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John Prausnitz: Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley, 1955–2020

Interviewee(s):
Prausnitz, John
Interviewer(s):
Burnett, Paul
Title:
John Prausnitz: Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley, 1955–2020
Abstract:
John M. Prausnitz is Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. A graduate of Princeton University, he is best known for his pioneering work in the field of molecular thermodynamics: the application of thermodynamics to the behavior and interactions of compounds of solids, fluids, and gases. He began research on applications to the petroleum industry, but he has contributed to improvements in many manufacturing processes, including in the field of biotechnology and renewable energy. He has been on the faculty since 1955.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Science, Technology, and Health
Interview date(s):
2018 | 2019
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Rights:
John Prausnitz, "John Prausnitz: Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley, 1955–2020" conducted by Paul Burnett in 2018–19, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2020.