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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Guiseppe 
Parravano

Professor of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering

Byron W. Cheever

1881 - 1888
Acting Professor of Chemical Engineering

Edward DeMille Campbell

1890 - 1925
Professor of Chemistry
Director of the Chemical Laboratory
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Alfred H. White

1897 - 1943
Professor of Chemical Engineering

William G. Smeaton

1902 - 1942
Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Elmer Edwin Ware

1909 - 1919
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Walter Lucius

1912 - 1917
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Albert E. White

1913 - 1954
Professor of Chemical Engineering

John Davison Rue

1913
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Walter L. Badger

1915 - 1937
Professor of Chemical Engineering

John Crowe Brier

1917 - 1921
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Clarence Frederick Smart

1917 - 1919
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Edwin Myron Baker

1918 - 1943
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Clifford D. Holley

1918 - 1923
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Chair of Chemical Engineering

Adolph Frederick Wendler

1918 - 1920
Instructor in Chemical Engineering

Franz Perrine Zimmerli

1918 - 1920
Instructor in Chemical Engineering

Eugene H. Leslie

1919 - 1928
Professor of Chemical Engineering

William Platt Wood

1919 - 1954
Professor of Chemical Engineering

George Granger Brown

1920 - 1957
Edward DeMille Campbell University Professor of Chemical Engineering
Chair of Chemical Engineering
Dean of Engineering

Harry Linn Campbell

1921 - 1936
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Clair Upthegrove

1921 - 1955
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Walter Edwin Jominy

1924 - 1950
Lecturer in Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering
Research Engineer Department of Engineering Research

Warren L. McCabe

1928 - 1936
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Elmore Shaw Pettyjohn

1928 - 1945
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Claude Lester Clark

1928 - 1940
Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering
Research Engineer Department of Engineering Research

Donald William Murphy

1928 - 1940
Research Engineer Department of Engineering Research

Donald William McCready

1929 - 1966
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Lars Thomassen

1929 - 1966
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

John Chipman

1929 - 1936
Research Engineer

Richard Schneidewind

1930 - 1967
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

William A. Spindler

1930 - 1969
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Eugene Jesse Ash

1936 - 1941
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Donald Laverne Katz

1936 - 1977
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Chair of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Clarence Arnold Siebert

1936 - 1973
Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

Richard Emory Townsend

1937 - 1966
Associate Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Alan Shivers Foust

1939 - 1951
Professor of Chemical Engineering

James Wright Freeman

1941 - 1970
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Lloyd E. Brownell

1942 - 1975
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Nuclear Engineering

David Wesley Monroe

1942 - 1946
Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering

Robert Roy White

1942 - 1960
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Jesse Louis York

1942
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Franklin Bruce Rote

1942 - 1951
Associate Professor of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering

Julius T. Banchero

1943 - 1959
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Maurice Joseph Sinnott

1944 - 1984
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Cedomir M. Sliepcevich

1944 - 1955
Associate Professor of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering

Leo L. Carrick

1946 - 1959
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Joseph J. Martin

1947 - 1982
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Walter B. Pierce

1947 - 1966
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Edwin H. Young

1947 - 1989
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Charles Moesel

1947 - 1952
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Charles M. Thatcher

1947 - 1954
Assistant Professor of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering

George Brymer Williams

1948 - 1984
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Stuart Winston Churchill

1948 - 1967
Professor of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering
Chair Department of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering

Lloyd Lute Kempe

1949 - 1981
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Charles W. Phillips

1950
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Myron Tribus

1952 - 1954
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Director of Icing Research

Harold A. Ohlgren

1954 - 1958
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Kenneth F. Gordon

1955 - 1962
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Donald R. Mason

1956 - 1965
Professor of Chemical Engineering

M. Rasin Tek

1957 - 1986
Professor of Chemical and Materials Science Engineering

Keith H. Coats

1959 - 1961
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Richard E. Balzhiser

1960 - 1975
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Brice Carnahan

1960 - 2001
Professor of Chemical Engineering

James O. Wilkes

1960 - 2000
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dale E. Briggs

1961 - 1999
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Robert H. Kadlec

1961 - 1995
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Joe D. Goddard

1963 - 1976
Professor of Chemical Engineering

John E. Powers

1963 - 1982
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Walter J. Weber Jr

1963 - 2009
Gordon Maskew Fair & Earnest Boyce Distinguished University Professor of Environmental Sciences & Engineering
Professor of Environmental Sciences & Engineering
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Rane L. Curl

1964 - 1997
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Joseph D. Hanawalt

1964 - 1972
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Jerome S. Schultz

1964 - 1987
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Chair of Chemical Engineering

Jack C. Burfoot

1965 - 1966
Visiting Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Francis M. Donahue

1965 - 1996
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Orville F. Kimball

1966 - 1974
Associate Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Associate Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

Gregory Yeh

1967 - 1998
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

James H. Hand

1971 - 1982
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Fredric G. Bader

1974 - 1977
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Signorino Galvagno

1978 - 1979
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Costas Kravaris

1984 - 2004
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Anastasios C. Papanastasiou

1985
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Albert F. Yee

1985 - 2003
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Macromolecular Science & Engineering
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Stacy G. Bike

1988 - 2003
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor of Macromolecular Science & Engineering

Robert A. Lionberger

1998 - 2002
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Peter James Woolf

2004 - 2010
Assistant Professor

Peter James Woolf

2004 - 2010
Assistant Professor