Duncan Mellichamp, PhD ‘64, Receives the CACHE Award of the ChE Division, ASEE, 2010
|Event Date:||June 28, 2010|
Duncan Mellichamp, PhD ‘64, Receives the CACHE Award of the ChE Division, ASEE, 2010 for outstanding contributions to Computing in Chemical Engineering.
A founding member of Chemical Engineering at the Univ. of California - Santa Barbara, Duncan Mellichamp initiated development of the process dynamics and control programs in 1966-67. His pioneering work with computers led to Real-Time Computing: Applications to Data Acquisition and Control (Editor, 1983) and to the award winning undergraduate textbook, Process Dynamics and Control, (3rd Ed: 2010, co-author). He was elected to CACHE early in his career, as trustee (1973-87) and president (1977-78). A Fellow of AIChE and recipient of numerous awards and honors, he is the author of over 100 research publications on process modeling and plant-wide control. Professor emeritus since 2003, he teaches and researches, pro bono, on profitability measures for plant conceptual designs subject to risk. Prof. Mellichamp received Purdue’s Outstanding Chemical Engineer award in 2007.