CHBE3 - HW 1 Question 3 -3- Name three famous chemical...

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HW 1 – Question 3 -3- Name three famous chemical engineers and state what they are famous for (at least one sentence on each). At least one should be a UIUC alumnus (BS, MS, or PhD). • Where did you find the names, what they did? ALWAYS include the source of your information!! • What is needed before we call someone a chemical engineer? One of them degree thingies! In Chem. Eng.! • Welsh or Welch? Folger or Fogler? Watch the exact spelling of names! Website spelling errors?! 1
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HW 1 – Question 3: Some remarkable chemical engineers George Davis (Imperial Coll, UK) – Founding father of the discipline of ChE Fritz Haber (‘Chemist’, Heidelberg 1891) – Haber process: ammonia synthesis Carl Bosch (‘Chemist’, Berlin/Leipzig 1898) – Haber-Bosch process: scaling up of Haber process to industrial level (large scale, high pressure) Frank Capra (BS Cal Tech, 1918) – Italian-American film director Linus Pauling (BS Oregon State, 1922) – Nobel prize chemistry and peace Norbert Rillieux (Ecole Centrale, Paris) – Inventor multi-effect evaporator (sugar) Lewis Urry (BS Toronto, 1950) – inventor of the alkaline and lithium battery Roberto Goizueta (BS Yale, 1953) – CEO of Coca-Cola Andrew Grove (BS CC-NY, 1960) – 3 rd employee of Intel, CEO Samuel Bodman (BS Cornell, 1961; Sc.D. MIT 1965) – US Secretary of Energy Erik Rotheim (Norway) – Inventor of the aerosol spray can Mae Jemison (BS Stanford, 1977) – 1 st African American woman in space Nguyet A. Duong (BS Maryland) – inventor thermobaric weapon (Afghanistan) Nobody had Dolph Lundgren?! 2
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Some Web Links: Chemical engineer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_Engineer Famous (Chemical) Engineers: http://www.uncw.edu/preeng/egn101/famous.html http://www.sinc.stonybrook.edu/Stu/hnaseer/interest.htm Http://www.ecm.auckland.ac.nz/famous.html From UIUC: http://www.chemeng.uiuc.edu/alumni/hroll.php http://www.chemeng.uiuc.edu/alumni/nae.php Famous women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: http://chemistry.about.com/od/womeninchemistry/a/womenchemistry.htm http://chemistry.about.com/od/famouschemists/a/blackchemists.htm “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Thomas Edison 3
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ChBE courses you will take ChBE 221 – Mass and Energy Balances – Mass and Energy are conserved when chemicals go through a reactor or separator. You will learn how to write equations to figure out the concentration, flow rate, and temperature of all the chemicals going through a process or chemical plant.
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course CHBE 121 taught by Professor Paulkenis during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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