Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Robert S. Brodkey, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemical engineering and higher education.
Dr. Brodkey commenced his career as a student at the City College of San Francisco, where he earned an Associate of Arts in chemistry in 1948. He subsequently attended the University of California, Berkeley, receiving a Bachelor of Science, with honors, and a Master of Science in chemical engineering in 1950. Soon thereafter, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1952. Serving as a research chemical engineer for Esso Research & Engineering Company in Linden, NJ, from 1952 to 1956, he subsequently served in the same role for Esso Standard Oil Company in Bayway, NJ, from 1956 to 1957.
Following these illustrious appointments, Dr. Brodkey transitioned to academia, becoming an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Ohio State University from 1957 to 1960, associate professor of chemical engineering at Ohio State University from 1960 to 1964, and full professor of chemical engineering at Ohio State University from 1964 to 1992, when he ultimately reached emeritus status. Alongside these positions, he was the Clyde Chair for Engineering at the University of Utah in 1994 and a visiting professor at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1978. He also served in multiple positions in the Federal Republic of Germany and was a consultant for several years.
A fellow of several organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Chemists and the American Academy of Mechanics, Dr. Brodkey has contributed myriad articles to professional journals throughout his career. A patentee in the field, he has accrued several accolades, including the Senior U.S. Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Foundation in 1975 and 1983, the Senior Research Award from the College of Engineering at Ohio State University in 1983 and 1986, the Distinguished Senior Research Award from the American Society for Engineering Education in 1985, and the North American Mixing Forum Award in 1994. Most recently, he was inducted into the Emeritus Academy at Ohio State University in 2014.
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