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Howard Brenner

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Dates

March 16, 1929 – February 17, 2014

Authorized Form of Name

Brenner, Howard

Additional Forms of Names

Brenner, Howard, 1929-

Biography

Abstract

Howard Brenner was a Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His other institutional affiliations included University of Rochester, Carnegie Mellon University, and New York University. He researched the transport properties of flowing suspensions and multiphase systems.

Important Dates

March 16, 1929Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1950Obtained BChE, Pratt Institute, New York (N.Y.).

1954Obtained MChE, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1955 – 1966Instructor to Professor of Chemical Engineering, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1957Obtained DEngSc, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1963 – 1964Visiting Associate Professor of Engineering, University of Minnesota.

1966 – 1977Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1974Senior Visiting Fellow, Scientific Research Council, United Kingdom (now called Science and Engineering Research Council).

1975 – 1976Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology.

1976Awarded Alpha Chi Sigma Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

1977 – 1981Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

1977 – 1981Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

1980Awarded Bingham Medal, Society of Rheology.

1981 – 2014William Henry Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering to Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1985Awarded William H. Walker Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

1988 – 1989Chevron Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology.

1989Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Technion.

1991Gulf Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1992Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, University of Calgary.

1995Visiting Professor, Institute for Mechanics and Materials, University of California, San Diego.

1996Visiting Professor, Institute for Polymer Science, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich (ETH Zürich).

1996Lady Davis Visiting Professor, Technion.

1996Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

1999Awarded Warren K. Lewis Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

2000Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2001Awarded Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society.

February 17, 2014Death.

Occupation

Rheologist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Rochester (N.Y.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Hydrodynamics.

Microfluidics.

Rheology.

Relationships

People

Family

Gould, Renee Brenner

Sister.

Advisors & Collaborators

Happel, John

Ph.D. advisor at New York University, "A Theoretical Study of Slow, Viscous Flow through Assemblages of Spherical Particles."

Colleagues

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at New York University.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mullins, William W.

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Stever, H. Guyford

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Fairchild Distinguished Scholar and Chevron Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Carnegie-Mellon University. Department of Chemical Engineering

Professor.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Visiting Professor, Institute for Polymer Science.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemical Engineering

William Henry Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering.

New York University. Department of Chemical Engineering

Obtained MChE in 1954 and DEngSc in 1957. Instructor to Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Tekhniyon, Makhon tekhnologi le-Yisra'el

Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Lady Davis Visiting Professor.

University of Calgary

Distinguished Visiting Lecturer.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemical Engineering

Visiting Professor.

University of California, San Diego. Institute for Mechanics and Materials

Visiting Professor.

University of Minnesota. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Visiting Associate Professor of Engineering.

University of Rochester. Department of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Received 1976 Alpha Chi Sigma Award, 1985 William H. Walker Award, and 1999 Warren K. Lewis.

American Physical Society

Received 2001 Fluid Dynamics Prize.

National Academy of Engineering

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Pratt Institute

Obtained BChE in 1950.

Science and Engineering Research Council (Great Britain)

Senior Visiting Fellow.

Society of Rheology (U.S.)

Received 1980 Bingham Medal.

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