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Distinguished Engineering Alumni

Vijay Swarup with Dean Leah Jamieson

2017

Vijay Swarup (BSChE '86, BSCH '86) Vice President of Research and Development, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

2016

John Klier (MSChE '86, PhD '89) Head of Chemical Engineering and Assistant Dean of Research and Innovation, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ronald J. Unnerstall (BSChE '83) Group Head of Engineering and Vice President for Refining and Logistics Technology, BP

2015

Rohit Khanna (BSChE '79) Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Informatics, Waters Corporation

2014

Richard W. Korsmeyer (MSChE '80, PhD '83), Senior Research Fellow and Head of External Technology and Collaborations for worldwide Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer Inc.

Antonios G. Mikos (MSChE '85, PhD '88) Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University

2013

Henry T. Sampson (BS '56), Director of Mission Development and Operations of the Space Test Program, Aerospace Corporation (retired)

Robert D. Weist (BS '62), Owner, Koloa Rum Company

2012

Kristi Anseth (BSChE '92), Tisone Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, University of Colorado

2011

Ellen Tobias (B.S. '83) Vice President, Elanco Animal Health Manufacturing

2010

Norman Gilsdorf (B.S. '77) President, Honeywell Process Solutions

2009

Jeffrey L. Hemmer (B.S. '80) Senior VP, Solution Implementation, The Sinclair Group

2008

Michael J. Graff (M.S. '79) President and CEO, Air Liquide USA LLC and Chairman, Air Liquide Canada

2007

Michael H. Ott (B.S. '74) President, Polysciences.

Rick Roberts (B.S. '76) Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.

2006

Robert N. Davis (B.S. '68) Director, Technology Commercialization, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Max C. Downham (B.S. '58) Executive Director, International College of Surgeons.

2005

Charles D. Davidson (B.S. '72) President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board, Noble Energy, Inc.

2004

Emily M. Liggett (B.S. '77) President, Liggett Associates.

Lloyd M. Robeson (B.S. '64) Principal Research Scientist, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

2003

Richard H. Grabham (B.S. '70) Vice President - Global Polypropylene, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.

Ben J. Lipps (B.S. '62) President and CEO of Fresenius Medical Care, North America, Lexington, MA, and Chairman of the Management Board, Fresenius Medical Care, AG

2002

Deborah L. Grubbe (B.S. '77) Corporate Director of Safety and Health, DuPont.

Donald L. Lamberson (B.S. '53) Major General (ret.) U.S. Air Force.

2001

Robert H. Buckman (B.S. '59) Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bulab Holdings, Inc. (the parent company of Buckman Laboratories).

Donald Dunner (B.S. '53) Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Washington, DC.

Jay V. Ihlenfeld (B.S. '74) Division Vice President, Performance Materials Division, 3M Company.

2000

Linda Huff (B.S. '70) Huff and Huff Environmental Consulting Firm.

1999

Stanley A. Gembicki (B.S. '64) Chief Technology Officer, UOP.

David W. Pershing (B.S. '70) Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, University of Utah.

1998

Charles R. Kline (B.S. '61) President and Chief Executive Officer, EQUATE Petrochemicals (Kuwait).

William E. Smith III (B.S. '69) Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Services, Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis.

1997

Frank C Becker (B.S. '59) Vice President, Chemical Manufacturing and R&D, Abbott Laboratories.

Craig M. McLaughlin (B.S.'68, M.S. '70, Ph.D. '72) Vice President and Manager, Bechtel Corp.

1996

Dr. Ching Tien Liou (M.S. '71, Ph.D. '72) President of National Taiwan Institute of Technology.

David R. Rea (B.S. '62) Vice President, Environmental Science & Technology, DuPont Company.

1995

Dr. Che-I Kao (M.S. '66, Ph.D. '68) Chief Scientist, Chemicals and Plastics, The Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, TX

Robert N. Postlethwait (B.S. '70) President, CNS Business Unit, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN

1994

Richard A. Hazleton (B.S. '64, M.S. '66) President & CEO, Dow Corning Corporation.

William Douglas Young (B.S. '66) Senior Vice President Manufacturing & Process Sciences, Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, CA.

1993

Frederick C. Haas (B.S. '57) Senior Vice President, Westvaco Corporation.

1992

Robert E. Gadomski (B.S. '69, M.S.I.A. '70) Group Vice President, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

William P. Madar, Jr. (B.S. '61) President and Chief Operating Officer, Nordson Corporation.

1991

William M. Schmitt (B.S. '64) Corporate Vice President and Vice President of International Operations, Olin Corp.

Dr. Jaime Wisniak (Ph.D. '60) Vice President - Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

1990

John F. Hesselberth (B.S. '62, M.S. '64) Director, Corporate R&D Planning Division, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., currently Technical Director, DuPont.

William C. Wishlinski (B.S. '68) General Manager Operations, Planning and Product Logistics, Amoco Chemical, currently Vice President & General Manager, Industrial Chemicals, Amoco Chemicals.

1989

Mr. Donald J. Orr (B.S. '61, M.S.I.A. '65) Vice President Chemicals Group, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Mr. Edward Steinhoff (B.S.'56) Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Dow Corning.

