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Published as Subject

William Raymond Schowalter



1929 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Schowalter, William Raymond, 1929-

Additional Forms of Names

Schowalter, W. R. (William Raymond), 1929-

Schowalter, William R.



William R. Schowalter was awarded the Society of Rheology's Bingham Medal in 1988 for his work “as a scientist, an educator, and for his success in combining rheology and descriptions of complex materials within a rigorous and modern fluid mechanics framework.” He held positions at Princeton University and the University of Illinois, and was President of the Society of Rheology from 1984 to 1985.

Important Dates

1951B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Wis.).

1953M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois.

1957Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois.

1957 – 1989Professor (1957-1989); Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department (1978-1987); and Associate Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (1971-1977), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1982Member, National Academy of Engineering.

1982Awarded the William H. Walker Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

1984 – 1985President, Society of Rheology.

1987Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship.

1988Awarded the Bingham Medal, Society of Rheology.

1989Dean of Engineering (1989-2001); and Professor Emeritus (2001-), University of Illinois.

1996Awarded Honorary Doctorate degree, National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine.

1998Member, National Academy of Sciences.


Chemical engineer.


Undergraduate Education

Madison (Wis.)

Graduate Education

Urbana (Ill.)


Princeton (N.J.)

Urbana (Ill.)


Engineering physics.

Rheology -- Industrial applications.

Rheology -- Societies, etc.



Advisors & Collaborators

McIntire, Larry V.

Advised by Schowalter, Princeton University.

Wankat, Phillip C., 1944-

Advised by Schowalter, Princeton University.


Graessley, W. W. (William Walter)

Krieger, Irvin M.


Major Positions

Princeton University

Professor; Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Dept; and Associate Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (1953); Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (1957); Dean of Engineering; and Professor Emeritus.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences


American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Awarded the William H. Walker Award (1982).

Institut national polytechnique de Lorraine

Awarded Honorary D.Sc degree (1996).

National Academy of Engineering


National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)


Society of Rheology (U.S.)

President; and awarded the Bingham Medal (1988).

University of Wisconsin--Madison

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (1951).


Published Resources


American Chemical Society biography In Honor of William R. Schowalter.

Chemistry Tree William R. Schowalter professional relations list.

National Academy of Sciences member profile of William R. Schowalter.

Princeton Professor emeritus profile of William Schowalter.