The rank of Fellow is AIChE’s highest grade of membership and is achieved only through election by the Board of Directors. Nominated by their peers, candidates for AIChE Fellow must have significant chemical engineering experience (generally 25 years), must have demonstrated significant service to the profession, and must have been a member of AIChE for at least 10 years.
Here are some of the recently elected Fellows. More Fellows will be introduced in future issues of CEP and here on ChEnected.
Morris D. Argyle, P.E.
Morris D. Argyle, P.E., is an associate professor at Brigham Young Univ. (BYU), where he earned his BS in chemical engineering. After working at Exxon’s Baytown, TX, refinery, he went on to earn his PhD in chemical engineering at the Univ. of California, Berkeley. He then joined the faculty at the Univ. of Wyoming (UW) before returning to BYU in 2009. His research interests include Fischer-Tropsch catalysis, light alkane oxidative dehydrogenation, catalyst deactivation, plasma reactions, and carbon capture techniques. Within AIChE, he is a leader of the Great Salt Lake Section and has served as student chapter advisor at UW and BYU.
Larry Bool is Corporate Fellow at Praxair (a member of the Linde Group), where he leads the identification, development, and commercialization of combustion technologies across a range of applications and markets, including glass, metals, and energy. He also executes commercial installation and testing for first-of-a-kind technologies, which have included a novel method to reduce pollution from coal-fired boilers, technology for hydrocarbon reforming from syngas, and improvements to steam utilization in heavy-oil recovery. He also mentors junior engineers at Praxair and co-chairs the Clearwater Clean Energy Conference. He earned his PhD in chemical engineering at the Univ. of Arizona.
Walter E. Goldstein, P.E.
Walter E. Goldstein, P.E., is President of Goldstein Consulting (Las Vegas, NV). His chemical engineering experience has included international assignments in R&D, manufacturing, and business development, as well as work in clinical diagnostics, cancer therapies, and biotechnology. He has also served as an expert witness. A leader of AIChE’s Virtual Local Section, he is interested in contributing to control of climate change in a manner that preserves the needs of business and the economies of the world. He received his MS and PhD at the Univ. of Notre Dame, both in chemical engineering, and an MBA at Michigan State Univ.
Thong Hang is Senior Fellow Engineer at the Savannah River National Laboratory and an authority in chemical process modeling. He provides guidance in the areas of operations and process optimization for major facilities at the Savannah River site. He was a co-investigator for a Dept. of Homeland Security National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center project to develop first-of-a-kind process signatures imparted by process variations in nuclear fuel reprocessing, employing a combination of simulation and statistical methods. His AIChE activities include leadership roles in the Nuclear Engineering Div., with extensive involvement in the division’s programming activities.
Clare McCabe is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Engineering and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt Univ., where she is also Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Her research focuses on the use of molecular modeling techniques to understand and predict the thermodynamic and transport properties of complex fluids and materials. She has extensive experience in AIChE meeting programming and served on the Chemical Technology Operating Council. She earned a PhD in chemistry at Sheffield Univ. and also served on the faculty of the Colorado School of Mines.
Russell A. Ogle, P.E.
Russell A. Ogle, P.E., is Principal Engineer and the Practice Director for Thermal Sciences at Exponent, where he specializes in the scientific investigation and prevention of industrial accidents and catastrophic fires and explosions. He was one of the first investigators to analyze dust explosion data using chemical kinetics and computational fluid dynamics. He is the author of the book Dust Explosion Dynamics and has provided consulting services in process safety management, including incident investigations, combustible dust hazard analysis, process hazard analysis, and decision analysis. He earned his PhD in chemical engineering at the Univ. of Iowa.