Distinguished Engineering Alumni


From left: 2018 DEA Recipients Peter Kraemer, Arindam Bose, and Kimberly Underhill

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Jennifer Sinclair Curtis (BSChE '83) Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Dean, College of Engineering University of California, Davis


Arindam Bose (PhD '80) Independent Consultant, AbiologicsB, LLC

Peter Kraemer (BSChE '88) Chief Supply Officer, Anheuser-Busch

Kimberly Underhill (BSChE '87) President, Kimberly-Clark Professional


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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.


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


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

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


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


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.


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.


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


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

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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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




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.


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).


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.


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).


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.


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.


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).


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.




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.


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


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.


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

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