(336i) Becoming a Prausnitzian

Authors: 
Wu, J., University of California Riverside



Becoming a Prausnitzian

Jianzhong Wu

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Department of Mathematics

University of California, Riverside, California 92521

On several occasions after a technical presentation someone would come to tell me in private that my talk sounds very Prausnitzian. I take it as a great compliment and enjoys a sense of pride for being affiliated with the big name in chemical engineering. I once shared this experience with the master. While he was apparently pleased with the comment, he told me that he was not quite sure whether it means anything because a Berkeley professor always has a strong influence on his/her graduate students.  I worked with John Prausnitz first as a visiting fellow then as a graduate student and also as a postdoctoral researcher. His influence on my personal and professional developments has been enormous. I will share some of that experience in this symposium to celebrate his Life Time Accomplishment Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).