiley Distinguished Author 1990, Chemical Engineering Division Leadership award 1996). Member Instrument Society of America (Eckman Education award 1993, Process Automation Hall of Fame 2007), American Chemical Society, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi (Joe King award University Texas 1989, University Kansas Distinguished Engineering Service award 1990).


Married Donna Jean Proffitt, July 15, 1967. Children: Rebecca, Jeffrey.

Maurice Russell Edgar

Natalie (Flynn) Edgar

Donna Jean Proffitt

Rebecca Edgar

Jeffrey Edgar