Bruce Hook | AIChE

Bruce Hook


Recently retired from the Dow Chemical Company, Bruce Hook is a distinguished chemical engineer with over 40 years of research and development and process design experience, including work in process optimization for new product development, process scale-up, particle engineering, particle coating fluidization, pneumatic conveying and solids handling, drying and storage, modeling gas-solid hydrodynamics, multiphase and heterogeneous reactor modeling and design, catalyst development, reaction kinetics for heterogeneous catalytic systems, non-catalytic gas-solid systems and liquid phase homogenous systems, high temperature solid state thermodynamics, and process separations. He has received 23 granted patents, several more still in process, has several peer-reviewed publications and over 20 presentations at conferences or invited talks. He has been very active in AIChE programming for over 30 years, as chair/cochair at sessions for over 25 of the last 34 Annual Meetings. He was an early proponent of cross-sponsoring sessions between PTF and other groups to expand the influence of particle technology development. He chaired Group 3C before being elected as Industrial Liason to the PTF Executive Committee. He was elected co-Chair of the PTF in Nov. 2016, and became PTF Chair in Nov.2018. During that time he helped bring forth for approval by EC, the PTF Diversity statement.

In other external responsibilities, he was active with PSRI for 17 years, including 5 chairing their Technical Committee and 7 years on the board of directors. He is currently on the Industrial Advisory Boards of two Chemical Engineering Departments: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (since 2011) and Texas A&M University (since 2023).