1988

Mr. Albert R. Bernard Jr. (B.S. '67, M.S.I.A. '68) Vice President Paramins, Performance Products Group, Exxon Chemical Company (Deceased 1988).

1987

Mr. Bernard Butcher (B.S. '50) Vice President an Director of Corporate Product Department, Dow Chemical Company.

Dr. Yen-Ping Shih (Ph.D. '67) President, National Taiwan Institute of Technology.

1986

Dr. Michael P. Ramage (B.S. '66, M.S. '69, Ph.D. '71) Manager, Process Research and Development Section & Process Service Section of Mobil Research and Development Corporation, currently General Manager, Dallas Research Lab., Mobil Exploration & Producing Tech. Center, Dallas, TX.

1985

Mr. Thomas R. Hodgson (B.S.'63) Group Vice President of Abbott Laboratories and President of Abbott International Limited.

1984

Mr. Gordon D. Mounts (B.S. '57, M.S. '59) Vice President and General Manager - Process Systems and Services Dept. of the Catalysis and Process Division, Union Carbide Corporation, currently still holds same position.

1983

Mr. Roger A. Moser (B.S. '51) Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Ethyl Corporation, currently Executive Vice President, Ethyl Corp., Baton Rouge, LA.

1982

Mr. Dave W. Schornstein (B.S. '50) Group Vice President Dow Chemical Company, currently retired.

1981

Mr. William G. Bares (B.S. '63) Executive Vice President, The Lubrizol Corporation.

Mr. Robert B. Covalt (B.S. '53) President, Morton Chemical Division of Morton Norwich Products, Inc.

1980

Dr. Vern W. Weekman, Jr. (B.S. '53, Ph.D. '63) Acting Manager of Process Research and Development Section & Manager, Catalyst Research Section, Mobil Research & Development Corp., currently President, Mobil Tyco Solar Energy Co., Waltham, MA.

1979

Mr. Donald T. Brophy (B.S. '42) Group Vice President and Corporate Business Manager, Rohm & Haas Company, currently retired as Group Vice President & Director of Rohm & Haas.

1978

Mr. Joseph George Temple, Jr. (B.S. '51) Executive Vice President, Marketing, Dow Chemical Company.

1977

 

1976

Mr. Ashley Willard Lutz (B.S. '55) Vice President and General Manager, Chemicals and Plastics Division, Union Carbide Corporation.

Dr. John Francis Roorda, Jr. (B.S.'43, Ph.D. '49) Vice President for Planning and Economics, Shell Oil Company; currently retired.

1975

Dr. James B. Henderson (B.S. '46, Ph.D. '49) Vice President Marketing, Shell Oil Company.

Dr. Henry J. Ramey Jr. (B.S. '49, Ph.D. '52) Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University (deceased 11/93).

1974

Dr. R. C. Forney (B.S. '47, M.S.I.E. '48, Ph.D. '50) Assistant General Manager, Textile Fibers Dept., E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co.

Dr. J.F. Schorr (B.S. '54) Vice President and Director of Business Development, Dow Latin American, S.A. - Dow Chemical Company; currently Vice Chairman, Osterman & Company, Inc., Barrington, IL.

1973

Dr. John F. Horner (B.S. '46, Ph.D. '50) Vice President of Refining, Transportation & Engineering, American Oil Company; currently retired Senior Vice President, Amoco Oil Co.

Dr. Fredric R. Lloyd (B.S. '44, Ph.D. '49) Vice President, Elizabeth Arden - Eli Lilly and Company now (Deceased 1/3/90).

1972

Dr. Joseph A. Brink, Jr. (Ph.D. '53) (Deceased 8/81).

Mr. John Timothy McGinley (B.S. '63) Vice President, Corporate Development and President, National Resort Communities, National Homes Corporation, Lafayette, IN; currently President, House Investments, Indianapolis, IN.

1971

Mr. Robert W. Donahue (B.S. '41) retired Executive Vice President, Sun Oil Company, West Chester, PA (Deceased 9/92).

Mr. Robert C. Reid (B.S. '50, M.S. '51) currently Prof. Emeritus, Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1970

Dr. S. George Bankoff (Ph.D. '52) currently Walter P. Murphy Professor, Northwestern University.

Mr. Wayne B. Brewer (B.S. '44) (Deceased 3/23/77).

1969

Mr. Randall T. Murrill, Jr. (B.S. '42) Production Manager, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, DE.

Mr. Robert A. Winslow (B.S. '43) retired Vice President, Exxon Corporation, NY, NY.

1968

 

1967

Mr. A.B. Clarke (B.S. '41) retired Vice President, Standard Oil Company of Ohio.

Mr. Harold Yundt Hunsicker (B.S. '36), retired Manager, Aluminum Co. of America.

1966

Mr. Francis William Theis (B.S. '41) retired President and COO, GATX Corp.

1965

Mr. William J. Harris (B.S. '40, M.S.E. '40) Snead/Prof. of Transportation Engineering, Engineering Dept. of CE, Texas A & M University.

Dr. John Herbert Lux (B.S. '39, Ph.D. '42) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ametek, Inc., New York, NY.

1964

Mr. John Ellitt Haines (B.S. '25) (Deceased).

Mr. Samuel Salem (B.S. '49, M.S. '50) currently President, Diversitech General, Inc., Akron, OH.